Tag: VC

Portland telehealth startup Boulder Care raises $36 million Series B

With a rich history of healthcare startups in Portland, it’s great see the next generation of digital health companies securing the funding they need to grow. Like today, when Portland telehealth startup Boulder Care announced their $36 million Series B.

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Black Founders Matter urges venture capital industry to engage BIPOC women

Local venture capital firm Black Founders Matter is encouraging their entire industry to be more intentional about engaging BIPOC women through both investments and employment. And they’ve launched an effort called the 25 by 25 VC Diversity Pledge to formalize it.

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Seattle VC Flying Fish — which has been active in Portland — has a new $70 million fund for AI/ML startups

Seattle VC firm Flying Fish has a new cache of dry powder for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning startups. And given that they’ve been active in Portland in the past, that could mean good news for AI/ML startups seeking early stage funding.

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Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience Finale: Get Your Tickets!

Join us for the Angel Oregon Life & Bioscience (AOBIO) Grand Finale & Innovation Showcase, to be held in person on May 26th, 2022, 3-7pm at Amaterra Winery in Portland.

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Portland VC deals down after historic 2021, but trend points up

Venture capital investors closed fewer deals in the Portland metro area in the first quarter of 2022 compared with last year. However, activity wasn’t far off from the number closed in the first quarter of 2020 and was well above the number closed in the first quarter of 2019.

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Start More Stuff

Our national narrative places entrepreneurship out of reach for far too many of us at a time when it’s easier than ever to be an entrepreneur. The U.S. was founded on a culture of starting stuff and we must get back to our entrepreneurial roots. Our economic future is an era of entrepreneurship. Calling all entrepreneurs. Let’s start more stuff.

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Portland venture capital fund Black Founders Matter featured in Crunchbase

One of the more recent VCs to call the Portland area home, Black Founders Matter, recently had the opportunity to take Crunchbase through some of the goals and motivations for starting the fund designed to support Black-led businesses.

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You have 10 seconds to pitch a startup via email

But before you can pitch to investors, you have to get them to take the meeting — which means emailing your pitch deck to potential investors, and hoping it’s enough to get them interested.

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Meet Seattle’s newest VC: This former car saleswoman and immigrant entrepreneur is on a mission to shake up the industry

A lot has to do with Hoang-To, who strikes a much different pose than the stereotypical venture capitalist. An immigrant entrepreneur who was born in a refugee camp before her Vietnamese parents settled in Silicon Valley, Hoang-To describes herself as a “super scrappy” founder.

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Pitchbook: 2021 was $1 billion year for venture capital in Portland

The Portland Business Journal is reporting this morning on numbers from Pitchbook that show Portland metro area startups raised more than $1 billion in venture capital in 2021. The more impressive number from my perspective? That total was the result of investments in 138 deals.

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