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-a4ewNW  <a href="http://stsuyrdsxbua.com/">stsuyrdsxbua</a>, [url=http://jxbncwqffxai.com/]jxbncwqffxai[/url], [link=http://cdzkcywwoagz.com/]cdzkcywwoagz[/link], http://qmonclsvsrgj.com/+====== Feed the startups: Getting capital for Portland companies ====== 
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 + 
 +The big VC cities: 
 +  * San Francisco/Silicon Valley 
 +  * Boston 
 +  * Denver 
 + 
 +The problems in Portland: 
 +  * Not many success stories 
 +  * Few VC-funded businesses, few VCs 
 +  * Culture of free 
 +  * Side businesses 
 + 
 +What we need is $250k in funding, not $2-5 million. 
 + 
 +Angel rounds: 
 +  * Getting smaller (dollar-wise) in Portland 
 +  * Less convertible debt, more traditional (valuation-based) investments 
 +  * Angel timeline: 60 days - 6 months, lots of due diligence 
 +  * [[http://www.oregonstartups.com/angel_groups.html|Angels in Portland/NW]
 + 
 +State Investments: 
 +  * Oregon Investment Fund 
 +  * Oregon Growth Account 
 + 
 +Human capital in Portland: 
 +  * Young, over-educated, unemployed 
 + 
 +Ways of getting investment: 
 +  * Convertible notes 
 +  * Traditional  
 +  * Royalty note 
 + 
 +Things you can do (especially side project to startup): 
 +  * Get business help! Portland Ten, OTBC's TechVenture, find out whether your idea is viable 
 +  * Go pitch your side project, or listen to others pitch 
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