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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

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Brandlive

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Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Geoloqi

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Portland Seed Fund 03/01/12

Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12

Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12

SERPs

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Portland Seed Fund 09/01/12

Portland Seed Fund 08/01/11

Timeline

August 1, 2010

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

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.

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

Beeminder is a Portland, Oregon-based 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.

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

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

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

Riveter is a Seattle-based company.

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

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

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

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Alan Wizemann

Mentor

Angela Jackson

Investor

Belinda Runkle

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Brent Hieggelke

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Chris Logan

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Dan Warner

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Daren Nelson

Investor

Diane Fraiman

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Dino Vendetti

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Doug Gould

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Drew Smith

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Eli Tucker

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Elias Rubel

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James McDermott

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Jenn Lynch

Employee

Jim Huston

Investor

Jodi Garber-Simon

Employee

Joey Nelson

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Joshua Blank

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JR Storment

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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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