Tag: Angel

Calling all angels outside of Silicon Valley

Early stage investing has definitely changed. Huge seed rounds. Challenging pre-seed rounds. Organized angel groups that behave more like institutional investors. It can be confusing for the uninitiated. That’s why it’s always good to hear from folks who are in the thick of it. Like Shane Johnson, an early stage investor from Eugene, Oregon.

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Some upcoming deadlines to consider while your startup is waiting for the snow to melt

Ah Portland… The most snow in decades. Threats of freezing rain. And all of the weather hysteria you can stomach. But that’s not the only thing to be stressing about. Nope. You’ve got a startup. And you’re always looking for ways to get that startup in front of more people. So if you happen to still be iced in—and perhaps even more productive than you usually are—there are a few looming deadlines you may want to consider. Read More

Angel central: Bend launches Cascade Angels to invest in Central Oregon startups

It’s been nice to see the entrepreneurial spirit of Oregonians taking root in other towns. And where startups emerge, capital is wont to follow. Portland has been home to OEN’s Angel Oregon. Eugene has the Willamette Angel Conference. The Columbia Gorge has Gorge Bootcamp. Even Roseburg has its own group of angels. And now Bend—already home to things like the Bend Venture Conference—has upped the ante with the launch of Cascade Angels. Read More

Portland Seed Fund alum Brandlive walks away with the OEN Angel Oregon win

The annual OEN Angel Oregon competition was held yesterday. A bunch of promising companies pitched to the crowd. But when the dust settled, it was one of the tech companies that walked away the winner, BrandLive. Read More

Sixteen of the 25 Launch Stage semi-finalists at OEN Angel Oregon are tech startups

It’s that time of year again. Time for startups to gather and pitch their ideas to the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network’s (OEN) Angel Oregon selection committee. With the hopes of standing on stage to pitch investors. Read More

Send me an Angel: Oregon Angel Fund applications close May 22

So you’ve convinced friends and family to invest. You’ve had an Angel or two contribute to your efforts. And you’re driving a little revenue. What next?

Well, Oregon Angel Fund could be just the thing your startup needs. And they just so happen to be taking applications. Read More

Meet the Startup: OEN Angel Oregon 2012 recap

While we love meeting startups one-on-one, we never pass up a chance to meet startups, en masse. And OEN Angel Oregon 2012 seemed to be the perfect opportunity to do just that.

Take a look back at the competition and the startups who made it an event to remember. Read More

Tech takes second at OEN’s Angel Oregon: Tellagence garners $94k

Another Angel Oregon—the Oregon Entrepreneur Network’s (OEN) annual competition for Angel investment—has come and gone. And when the dust cleared? One of the few tech companies in the running landed in second place.

That’s right. Tellagence, a tool that helps folks analyze and manage social media, garnered more $94,000 in funding. Pending due diligence, of course. Read More

Former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry to keynote Willamette Angel Conference

More and more, Oregon is seeing its share of noteworthy startup speakers making the rounds. Just last week, Michael Jones, former CEO of MySpace (and an Oregon alum) was here in town to speak at the New Venture Championship.

Now, Paul Berry, former CTO of Huffington Post, will be in Eugene to keynote the Willamette Angel Conference. Read More

I’m confused, scared, and more than a little ashamed

Now I realize that I’ve developed—even perhaps cultivated—this persona of being a “rah rah” cheerleader for all things startup in Portland and Oregon. I realize that—at times—I’ve been so Pollyanna saccharine-sweet about the potential for entrepreneurs in our area that it’s made people cringe. I get that. Read More

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