In the world of equity financing and startups, it’s not rare to see folks adding new board members when they announce funding rounds. Because it’s usually VCs who have invested who are getting those seats. So when Portland startup Sensu announced a new round of funding and new board members, it was a pleasant surprise to see that one of them was an independent, Luke Kanies, founder of Puppet.
Arguably, Cloudability has been one of the most successful Portland startups to emerge in the last couple of years. And they’ve done so by successfully leveraging a number of opportunities that have come their way. Starting out of borrowed space in Puppet Labs, joining PIE, taking funding from Portland Seed Fund and local angels, joining TechStars, and getting investment from 500 startups. Read More
Enterprise software is a huge business. But the world of installed software and corporate server farms dwindles every day. Today, it’s dwindling even more.
Following in the footsteps of juggernauts like Salesforce.com, Jive Software has made the decision to move their service to the Cloud. Read More
Sometimes, changing the way you do things can be a bit intimidating. It happens. It’s cool. But we’ve got to get you over that hump, kiddo.
What about moving your apps to the Cloud? What’s holding you back? Seems like it’s a lot of work, right? Not so much. As Portland-based AppFog shows, you could be running on the Cloud in less than five minutes. Read More
Portland’s Cloudability took the wraps off of its public beta last week, allowing any and all users to beta test their Cloud-spending management service.
Wait, what? Cloud-spending management? I thought the Cloud was super easy and super cheap? Well, it is super easy. But it’s so easy, that it’s causing some companies to waste thousands of dollars—in a single weekend. Cloudability hopes to prevent that. Read More
So you’ve been enamored of PHP Fog‘s push-button simplicity for all of your PHP applications, WordPress installs, and whatnot. But you’ve really been waiting for them to have a more cloudy environment.
Well, wait no longer, gentle reader. PHP Fog now offers you the ability to manage your own Clouds on their platform allowing you to run apps for as little as $2 per month. Read More
It’s always nice to wake up to another nail in the “it’s hard to find funding in Portland” coffin. And this time, not only is it funding for a cloud-based company in the Portland area, it’s funding for a company that sits outside the Old Town/Pearl region of town that has been a recent magnet for capital. Way outside. Like Beaverton.
Act-On software has secured $10 million in C round funding, led by Trinity Ventures. Why does Trinity sound familiar? Oh, because Trinity also just sunk some cash into ShopIgniter. Read More
PHP Fog is quietly coming into its own on the Portland startup scene. They’ve secured nearly $2 million in funding, they’ve graduated from PIE to new office space, and they’re continuing to improve their offering.
But, fact of the matter is, they’re still a bit of an unknown. But you could help change that. You see, PHP Fog is currently in the running for a CloudCamp Cloudy Award and
your vote could help give them the win. But you have to hurry it looks like voting has closed. Read More
Yes, yes. I know I’m supposed to be all jazzed about the iPhone being available on the Verizon network now. And I am. That’s great news. But you know what has me more wound up? Funding. For a Portland company.
That’s right. Portland-based PHP Fog—a new startup that provides cloud-based hosting and dynamic scaling for PHP-based projects—has announced $1.8 million in funding, led by Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group. Read More