While the frothiness of the NFT world has subsided a bit due to larger dynamics within the industry, there are still any number of folks who are bullish on the concept and continuing to explore the potential of tokens in rethinking how we’ve done things in the past. One of those companies is Portland based Alchemon, which was an early player in the NFT based videogame space. And they’re not the only ones with optimism. They just raised $1 million from a group of investors, according to Fortune.Read More
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Overwatch raises $11M for airborne imaging systems with built-in artificial intelligence
Overwatch Imaging, an Oregon venture that makes airborne imaging systems for piloted aircraft and drones, has closed on an $11.15 million investment round led by Squadra Ventures and Shield Capital. Other participants in the round include the Portland Seed Fund and two strategic investors, L3Harris and Bridger Aerospace.Read More
Portland startup Provenance Chain Network partners with AllClir
Portland lifecycle transparency startup Provenance Chain™ Network (PCN) has established a new partnership with AllClir™, a maker of measurable disinfectant sensors.Read More
A Crypto focused fund and a Blockchain focused fund of funds are distributing funds
A couple of interesting fund announcements for founders building Crypto and Blockchain solutions. One direct, and one more indirect. But both with local ties to the Oregon startup community.Read More
Provenance Chain™ Network launches
What if you could use the power of a decentralized ledger like blockchain to provide more transparency in supply chains and products? That’s the idea behind Portland’s Provenance Chain™ Network, which officially launched, this week.Read More
Portland startup Steamchain takes on payment processing for logistics and shipping
Another day, another interesting fintech company being built in Portland. This time, it’s Steamchain, which has set its sights on simplifying the payment processing systems in transportation and logistics.Read More
Upcoming startup accelerator events: Techstars at the beginning and Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio at the end
I told you October is chock full of events… For startup founders, keeping track of all of the accelerator programs can be a challenge. So I wanted to make sure a couple of upcoming events were on your radar. One will help you decide on potential accelerators. Another will help you understand what participating in the culmination of an accelerator—affectionately referred to as “demo day”—is like.Read More
Adding to the local startup accelerator ledger: Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio announces inaugural class
There’s a new class of startups in a new accelerator. The Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio housed at R/GA in Portland has announced their first class of companies.
Interested in the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio?
Working on a Blockchain startup? Curious as to how the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio is going to work? Wondering if your company is a good fit? Well, you can get all of those questions and more answered this week. Because R/GA is hosting an information session on the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio.
A chance to become the hub of Blockchain innovation: Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio
If you know me, you know that I’m a firm believer that the accelerator model is far from played out. I see it as an educational platform that you can point at companies, people, institutions… practically anything can be “accelerated” through a combination of peer and expert mentorship. That’s why I was super excited to see that a venture studio — which has a lot in common with the accelerator model — that I’ve been eagerly awaiting is now open for business and taking startup applications. Meet the Oregon Enterprise Blockchain Venture Studio (OEBVS).