Tag: investing

Who are the most active venture capital groups (VCs) investing in Oregon?

Over the past ten years, we’ve seen a change in venture capital in Oregon. Previously dominant VCs have stopped investing or become less active while a series of new players have entered the market. And outside investment—folks from other states who have invested in Oregon companies—has definitely seen an upswing. But who are the new leaders in VC in Oregon startups—and are they local? PitchBook crunched some numbers for us.

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Tech takes second at OEN’s Angel Oregon: Tellagence garners $94k

Another Angel Oregon—the Oregon Entrepreneur Network’s (OEN) annual competition for Angel investment—has come and gone. And when the dust cleared? One of the few tech companies in the running landed in second place.

That’s right. Tellagence, a tool that helps folks analyze and manage social media, garnered more $94,000 in funding. Pending due diligence, of course. Read More

I’m confused, scared, and more than a little ashamed

Now I realize that I’ve developed—even perhaps cultivated—this persona of being a “rah rah” cheerleader for all things startup in Portland and Oregon. I realize that—at times—I’ve been so Pollyanna saccharine-sweet about the potential for entrepreneurs in our area that it’s made people cringe. I get that. Read More

Send me an Angel: Interested in investing? OEN Angel Oregon would love to chat with you

It’s been an amazing run for Portland startups over the last few months. And that activity has raised the visibility for the town, the entrepreneurs, and the investors.

It’s also got a lot of folks asking, “How do I get involved?” and “How can I invest?” Well, if you’re asking those questions, you’re in luck. Because Angel Oregon offers an interesting way to get engaged with the startup scene. Read More

Teacher says every time a company IPOs an angel gets its wings. But sometimes it takes six months.

One of the things about which I tend to carp isn’t a lack of capital in the Portland startup scene. It’s an issue of maturity of the Portland startup scene. Because we simply haven’t had a bunch of serial entrepreneurs with successful exits plowing money back into the next generation of startups. Read More

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