Results for: funding

What's better than chatting about crowdfunding? Chatting with Crowd Supply about crowdfunding over beers at ADX

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland loves its makers. That’s why we have amazing makerspaces like ADX. And Portland also loves crowdfunding for those makers. So much so, that it even has a crowdfunding platform built right here in town: Crowd Supply. Read More

Testing… testing… 1, 2, 3: AppThwack lands funding, adds iOS and Web app testing to complement Android offering

For many mobile app developers, applications crashing or looking less than optimal on a device can be the difference between wild success and languishing in relative anonymity. But testing those apps on the ever growing variety of mobile handsets can be daunting—if not downright impossible. Until now. Enter AppThwack. Read More

How high is up? Urban Airship lands another $25 million in funding, led by August Capital

Portland has seen an upswing of funding for startups in recent months. And it’s showing no signs of slowing. The latest announcement? Push-notification juggernaut Urban Airship has secured an additional $25 million in funding—led by August Capital—bringing UA’s total funding up to $46.6 million. Read More

Cloudability’s day in the sun: Portland company lands $8.7 million in funding

[Full disclosure: Cloudability went through PIE. I work at PIE.]

Yesterday, Portland’s Cloudability announced $8.7 million in Series A financing, led by Foundry Group. And it got quite a bit of pickup—as you’ll see below—drawing attention to both the company and the whole Portland startup scene. Read More

Chirpify lands $1.3 million in funding … and that’s not even the most interesting part of the story

Granted, I’m more than a little slow. But at least this time I have a good reason.

You’ve probably already seen the news that Portland-based startup Chirpify landed $1.3 million in funding. It’s getting great coverage, all over. But I thought I might take a few minutes to dissect it. Because it’s interesting on any number of levels. Read More

Add another successful Reed entrepreneur to the list: Lucky Sort lands $500,000 in funding

I don’t know about you, but I find the number of Reed alums in the Portland startup scene to be a compelling backstory. And the list continues to grow.

This time, it’s Noah Pepper of Lucky Sort, a Portland company focused on “advanced information interfaces” that just landed $500,000 for its efforts. Read More