Tag: Angel

Portland’s Nitin Khanna named TiE Angel of the Year 2011

When it comes to early stage startup investing in Portland, one person’s name tends to come up more than any other: Nitin Khanna. An entrepreneur with a wildly successful exit, Nitin has been an early glimmer of the burgeoning “virtuous cycle” investment in Portland—a cycle where successful entrepreneurs become Angels for a new crop of startups. Read More

Send me an Angel: Interested in investing? OEN Angel Oregon would love to chat with you

It’s been an amazing run for Portland startups over the last few months. And that activity has raised the visibility for the town, the entrepreneurs, and the investors.

It’s also got a lot of folks asking, “How do I get involved?” and “How can I invest?” Well, if you’re asking those questions, you’re in luck. Because Angel Oregon offers an interesting way to get engaged with the startup scene. Read More

Finding their way to funding: CrowdCompass lands $1.3 million — with Oregon Angel Fund contributing nearly half

This year has been a great year for funding for Portland startups. What’s more, it’s been a year where local investors have felt comfortable beginning to participate in some of that funding.

Today, we get to add another win to the list. CrowdCompass has announced a $1.3 million funding round, $600k of which came from Oregon Angel Fund. Read More

Oregon Angel Fund invests in local mobile: Meridian lands $1 million in seed funding

It’s not often you see local money investing in local tech. It’s even more rare that local money decides to bet on mobile tech.

That’s why I’m incredibly pleased to share that the Oregon Angel Fund and the Bellingham Angels Group have decided to invest $1 million in Meridian, a Portland company that helps you find your way around large venues using your mobile device. Read More

Want your startup at lunch with Robert Scoble and Ashton Kutcher?

So Robert Scoble and Ashton Kutcher are going to lunch. Want to go? Well, you can’t. But maybe your startup can get an invite.

You see, Scoble is looking for some of the best and brightest startups to put in front of Ashton. And if you respond to his Quora question, yours may be among the startups he chooses to discuss. Read More

Picture yourself with funding: GigaPan Systems lands $1 million Angel round

GigaPan Systems, a company focused on the technology that allows folks to capture high-res panoramic images, just landed $1 million in outside funding.

Like pictures? What about really, really, really big pictures? Well, if you do, Portland is a good place to be. Because one of the leaders in the panoramic photo space just happens to be here in Portland. It’s GigaPan Systems, a company focused on the technology that allows folks to capture high-res panoramic images—even with standard DSLR equipment.

And now, they’ve got a little more cash to make that magic happen. You see, GigaPan Systems just landed $1 million in outside funding. Read More

Could you use an Angel? Early bird applications for OEN Angel Oregon 2011 close December 15 at 5 PM

It’s getting to be that time of year again. You know, the time of year when you’re applying for this and that in hopes of having a full dance card in 2011? Well, winning prizes and prestige are great. But lining up funding? Now that’s the real magic.

And that’s why there’s OEN Angel Oregon, an event designed to get interesting startups in front of early stage investors. And if you hurry and apply, you’ll get a few early bird perks to boot Read More

OEN’s Angel Oregon 2010 and the state of startups and capital in Portland from Carolynn Duncan of Portland Ten

A quick download of the day’s events and outcomes, a taste for what the experience of being at Angel Oregon is like from a blend of perspectives, a status update on Portland’s startup scene

[Editor’s note: Thanks to Carolynn Duncan, Director, Portland Ten, for her assistance in covering OEN’s Angel Oregon, last week. Her recap and insights follow.]

This year, I was invited to attend OEN’s Angel Oregon, chaired by Angela Jackson, and the Oregon Entrepreneurs’ Network, and to write a guest article highlighting the experience. My hope is that you’ll get a quick download of the day’s events and outcomes, a taste for what the experience of being at OEN’s Angel Oregon is like from a blend of perspectives, a status update on Portland’s startup scene, and finally, that you consider attending and/or participating as an entrepreneur or investor at next year’s event. Read More

Angels in Oregon: The definitive guide to early stage investment opportunities for both startups and potential investors

In Oregon and Washington, there are many activities that give startup companies the chance to present to Angel Investors.

[Editor: John Sechrest has put together what is, arguably, the most comprehensive collection of Oregon Angel events and organizations in existence. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to publish this guest post.]

[HTML1]Just as the sun is starting to fade and the rain is starting to be a daily occurrence, the Northwest Startup Ecosystem is starting to bloom.  During the quiet of the summer, seeds were being planted, companies reviewed and now in October, things start to move. In Oregon and Washington, there are many activities that give startup companies the chance to present to Angel Investors.

In Oregon, there is a flow to the year. Beginning with small opportunities to get out in front of people and followed by big events that can put you in front of potential investors. Read More

Oregon Angel Fund closes $3 million fund—and dishes out portions to three startups

Talk to practically any Oregon entrepreneur about angel investors and venture capital and you’ll get a luke warm reception—at best. But is that response simply perception and assumption or is it reality? I ask because the Oregon Angel Fund just gave us three million little reasons for taking another look at the Oregon angel scene.

You see, Xconomy is reporting that the Oregon Angel Fund has closed a $3 million fund. Read More

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