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Doubling down: Existing Urban Airship investors True Ventures, Foundry Group, and August Capital participate in $12.1 million Series D

It was nearly a $20 million day for investments in Portland startups. Earlier in the day, Lytics announced a $7 million Series A led by Comcast Ventures. And soon thereafter, Urban Airship announced that they had closed a $12 million Series D, with participation by existing investors True Ventures, Foundry Group, and August Capital. Read More

Brett Caine named CEO of Urban Airship

One of the most visible and successful Portland startups of this generation has a new leader steering the ship. Today, Urban Airship announced that Brett Caine, most recently of Citrix Online, has been hired as CEO and taken a seat on the company board. And in so doing, brings more seasoned executive talent to the company. Read More

Navigating the high Cs: Puppet Labs, Elemental, and Urban Airship have all recently secured senior CFO talent

It’s always interesting to watch startups attract and secure senior talent. And when three of them secure CFOs in rapid succession, things are even more interesting. Which is exactly what’s happening around Portland these days where financial officers seem to be a hot commodity for startups. Read More

We're putting the band back together: Urban Airship cofounders reunite in Portland to take on the next phase of the company

Sure sure. You’ve heard the stories before. Cofounders reuniting to pursue another venture or found another company. Those are regular occurrences. What’s not so regular is when those cofounders reunite to run the same company. But that’s exactly what’s happening with Portland’s Urban Airship. Read More

Really real real-time: Urban Airship adds iBeacon functionality

Portland’s Urban Airship was into the whole “push notification” game early. And they’ve managed to continue to lead the way as that market matures. Now, they’re getting into another complementary technology early. One that promises to drastically change the way companies communicate with their customers and would be customers. Urban Airship now supports iBeacon. Read More

Championing equality: Urban Airship hosts happy hour in support of marriage equality

It’s no secret that we like to brag about the “livability” of Portland. And how our way of life is a huge attraction for folks moving to town. But fact of the matter is, it’s not as good as it could be. Diversity and equality are still huge hurdles for us to overcome. But now, we have the opportunity to remove one of those hurdles by voting for marriage equality. And Urban Airship is looking to help. Read More

Miss True Ventures in Portland? No worries. GeekWire has you covered.

Last week, True Ventures‘ Puneet Agarwal was in town to provide some insight on how Portland startups could go about securing funding from Bay Area investors. The event also featured commentary on investments in general. If you’re rueing the fact that you missed it, we have a bit of consolation: GeekWire covered the event in two parts. Read More

Portland's MobileRQ receives $800,000 investment led by Verizon

Our mobile phones have become our constant companions. And we seem more and more willing to give these companions the information they need to be as helpful as possible. But these little magic boxes have a ton of information at their disposal that isn’t always used as effectively as it could be. Read More

Managing messaging more mindfully: Urban Airship unveils in-app messaging

Push notifications. On one hand, they can be awesome. Delivering exactly the information you need at exactly the right time from those apps you love. At other times however? They can be an unwelcome distraction or needless interruption. Read More

Urban Airship snaps up former Snapfish exec as Chief Product Officer

The C-level suite at Urban Airship just added another seat. They announced today that Troy Anderson has joined Urban Airship in the role of Chief Product Officer. Read More

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