It’s a common question. How much data is necessary to get value out of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence…? Well, Portland startup Synaptiq posed that question at a recent event. And Dr. Tim Oates provided a response.
$10 million infusion for Beaverton-based Facteus, the “largest provider of anonymized and synthesized consumer transaction data”
Beaverton-based Facteus announced a $10 million investment by Curql Collective. The funding will be used to fuel growth and innovation, including expansion into additional markets. Plus the deal comes with data to augment an already impressive anonymized aggregated dataset already available through the company.Read More
What’s the COVID count in your Oregon ZIP code?
Throughout the pandemic, many of us have been tracking day to day numbers for the state of Oregon or for our respective county. But what about more localized information like the number of cases in your ZIP code? Now there’s a site for that. Thanks to Jacob Fenton.Read More
Fast Company publishes exposé on privacy concerns with Portland smart city data
You may have heard about the work that Portland Metro has been doing with Replica, a spin off of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, designed to empower local governments with better data for making decisions for their constituents. Especially for things like smart city planning and the like.Read More
Doing more with data: Marshall Kirkpatrick chats with Dylan Boyd
It’s always nice to see Portland folks creating content together. But it’s even better when that content is presented on a larger platform. That’s why I was really happy to hear that Dylan Boyd of R/GA Ventures was going to chat with Marshall Kirkpatrick as part of The Sprinklr Coffee Club.Read More
Certifying scooters makes managing micromobility easier on cities
As you may have noticed, the scooters are back. And there are more brands than ever on Portland sidewalks. Some even have seats. Which may lead you to wonder how the heck the city keeps track of all of the providers. Well, a Portland startup is helping solve that problem. Ride Report just announced a certification program for micromobility.
Centralizing marketing data: Portland startup Lytics launches Orchestrate
We have more access to more data points than we’ve ever had. And the more data we consume, the more ways we find to leverage that data. Perhaps no one finds this opportunity more compelling than digital marketing. But with an abundance of data—data which often falls into silos—there are challenges, as well. That’s why Portland’s Lytics has created Orchestrate.
Using data from our surroundings to help us better understand human behavior
In today’s world, there can be any number of inputs that affect our mood and behavior. And thanks to some of our modern efficiencies, many of those inputs can be tracked and quantified. So what if you could use those metrics and observations to better understand human behavior—and the triggers that affect behavior? That’s a question that Portland startup BEHCA is seeking to answer.
Summer school: Notion's School of Little Data kicks off. (Don't worry. It's a happy hour.)
Sure. It’s summer break. But when it comes to getting more out of your data, there’s no vacation. Just more learning. That’s why Portland startup Notion is inviting you to the kickoff of their School of Little Data. Read More
Visualize this: Portland Code School adds data visualization track
As we create more and more data, stuff gets more and more interesting. But it also gets pretty convoluted and confusing. That’s why practices like data visualization are gaining more and more traction in the industry. But how do you learn this dark art? Well, Portland Code School is working to help you do just that. Read More