I can confidently say that there will never be enough accessible capital to adequately support entrepreneurs. So we’ll always have that to complain about. But that’s also a massive opportunity. Because there is also plenty of room for new players — and new models — to emerge. And another one just did. From Sahil Lavingia, founder of Gumroad.Read More
Looking like the Glass is half full: Foundry Group's FG Angels AngelList syndicate leads $700,000 seed round in OnTheGo Platforms
Portland Seed Fund alum and current Startup PDX Challenge resident OnTheGo Platforms certainly knows how to start the new year off on the right foot. The company just announced a $700,000 seed round, led by FG Angels. Local investor Rogue Venture Partners also participated. Read More
[Insert overplayed "gift" analogy here]: Upstart Labs opens startup applications via AngelList
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Upstart Labs is the best thing going in Portland right now for startups, Not only do they provide a chunk of capital, they also augment your startup teams with successful entrepreneurs, developers, and mentors. Read More
Which Oregon colleges are churning out startup founders? AngelList knows
Remember back when we ran that survey of the schools that had the most impact on the Portland startup scene? Well, now there’s something a little more empirical.
AngelList—arguably the best thing going for early stage startups seeking funding—has released lists of colleges and universities that appear in founder profiles. How did Oregon schools fare? Read More
Interested in tracking AngelList activity for early stage Portland startups?
If you’re in an early stage startup, you’ve probably heard of AngelList. If you haven’t, you should check it out. It’s the best way for early stage companies to get in front of early stage investors. In a way that makes it both comfortable and natural for both parties.
Well, now, Angel List has released an API. And that means that whether you’re a member of the AngelList community or not, you can keep an eye on Portland startups. Read More