Month: March 2022

$10 million infusion for Beaverton-based Facteus, the “largest provider of anonymized and synthesized consumer transaction data”

Beaverton-based Facteus announced a $10 million investment by Curql Collective. The funding will be used to fuel growth and innovation, including expansion into additional markets. Plus the deal comes with data to augment an already impressive anonymized aggregated dataset already available through the company.

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Beyond the Bay: In Portland, Size Matters

No idea why this popped up in my feed, this morning. It’s a few years old. But it’s a much-needed refresher course on what we’ve got here in Portland. And what we have the opportunity to rekindle and exceed post-pandemic.

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Portland Lunch 2.0: People are wanting to get back to in-person events. Are you wanting to host…?

With the continued drop in pandemic numbers, more and more events are taking the opportunity to get back to in-person gatherings. And after two years, it comes as little surprise that people are really needing to be around other people. With that in mind, I asked the Portland Lunch 2.0 attendees if they’d rather do the next event as virtual or in-person. Guess what they said…?

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Start More Stuff

Our national narrative places entrepreneurship out of reach for far too many of us at a time when it’s easier than ever to be an entrepreneur. The U.S. was founded on a culture of starting stuff and we must get back to our entrepreneurial roots. Our economic future is an era of entrepreneurship. Calling all entrepreneurs. Let’s start more stuff.

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Two Portland startups graduate from latest fundraising cohort at Founder Gym

While Founder Gym may not technically be a Portland startup accelerator — it’s a virtual program — interim CEO of Founder Gym, Paige Hendrix Buckner, is a long-time fixture of the Portland startup community. So we’ll just call it a Portland startup accelerator. And this class, two Portland startups joined Paige for the program:

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A list of mental health startups in the Pacific Northwest, as pandemic fuels growth for sector

Below we showcase some Pacific Northwest digital health and telehealth startups focused on mental health. This is an active list, and we know there are more startups in the region. Email us at tips@geekwire.com with suggestions to add a company.

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First Oregon-Made Satellite Built by Portland State University Students Launches

On Tuesday, the first satellite built in Oregon launched into space from Kodiak, Alaska. It was enveloped in a rocket. Nine minutes later, when the rocket reached the top of its flight at orbit going 17,000 miles per hour, a little door opened in the rocket and the 10-by-10-centimeter Portland-made satellite shot out into space.

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Winners of TiE Oregon Westside Pitch Competition 2022

If you, like me, didn’t get a chance to attend the Westside Pitch Competition, last week, it sounds like we missed a great event. It also sounds like the big winner, overall, was community. With nearly 100 folks attending in person. (And I’ve been hearing similar reports about solid attendance from recent in-person gatherings like PitchBlack and OEN PubTalks, as well.)

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Here’s how a Portland videographer reimagines Hollywood blockbusters as cat videos

Rest assured that Tibo Charroppin is working to change that, with the help of his cat Lizzy. Charroppin is a French-born videographer who lives in Portland, Ore., where he works as a senior video editor for the ACLU. It’s also where he creates movie and TV show spoofs with the help of the fluffy black cat who goes by the stage name OwlKitty.

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Remote possibilities: This startup is building an Airbnb-style platform for home office rentals

Radious helps users list their home work spaces Airbnb-style, giving people the chance to get out of the house and into another that’s in their neighborhood. Radious also has a B2B focus, working with companies to help their employees get the benefits of in-person collaboration and work-life balance without having to commute to a traditional office.

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