“No one wants to be the first one in the pool” is a truism regularly bandied about the venture funded startup circles. That’s because — for companies that choose that equity based financing route — landing that first check can be the most critical component of fundraising. But which venture capital firm or Angel is truly the most likely to be that “first money in” for your company? That’s what TechCrunch is seeking to answer with The TechCrunch List.Read More
One of my favorite things about Portland is its culture of craft and creativity. A close second is the culture of encouragement. When you combine those two things, you get the wackiness that is Portland. You get 200 different flavors of donuts, thousands of flavors of beer from hundreds of craft brewers. Food carts. Coffeeshops. It’s the combination of those cultures that truly makes Portland, Portland.Read More
August this year was sweltering. Both in terms of weather and local startup news. But some of the most interesting stories revolved around some of our more regular topics around here: open source and, well, beer.
But those aren’t the only topics that struck your fancy last month. So why not take a couple of minutes to thumb through the most popular stories on Silicon Florist according to the Web and RSS stats for August 2010. Read More
Yes, yes. I realize we’re in 2010. (“Happy New Year!” by the way.) But it seems I still have a few residual 2009 items hanging out there that I’d like to cover. And one of those things is rounding up the top 10 Silicon Florist posts from last December.
What drew people’s attention as the year drew to a close? Well, let’s see. Read More
Well, that was fast. Seems like October just flew by, doesn’t it? No? Well, whatever your interpretation of the passage of time, I thought it would be interesting to share the Silicon Florist posts that attracted the most attention in October.
So let’s do that shall we? Here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for October 2009. Read More
As we wrap up the summer and move into fall, things are starting to pick up here again in the Silicon Forest. Lots of startups doing lots of cool things—even the City of Portland is doing cool things with open source.
But what did you—the folks reading Silicon Florist—find most interesting? Well, here are the top 10 posts according to your peers—a combination of Web and RSS metrics—from Silicon Florist for September 2009. Take a look. Read More
[HTML3]Well, well, well. That post about Twitalyzer’s assessment of the Top 100 Twitter types in Portland created quite the kerfuffle, didn’t it? Well, 42 comments and hundreds of tweets later… the day has finally come.
We all realize that there’s a ton of stuff happening in town. New startups, exciting side projects, crazy cool events. And every day it seems like we’re learning about more and more opportunities to draw the community together—or cool new technologies to test drive.
This leads to two issues. First, how do we keep track of all this stuff? And second, how do we filter all of this stuff?
I don’t know about you, but it seems that lately we’ve been flying through the content here at the ol’ Silicon Florist. Tons of stuff happening. Some of it good. Some of it bad.
I’m not egotistical enough to think that you’re hanging on every word I post here—except for you, Mom. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to round up the most popular stories that have been posted to Silicon Florist in May 2009. Read More