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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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Continuing the conversation about early stage investment in the Portland startup community

Last week, I shared a post written by a Portland founder, recounting his experience while working to raise early stage capital, here in Portland. The post immediately sparked a conversation among Portland founders. And soon, Portland investors joined the conversation, as well. Read More

I don't always get scooped, but when I do, I get scooped by TechCrunch: Moot rebrands as Muut

Now, let’s be honest here. Silicon Florist? Not exactly a “breaking news blog.” Usually, I’m not chasing exclusives or publishing as embargoes expire. But I tend to be lucky enough to know when Portland news is breaking—whether I actually act on it or not. Except for today. When I got fully scooped as Muut (nee Moot) hit TechCrunch with news of their rebrand and initial funding. Read More

Something to chirp about: Little Bird announces the addition of seasoned executive leadership

Portland’s Little Bird is rapidly growing up. The company has seen significant traction in the market with its service—one which helps folks find hidden gems of awesomeness on Twitter, be that people or content. And as a result, it’s starting to build out its executive staff. Read More

Good to go: Brandlive lands GoPro and $1.6 million led by Oregon Angel Fund

Call me crazy, but I’m beginning to think that maybe—just maybe—this whole “video on the Internet” thing may catch on. And Portland Seed Fund alum Brandlive has found themselves sitting right in the middle of the next wave of opportunity with one of the biggest names in the business. Read More

Now it can be told: Why Meridian's $26 million all cash exit is incredibly important for the Portland startup scene

When Meridian announced that they had been acquired by Aruba Networks, last month, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. But given that Aruba is publicly traded, those numbers were bound to be revealed at some point. As per usual, Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian was the first to find it. Read More

Driver's seat: Mobile ticketing startup GlobeSherpa lands $1.3 million led by Oregon Angel Fund

If you’re a transit rider in Portland, paper bus tickets and passes just moved one step closer to be a thing of the past. Portland Seed Fund alum GlobeSherpa announced today that they have closed a $1.3 million funding round, led by the increasingly active Oregon Angel Fund. Read More

It's never too late to buy gifts: InComm acquires Portland startup Giftango

Starting off the new year, many folks are looking for a little bit of change. Well, Portland-based Giftango just started the year with a pretty big one. You see, the company has been acquired by Atlanta-based InComm. Read More

Send me an Angel: Oregon Angel Fund applications close May 22

So you’ve convinced friends and family to invest. You’ve had an Angel or two contribute to your efforts. And you’re driving a little revenue. What next?

Well, Oregon Angel Fund could be just the thing your startup needs. And they just so happen to be taking applications. Read More

Finding their way to funding: CrowdCompass lands $1.3 million — with Oregon Angel Fund contributing nearly half

This year has been a great year for funding for Portland startups. What’s more, it’s been a year where local investors have felt comfortable beginning to participate in some of that funding.

Today, we get to add another win to the list. CrowdCompass has announced a $1.3 million funding round, $600k of which came from Oregon Angel Fund. Read More

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