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Portland startup PayRange offers up simple mobile payments for vending machines

I was just talking about how Square has changed the way we pay for things around here. It wasn’t that long ago where you’d walk up to a food cart or a coffee shop and have to shell out cash. Now, more often than not, they’ve simply got the ability to swipe your card. Now, a Portland startup is looking to offer that same sort of simplicity for vending machines. Meet PayRange. Read More

Portland's OpenSesame, ShopIgniter, and VendScreen all land funding

There have been a number of Portland startups that have pulled in new funding, this year. And it’s nice to see the Portland Business Journal’s Malia Spencer reporting the efforts. OpenSesame, ShopIgniter, and VendScreen all announced funding this January, totaling more than $25 million. Read More

I'd buy that for a dollar: VendScreen launches flagship product, a wireless Android device for vending machines

The vending machines you use just got a little bit smarter today—as did your ability to understand more about products before you purchase. VendScreen, a Portland startup focused on retrofitting existing vending machines with Android touch screens, released their flagship product today, VendScreen Revolution, a wireless smart device. Read More

VendScreen and Goodie Monster: Could Portland be the epicenter of vending machine innovation?

When you think of the vending machine industry, you probably don’t think “innovation.” But two Portland companies are working very hard to bring some new thinking to a rather stagnant market.

One company is changing the machines from the outside. One is changing machines from the inside. Read More

VendScreen reinvents the vending machine using Android — and lands $12 million in funding

One of the biggest stories to come out of PIE Demo Day, yesterday, was VendScreen securing $12 million in Series A financing.

That’s a huge amount of money for a startup coming out of an incubator. And if you watch VendScreen’s pitch, you’ll understand why. Using the Android operating system to revolutionize a massive—yet technologically stagnant—market is a very big deal. Read More

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