Tag: Acquisitions

It’s beginning to look a lot like liquidity events: CUNA Mutual Group secures Portland’s Mirador, Marquee Brands bags Hood River’s Dakine

If you’ve spent any time on this blog, you’ve no doubt heard me bemoan — or maybe even wax poetic — about the fact that it’s very rare for Portland or the region to have a a succession of exits or liquidity events. They generally happen as one offs. Or blips. But with recent activity for Cozy and Radar followed quickly by news of Mirador and Dakine, I’ll be darned if I’m not getting a wee bit optimistic about breaking that curse.

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This Little Bird is going to fly away… to Sprinklr

Portland does a great job of building acquirable companies. Because we have an incredible knack for finding gaps and building solutions that bridge those gaps. We’re Bridgetown. What would you expect? So when an awesome Portland company like Little Bird becomes that bridging component for a company like Sprinklr, it’s something to be celebrated. Read More

One good acquisition deserves another: Aruba which gobbled up Meridian is in turn gobbled up by HP

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: the Meridian exit is the most underrated exit in Portland startup history. And with that info, you also have to recognize that any chance I have to refer to that positive exit, I will. Like today, when it was confirmed that HP was acquiring Aruba for around $3 billion. Read More

Portland's Urban Airship picks up another company, Tello, and adds Palo Alto to their list of offices

Portland-based Urban Airship is having a big week. They’re celebrating the opening of their London office, and they’ve acquired another company, a small Passbook-focused developer called Tello. Read More

Raise your glass to more acquisitions! Portland’s Unthirsty gets acquired

You may have heard that 2010 is the year of acquisitions in Portland. Turns out Portland-based Unthirsty – a side project for Jason Glaspey and Matt King – just sold for an undisclosed sum.

Well well well. You may have heard that 2010 is the year of acquisitions in Portland. No really. It is. Don’t believe me? Well, I’ve got another one for you. That’s right. Already.

Turns out Portland-based Unthirsty—a side project for Jason Glaspey and Matt King—just sold for an undisclosed sum. Read More

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