Tag: Elemental

Remembering Sam Blackman

Sam Blackman was going to be the mayor of Portland. He might have even been governor of Oregon. And potentially a senator. But I was always convinced that he was going to be the mayor. He never told me that he wanted to be. I just knew that someday, he would be.

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Rest in peace, Sam. You will be greatly missed.

I don’t really know what to say. And I hate that I may be the first one to share this news with you but I felt like you should know. Sam Blackman, cofounder and CEO of Elemental, has passed away. He was 41.

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Branching out: 10 Branch looks to help the next generation of Portland startups

The virtuous cycle. We hear about it all the time. Someone starts a company, successfully exits that company, generates wealth for founders and employees, and then that group uses those new financial resources to reinvest in the community. Which leads to someone starting a company… Read More

Betting it's for more than 4K: Quintessential Portland startup Elemental acquired by Amazon Web Services

As long as I’ve been banging on a keyboard about this whole Portland startup scene thing, there’s been one company that has been referenced in any Portland startup conversation: Elemental. And now, it’s a startup no longer. Elemental Technologies is being acquired by Amazon Web Services. Read More

Navigating the high Cs: Puppet Labs, Elemental, and Urban Airship have all recently secured senior CFO talent

It’s always interesting to watch startups attract and secure senior talent. And when three of them secure CFOs in rapid succession, things are even more interesting. Which is exactly what’s happening around Portland these days where financial officers seem to be a hot commodity for startups. Read More

Portland's Elemental Technologies nominated for international awards

It’s always nice to see Portland startups getting recognition. Especially when it’s on the world stage. And such is the case with Portland’s Elemental Technologies, who has been nominated for awards at the IBC—arguably the most important tradeshow of the year for their industry. Read More

Put a little bit of Portland on stage in Seattle: Chirpify, Elemental, Urban Airship vie for GeekWire Awards

It’s no secret that I have a bit of a good natured rivalry with our friends at GeekWire. Emerald City vs Rose City, Sounders vs Timbers… you get the drift. And I can’t think of any better way to stir things up than to put a few Portland companies on stage during their GeekWire Awards ceremony, next week. Read More

If you love Elemental Technologies, lend your vote to the Streaming Media Readers' Choice awards

We know that Portland-based Elemental Technologies—the second fastest growing software company in the US—is doing some amazing work. But not everyone does. So if you’d like to help change that, here’s a really good opportunity to do so. Read More

Broadway bound: Elemental Technologies adds another $13 million in funding

For many, outside funding can be a vote of confidence. And if investors sinking another $13 million into Portland startup Elemental Technologies is any indication, folks are fairly confident in what Elemental is doing. Read More

If you’re looking for a new gig, it’s Elemental, dear Watson: 10 open jobs at Portland startup Elemental Technologies

If you’re looking for a job with an up-and-coming Portland startup, Elemental Technologies is a really good place to start your search.

The company—which is working to revolutionize video streaming—is also doing a whole ton of hiring. I mean, they’ve got 10 positions open on the Silicon Florist job board, alone. Read More

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