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
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
When we heard that Ryan Carson and the Treehouse crew were calling Portland home, last year around this time, that was pretty big news. Well, now they’ve got even bigger news. To the tune of $7 million. Read More
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
[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
For many, outside funding can be a vote of confidence. And if investors sinking another $13 million into Portland startup Elemental Technologies is any indication, folks are fairly confident in what Elemental is doing. Read More
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
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.