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University of British Columbia Spinout, Venture Acuva Technologies, Raises $2.6 Million Series A

Credit: Manoj Singh, President and CEO, Acuva Technologies Acuva Technologies Inc. today announced the closing of a CDN $2.6 million Series A financing with a syndicate of Canadian angel investors to deliver the Company’s innovative drinking water purification systems to global consumers. “Acuva’s water purification systems are quickly gaining traction in […]

Cascade Angels Expands Management Team for Latest Fund

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 […]

It’s a Good Call; Audian’s business strategy is as refreshingly simple as it is innovative.

Credit: Todd Matthews, 425 Business Magazine Imagine you are an entrepreneur looking to start a new company in the telecommunications industry — a marketplace crowded by deep-pocketed and well-known companies: AT&T, CenturyLink, Comcast, Sprint, Verizon, and Wave. Even smaller players, such as Vonage, RingCentral, XO Communications, and 8×8, are formidable. […]

Pioneer Square Labs raises new fund to bankroll more companies

Credit: Taylor Soper, Geekwire Pioneer Square Labs has raised a new investment fund, money that will add a much-needed injection of fresh capital into the Seattle startup ecosystem. A SEC filing from Friday reveals a $40.8 million fund for PSL, a Seattle-based “startup studio” that launched two years ago. GeekWire first started hearing […]

Joylux raising $5M as it prepares to launch its ‘intimate wellness’ device in the U.S.

Credit: Clare McGrane, Geekwire Sexual health, and particularly women’s sexual health, can often be overlooked by the medical industry. Seattle-based startup Joylux is hoping to change that with its “intimate wellness” device that helps women strengthen their pelvic floor muscle, combating health problems that come from pregnancy and aging. Joylux is launching […]

First angel investor group dedicated to sports product startups gets off the ground in Portland, Oregon

Credit: Portland Business Journal Kate Delhagen helms the Oregon Sports Angel funding group that launched in October, and has already held its first pitch meeting.  Delhagen calls herself a “startup person” – she moved to Oregon to help found sportswear brand Lucy and has been working on the advisory board […]

6 finalists selected for Prosper Portland’s ‘In the Running’ pitch competition

Credit: Clare Duffy, Portland Business Journal Six entrepreneurs looking to carve out their place in the consumer goods industry were selected last week as finalists for the In the Running pitch competition. The competition, hosted by Prosper Portland and the Oregon Angel Fund, will give the finalists a chance to […]