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General Information

Websiteportlandseedfund.com
Blogportlandseedfund....
Twitter@pdxseedfund
Phone503-419-3007
Emailinfo@portlandseed...
Employees
Founded8/2010

Funds

Total$8M
Fund I, 1/2011 $3M
Fund II, 12/2013 $5M

Offices

Fox Tower
805 SW Broadway
Suite 2440
Portland, OR, 97205
USA

People

Partner
Venture Partner
Co-Managing Director
Program Coordinator

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Portland Seed Fund

The Portland Seed Fund finds and surrounds the most promising seed-stage companies with capital, mentors and contacts to nurture and encourage vigorous economic growth within Oregon.

The Portland Seed Fund selects entrepreneurs with great venture ideas and the passion and grit to see them through. With no specific company quota in mind, they typically invest in classes of six to ten ventures at a time. Each selected venture starts with an initial $25,000 investment, and upon a 90 day mentoring program, they see how these entrepreneurs progress.

The Portland Seed Fund team surrounds each cohort of companies with mentors, subject matter experts and a peer group of entrepreneurs that understand their obstacles and share their successes. Portland Seed Fund also reserves follow-on capital for top performers and the ability to introduce seed-stage companies to more funding opportunities, partners and acquirers. The cycle is repeated every six months, resulting in ~25 investments every two years. Portland Seed Fund is sector-agnostic in investments and favor capital-efficient, highly-scalable companies with high-growth potential.

The Portland Seed Fund was established in 2010, beginning with a $500,000 grant from the Portland Development Commission. As of December 2012, the fund had raised $5 million from government backed entities and private investors. It is managed by Bridge City Ventures, which does business as Portland Seed Fund.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Muut 4/2014Seed$770k2
OnTheGo Platforms 1/2014Seed$713k15
Minetta Brook 7/2013Seed$2M4
Indie Vinos 4/2013Seed1
Glider 4/2013Seed$1M4
Alum.ni 4/2013Seed1
PrestoBox 3/2013Seed$25k1
AppThwack 3/2013Seed$600k4
RallyCause 2/2013Seed$25k1
Celly 2/2013Seed$1.4M3
Vadio 11/2012Angel$750k10
Brandlive 10/2012Partial Close$65k1
Mobilitus 10/2012Seed1
Simple Emotion 9/2012Seed1
Wikisway 9/2012Seed$140k1
InGrid Solutions 9/2012Seed$25k1
CoCollage 8/2012Seed$25k1
Indow Windows 6/2012Series A$1.3M3
Tellagence 5/2012Seed$25k1
Beeminder 3/2012Seed$25k1
Good Works Now 3/2012Seed$25k1
Tell It In 10 3/2012Seed$25k1
Showkicker 3/2012Seed$25k1
Gliph 3/2012Seed$25k1
GlobeSherpa 3/2012Seed$25k1
SERPs 3/2012Seed$25k1
4-Tell 1/2012Series A$1M7
Cloudability 12/2011Seed$1.1M7
Comic Rocket 11/2011Seed$25k1
Homeschool Snowboarding 11/2011Seed$25k1
LaunchSide 11/2011Seed$25k1
Hively 11/2011Seed$25k1
AudioName 11/2011Seed$25k1
LaunchSide.com 7/2011Seed$25k1
Geoloqi 7/2011Seed$350k4
Vizify 7/2011Seed$25k1
4-Tell 7/2011Seed$25k1

Videos

Sources

  1. Portland Seed Fund could hit $3 million mark with Portland Development Commission vote (oregonlive.com) [edit]
  2. Portland Seed Fund ready to start investing after closing $5M round (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  3. Silicon Forest (oregonlive.com) [edit]
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  4. Moot Rebrands As Muut (Yes, Really), Raises $770K To Make Online Forums Less Ugly (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. OnTheGo Raises $700k Seed Round From Foundry Group’s AngelList Syndicate And Others To Improve Smart Glasses (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Minetta Brook Raises $2M In Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  8. Glider Launches At Disrupt NY With SaaS That Automates Approving And Signing Contracts, Adds Intelligence To Deal Flow (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  10. PrestoBox Secures $25,000 Seed Financing Round (xconomy.com) [edit]
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  13. With $1.4M In Tow, Celly Launches On iOS To Let Anyone Create An Instant Mobile Social Network (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Vadio wants to turn the world’s radio stations into music television (gigaom.com) [edit]
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  18. Portland Seed Fund announces third class of startups -- including one from Iceland (oregonlive.com) [edit]
  19. Portland Seed Fund III: This time, it’s digital (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
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  21. Indow Windows Completes Series A Financing (marketwire.com) [edit]
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  23. Portland Seed Fund continues to grow: Eight startups join PSF second class (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  24. Portland Seed Fund continues to grow: Eight startups join PSF second class (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  25. Portland Seed Fund continues to grow: Eight startups join PSF second class (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  26. Portland Seed Fund continues to grow: Eight startups join PSF second class (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  27. Portland Seed Fund continues to grow: Eight startups join PSF second class (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  28. Portland Seed Fund continues to grow: Eight startups join PSF second class (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  29. Portland Seed Fund continues to grow: Eight startups join PSF second class (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  30. Could have foretold this one: Portland Seed Fund alum 4-Tell snags $1 million round (siliconflorist.com) [edit]
  31. Cloudability Raises $1.1M To Help Businesses Manage And Monitor Cloud Costs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  32. Comic Rocket Raises $25K in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  33. Homeschool Snowboarding Raises $25K (finsmes.com) [edit]
  34. LaunchSide Raises $25K (finsmes.com) [edit]
  35. Hively Receives $25K Seed Investment (finsmes.com) [edit]
  36. Audioname Receives $25K investment from Portland Seed Fund (finsmes.com) [edit]
  37. Portland Seed Fund (portlandseedfund.com) [edit]
  38. Futuristic Location Platform Geoloqi Will Live, Lands Funding (readwriteweb.com) [edit]
  39. Portland Seed Fund announces first round of investments (oregonlive.com) [edit]
  40. Portland Seed Fund Announces Companies for Inaugural Investment Class (community.oen.org) [edit]
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