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Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 6, 2022 💐

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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Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 5, 2022 💐

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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Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 4, 2022 💐

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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Silicon Florist links arrangement for April 1, 2022 💐

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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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 31, 2022 💐

In the Shadow of the Star Wars Kid

Last August, I entered a loft in downtown Portland, walked through a door, and met someone I’ve wanted to talk to for the last 20 years: Ghyslain Raza, the unwilling subject of the “Star Wars Kid” meme, the biggest viral video of the pre-YouTube era.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 30, 2022 💐

Portland health care provider embarks on national expansion

Brave Care, the Portland-based pediatric urgent and primary care provider, now has a presence in Austin, Texas.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 29, 2022 💐

Collaborate with kindness: Consider these etiquette tips in Slack

From Oregon-based Matt Haughey. Slack works best as a collaborative workspace when everyone in a company uses it to have transparent, informative discussions in channels, which are organised around projects, teams and disciplines. But let’s be honest, many teams rely far too often on direct messages—mostly for quick questions and answers. This creates two issues…

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 28, 2022 💐

Portland community startup event returns after long hiatus

Portland entrepreneur and investor Josh Carter is bringing back a Portland startup event that has been dormant for about the last six years. That’s right, Demolicious is back.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 25, 2022 💐

Portland founder on his big sale: ‘I want this to be bigger than me’

“This was an early acquisition. I didn’t expect it,” said Paez, who said that selling so soon was definitely not part of his plan. “You can’t time these things. As a founder you can only do so much to plan and predict your future and the rest comes down to opportunity and these moments of potential and you capitalize on them or you don’t.”

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for March 24, 2022 💐

Portland extended reality startup acquired by Bay Area software maker

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Autodesk executives noted the talent and technology developed by The Wild will be the foundation for the larger company’s extended reality strategy.

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