Category: Startups

Meet the Startup: Connecting with CPUsage

I know you. You’re working hard while you’re sitting at your computer. But what if your computer could be doing hard work for other hardworking folks while you’re away from the keyboard?

That’s the question that CPUsage is answering. It’s kind of like AirBnB or Second Porch for your latent processing power. Read More

Rumblefish and Crucial make beautiful music (licensing) together

After being relatively quiet for a few years, Portland-based Rumblefish has started to make a lot of noise as of late.

The latest news? They’ve signed a partnership with Crucial Music to give Rumblefish users access to Crucial’s premium independent music catalog. Read More

OpenSesame unlocks $2 million in funding

Online learning company OpenSesame has found itself with a bit more tuition to spend.

You see, the Portland-based company just added to its Angel Oregon earnings, rounding it to an even $2 million in funding. Read More

Bizzy tonight? There’s a free beer in it for you

If you’re looking to launch in Portland, free beer is always a surefire winner.

That’s why the folks from Bizzy are hosting a little get together tonight. All you have to do is show up at Bailey’s Tap Room with the Bizzy app on your phone, and you’ll be quaffing a free brew with Bizzy and your friends. Read More

Skip Newberry, economic advisor to Portland’s Mayor, named new president of the Software Association of Oregon (SAO)

[Full disclosure: I am on the board of the SAO.] When it comes to professional organizations that touch the Portland startup scene, one of the more contentious entities has been the Software Association of Oregon (SAO). The organization has gone through a number of leaders in the past few years. This summer, the organization found itself with an open president seat, once again. And that led to a number of discussions about the SAO and its leadership, point and counterpoint.

Now, Skip Newberry—who currently serves as economic development policy advisor to Portland Mayor Sam Adams—will be taking on the role of president of the SAO. Read More

Meet the Startup: Unwrapping the story behind Wantist

I’m always a fan of technology that solves real problems. And what’s one problem that many of us have in common? Finding the perfect gift.

That’s why Portland’s Wantist is such an interesting and compelling service. It’s a simple and efficient way of finding awesome gifts for the amazing people in your life—and gifts they’re likely to love. Just by providing two adjectives, ala MadLibs. Read More

Clipbook is like Delicious for images

So you’ve figured out how to save Web links, tweets, videos, and other fleeting bits media that come flying across your browser day in and day out. But you’re still a bit stuck on how best to save the amazing images that you encounter via Instagram, Flickr, Twitter, and the like?

Well, not any more. Now, there’s Clipbook. Read More

Meet the Startup: Talking about startups and legal services with AterWynne

Building a startup means building a business. And that means making sure you’ve dotted all of your “i”s and crossed all of your “t”s as far as legal goes.

But where to start? Well, a good legal adviser can be key. And to give you some pointers, the folks at AterWynne sat down with Meet the Startup to discuss engaging with a legal team. Read More

AppFog Platform as a Service (PaaS) delivery model now as clear as day

When Portland startup PHP Fog announced that they were becoming AppFog, the obvious first question was “What are they going to begin supporting beyond PHP?”

Well, today, we got our answer. AppFog is going provide a whole lot more than push button application deployment. Read More

CPUsage chats with The Next Web

I don’t know about you, but I like the startup interviews. Hearing from startup types about what they’re doing and why they’re doing it not only helps clarify what they’re pursuing but it gives you a more comprehensive view of the people behind the startups. Read More

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