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
During a SXSW panel on startups in smaller metropolitan areas, I spent some time talking about how venture capital was a bit more difficult to come by in towns like Portland. But I’ll be darned if some awesome Portland startups—like Urban Airship, ShopIgniter, and ActiveTrak—aren’t working to prove me wrong. And now? Another Portland startup has joined the list.
This week, Second Porch announced that they have secured $1 million in investment led by the Oregon Angel Fund. Read More
It’s the holiday season. And that means all the good startups are getting a little something extra in their stockings. So be good and you might be as lucky as Second Porch—the Portland-based Facebook app that helps vacation home owners market properties to friends and acquaintances—who recently heard that the Oregon Angel Fund had selected the startup to receive angel funding to the tune of $650,000—so long as they meet the requirements of OAF.
Mike Rogoway at The Oregonian caught up with Second Porch to talk about the good news. Read More
Talk to practically any Oregon entrepreneur about angel investors and venture capital and you’ll get a luke warm reception—at best. But is that response simply perception and assumption or is it reality? I ask because the Oregon Angel Fund just gave us three million little reasons for taking another look at the Oregon angel scene.
It’s not often that fledgling startups get the chance to stand in front of a group of venture capitalists and pitch their ideas.
But that’s exactly the idea behind the Big Idea Bash, sponsored by the Oregon Investment Fund and hosted by the State Treasurer of Oregon, Ben Westlund, Wednesday night at the Olympic Mills Commerce Center: Read More