One of my concerns about the Portland startup community is that it often takes a significant amount of time for companies to find their way to an exit. And for venture funded companies, it’s all about the exit. So it was a pleasant surprise to see two Portland companies involved in an acquisition—especially when one of those companies was still on the earlier stages of growth. Puppet has acquired Reflect.
For many startups, it’s all about getting discovered, getting found, and being recognized. It’s about getting the word out. Getting yourself in front of people. Getting people to recognize your company.
And there’s no better way to do that, than to get Isaiah Mustafa to record a bunch of witty retorts to tweets. But since that’s not an option for you, I’ve got something that may be more your speed. Like having Jeff Hardison wear your startup’s shirt—among a bevy of VCs—as he competes in the TechFlash foosball tournament. Read More