One of the most well-known startup stories of the past generation of Portland tech startups was Cloudability, a company founded and grown in Portland that was successfully acquired in 2019. Now, the founder of Cloudability, Mat Ellis, is working on something new called FasterBetter.Read More
Mat is a tireless supporter of startups in Portland. He has also been a great mentor and coach for myself and other leaders. He has a bottomless well of empathy for founders and the struggles of running a startup, managing investors, and working with employees.— Andrew Plato
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I don’t know about you, but I take a lot of screenshots. A lot. On my phone. On my desktop. Tweets. Parts of the screen. A lot. So I found this recent advice from Cloudability founder Mat Ellis super helpful. I thought you might as well. Plus — in this time of short social updates — I always love to see folks creating longer form content. So I wanted to encourage that.Read More
There are any number of amazing Portland startups. (Clearly. That’s why I’ve been writing about them on this blog for nearly a dozen years.) But every once in a while, a startup comes along that becomes the center of gravity — the proverbial Cinderella story — for a generation of startups around here. Cloudability was very much one of those startups. And today, the denouement of that startup story begins, in the best of ways, with an exit. Cloudability has announced an agreement to be acquired by Apptio.
While I don’t generally cover real estate sort of things, this one motivated me to post. Because it continues the long line of startups in Portland occupying the same space at the corner of NW 11th and NW Flanders in the Pearl. This time, the company filling the space will be Cloudability. Read More
There was some huge news today for the Portland startup scene. But it might not be perceived as such. Because, on the surface, it’s simply an executive hire. A pretty impressive executive hire. But a hire. You might not have even caught it. But Portland startup Cloudability announced that they had hired Bill Lynch, cofounder of Jive Software, as the vice president of products. Read More
It’s always a telling sign when Portland companies gather the wherewithal to begin making acquisitions. And that’s why I thought it was important to share that Cloudability has just acquired the assets of their former competitor, CloudVertical. Read More
Portland-based Cloudability has recently received local recognition for their company and their cofounder and CEO Mat Ellis. Now, they’re getting a little national attention. The Wharton School just named them one of the 15 best young companies for which to work. Read More
Arguably, Cloudability has been one of the most successful Portland startups to emerge in the last couple of years. And they’ve done so by successfully leveraging a number of opportunities that have come their way. Starting out of borrowed space in Puppet Labs, joining PIE, taking funding from Portland Seed Fund and local angels, joining TechStars, and getting investment from 500 startups. Read More
Last week, the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) held their annual Oregon Technology Awards, an event designed to recognize the achievements of tech companies here in Oregon. Portland’s Cloudability walked away with the honors as “Startup of the Year.” Read More