Category: Funding

No more teacher's dirty looks: EdCaliber lands $500,000 round to help educators meet state standards

Education is a tricky market. There’s a great deal of momentum building about changing the broken status quo. But educators still need support to manage the current requirements about standards and curricula. And that’s where Portland’s EdCaliber sees an opportunity. Read More

Big day for Jama Software: News of $13 million investment draws attention to formerly quiet company

When folks are rattling off the names of Portland startups, Jama Software was a name that was often left off the list. While successful, foregoing institutional funding tended to leave them out of the spotlight they so richly deserved. Well, that changed today. As Jama announced $13 million in funding from Trinity Ventures and Madrona. Read More

Crossing the streams: Lytics lands $2.2 million from Rembrandt and Voyager

When Lytics stood on stage at PIE Demo Day last year, they compared their solution to Moneyball. Well, that analogy seems to be paying off. The company—which focuses on helping companies better understand their customers by seamlessly combining multiple streams of activity data into a series of rich profiles—announced today that they had secured $2.2 million in funding, led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation by Voyager Capital. Read More

Something to crow about: Portland's Chirpify wraps up $6 million Series A

In a startup world of composed of cofounders where the solo founder is often written off, Chirpify is one of those scrappy single-founder tech startups that is making consistent progress. Today, the company—founded by Chris Teso—announced they have closed their Series A funding at $6 million. Read More

Playing a different tune: Portland's Orchestrate lands a $3 million seed round

Portland just got a little cloudier. Orchestrate—a startup that has a new take on how to distribute resources for cloud computing—has landed a $3 million seed round, led by True Ventures. Read More

Dialing for dollars: Celly lands $1.4 million

In a world where social networks seem to get more and more complex by the day, a local Portland company is working to simplify social networking. And investors like what they see. Upstart Labs alum Celly just landed $1.4 million, led by the Oregon Angel Fund. Read More

How high is up? Urban Airship lands another $25 million in funding, led by August Capital

Portland has seen an upswing of funding for startups in recent months. And it’s showing no signs of slowing. The latest announcement? Push-notification juggernaut Urban Airship has secured an additional $25 million in funding—led by August Capital—bringing UA’s total funding up to $46.6 million. Read More

Pulling the right strings: Puppet Labs lands $30 million investment from VMware

If January is any indication, the Portland startup scene is in for an interesting year. First, Janrain announced a big round of investment. Now, Puppet Labs has landed a $30 million strategic investment from VMware. Read More

Bulking up the 800 lbs gorilla: Social login juggernaut Janrain lands $33 million to accelerate growth

Confirming the rumors that started swirling last week, TechCrunch and The Oregonian confirmed that Portland’s Janrain had closed a $33 million round of funding, led by Millennium Technology Value Partners. Read More

The Force is strong with this one: Portland’s Sprintly lands a who’s who Jedi Council of investors and advisors

The Portland startup scene always likes it when known entities choose to call our city home for their newest endeavors. So was the case when Joe Stump—of Digg and SimpleGeo fame—announced he was relocating to Portland and bringing his new effort, Sprintly, along. Read More

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