Tag: Funding

Doubling down: Existing Urban Airship investors True Ventures, Foundry Group, and August Capital participate in $12.1 million Series D

It was nearly a $20 million day for investments in Portland startups. Earlier in the day, Lytics announced a $7 million Series A led by Comcast Ventures. And soon thereafter, Urban Airship announced that they had closed a $12 million Series D, with participation by existing investors True Ventures, Foundry Group, and August Capital. Read More

Funding is only one of the impressive things about the Lytics announcement today

If you haven’t caught the news, Lytics announced that they have raised a $7 million Series A led by Comcast Ventures, bringing their total funding to over $9 million. And while that’s headline worthy, there are a number of other things about this announcement that pique my interest—probably even more so than the cash. Read More

How accessible is startup funding in Oregon? University of Oregon releases Oregon Capital Scan: A Line is Drawn

Over the past few years, the chorus of Portland tech startups bemoaning a lack of access to capital has receded a bit. Because some of the problem that plagued startups of previous generations has been resolved with local funding resources. And a great deal more has been resolved by companies finding capital outside of the state. But what is the availability of capital in Oregon, these days? Is it improving? The Oregon Capital Scan aims to answer that question. Read More

Seeing the potential: Vadio lands $2 million, fueling continued growth for its MTV-esque service

Maybe I’m dating myself here, but… MTV used to show music videos. No. I’m serious. Like all of the time. No reality shows. Just videos. Song after song after song. And it was pretty awesome. So forgive me if I get a little nostalgic with Portland startup Vadio, which is bringing that exact same kind of original MTV-esque magic to radio stations. Read More

In case you missed it: Puppet Labs raised an additional $40 million, this week

You’ve probably already heard, but just in case you haven’t… Portland’s Puppet Labs has raised another $40 million in venture capital, increasing its total funding to $86 million. More important than the number, though—albeit impressive—is the fact that previous investors have participated in this round. A sign of their confidence in the company and its potential for growth. Read More

Something to chirp about: Little Bird announces the addition of seasoned executive leadership

Portland’s Little Bird is rapidly growing up. The company has seen significant traction in the market with its service—one which helps folks find hidden gems of awesomeness on Twitter, be that people or content. And as a result, it’s starting to build out its executive staff. Read More

Portland's OpenSesame, ShopIgniter, and VendScreen all land funding

There have been a number of Portland startups that have pulled in new funding, this year. And it’s nice to see the Portland Business Journal’s Malia Spencer reporting the efforts. OpenSesame, ShopIgniter, and VendScreen all announced funding this January, totaling more than $25 million. Read More

Run the race you want to run: Athletepath lands nearly $1 million in additional funding

One of the things I’ve always appreciated about the startup scene is that there are any number of paths to success. It’s all about having an objective in mind. And running the race you want to run. And Portland’s Athletepath has been doing just that. Read More

Getting even cozier with Portland: San Francisco based startup Cozy lands $5 million and doubles down (triples, actually) on PDX office

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times: Portland is the de facto hub of regional offices. Not necessarily in quantity, but definitely in quality. Intel, Jive, Mozilla, New Relic, ebay, Salesforce… the list goes on and on. And it sounds like Cozy is gunning to be on that list, as well. Read More

No more teacher's dirty looks: EdCaliber lands $500,000 round to help educators meet state standards

Education is a tricky market. There’s a great deal of momentum building about changing the broken status quo. But educators still need support to manage the current requirements about standards and curricula. And that’s where Portland’s EdCaliber sees an opportunity. Read More

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