Tag: Portland

Portland Seed Fund portfolio company Auth0 to exit for $6.5 billion

While Auth0 is a Seattle company, they do have a distinct Portland tie. You see, the Portland Seed Fund was one of the company’s early investors. And today was a big day for everyone involved, given that it was just announced that Okta is acquiring Auth0 for $6.5 billion.

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Two Portland startup founders among latest Founder Gym graduates

In a day and age where every startup program is a virtual program, those programs that have been virtual since day one rise to the top. One of those programs — which counts any number of PIE alums — is Founder Gym, which just graduated two more Portland companies among its latest cohort.

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Quite the Prospect: Portland startup The Wild acquires product from IrisVR

Seems to be a good week for acquisitions. Autodesk is picking up Portland’s Innovyze for $1 billion. And Portland startup The Wild has acquired a product to add to its repertoire and customer base, Prospect by IrisVR.

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Autodesk to acquire Portland’s Innovyze at a unicorn valuation

Innovyze isn’t exactly a startup anymore. But when local companies get acquired by Autodesk for $1 billion in cash, it seems like news in which people would be interested.

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Portland kicks Sidewalk Labs’ Replica to the curb

Turns out that the Rose City is having second thoughts about anonymous — yet somewhat still creepy — tracking stuff. Even if it was a project that spun out of Google. That’s right. Portland’s partnership with Replica and Sidewalk Labs has come to an end.

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Portland startup Source named to the Building Tech 50 list

As I mentioned earlier today, it’s always nice to see Portland startups getting recognized for their awesomeness. So I wanted to make sure that you knew that Portland startup Source has been named to the BuiltWorlds Building Tech 50 list for 2021.

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A Kids Book About CEO Jelani Memory among Portland Business Journal Executive of the Year honorees

Founding and leading a startup is hard. Incredibly hard. And lonely. And stressful. So when a startup founder gets recognition or an award, it’s always worth taking a moment to recognize that. Like today, when Jelani Memory, founder and CEO of A Kids Book About, was honored by the Portland Business Journal as one of their Executives of the Year.

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Portland OKR solution Koan launches freemium model

If your organization is considering the Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) framework, is implementing OKRs, or is deeply in love with OKRs, adopting a solution to help you manage those OKRs just got a heck of a lot easier. Because Portland’s Koan has a transitioned to a freemium model. And free is a very good price.

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Portland’s Glory selected to participate in Sephora incubator

As more and more consumer brands look to support and inspire innovation in their industries, we’ve watched the incubator and accelerator market grow and diversify, creating highly targeted and focused opportunities for talented founders. Nike, Chobani, Mars Petcare, and any number of other brands have entered the fray. Now, Portland startup Glory has the opportunity to collaborate with Sephora as part of their incubator program, Accelerate.

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Community question: What questions should I ask a startup during a job interview?

I know a lot of folks are looking for new gigs. And the world of startups can always be enticing. But if you’ve never worked for a startup — or you’re taking on a new role at a startup — what should you know before you accept their job offer?

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