Tag: Startup

Vancouver, Washington, startup Embed raises $60 million Series A

With the seemingly ever increasing sizes of venture rounds these days, a $60 million round might not be eye popping for many folks. But it is for me. Especially when it’s a local Series A number. And that’s what Vancouver’s Embed — formerly known as Embedded — just raised.

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Hitting pay dirt: Portland startup The Dyrt raises $11 million in an effort to double in size

With all of the funding announcements bouncing around, it’s always nice to hear how the startups plan to use the capital they’re raising. Like Portland startup The Dyrt, which plans to use an $11 million capital infusion to double the employee base of the company by adding 30 new roles.

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Trying to resist the punny headline about high valuations: Bend startup Dutchie doubles valuation to $3.75 billion

Cannabis has always been big in Oregon. Now, cannabis tech is showing it has similar potential. Like Bend startup — and definitely unicorn — Dutchie, which just raised $350 million, placing its current valuation in the $3.75 billion range.

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REMINDER: Beaverton Startup Challenge applications are due today

The close of the third quarter seems to be a popular time to close applications for startup opportunities. Today, September 30, 2021, is the last day to submit your application for the Beaverton Startup Challenge 2022, as well.

The City of Beaverton, the West Side Startup Fund, and OTBC worked together to create the Beaverton Startup Challenge. Each year we select five Startup Challenge companies. We are accepting applications now for the 2022 Challenge!

Need someone keeping you accountable? Consider joining a startup founder accountability group

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: being a startup founder is one of the loneliest and most challenging roles most folks will ever experience. Worse yet, no one truly gets what you’re going through. Or the ridiculous emotional rollercoaster you’re on.

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Dutch autonomous EV charging startup Rocsys chooses Portland as its first US outpost

Sometimes Portland creates startups; sometimes startups choose Portland. The later is the case with Dutch startup Rocsys which has chosen Portland as its first US outpost — its second location — for its autonomous electric vehicle charging solution.

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New leadership at the oldest startup accelerator in Portland

There have been any number of accelerators supporting Portland startups throughout the years. But no shared office space accelerator has been at it as long as the Portland State Business Accelerator. And today, that accelerator — which was founded in 2004 — announced new leadership. Arsh Haque has taken over as the PSBA’s newest director.

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Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About chats with GeekWire about $7 million Series A

As much as I love featuring Portland startups and seeing them get local coverage, it’s always way more exciting to see them getting coverage outside of Portland. Especially when that coverage goes in depth to give a more cohesive picture of the types of companies being built here in the Rose City. That’s why it was nice to see GeekWire — which has grown to be one of the leading startup and tech publications on the West Coast — chatting with Jelani Memory of A Kids Company About.

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You’re so popular! Beaverton Startup Challenge 2022 is another opportunity to secure funding

I know I’ve been sharing a lot of pitch competitions and the like as of late. But you know you’ve got to put yourself out there to get your startup going. Now there’s another opportunity with the 2022 Beaverton Startup Challenge.

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Beaverton startup Seamus Golf featured in Happy Gilmore 25th anniversary products

I honestly didn’t ever see the opportunity to reference Happy Gilmore on Silicon Florist. But stranger things have happened. Like this 25th Anniversary Happy Gilmore collection from Extra Butter that features customer head covers by Beaverton startup Seamus Golf.

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