Didn’t we just have a Techvibes Portland Start-up Index a few weeks ago? Yes, we did. But Techvibes has decided to change the publication date, so we’ll be getting these at the beginning of the month.
And while the listings might be a little more cryptic now—and unfortunately lacking in indicators in regards to movement this time around—this effort continues to provide a interesting way to assess and discuss the local startup scene.
The biggest mover on this edition of the index? Pheedo rocketing up 33 slots to crack the top 20.
Strangest part of the new list? Vidoop has completely dropped off the index during the week that they’re relocating the entire company to Portland. NetworthIQ (acquired by Strands), MyOpenID (JanRain‘s OpenID relying party), and Workplace2go also disappeared from the list.
- Digital Trends
- Jive Software
- Earth Class Mail
- Gone Raw
- Active Reload
- Walker Tracker
- Art Face Off
- GoLife Mobile
- Jama Software
- Vocal Nation
- Box Populi
- Collaborative Software Initiative
- IDP Solutions
- Worldwide Nest
As always, the official metrics can be found at Techvibes.
Vidoop is in the midst of a road trip that will relocate the entire company here to the Rose City. WeoGeo is in the process of becoming a Portland company. And, now—as Dawn Foster revealed during Strange Love Live—I’m happy to report that Morph Labs now calls Portland their US headquarters.
So, what does Morph Labs do?
Well according to CEO David Abramowski:
Our product is really a combined service. It brings together people, process and technology to provide an on-demand solution for hosting and running web applications. We take away all of the “muck” of dealing with servers, operating systems, backups, monitoring and provide it at a very low cost subscription rate. We have a free developers account and our paid service starts at $1/day.
The Morph service relies on Amazon Web Services—both EC2 and S3—and currently supports Ruby on Rails, Java web applications and Grails applications. PHP and Python support are planned for later this year.
The company—originally founded in the Philippines—has 35 employees, eight of whom reside in the US. But they’re looking to grow. And no doubt, that’s part of the appeal of Portland.
I’m looking forward to running into the Morph folks soon. If you beat me to it, please welcome them to town.
Morph Labs is the leading provider of Platform as a Service (PaaS) that virtualizes the application environment through the use of open source technologies to simplify the deployment, delivery, and management of Web based applications. They use virtual infrastructures including Amazon Web Services to provide a truly elastic environment for Web applications that can be instantly provisioned and seamlessly scaled. For more information, visit Morph Labs.
Never heard of Galois? You’re not alone. And Martin will be working to help fix that. (In fact, he’s already convinced them to show up at
Beer and Blog Blog and Beer.)
So what do they do?
Galois creates trustworthiness in critical systems by taking blue-sky ideas and turning them into real-world technology solutions. Galois tackles challenging Information Assurance problems that have significant impact on society in areas like privacy, security, and safety.
Would you like to learn more? Well, you’re in luck, my friend.
Galois just relocated to the historic Commonwealth Building in downtown Portland. And to warm up the new space, they will be hosting an open house on Thursday, September 18 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at 421 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 300. For more information or to RSVP, see Upcoming.
Galois technology is about enabling secure collaboration, providing customers new capabilities in the areas of Web 2.0, cross-domain solutions, and communications security. For more information, visit Galois.