Oregon has this way of quietly building extremely successful organizations with little fanfare so that they suddenly seem to come out of nowhere as an “overnight success.” One such case is the Bend Venture Conference, which continues to set the standard for angel conferences in the Northwest.
Now in its eleventh year, Bend Venture Conference set a record for Oregon angel conference investments in 2014, exceeding $1 million invested across companies like Amplion Research, Bright.md, CrowdStreet, Droplr, Manzama, and Poached Jobs.
“In 2013, angels nationwide invested nearly as much money, but did 17 times more deals than venture capitalists,” said Jason Moyer, Fund Manager for the 2014 BVC LLC. “As companies seek larger funding amounts, expectations are simply more rigorous. The BVC is becoming a true venture conference, helping to elevate the game of both applying companies and angel investors. We’re seeing a virtuous cycle of more money attracting better deals, and better deals attracting more money, so I expect the BVC to continue to set new standards.”
For more information, visit Bend Venture Conference.