Credit: Bend Chamber of Commerce
Cascade Angels has announced that their latest fund, Fund V, will be managed by 44North Ventures LLC, under the leadership of Julie Harrelson and Robert Pease. Now in its fifth year, the Cascade Angels’ ongoing mission is to create regional opportunities for select investors and businesses to drive economic growth and fuel prosperity.
Managing Partner of 44North Ventures LLC, Julie Harrelson, is an entrepreneur, investor and leader in Oregon’s startup community. Harrelson co-founded Cascade Angels Fund in Bend in 2013 with a group of entrepreneurs and investors. She was recently named “Woman of the Year” by the Bend Chamber. Partner Robert Pease has over 20 years of experience as an investor, founder, operational executive, and consultant. He previously served as a Community Advisor to the 2017 Fund, assisting with deal sourcing, due diligence and fund operations.
Cascade Angels Fund V is a collaborative, innovative two-year venture fund that brings its investors together in a professionally managed, region specific fund, focused on launching and driving the success of early-stage companies. Since 2014, Cascade Angels Funds have invested nearly $3M in 17 early stage companies that cumulatively employ over 175 people.