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Bend, Oregon startup, KrowdFit, raises $3.8M

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper KrowdFit is raising more cash for its wellness rewards platform that offers people money in exchange for practicing healthy habits. The Bend, Ore. startup just reeled in an additional $3.8 million from existing investors, KrowdFit CEO Jim Miller told GeekWire. The money will be used to grow its product development […]

Microsoft Ventures launches global AI startup competition with top VC firms

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper In the latest sign of Microsoft’s continued investment in artificial intelligence, Microsoft Ventures announced today that it is teaming up with three venture capital firms from Seattle, London, and Israel to host a global competition for startups building AI-related technology. Called Innovate.AI, the new competition invites companies to […]

Seattle startup, Allumia, selected as top twenty growth stage company part of 2017 Bend Venture Conference

Credit: Cascade Business News Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) announced the Top Twenty companies to advance to the next round of the Growth Stage Competition for the 14th Annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC) to be held Thursday, October 19- Friday, October 20. This group of companies is one step […]

Cascade Angels Invests in Oregon-Based Wild Fang and Rigado

Credit: StartupBEND, Kelly Kearsley The Cascade Angels Fund 2017 announced today that it has invested in Portland-based Wildfang, a growing apparel brand with a feminist/tomboy focus, and Salem, Ore. Rigado, a global provider of integrated wireless solutions. Both investments are part of larger rounds for the startups. Wildfang will expand its apparel line […]

Workshop: Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems

Pacific Northwest Startup Ecosystems Learn about Pacific Northwest startup ecosystems – ecosystems we will cover include Eugene, Bend, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria and Anchorage. Topics include: • Startup and technology initiatives as economic development strategies. • Regional funding sources for startups raising capital. • Ecosystem resources including co-working spaces, incubators/accelerators and […]