There have been a ton of rumors swirling about Jive Software, as of late. But it looks like one of those may have more merit than the others. And given that I’ve seen it any number of places and that our friends at Jive are in the midst of a quiet period, I’m going to share this one.
This year has been a great year for funding for Portland startups. What’s more, it’s been a year where local investors have felt comfortable beginning to participate in some of that funding.
Oh QR Codes. You know, QR Codes right? Those black and white mottled squares that no one really seems to know how to use but that everyone seems more than happy to slap on stuff?
Every once in a while, Meet the Startup likes to step outside the realm of Portland startups. To get some insights and feedback from other people in the startup scene.
This is one of those weeks. We’re joined by Eric Ries of The Lean Startup fame. (Oddly enough, this lean episode is twice as long as usual episodes. But we thought Eric and the concepts of Lean Startups were worth it.) Read More
It’s always nice to see Portland companies partnering up with other Portland companies. Especially when it’s the kind of news that extends beyond Portland itself.
It’s no secret that Portland, Oregon, has a lot of awesome stuff going on around here. And not just in the startup scene. You live here. You know that. But what’s almost a secret is exactly what’s happening here. I mean, for all the things at which we excel, tooting our own horn is not one of them. Read More
Here’s what Kansas City is doing—well, actually what both Kansas Citys are doing—to embrace entrepreneurship and startups. And Google is helping them.
What’s can Portland learn from them? How can we take similar strides to support the entrepreneurial efforts already happening here? Read More
When you’re working with health care and medical devices, the technology is often the least of your worries. Navigating certifications, product requirements, and government clearance however… that’s a-whole-nother story.
That’s why it’s huge news that Portland’s SweetSpot Diabetes—a startup that helps folks track data from blood glucose meters regardless of who manufactures the meter—has achieved FDA 510(k) clearance for their service. Read More
So much for things slowing down with the holidays. Or Christmas is coming a little early. Or something.
Puppet Labs just announced that they have landed $8.5 million in Series C funding—and it includes money from Google, Cisco, and VMWare.
But there’s some local money investing in Puppet, too. Read More