Venture Capital

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Johnson & Johnson acquires Portland startup, Sightbox

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper Only two months after raising a $2.4 million funding round, Sightbox has been acquired. The Portland-based startup just sold to healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its Vision Care operating company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; Sightbox will continue operating as a separate business. Founded in 2015 […]

Microsoft backs Seattle-Vancouver high-speed rail study as Cascadia conference aims to deepen ties between regions

Credit: Geekwire, Nat Levy Pacific Northwest business and political leaders on both sides of the Canadian border announced today a series of agreements to strengthen relationships between Seattle, Portland, Vancouver B.C. and the surrounding areas. The new partnerships, made ahead of the second Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference in Seattle this week, focus […]

Amplero Raises $17.5 Million in Series B Funding to Reinvent the Marketing Technology Landscape with AI at the Core

Credit: Amplero Blog Amplero, a recognized leader in core artificial intelligence marketing technology, today announced that it closed a $17.5 million Series B funding round co-led by Greycroft and Ignition Partners. Existing investors Wildcat Venture Partners, Seven Peaks Ventures, and Trilogy Equity Partners also participated in the round. Raising more than $25 million […]

Venture capital investing is on the decline. Here’s why Portland shouldn’t worry (Interactive map)

Credit: Portland Business Journal, Jeff Jeffrey Venture capital spending continues to lag behind the record activity of recent years, but startups needn’t worry; industry analysts say there’s still billions in dealmaking still to be done. VC firms invested roughly $38 billion in startups and other early-stage companies during the first […]

The future is serverless: IOpipe raises $2.5M from Madrona, NEA, and Underscore to build monitoring tools for serverless computing

Credit: Geekwire, Tom Krazit One common thread among emerging enterprise technologies is that early adopters can quickly find themselves flying blind, stuck with monitoring tools that weren’t built with that tech in mind. Serverless development looks like it might turn into one of those technologies, and Seattle’s IOpipe has raised $2.5 million […]

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 […]

Seattle based Element Data Closes $3.5M Series Seed Plus Round

Credit: PRNewswire Element Data, Inc., a decision support software platform that harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to power decisions worldwide, closed a $3.5M series seed plus round on July 14, 2017. Including the initial round, total funds raised to date are $5.2M. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/element-data-closes-35m-series-seed-plus-round-300489306.html

Seven Peaks Ventures doubles down, participates in Bright.md Series B

Credit: PE Hub Network Bright.md, developer of a virtual care solution to improve healthcare efficiencies and outcomes while reducing costs for many of the most common health conditions, today announced it has closed an $8 million Series B funding round led by B Capital Group, a global venture capital firm […]

Corvallis based Inpria Raises $23.5 Million in Series B Funding Led by Samsung Ventures.

Credit: BusinessWire CORVALLIS, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inpria, a pioneer in high-resolution metal oxide photoresists for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), today announced that it has secured $23.5 million in Series B funding from a stellar syndicate representing leading players from across the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. This new financing was led by existing investor, […]

Seattle startup, Matcherino, secures additional funding.

Credit: Geekwire, Taylor Soper The burgeoning eSports industry is spawning new startups like Matcherino that help support a growing ecosystem, and investors are taking notice. Seattle-based Matcherino raised another $1.5 million this week from previous backers Madrona Venture Group and Vulcan Capital, along with other angel investors. Bend, Ore.-based Seven Peaks Ventures […]