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|Articles - June 2013|
|Tuesday, May 28, 2013|
BY BRANDON SAWYER
Venture capitalists pumped $70.4 million into Oregon companies in the first quarter of 2013, a 142% increase over the same quarter in 2012 and equal to 80% of what Washington firms raked in. By contrast, Oregon’s $124.4 million total VC haul in 2012 represented just 14% of Washington’s $907.5 million and 1% of California’s $14.2 billion — more than half of all U.S. venture capital that year. Still, Oregon’s first quarter was the most lucrative since 2000 and involved just seven companies: Puppet Labs and Urban Airship received the lion’s share, $30 million and $25 million respectively, while Trustid, Avnera Corp., Celly, GlobeSherpa and Cedexis divided up the rest. All are in the Portland Metro area and in high-tech fields. So it’s no surprise that, nationally, software garnered the most venture capital by far in the first quarter and in 2012, followed by biotech. The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index, published by the University of San Francisco, has registered three consecutive quarters of increasing VC confidence, so Oregon startups can hope for even more cash infusions this year.
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Wednesday, April 01, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Leaders in Oregon's ag sector gathered this morning in Portland’s Coopers Hall winery/taproom to discuss the role of the region as an export gateway, impediments to exporting products and solutions to containerized shipping challenges.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
BY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
There are more than 160 farmers markets in Oregon, contributing an estimated $50 million in sales, according to the Oregon Farmers Markets Association. We checked in on the Forest Grove market, which for several years has brought local produce and food vendors to Main Street in the center of town.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
BY GARY CONKLING | GUEST BLOGGER
Avoiding a crisis is a great way to burnish your reputation, increase brand loyalty and become a market leader.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The Wilsonville-based company is targeting GoPro enthusiasts with its latest release. Is spy gear poised to go mainstream?
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Like all good journalists, the OB editorial staff typically eschews freebies. But health care costs being what they are, digital news editor Jacob Palmer couldn't resist ZoomCare's offer of a free three-in-one (cleaning, exam, whitening) dental office visit, guaranteed to take no more than 57 minutes.
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Martha Richards, executive director of the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER
There are winners and losers with a strengthening U.S. dollar.
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