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Feel like investors are speaking a foreign language? Nitin Khanna helps translate it into English, baby!

As every startup knows, investment speak can be cryptic, at best. But luckily, we have folks decoding it for us.

Foundry Group partners and Urban Airship backers Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson created a Rosetta Stone with Venture Deals. And now, MergerTech‘s Nitin Khanna has provided another quick cheat sheet for English, baby! Read More

Portland 100: Nitin Khanna introduces the team taking Portland startups to the next level

[Editor: We first started hearing about the concept of the Portland 100, last year. Now, it has become a reality. Nitin Khanna, creator of the concept, has been kind enough to provide some additional details on what the program hopes to accomplish.] Read More

Portland’s Nitin Khanna named TiE Angel of the Year 2011

When it comes to early stage startup investing in Portland, one person’s name tends to come up more than any other: Nitin Khanna. An entrepreneur with a wildly successful exit, Nitin has been an early glimmer of the burgeoning “virtuous cycle” investment in Portland—a cycle where successful entrepreneurs become Angels for a new crop of startups. Read More

MergerTech stands up MergerTech Capital, a $50 million fund for healthcare IT startups

For all of the good things happening in the Portland startup scene, there’s one area where we’re clearly still maturing: successful exits which result in capital reinvested in the startup community.

But we’re beginning to see glimmers of hope. Like Nitin Khanna, CEO of MergerTech who—following a successful exit from Saber in 2007—has begun to invest capital in a number of early stage startups here in Portland. Read More

Portland 100: Taking the next step in solidifying the Portland startup community

Come hear the plans for the Portland 100 and the Portland startup scene. Join Gerald Baugh of the PDC and Nitin Khanna as they take you through the thinking behind the Portland 100, Wednesday, April 6 beginning at 5 PM at Puppet Labs.

In many ways, the Portland startup community is still in its infancy. Sure. We’ve had successes here and there. But the framework and structure that is part and parcel of larger startup towns like Seattle and the Bay Area are still somewhat nascent around here.

So we’ve got to build some of those support mechanisms from scratch. But we also needed companies that were ready to take the next step. Well, we’re getting there. And the Portland 100 is the next logical step. Read More

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