I’m always saying that we have a super interesting fintech cluster here in town. Thanks, in part, to the diaspora from early challenger banks like Simple. And a recent hire — by a company helmed by one of the cofounders of Simple — lends credence to that assertion. You see, Chris Chen, formerly CTO of Wyre, has joined Sila as CTO.Read More
Snuggling up: Scroll acquires Nuzzel
Another day, another acquisition with potential Portland impact. Scroll, the “invite only and I don’t have an invite but appears to be working to make online content both profitable and ad free” startup that has its CTO and an office in Portland, is acquiring the news aggregation service Nuzzel.
In Portland? CTO? Meet your peers for beers. Or another beverage of your choice.
Now I don’t want this to be taken as a last minute “oh you’re a CTO; you probably have a rather sparse social calendar” invite. But… Tuesday, October 16, a new, regularly scheduled gathering of Portland CTOs has been proposed: Portland CTO Forum. Read More
Puppet Labs promotes Nigel Kersten to CTO
It’s always nice to see Portland startups adding executive talent. It’s even nicer when those folks have worked their way up to that position.
Such is the case with Nigel Kersten at Puppet Labs, who was just appointed CTO. Read More
Seesmic CTO Johann Romefort visiting Portland. What should he do while he’s here?
Word around the campfire is that Johann Romefort, the CTO of Seesmic—one of the leading Twitter clients—will be in town for the weekend.
[HTML1]Word around the campfire is that Johann Romefort, the CTO of Seesmic—one of the leading Twitter clients—will be in town for the weekend.
Any time Internet dignitaries swing by, it’s always good to show them a good old fashioned Portland welcome. And so I’m hoping that you—the geeky Portland consulate—can provide some suggestions for what Johann should do while he’s here in town. Read More