September 11th, 2012
Portland Seed Fund III: This time, it’s digital
Portland Seed Fund, the local startup accelerator funded by a combination of private and public funds, has announced their next class of startups, a group of eight companies seeking to take their startups to the next level.
It’s a great crop of interesting companies. But what was most interesting to me was that PSF has broken from its previous two classes—each of which featured a company with a physical product, Homeschool and Indow Windows—to choose a class that was entirely tech based.
So who made the cut?
Brandlive is visually engaging product communication for social commerce and remote collaboration. @yourbrandlive
bubL is a location-based social platform introducing mobile users to relevant people, advertising, commerce, and information nearby within their personal “bubble.” @whosinyourbubl
CoCollage is a platform for social engagement combining social media and digital signage. @cocollage
InGrid Solutions streamlines the day-to-day business processes of construction trade contractors, allowing them to digitize records, report on business performance, and improve customer service through cloud software. @ingridsolutions
Mobilitus brings content and commerce to mobile devices through its innovative mHANCED products. @mobilitus
Tellagence identifies a brand’s optimum network for creating relationships and sharing content through predictive analytics. @tellagence
Vadio evolves audio into an engaging, real-time video experience distributed via radio stations. @wearevadio
Wikisway is a platform for exploring and articulating connections between people, places and things in new ways @wikisway
That’s where they are today. There’s no telling where they will be three months from now, when they emerge from the program.