portland News of 11/19/19
Corporate, Public Investments Spur Interest In Pacific Northwest Startups
Dan Burgar Contributor Share on Twitter Dan Burgar is President of the Vancouver VR/AR Association , where he has helped develop the city's ecosystem into the second largest VR/AR hub globally. He's ...
Coding Training And Outsourcing Service Catalyte Launches A Toolkit For Corporate ‘Up-Skilling’
Catalyte , the Baltimore-based coding training and placement service, has launched a new software service designed to take its machine learning-based skills-assessment and training program to companies around the country. With revenues already ...
Sidewalk Labs Spins Out Urban Data-Gathering Tool Replica Into A Company
Replica, the data-gathering tool created within Sidewalk Labs that maps the movement of people in cities, is now a company. The newly formed company, which is headed by Nick Bowden, also announced Thursday it has raised $11 million in a Series A ...
Ready, Set, Raise — The Y Combinator For Female Founders — Announces Second Cohort
About one-fourth of the startups in Y Combinator’s summer batch had a female founder. Not the most disappointing statistic if you consider this: Companies with at least one female founder have raised only about 11% of venture capital funding ...
Uber Launches PIN Feature To Cut Wait Times At U.S. Airports, Starting In Portland
Uber is piloting a new PIN feature at the Portland International Airport that will give riders a one-time 6-digit numeric code in an effort to speed up pickup times and reduce traffic congestion. The PIN, or personal identification number, ...
Some Reassuring Data For Those Worried Unicorns Are Wrecking The Bay Area
Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and ...
Bottomless Has A Solution For Lazy Coffee Addicts
If you’re like me, you let out a heavy sigh every month or so when you reach out and unexpectedly find an empty bag of coffee. Bottomless , one of the 200-plus startups in Y Combinator’s latest batch, has a solution for us caffeine ...
Clutter Confirms SoftBank-Led $200m Investment For Its On-Demand Storage Service
There’s plenty of speculation right now around apparently disgruntled investors in SoftBank’s Vision Fund , but the drum continues to beat and the checks continue to be written. The latest deal for the $100 billion mega-fund is Clutter, ...
Pro.Com Raises $33m For Its Home Improvement Platform
Pro.com is basically a general contractor for the age of Uber and Prime Now. While the company started out as a marketplace for hiring home improvement professionals, it has now morphed into a general contractor and serves Denver, Phoenix San ...
Apple Plans Major US Expansion Including A New $1 Billion Campus In Austin
Apple has announced a major expansion that will see it open a new campus in North Austin and open new offices in Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles as it bids to increase its workforce in the U.S. The firm said it intends also to significantly ...
How To Get To The Polls For Free At The 2018 Midterm Elections
In case you haven’t heard, polls will open Tuesday morning across the U.S. for the 2018 midterm elections . It’s a big deal, so go vote. And this year, there are more free ways to get to the polls than ever before thanks to a variety of ...