Category: Portland

Portland Seed Fund portfolio company Auth0 to exit for $6.5 billion

While Auth0 is a Seattle company, they do have a distinct Portland tie. You see, the Portland Seed Fund was one of the company’s early investors. And today was a big day for everyone involved, given that it was just announced that Okta is acquiring Auth0 for $6.5 billion.

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That $1 billion acquisition of Portland’s Innovyze? It’s the largest in Autodesk history

Just came across another random tidbit about Autodesk acquiring Portland’s Innovyze for $1 billion. And no I’m not just looking for an excuse to say “wet infrastructure” again. Oh. Well crap. Anyway… It just happens to be the largest acquisition in Autodesk history. And that’s something, considering Autodesk has a significant history of acquiring.

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Two Portland startup founders among latest Founder Gym graduates

In a day and age where every startup program is a virtual program, those programs that have been virtual since day one rise to the top. One of those programs — which counts any number of PIE alums — is Founder Gym, which just graduated two more Portland companies among its latest cohort.

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And so it goes: Indie.vc is no more

One of the most rewarding things about covering the Portland startup community is the opportunity to watch things come full circle. Sometimes, that’s extremely positive. Like watching founders start something, build something, and successfully exit something. Sometimes, it’s less positive. Like being around for both the beginning and the end of an effort, successful or otherwise.

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Why is Clubhouse so popular? A University of Oregon professor explains

Few social media platforms have created a such a palpable frenzy at the their launch. Twitter at SXSW. Instagram as it emerged from the ashes of Burbn. And the latest entrant, Clubhouse, which probably has the pandemic to thank for some it’s popularity.

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Quite the Prospect: Portland startup The Wild acquires product from IrisVR

Seems to be a good week for acquisitions. Autodesk is picking up Portland’s Innovyze for $1 billion. And Portland startup The Wild has acquired a product to add to its repertoire and customer base, Prospect by IrisVR.

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Autodesk to acquire Portland’s Innovyze at a unicorn valuation

Innovyze isn’t exactly a startup anymore. But when local companies get acquired by Autodesk for $1 billion in cash, it seems like news in which people would be interested.

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Logging could be the future of Oregon startups

Okay. Not that kind of logging. The other kind. Dealing with the massive amounts of data trapped in logs in corporate environments, server farms, and the like. And that’s exactly where Portland startup Hydrolix is focused.

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More Glory: Learn more about the Portland startup and the Sephora incubator

As I mentioned earlier this month — or as I like to refer to it, pre-pandemic-power-outage — Portland startup Glory has been selected to participate in the Sephora incubator program. Now, we get to hear from Glory founder Alisia Ford about that whole thing.

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Portland kicks Sidewalk Labs’ Replica to the curb

Turns out that the Rose City is having second thoughts about anonymous — yet somewhat still creepy — tracking stuff. Even if it was a project that spun out of Google. That’s right. Portland’s partnership with Replica and Sidewalk Labs has come to an end.

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