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We find and surround the most promising seed-stage companies with capital, mentoring and contacts to nurture vigorous economic growth in Oregon.
We select entrepreneurs with a great idea and the passion and grit to see it through. We invest in ‘classes’ of 6-8 entrepreneurs at a time, start them with an initial $25,000 investment, and see what they do in 90 days. We surround them with mentors, subject matter experts and a peer group of entrepreneurs that understand their challenges and share their successes. We reserve follow-on capital for top performers and introduce them to other funders, partners and acquirers. We repeat the cycle every six months, resulting in ~25 investments every two years.
We are sector-agnostic in our investments and favor capital-efficient, highly-scalable companies with high-growth potential. We passionately believe that the Portland, Oregon region is the best place to build entrepreneurial companies and proud of our role seeding the best growth companies efficiently and effectively.
Portland Seed Fund
Angela brings a decade’s experience placing 30+ angel investments (multiple sectors) and a serial entrepreneur family history to Portland Seed Fund. She has advised hundreds of entrepreneurs and seed‐stage companies across a broad spectrum of industries at AB Jackson Group, and also oversees the Portland State University Business Accelerator, with 25+ resident bio-tech, technology and clean-tech companies. She is current President of the Portland chapter of Keiretsu Forum, the largest angel network in the world, and was Chair of the state’s premier angel investment event, Angel Oregon, in 2010.
Prior, she served as a principal at Emergent, an incubator/investment fund for emerging technology and consumer products. Earlier in her career, she started and operated several small companies and drove key partner relationships and sales channels at Auctionpay (acquired by Global Payments: GPN) during a period of explosive growth. Very early, she trained for a career in ballet and spent three years sailing globally as a professional tall ships sailor. She holds a B.A. in English and History (Boston University) and a M.A. in Environmental Studies (University of Oregon).
Angela can’t turn off the switch that sniffs out and grows potential, whether scouting entrepreneurs, raising her kids, locating the next hotspot or collecting emerging artists. When not thus engaged, she is usually home enjoying great dinners with her husband and kids.
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on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in OR, Sponsored by Perkins Coie, Oregon Angel Fund, SocialRadius
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