Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Deal Watch: VCs invest 15 million in Jive Software
October 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007

GNAWING ON A RED VINE, Dave Hersh, who recently negotiated a $15 million venture capital investment in his company, strides through Jive Software’s Portland offices with the confidence of someone who knows he’s got a good thing going.

 

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Columbia Forest Products heads for Greensboro
September 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007

The sting of the news that Oregon will lose another large corporate headquarters with Columbia Forest Products uprooting to Greensboro, N.C., was softened a bit by the fact that retiring CEO Harry Demorest, a longtime civic and business leader, plans to remain in town and involved. Demorest, 65, will stay on the board of Columbia Forest Products and remain a member of the Oregon Investment Council.

 

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FEI Co. creates video game to popularize nanoscience
September 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007

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Like many science and technology-oriented companies, the folks at FEI Company are prone to worries about where their next generation of workers is going to come from.

 

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Fertile ground in Silicon Forest?
September 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007

JayEisenlohr.jpgYou’ve always had to have big ideas. Right now you have to  have a very, very  big idea." — JAY EISENLOHR,  AMBRIC

 

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Lesson for Portland public market from Vancouver's failure
September 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007

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The indoor Vancouver Farmers Market at Esther Short Park closes at the end of this month, crushed by debt and a bad business plan.

 

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