All posts by Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Founder and editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy

Kivo: Local serial entrepreneurs raise a $3 million round with local investors

You know what I always say. No. Not that. The other thing. The thing about serial founders. You know, the thing about how the Portland startup community needs to get to a point where it’s not burning out founders so much that they never start other projects. How we need more serial entrepreneurs and folks with startup experience starting new things. Again and again. That thing.

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North American Startup Investment Fell 11% In Q1

Altogether, investors put $82.8 billion into seed through growth-stage technology investments in the first quarter of 2022—down 11 percent from Q4 of 2021… but seed funding was up.

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Applications are now open for the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator

Working on technology that will help with climate change or reducing environmental impact? First off, thank you. Second, there is a Pacific Northwest startup accelerator program designed especially for your startup. And applications for the program are currently open. Meet the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator.

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Building a web3 startup? Join Madrona for lunch during ETH Portland

It’s always nice to have investors from outside of town engaging with the Portland startup community. And Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group has been engaged in that sort of activity longer than most. Now, they’re interested in getting better connected with web3 startup community here in town. And ETH Portland seemed like a great opportunity to do so. That’s why they’re inviting web3 founders to lunch.

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Overwatch raises $11M for airborne imaging systems with built-in artificial intelligence

Overwatch Imaging, an Oregon venture that makes airborne imaging systems for piloted aircraft and drones, has closed on an $11.15 million investment round led by Squadra Ventures and Shield Capital. Other participants in the round include the Portland Seed Fund and two strategic investors, L3Harris and Bridger Aerospace.

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Edify’s State of Engineering Operations in 2022 Report

Engineering Operations is transforming the software engineering industry, helping companies scale faster. Through surveys and interviews, Edify set out to discover how Engineering Operations practitioners enable teams, respond to changing business needs, and help accelerate grow.

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Rocket science: Portland startup Kubos sells assets to Redmond-based Xplore

With the advent of the fully remote world brought on by the pandemic, it’s difficult to tell what even constitutes a “Portland startup” these days. But given that the CEO and cofounder of Kubos lives here in town, I’m counting it. Which is why I was happy to see that Xplore has announced they’re acquiring Kubos’ Major Tom mission and flight control software platform for satellites and other assets.

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Portland software engineer salaries a bargain compared to other tech hubs

The median total compensation for software engineers in Portland is $150,500, according to research from the anonymous professional social networking site Blind.

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Struggling to start your startup? TiE XL Boot Camp has a few seats left

While running a startup can be difficult, sometimes the toughest step of all is simply getting started — or even knowing where to begin. For entrepreneurs who are struggling with some of those startup basics, there’s no better boot camp program than TiE XL Boot Camp still has a few spots left in its next class.

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A startup founder talks about A Kids Company About

For those of you early risers who are looking to get back to in-person events featuring interesting startup content, look no further than the upcoming Portland Business Journal Power Breakfast featuring Jelani Memory, founder and CEO of Portland’s A Kids Company About.

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