Sure, sure. Everyone is talking about the Verizon acquisition of Yahoo! But honestly? I’m more interested in an acquisition that may fly below the RADAR. (Buh dum buh… tiss!) You see, Verizon just made an acquisition that both bodes well for Portland—and for our future in the drone industry. Verizon has acquired Portland startup Skyward. Read More
If you haven’t caught the news, Lytics announced that they have raised a $7 million Series A led by Comcast Ventures, bringing their total funding to over $9 million. And while that’s headline worthy, there are a number of other things about this announcement that pique my interest—probably even more so than the cash. Read More
When Lytics stood on stage at PIE Demo Day last year, they compared their solution to Moneyball. Well, that analogy seems to be paying off. The company—which focuses on helping companies better understand their customers by seamlessly combining multiple streams of activity data into a series of rich profiles—announced today that they had secured $2.2 million in funding, led by Rembrandt Venture Partners with participation by Voyager Capital. Read More
In a startup world of composed of cofounders where the solo founder is often written off, Chirpify is one of those scrappy single-founder tech startups that is making consistent progress. Today, the company—founded by Chris Teso—announced they have closed their Series A funding at $6 million. Read More
For many, outside funding can be a vote of confidence. And if investors sinking another $13 million into Portland startup Elemental Technologies is any indication, folks are fairly confident in what Elemental is doing. Read More
Granted, I’m more than a little slow. But at least this time I have a good reason.
You’ve probably already seen the news that Portland-based startup Chirpify landed $1.3 million in funding. It’s getting great coverage, all over. But I thought I might take a few minutes to dissect it. Because it’s interesting on any number of levels. Read More
It’s always nice to wake up to another nail in the “it’s hard to find funding in Portland” coffin. And this time, not only is it funding for a cloud-based company in the Portland area, it’s funding for a company that sits outside the Old Town/Pearl region of town that has been a recent magnet for capital. Way outside. Like Beaverton.
Act-On software has secured $10 million in C round funding, led by Trinity Ventures. Why does Trinity sound familiar? Oh, because Trinity also just sunk some cash into ShopIgniter. Read More
In a day and age where you’re hearing more and more about venture capital firms rethinking the way they invest in companies, it’s always encouraging to see those same firms taking a greater interest in the Portland startup tech scene.
Actually, you’re right. No matter what, it’s always encouraging to see more interest from the Angel and VC folks.
Well get ready to be encouraged. Voyager Capital—who already has a Portland office—has announced that they have brought on Bruce Chizen, the former CEO of a little software company called Adobe, to help keep an eye on the Portland scene. Read More