Cozy was one of those memorable Portland startups. Not only for the solutions it brought to market. But also for its presence in the Portland startup community. Like Puppet, and Simple before it, Cozy was one of those startups that had been founded somewhere else, landed high profile investors, and then chose Portland as their headquarters.Read More
Reflecting on why the Cozy and Radar exits are important for the Portland startup community
Startup exits—or “liquidity events” as they call them in the biz—are great. And when the exits are multiples of the amount of capital a company has raised, they’re great for both the founders and the investment community. But sometimes the impact of those exits and their impact on the Portland startup community can be a little more nuanced. So I thought I’d share some thoughts on why the recent Cozy and Radar exits are important to our community.
‘Tis the season: Portland startup Cozy shares their 2017 accomplishments
As much as I love Portland, I have to admit that, generally, we do a fairly poor job of tracking metrics or outcomes. I mean, we talk. A lot. And we have tons of anecdotal evidence. Or the feeling that stuff is happening. But metrics? Not so much. That’s why it’s really nice to see Cozy providing some insights into what they accomplished in 2017.
Renter’s insurance helps renters get even more Cozy
It’s a challenge to come up with any good news about the rental market, these days. But leave it to Portland startup Cozy to provide a bright spot. Now, in addition to its other services that ease the stress of being a landlord or a renter, Cozy can help you secure renter’s insurance—or verify it, if you’re a landlord.
Finally some good news for renters in Portland: Cozy simplifies rent payments for anyone
I know. I know. Housing prices and rent costs are an ever increasing subject of contention around these parts. And with good reason. It’s just crazy. So you’ll have to forgive me if—with my Rose City colored glasses—I’m grasping for any bright spot in the conversation. But I found one. With Portland startup Cozy.
Time to Cozy up for some good founder stories. Plus a few bad ones. And maybe an ugly one or two.
More often than not, startup stories fail to be tales of overnight success. Quite the contrary. Founders have any number of trials and tribulations, tests, and failures. So founders recounting their journeys are often tales of perseverance and survival. But those stories need to be shared. That’s why Portland startup Cozy is providing a stage for that to happen. With Conversations at Cozy. Read More
Attracting growth stage talent: Cozy hires Twitter and Medium alum as VP of Product
One of the consistent complaints among startups in Portland—aside from ever present gripes about capital—is the lack of talent. Often, it’s a lament that while there is a ton of early stage experience in town, we’re lacking in growth stage talent or later stage talent. But that’s starting to change. As is evidenced by the latest hire at Cozy, a veteran of both Twitter and Medium. Read More
Portland is getting even more Cozy
As much as I love to see activity in the Portland startup community, homegrown activity is my favorite. And when a company has relocated its headquarters to the Rose City to make it a hometown company…? Well, then their continued growth and success reflects well on the entire community. That’s why I’m really happy to share that Cozy continues to gain traction. Read More
Portland's Cozy has a new partner in New Mexico
Roll out the welcome mat: Portland startup Cozy helps realtor.com and Doorstep streamline processes
Property management platform Cozy is welcoming some new partners to the neighborhood. Today, they announced a deal with Move, Inc—which brings properties like realtor.com and Doorstep into the fold. Read More