Bigger isn’t always better. Especially when it comes to community. And creating strong connections between individuals. So when I noticed that the Portland Startups Slack — a public Slack instances designed to facilitate connections among folks in the Portland, Oregon, startup community — currently had more than 6500 users on the platform, I had mixed emotions. Especially with the recent uptick in new folks joining the Slack.Read More
Born in 1964 to a generation without a name, Nate Angell was raised in rural Colorado. First in Evergreen, then later on a 400-acre ranch in the middle of nowhere and way too close to Utah.
With the activity starting to pick up in the Portland startup community, it can be difficult to keep track of what’s happening around here. And no one has time to read everything I post. Except me. I read them all. Sometimes twice.Read More
Interested in hot takes on a hot mess? It’s getting to be that time of year. Where we look back on the year and try to assess the current — and future — state of any number of industries. And if you’re a founder or investor interested in that sort of review of the current state of early stage venture capital, Sam Lessin of Slow Ventures is happy to oblige. And it’s a great read.Read More
Zhou Fang is the founder and principal practitioner of Intersectional Group LLC, a leadership and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) consulting practice with a focus on intersectionality, empathy and compassion, as well as curiosity.
Zhou is an advocate for pay transparency and equity, immigration reform and climate justice, as well as a committed ally for the LGBTQ+ and Indigenous communities.
With so many distributed teams, it’s really difficult to define a “Portland startup” these days. But if a cofounder lives here, then I’m going to call it “local.” Such is the case with Streamdal, a startup whose cofounder and CTO calls Portland home. And somewhere else they’re calling home today is Product Hunt. Where they’ve been in the top 10 trending startups all day.Read More