Over the years, any number of Portland startups have taken the stage for TechCrunch Disrupts. CPUsage, Glider, and Vault, among others. (And oddly enough, two of those three got acquired.) So when TechCrunch comes knocking, looking for more Oregon startups, I’m always happy to help spread the word.
TechStars curious? Get your questions answered in person by TechStars Seattle and Portland area TechStars alums
While Portland is host to a number of awesome accelerators, our startups have also done their fair share of succeeding in accelerator programs outside of Portland. Most notably Y Combinator and TechStars. And when the timing is right, these leading accelerator programs can propel startups further faster than they ever thought possible. That’s why I’m psyched to have TechStars Seattle swinging by Portland for a little Q&A. Read More
Soft landing: Portland startup Glider acquired by FPX, product to continue
Startups move quickly these days. Portland startup Glider was no exception. The formation, rapid ascent, and exit of Glider—a startup that worked to help streamline the tangled mess of contracts, signatures, and approvals—took only a couple of years to complete the cycle. And today, with an acquisition by Dallas-based FPX, Glider moves on to its next phase, where it will continue its work as part of a larger entity with access to more resources. Read More
Portland startup and TechStars alum Glider featured in "Idea Makers"
We Portland startup types love our short films. I mean, look no further than that whole Tech Town Portland thing. But you know who else makes good little films? TechStars. And their latest effort features a Portland company. So we all win. Read More
Support Portland by raising capital outside of Portland
There seems to be a constant stream of chatter about how the Portland startup ecosystem compares to the Bay/Seattle. Inherently, a major piece of this conversation is about the ability or inability to raise money locally. This assumes that if there is money to be had locally, it’s the better choice—raise locally, hire locally, and in doing so support the Portland startup scene. Read More
Taking off: Glider launches at TechCrunch Disrupt NY and announces $1 million in funding led by True Ventures
Portland’s Glider had a big week. The Portland Seed Fund and TechStars Seattle alum took to the TechCrunch Disrupt NY stage on Monday—standing in front of judges like Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer—to reveal the product they’ve been building. But that’s not all they revealed. Read More
Meetings: How not to suck at them
[Editor: Most of us go to meetings, but do we really get value out of them? As a startup, every second counts. And every meeting matters. Eli Rubel, cofounder and CEO of Glider, provides some awesome guidance on how to get the most out of meeting. *cough* And they’re hiring. *cough*] Read More