Month: November 2021

Oregon Sports Angels replay: Investing in BIPOC Founders

If you missed the Oregon Sports Angels webinar this week on “Investing in BIPOC Founder-led Companies,” they have posted the replay.

Community kudos: Danish Aziz

Helped make some intros for a biz dev person!

— Devin Gaffney

Have someone you’d like to recognize? Give them the kudos they deserve.

Exploring the challenges of sustainable startup community building

While I greatly miss having Joe Maruschak as an example of how and why to work on startup communities — like he had in Eugene, Oregon, for so long, I’m incredibly happy to see him gaining the perspective and distance to be able to analyze and inform other community stewards who are still struggling to do the work and realize the opportunities.

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REMINDER: Investing in BIPOC Founders, November 10 at 4:30PM

Oregon Sports Angels hosts a virtual gathering to discuss investing in BIPOC founders, Wednesday, November 10, 2021, at 4:30PM via Zoom.

A Crypto focused fund and a Blockchain focused fund of funds are distributing funds

A couple of interesting fund announcements for founders building Crypto and Blockchain solutions. One direct, and one more indirect. But both with local ties to the Oregon startup community.

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Bend and Seattle startup incubated at Madrona Venture Labs comes out of stealth with $6 million raise

A new startup with a presence in both Bend and Seattle has come out of stealth with the announcement of a $6 million round. Meet Magnify, which was incubated in Madrona Venture Labs.

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OTBC changes leadership

Beaverton startup hub OTBC is changing its leadership team. Steve Morris, who has led the organization as executive director for 16 years, is retiring. Jim McCreight, director of strategic partnerships, will assume the executive director role. Julie Brown will take on the role of director of operations.

Expensify S-1 is available

If you’ve been curious about Portland’s Expensify going public, the S-1 is now available for your reading pleasure. The high notes? They plan to raise $243 million by selling about 10 million shares priced between $23-$25 range. And they plan to trade on Nasdaq under the symbol EXFY.

And from my personal perspective, I don’t ever recall reading an S-1 — and I’ve read quite a few — that reference a motivation to “Get shit done.” But this one does.

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