Month: April 2014

Breaking new ground for Startup Grind: Portland chapter underway for popular Google for Entrepreneurs backed organization

Maybe you’ve heard about the Google for Entrepreneurs powered event Startup Grind. Maybe you’ve heard about our over 80 chapters in more than 25 different countries. Maybe you’ve heard about our ability to consistently bring in legendary speakers from communities around the world. Or maybe you’ve just heard about our laid-back but rewarding atmosphere and are eager to learn more. Read More

Former ReadWrite and TechCrunch writer Alex Williams founds new blog, The New Stack

I always love when people launch new blogs. I really love it when they launch new tech blogs. And I especially love it when they launch tech blogs taking on a big topic. So I was really happy to hear that Portland’s Alex Williams—who has had stints as a writer at both ReadWrite and TechCrunch—has launched a new blog focused how technology is changing business. It’s called The New Stack. Read More

Because Portland

You can’t make this stuff up. It just happens in Portland. And it’s part of what makes this place so amazing. It’s part community. Part collaboration. And a whole whopping lot of serendipity. Read More

Portland startup Little Bird continues to secure experienced talent

It’s always a good sign when Portland startups are starting to attract executives with a wealth of experience. We’ve seen the trend growing with companies like Puppet Labs, Cedexis, and Little Bird. But Little Bird isn’t done yet. They have just added Carmen Hill from Babcock & Jenkins as their Director of Marketing. Read More

Eugene hosts a bevy of events for startup types, this week

It’s always a good week to be a startup in Eugene. But this week is especially promising. There are three awesome events—well two awesome ones and a get together, at least—taking place this week in the Silicon Shire. So if you’ve got the time trying making it. Read More

Soft landing: Portland startup Glider acquired by FPX, product to continue

Startups move quickly these days. Portland startup Glider was no exception. The formation, rapid ascent, and exit of Glider—a startup that worked to help streamline the tangled mess of contracts, signatures, and approvals—took only a couple of years to complete the cycle. And today, with an acquisition by Dallas-based FPX, Glider moves on to its next phase, where it will continue its work as part of a larger entity with access to more resources. Read More

Back in the thick of it: Portland startup mentor, advisor, and investor Scott Grout joins Cedexis as CEO

Sometimes, you can just tell that people are itching to get back in the game. Take Scott Grout. The former CEO of Radisys has become a fixture in the growing Portland startup scene. Mentoring for Portland Seed Fund and PIE. Investing in early stage startups with Oregon Angel Fund. Working on Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. And advising any number of folks. But still, you could tell he was looking for more to do. Read More

DevOps patterns distilled: New Relic FutureTalk with Gene Kim

I’ve been super impressed with the folks New Relic has been rounding up to speak at its FutureTalks series. And this month is no different. Gene Kim, founder of Tripwire and respected author, will be taking the stage, this month. The topic? DevOps. Read More

Pouring fuel on the fire: Beaverton's Act-On Software raises $42 million

Yeah, yeah. I know I was really working on not hyping funding announcements, this year, but this one seemed to warrant a post. Especially given the amount of the raise and the company raising it. Act-On Software has raised $42 million, led by Technology Crossover Ventures. Read More

We're putting the band back together: Urban Airship cofounders reunite in Portland to take on the next phase of the company

Sure sure. You’ve heard the stories before. Cofounders reuniting to pursue another venture or found another company. Those are regular occurrences. What’s not so regular is when those cofounders reunite to run the same company. But that’s exactly what’s happening with Portland’s Urban Airship. Read More

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