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OSU-Cascades names executive director of Innovation Co-Lab

Credit: Cascade Business News Adam Krynicki recently joined Oregon State University – Cascades as the first executive director of the Innovation Co-Lab, a new center at the Bend campus that will support innovative start up companies. Prior to joining OSU-Cascades, Krynicki was director of technology and energy at the Alaska […]

Bend Startup Mission Limelight Takes Nonprofit Auctions to the Next Level

Credit: Kelly Kearsley, Startup Bend. When it comes to raising funds for charity, there are few things more effective than an auction. But when auction items go for less than what their donors hoped—or don’t capture the audience’s attention at all, then everyone misses out. “We were working on fundraising projects […]

Portland logistics startup lands $10M

Credit: Malia Spencer, Puget Sound Business Journal Online international logistics marketplace Fleet Logistics Inc. is the latest Portland-area company to announce a sizable investment round this year. The downtown Portland-based startup secured $10 million from investors led by Frankfurt, Germany,-based airline Lufthansa Cargo. As part of the deal, Lufthansa Cargo Chief Commercial […]

Eugene tech firm SheerID raises $18 million from investors to fuel growth

Credit: Sherri Buri McDonald, The Register Guard   Eugene-based tech firm SheerID recently raised $18 million from investors, the firm announced Tuesday. SheerID plans to nearly double its 58-person workforce by the end of the year and to expand its offices in Eugene and Portland, co-founder and chief executive Jake […]

Portland startup, NurseGrid, a health care app maker, snags $5.7M, plans more hiring

Credit: Malia Spencer, Portland Business Journal Portland health care startup NurseGrid said Thursday it has secured $5.7 million from investors. It will use the funds to boost its product team and double-down on a growth strategy as it further scales its user base. The round was led by Durham, N.C.-based […]

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 […]

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 […]