Portland rarely sees things occur in rapid succession. Funding tends to be sporadic. Exits tend to be blips here and there. But that may be changing. Because it feels like we are starting to see a growing trend of well known Portland startup founders moving on to their next thing. The latest? Nat Parker is leaving moovel, a journey which started with his startup GlobeSherpa.
Portland startup GlobeSherpa—perhaps best known locally as the technology behind the TriMet mobile ticketing app—announced today that they have been acquired by Austin based RideScout. Read More
You probably already knew that you could get TriMet bus and MAX fares on your mobile phone, thanks to Portland startup GlobeSherpa. Now, Portland Streetcar is offering mobile tickets as well. (Also powered by GlobeSherpa.) Meaning, your ticket to get anywhere in town on public transit? It’s your phone. Read More
Portland’s GlobeSherpa will be adding another ticket to its portfolio, this summer. According to Joseph Rose over at The Oregonian, Portland Streetcar will be giving GlobeSherpa the chance to provide mobile tickets for passengers. Read More
If you carry a smart phone, struggling with TriMet ticket machines could be a thing of the past. The Oregonian was on hand when Portland startup GlobeSherpa debuted their mobile-phone-based ticketing system. Read More
Startups often have a big vision—a big problem they’re going to solve. But when it comes to Portland Seed Fund alum GlobeSherpa, their vision is a doozy. They’re on a mission to fix ticketing for public transit and parking. Like everywhere. But they’ve started with TriMet ticketing right here in Portland. Read More