If “RIP Good Times” doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because we’ve been on a decade-plus upswing since Sequoia Capital shared that presentation with portfolio companies — and the then relatively nascent SaaS and Cloud world — as the mortgage crisis began to wreak havoc on the economy. Now, similarly timed guidance has been released by (aptly) Y Combinator, the startup accelerator and investor that has risen to Sequoia-esque prominence during this era of startup activity.Read More
Struggling to find product market fit? TiE XL Boot Camp can help
One of the things I like most about the Portland startup community is the level of support for the earliest stages of startup companies. From connecting with community to demystifying the process of raising venture capital, there are a number of programs designed to complement one another in support of entrepreneurs. One of those programs, TiE XL Bootcamp, is currently recruiting a new cohort.Read More
Exactly how underrated is the Pacific Northwest startup market?
If you’ve been following the ongoing “Bay Area Brain Drain” exodus news, you’re seeing a few startup hubs coming to the fore. Miami is quickly becoming the go to spot for a number of reasons. Atlanta continues to assert its dominance. And tried and true Austin remains a perennial favorite for those escaping the valley of silicon. But where is the Pacific Northwest mention in this whole thing?Read More
How tight is the Oregon job market?
While you can safely bet that startups will always complain about two things—lack of capital and lack of talent—it’s completely true that the Oregon job market is exceptionally tight, as of late. And hiring talent can be even more challenging than it has been in the past.