April 19th, 2008

Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for April 20

Want a BarCampPortland T-Shirt? Act Now!

Dawn Foster writes “This year we’re asking Portland BarCampers for a small donation if they want an event t-shirt. For a donation of $20, before April 26th, you help support the event (things like the space, food, and supplies) and get an awesome shirt designed by local design group Brash Creative.”

VC investment turns down, especially in Oregon

Mike Rogoway writes “By no means does one quarter constitute a trend — especially in Oregon, where the small sample size makes for high quarter-to-quarter volatility. And Dow Jones VentureSource says it’s too soon to attribute the dip to the national economic slowdown”

It’s official: Venture investment declined in Q1

Venture investment fell 8.5 percent during the first three months of 2008 compared to the final quarter of 2007, according to the new MoneyTree Report from PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. The report is a big, comprehensive study that reinforces what everyone already kind-of knew, or at least suspected. It tracked a total of 922 venture deals worth $7.1 billion — in terms of dollars, that’s an 8.5 percent drop.

Unix Rockstar Job, CD Baby

CD Baby writes “Small department specializing in digital distribution for independent musicians seeks one laid-back, self-motivated geek to join our growing content delivery team.”

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