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Getting the band back together: Rigado reunites a Portland startup rarity… serial entrepreneurs

Ever since I promised Bill Lynch that I would stop publishing pure “we got funded” sorts of stories, I’ve had a challenge. You see, people tend to drop press releases when they raise money. So it’s a good time to cover them. But if I chose to act on those releases, my posts couldn’t just be about the funding, I promised Bill. There had to be another angle.

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And then the Portland startup scene got even more Incredible

Now, it’s no secret. I’m a little bullish on this whole “Portland startup scene” thing. I mean, I really, really, truly believe that there are a bunch of awesome people here. Doing a bunch of amazing things. And whenever I can help shed a little light on what’s happening here? I try to do that. Because Portland is awesome. But now? Now it’s also Incredible. Read More

After further analysis: Portland's Measureful retools offering to focus on marketing folks

Portland Seed Fund and Upstart Labs alum Measureful has taken a dose of their own medicine. After carefully analyzing where their product was getting traction in the market, they’ve retooled their offering to focus their efforts on marketing and agency types. And it’s paying off. VentureBeat just called them the “Flipboard of data.” Read More

Testing… testing… 1, 2, 3: AppThwack lands funding, adds iOS and Web app testing to complement Android offering

For many mobile app developers, applications crashing or looking less than optimal on a device can be the difference between wild success and languishing in relative anonymity. But testing those apps on the ever growing variety of mobile handsets can be daunting—if not downright impossible. Until now. Enter AppThwack. Read More

Want to pitch Upstart Labs? You've got until May 2 to sign up for the OEN PubTalk Pitch

There are a lot of awesome organizations in Portland designed to help startups. But one of my favorite things going right now is Upstart Labs. Even better? They could be helping your startup… if your pitch hooks them. Read More

Fo shizzle: Chirpify adds Snoop Dogg… err Lion and $2 million in Series A

That crew at Chirpify just keeps rolling. In addition to a growing “A list” of celebrities using the platform—Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne are among the latest—they’ve convinced Voyager Capital to double down, raising a $2 million series A round. Read More

Dialing for dollars: Celly lands $1.4 million

In a world where social networks seem to get more and more complex by the day, a local Portland company is working to simplify social networking. And investors like what they see. Upstart Labs alum Celly just landed $1.4 million, led by the Oregon Angel Fund. Read More

Handcrafted startups: Upstart Labs captures the Portland ethos with a hands-on approach to building companies

Whenever someone asks me what sets Portland apart from other up and coming startup scenes, one word always jumps to mind: craft. Portland is a town of makers. Of makers who pay particular attention to their craft. To detail. Be it code or beer or food or clothing. Read More

Finally! Online restaurant menus that are legible and accessible on mobile: Menuish

For all of the technological innovation that’s happened over the last decade, one industry has remained decidedly—and someone steadfastly—ingrained in the past: restaurants. Pick any dining establishment out of a hat and it’s a fairly safe bet that their Web presence will be poor, if not downright comical. Read More

Apply yourself: Pending deadlines for Portland Seed Fund, OEN Angel Oregon, Nike+ Accelerator, Upstart Labs

Okay, you’ve had your fun. But let’s be honest, we’re almost to Epiphany and twelve drummers drumming in a Portland drum circle or whatever. Time to get out of the laying-low mode and back into full production. Read More

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