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

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Beeminder

Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12

Brandlive

Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12

Cloudability

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Geoloqi

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Globe Sherpa

Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12

Homeschool Snowboarding

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Indow Windows

Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12

Mobilitus

Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12

OnTheGo Platforms

Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12

SERPs

Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12

Superbly

Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12

Tellagence

Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12

Vizify

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Timeline

August 1, 2010

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Globe Sherpa

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

Machine learning
Portland, Oregon
CrowdStreet

CrowdStreet is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded in 2013 by Tore C. Steen.

Software
Portland, Oregon
Vizify

Vizify is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded by Todd Silverstein.

Finance
Portland, Oregon
AppThwack

AppThwack is a company founded by Trent Peterson.

Consumer electronics
Glider

Company

Business intelligence (BI)
Portland, Oregon
Beeminder

Beeminder is a Portland, Oregon-based quantified self company founded by Bethany Soule.

Quantified Self
Portland, Oregon
Gliph

Gliph is a bitcoin company founded by Robert Banagale.

Bitcoin
LaunchSide

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

Management consulting
Portland, Oregon
Homeschool Snowboarding

Company

Celly

Company

Mobile enterprise
Portland, Oregon
Comic Rocket

Comic Rocket is a Portland, Oregon-based gaming company.

Gaming
Portland, Oregon
Geoloqi

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

Portland, Oregon
Riveter

Riveter is a Seattle-based company.

Freelancer
Seattle
Lumen Learning

Lumen Learning is a Portland, Oregon-based college recruiting company founded by David Wiley.

College recruiting
Portland, Oregon
AudioName

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

Social media
Portland, Oregon
Wild Friends Foods

Wild Friends Foods is a Portland, Oregon-based company.

Portland, Oregon
Tell It In 10

Tell It In 10 is a Portland, Oregon-based company.

Portland, Oregon
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Accelerator batch companies
Portland Seed Fund Aug 2011
Cloudability
Portland Seed Fund Mar 2012
Indow Windows
Portland Seed Fund Sep 2012
InGrid Solutions
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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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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

The Dyrt

Bigleaf Networks

Drone Complier

Megh Computing

NurseGrid

Snap2Insight

Streem

The Riveter

Wild Friends Foods

Zembula

References

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