If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Portland could always use more serial founders. You know, folks who have built something here, successfully exited, and then decide to build something else…? Those folks. Even better is if they’ve happened to make money for local investors. Who are then more willing to fund the new ventures. And that’s what’s happened with Ryan Fink and Ty Frackiewicz and their latest effort, Vancouver-based Digs.Read More
Tag: onthego platforms
Finding a way to Streem-line home improvement and repairs with Augmented Reality
One of the things that has defined the maturity of the Portland startup community has been a notable lack of serial founders, folks who have had the experience of building and exiting from a company who then take the opportunity to build their next company. Slowly but surely, that’s starting to change. Take, for example, Portland startup Streem.
Augmenting their own reality: Atheer acquires Starve Ups, Portland Seed Fund, and Techstars alum SpaceView
A lot of my discussions around the Portland tech community and its current momentum tend to concern companies and individuals exploring alternative realities—virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality. And that should come as a surprise to… absolutely no one. Like many new technologies, Portland’s early adopters have been mucking around with VR and AR for years.
And with a wave of the hand… Portland's early gesture recognition player ONtheGO Platforms acquired by Atheer
What began with Google Glass has ended in a successful exit for ONtheGO Platforms—and the local investors who took a risk on the company before it was clear where the market was going. Atheer has acquired OTG for its team and technology, who were early players in exploring the potential of gestures within virtual and physical environments. Read More
Gesturing makes speakers more interesting. Now it makes the presentation more interesting too.
It’s a well known fact that gesticulating and gesturing makes speakers appear more engaging than those that just stand there stiffly—even if those two presenters say the exact same thing. It’s also a well known fact that fumbling with the clicker makes even the best presenter seem subpar. So what if those gestures could make you more interesting and could control your presentation? Now they can. With Swoosh from Portland’s OnTheGo Platforms. Read More
Now that dismissive wave of your hand can do more than express your opinion of the song, it can change the tune
Local startup OnTheGo Platforms knows gestures. They spend all day, every day, thinking about gestures. And how waving your hands, pointing at things, and making motions can help you interact with devices around you. Their latest effort ensures that you can dismiss that song playing through your car stereo with the greatest of ease. Read More
Within arm's reach: New SDK from OnTheGo Platforms promises to make gesture recognition accessible to Google Glass apps
If you’ve ever mucked around with Google Glass, Siri—heck, any voice-command driven interface—you realize that communicating with our intelligent object friends can sometimes be a lesson in futility. But now, the next time these moments of fist-shaking Glass frustration occur, you may find that you can actually put those gestures to good use. Thanks to Ari, the new Augmented Reality Interface SDK from Portland’s OnTheGo Platforms. Read More
Looking like the Glass is half full: Foundry Group's FG Angels AngelList syndicate leads $700,000 seed round in OnTheGo Platforms
Portland Seed Fund alum and current Startup PDX Challenge resident OnTheGo Platforms certainly knows how to start the new year off on the right foot. The company just announced a $700,000 seed round, led by FG Angels. Local investor Rogue Venture Partners also participated. Read More