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Portland startup Caravel acquired by community management solution Commsor

Part of the ebb and flow of the Portland startup community β€” or any startup community for that matter β€” is a regular cadence of companies being founded, funded, and acquired. We’ve seen a great deal of the founding and funding over the past few years. And now, there’s another acquisition in our midst. PIE and Techstars Seattle alum Caravel has been acquired by Commsor.

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Vancouver startup RealWear acquires Seattle startup and Pioneer Square Labs alum Genba

It’s always nice to see local startups continuing to grow. And sometimes, the best way to efficiently continue that expansion can be picking up companies with complementary technologies. Which is what happened this week as Vancouver, Washington, startup RealWear announced the acquisition of Seattle startup Genba.

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Corvallis-based Agility Robotics raises $150 million Series B

It’s a well-known fact that Oregon State University punches above its weight when it comes to intellectual property and patents. That being said, translating academic research and development into startups can often be a challenging transition. But when it works, it works. Like it has for Agility Robotics which just raised $150 million.

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Remote possibilities: This startup is building an Airbnb-style platform for home office rentals

Radious helps users list their home work spaces Airbnb-style, giving people the chance to get out of the house and into another that’s in their neighborhood. Radious also has a B2B focus, working with companies to help their employees get the benefits of in-person collaboration and work-life balance without having to commute to a traditional office.

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Trying to resist the punny headline about high valuations: Bend startup Dutchie doubles valuation to $3.75 billion

Cannabis has always been big in Oregon. Now, cannabis tech is showing it has similar potential. Like Bend startup β€” and definitely unicorn β€” Dutchie, which just raised $350 million, placing its current valuation in the $3.75 billion range.

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Former Portland startup Vizify among “most successful accelerator cohort ever”

While the name Vizify might not be familiar to more recent transplants, it definitely rings a bell for folks who have been in the Portland startup community for a bit. An early investment for the then new Portland Seed Fund, Vizify was one of the first local companies to be selected to participate in a Techstars cohort. And apparently, that selection put them in rare company.

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Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About chats with GeekWire about $7 million Series A

As much as I love featuring Portland startups and seeing them get local coverage, it’s always way more exciting to see them getting coverage outside of Portland. Especially when that coverage goes in depth to give a more cohesive picture of the types of companies being built here in the Rose City. That’s why it was nice to see GeekWire β€” which has grown to be one of the leading startup and tech publications on the West Coast β€” chatting with Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About.

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