7 10, 2021

Oregon Venture Fund adds new principal as it aspires to bigger investments

By |2021-10-07T09:04:03+00:00October 7th, 2021|Angel, Oregon|0 Comments

Oregon hasn’t produced many prominent startups in the past two decades, but among those that have thrived, a large portion have one thing in common: an early investment from the Oregon Venture Fund. The regional firm manages $250 million in investments and says it has produced a 34% average annual return for its investors since [...]

10 03, 2021

Portland Seed Fund stands to reap a windfall from Seattle company’s $6.5 billion sale

By |2021-03-10T10:09:47+00:00March 10th, 2021|Oregon|0 Comments

A major technology deal in Seattle could have big implications for entrepreneurship in Portland. Identity authentication startup Auth0 sold Wednesday for $6.5 billion in stock to Okta, a larger rival that provides its own security technology. Founded in 2013, Auth0 received early funding from the Portland Seed Fund, which backs early stage companies in the [...]

9 12, 2020

University of Oregon opens new bioengineering and health research center

By |2020-12-09T14:17:00+00:00December 9th, 2020|Oregon|0 Comments

 The University of Oregon (UO) is celebrating the official opening of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. “This marks a transformational moment in our university’s 144-year history," UO president Michael H. Schill said. "The Knight Campus builds upon our proud history of exceptional basic science and immediately broadens and deepens our impact [...]

24 10, 2019

Cascade Seed Fund raising sixth fund to invest in more Pacific Northwest startups 

By |2019-10-24T08:15:08+00:00October 24th, 2019|Oregon, Venture Capital|0 Comments

Early-stage entrepreneurs in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest have a new source of funding available. Cascade Angels Fund today announced that it is rebranding as Cascade Seed Fund, which just raised $5.4 million for an initial close of its sixth fund. The Bend, Ore.-based firm aims to make an average investment of $250,000 in young tech [...]

14 08, 2019

Portland Seed Fund raises $13.9M for third fund, looks to invest in more early-stage startups 

By |2019-08-14T12:51:40+00:00August 14th, 2019|Oregon, State or Government|0 Comments

Portland Seed Fund has raised its largest fund yet as the firm looks to invest in more startups up and down the west coast. PSF just closed its third fund, raising $13.9 million, nearly double the size of its second fund and triple the size of its first. The firm, founded in 2011, is one of [...]

12 06, 2019

I3 seed funding program awards grants to five research teams

By |2019-06-12T08:09:38+00:00June 12th, 2019|Oregon, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund|0 Comments

Five interdisciplinary teams have been awarded seed funding to pursue innovative research projects. The recipients of the 2019 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives awards, known as I3 awards, were announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The program will award up to $50,000 to the following UO research teams: Heidi Kaufman, English, with [...]

31 01, 2019

U Oregona Interdisciplinary research seed funding program returns

By |2019-01-31T10:02:52+00:00January 31st, 2019|Oregon, Translational Research|0 Comments

A popular seed funding program designed to make it easier for UO faculty members to launch multidisciplinary projects is back with a new emphasis on helping researchers and scholars connect with one another. The 2019 Incubating Interdisciplinary Initiatives, or I 3, award program will kick off with a Feb. 4 information and “speed networking” session. “We [...]

24 01, 2019

Cleantech Companies Win $1.5M in Business Oregon Grants

By |2019-01-24T09:22:51+00:00January 24th, 2019|Oregon, State or Government|0 Comments

Seven cleantech startups affiliated with VertueLab, the nonprofit climate impact accelerator that helps fast-track development of clean technology solutions to reverse the climate crisis, were recently awarded $1.5 million in grants from Business Oregon's Enhanced Phase 0 Program. VertueLab is the nonprofit climate impact accelerator. Among the winning technologies are a foundation system for wind [...]

24 10, 2018

New innovation fund creates avenue for translational research at University of Oregon

By |2018-10-24T16:48:41+00:00October 24th, 2018|Oregon, Translational Research|0 Comments

The timeline for translating some UO research innovations into new products and businesses is about to get shorter thanks to a new seed grant program announced by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. The VPRI Innovation Fund will provide grants of $25,000 to $75,000 to qualifying UO faculty members to cover the [...]

3 07, 2018

ATAMI Launching pad: Expansion boosts Oregon State U incubator for high-tech mfg startups

By |2018-07-03T07:06:15+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Accelerator/incubator, Oregon|0 Comments

The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute is primarily a research facility, but for the moment the people in lab coats may be outnumbered by the people in hard hats and safety vests. A major expansion is underway at ATAMI, an academic-industrial research center and business incubator run by Oregon State University and housed in an [...]