Tag: Startup

GUEST POST: Startup questions, Foster Garvey answers

[Editor: It’s always a pleasure to get the chance to collaborate with folks in the Portland startup community to make things easier on founders around here. That’s why I was super happy to Jason Powell from Foster Garvey volunteer his time to discuss a variety of startup topics from his perspective. His responses to a frequently asked set of startup questions is posted in its entirety, below.]

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Portland startup Radious resonates with local investors

I don’t care how cool your home office — or regular remote workspace is — staring at the same walls, day in and day out, can stifle even the best motivation and creativity. That’s why a change of scenery and setting could be that spark that you need. That’s some of the inspiration behind Portland startup Radious, which allows users to rent other folks’ home office spaces in an Airbnb-esque way.

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Silicon Florist links arrangement for February 21, 2022 💐

Shades of Entrepreneurship podcast: Owner of Creatively Insane, Gabriel Flores

Do you ever look back on the past and get embarrassed about something you did a decade ago? Don’t feel bad – we all do it, and we feel that way because we have matured. This is a self-narrated episode featuring the life story of a podcast host, an entrepreneur, and an indigenous migrant worker.

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Interested in discussing the impact of web3 on local startup communities…?

Interested in joining a startup accelerator? PIE applications are now open

It’s that time of year. Time for the PIE startup accelerator to open its annual application period. And time for you, founder of a product-based startup, to decide if a startup accelerator could be beneficial for your company at this juncture.

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Former founder returns to the Portland startup community as cofounder and CEO of a new pursuit: Metrist

In the early days of the SaaS and Cloud-based version of the Portland startup community, Jeff Martens was one of the more active, engaged, and recognizable figures in the community. His first startup — a product of Portland Startup Weekend called CPUsage — created a service that provided on-demand high-performance computing services to customers by leveraging idle time on vast arrays of participating machines.

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With supply chain challenges being more the norm than the exception, MustDeliver is well-timed

Maybe it’s a global pandemic. Maybe it’s a shortage of chips or other required pieces and parts. Or maybe, just maybe, it’s an actual ship — especially one that’s wedged in the Suez Canal or moored off of Long Beach. Whatever the case, it spells supply chain headaches. MustDeliver is looking to minimize that pain — for both shippers and shipping — with transparent access to shipping data and logistics.

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Portland startup DeepSurface raises $4.5 million Seed Round

While the size of today’s Seed Rounds seem more like Series A rounds from a few years ago, it’s nice to see a Portland startup taking advantage of the trend — and dry VC powder — to fuel their growth here locally. This morning, I got word that DeepSurface has raised $4.5 million. Participating investors include Differential Ventures, which led the round; Osage Venture Partners; Ginossar Ventures; and Peninsula Ventures.

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REMINDER: Curious about startup accelerators…? Learn more on Twitter Spaces

The event takes place at 4:00PM, February 8, 2022. It is free and open to the public. To attend, visit “Curious about startup accelerators…?

Questions about startup accelerators? Here are some lengthy, often meandering answers

I had the opportunity to host an AMA session for my day job PIE, yesterday. And what was scheduled to be an hour-long Q&A session wound up going almost twice that long. Lots of good questions. Lots of not-so-direct answers. But if you’re interested in the world of startup accelerators, I sincerely hope you find some value in it.

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