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Portland Seed Fund

Portland Seed Fund

A microventure capital firm that invests in pre-seed and seed-stage companies in the Pacific Northwest

The Portland Seed Fund is a microventure capital firm that invests in seed and early stage ventures. Founded in 2010 by Angela Jackson at Portland, Oregon, it invests on pre-seed and seed-stage companies in the Pacific Northwest. The majority of these investments are in Oregon while 10-20% are in other parts of the Northwest. The company typically invests $50,000 to $100,000 with participation in multiple follow on rounds in any business sector. Most of these investments are in the B2B software / SaaS sector with focus on data infrastructure, healthcare IT, direct-to-consumer services, e commerce, mobile, cleantech, food, and apparel. 

The company usually makes 10-20 investments per year. Since 2001, this firm has invested $8 million in more than 90 companies who have gone on to raise more than $370 million from other sources. More than half of PSF companies have a female or person of color on the founding team, and more than a third have a female CEO. 

Portfolio companies

Company
Cohort
Founders

4-Tell

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Beeminder

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Brandlive

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Geoloqi

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Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12



Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11



Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12



Mobilitus

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Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12



SERPs

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Superbly

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Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12



Vizify

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Timeline

August 1, 2010

Founded

Funded Companies

17 Results
Company
Company
Description
Description
Website
Website
Industry
Industry
Location
Location

GlobeSherpa was a company that focuses on mobile payments and ticketing for transit, parking, and events at local destinations, founded by Michael Gray and Nat Parker.

Vizify is a company founded by Todd Silverstein.

AppThwack is a company founded by Trent Peterson.

Beeminder is a quantified self company founded by Bethany Soule.

Gliph is a bitcoin company founded by Robert Banagale.

LaunchSide is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded by Chris Chong.

Geoloqi is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded by Amber Case.

Comic Rocket is a gaming company.

AudioName is a Portland, Oregon-based social media company.

Lumen Learning is a college recruiting company.

Riveter is a Seattle-based company.

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alan Wizemann

Mentor



Angela Jackson

Investor



Belinda Runkle

Mentor



Brent Hieggelke

Mentor



Chris Logan

Mentor



Dan Warner

Mentor



Daren Nelson

Investor



Diane Fraiman

Mentor



Dino Vendetti

Mentor



Doug Gould

Mentor



Drew Smith

Mentor



Eli Tucker

Mentor



Elias Rubel

Mentor



James McDermott

Mentor



Jenn Lynch

Employee



Jim Huston

Investor



Jodi Garber-Simon

Employee



Joey Nelson

Mentor



Joshua Blank

Mentor



JR Storment

Mentor



Justin Thiele

Mentor



Maciej Skierkowski

Mentor



Matt Hixson

Mentor



Nitin Rai

Mentor



Raj Kulkarni

Investor



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Companies

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The Dyrt







Bigleaf Networks







Drone Complier







Megh Computing







NurseGrid







Snap2Insight







Streem







The Riveter







Wild Friends Foods







Zembula







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