You know what I always say. No. Not that. The other thing. The thing about serial founders. You know, the thing about how the Portland startup community needs to get to a point where it’s not burning out founders so much that they never start other projects. How we need more serial entrepreneurs and folks with startup experience starting new things. Again and again. That thing.Read More
Forget sliding into DMs. Subfund has you subscribing into DMs.
For someone who has been creating free Internet content for more than 30 years, this whole creator economy wave of products is super interesting. And when it’s a Portland company, I’m even more interested. Like Subfund.Read More
Curious as to what Chirpify is up to these days?
#buy: Chirpify acquires Measureful
Portland’s Chirpify—one of the leading companies working to make social media more transactional through their #actiontags concept—has been busy transacting a deal of its own. They’ve acquired local startup Measureful, a startup focused on helping folks tell better stories around their Web traffic data. Read More
Now, digital content isn't the only thing you can buy through your TV: Portland's Chirpify launches #actiontags for TV
We’ve become very comfortable with the concept of buying movies and television shows from the comfort of our living room. And we already tweet a ton about what we’re watching. Well now, Portland’s Chirpify is going to combine those behaviors to extend that buying power to any number of products—with simply a tweet. Read More
Building a relationship: Chirpify tweaks one-off transactions in social streams into something longer term
I’m always impressed with Chirpify‘s ability to test, assess, and reconfigure their product to pursue opportunities. It started early in the life of the company—then known as Sell Simply—and has continued as they’ve grown more and more intelligent about retail transactions on platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Read More
Crossing the streams: Lytics lands $2.2 million from Rembrandt and Voyager
When Lytics stood on stage at PIE Demo Day last year, they compared their solution to Moneyball. Well, that analogy seems to be paying off. The company—which focuses on helping companies better understand their customers by seamlessly combining multiple streams of activity data into a series of rich profiles—announced today that they had secured $2.2 million in funding, led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation by Voyager Capital. Read More
Something to crow about: Portland's Chirpify wraps up $6 million Series A
In a startup world of composed of cofounders where the solo founder is often written off, Chirpify is one of those scrappy single-founder tech startups that is making consistent progress. Today, the company—founded by Chris Teso—announced they have closed their Series A funding at $6 million. Read More
Donating to a good cause with a tweet: Priceless. Chirpify helps power MasterCard's Stand Up to Cancer campaign
When your social stream becomes a transactional stream, you start to get some pretty interesting applications of commerce. And supporting good causes is no different. That’s why you’ll see Portland’s Chirpify as a key component of the MasterCard Dig In & Do Good: Stand Up to Cancer campaign. Read More