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Tag: Angel

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

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