72 Investments in 50 Companies
4 Acquisitions
Portland, OR
Funds Raised:
Startups, Finance
The Portland Seed Fund finds and surrounds the most promising seed-stage companies with capital.

Investor Details


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.

Current Team (4)


Past Team (1)

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    Lynn Le

    Jun, 2012 - Sep, 2013

Investments (72)

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    Identity-as-a-service. Authenticate and authorize apps and APIs with any identity provider...

    $2.4M  / Seed with 3 other investors

    Sep 17, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    DesignMedix develops drugs to treat diseases caused by drug-resistant pathogens.

    $1.5M  / Series A with 5 other investors

    Jul 17, 2014 - Series A Details
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    Droplr is an online file-sharing application that provides simple photo and text sharing services.

    $260k  / Seed

    May 5, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    SERPs provides search engine optimization dashboard solutions for correlation tracking and...

    undisclosed amount  / Seed

    Apr 22, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    GlobeSherpa is an OR software company specialized in mobile payments and ticketing for transit,...

    undisclosed amount  / Seed

    Apr 10, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    Moot is a discussion platform providing a clean user interface, persistent content and deep...

    $770k  / Seed with 1 other investor

    Apr 9, 2014 - Seed Round Details
  • Fm8ptx5q6usgrtp6qi3w builds software that cuts the cost of healthcare visits by up to 80%.

    undisclosed amount  / Seed

    Apr 3, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    NurseGrid is the first scheduling and communication solution designed for nurses, by nurses.

    undisclosed amount  / Seed

    Apr 3, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    Energy Storage Systems

    At ESS, they develop products to improve the future of power.

    undisclosed amount  / Seed

    Mar 27, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    HoneyComb is an Oregon-based company focused on drone based aerial imaging solutions for...

    undisclosed amount  / Seed

    Mar 24, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    Surefield is a residential real estate brokerage headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

    undisclosed amount  / Seed

    Mar 1, 2014 - Seed Round Details
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    Better Bean

    Better Bean offers a locally-grown line of freshly made beans in recyclable containers.

    undisclosed amount  / Series A

    Jan 31, 2014 - Series A Details

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Fox Tower

    805 SW Broadway

    Suite 2440

    Portland, OR 97205


News (3)


Images (1)

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