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Raising the Stakes

The 2014 Bend Venture Conference set a record for the most cash, investments and prizes awarded at an angel conference in the Pacific Northwest. Investments in the six winning companies exceeded $1 million. The 11th annual conference was hosted by Economic Development of Central Oregon. Jason Moyer, BVC’s fund manager, tells us how they did […]

KidRunner selects Bend-based Composite Approach as 2015 market launch partner

kidRunner has selected Bend-based Composite Approach to bring the world’s first high performance, all-terrain, lightweight, pull-style kid jogger to market in 2015. The two Central Oregon businesses will collaborate on solution engineering to optimize the performance of the current kidRunner prototype as well as execution of initial scale production and manufacturing. Watch the innovation at […]

CrowdStreet launches $18.4M multifamily investment fund

January 21, 2015: Called Olympus Fund IV, the fund consists of three Class A multifamily assets in Texas and New Mexico with two to three additional multifamily properties expected to be added this year. By listing on CrowdStreet, Olympus Property aims to raise $18.4 million from accredited investors as part of a joint venture equity […]

OVERALL INVESTMENTS IN BEND VENTURE CONFERENCE COMPANIES EXCEED $1 MILLION

BEND, Ore. (January 5, 2015) – Cascade Angels Fund 2014, LLC has increased its financial position in the first and second place winners of the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) launch stage competition. This week, the Fund announced an additional $42,000 investment in Poached Jobs and an additional $48,000 investment in Amplion Research, pushing the overall […]

Record Breaking Amount Raised In Bend For Business Start Ups

Bend, Ore. – Cascade Angels Fund 2014, LLC has increased its financial position in the first and second place winners of the Bend Venture Conference (BVC) launch stage competition. This week, the Fund announced an additional $42,000 investment in Poached Jobs and an additional $48,000 investment in Amplion Research, pushing the overall BVC investment to […]

Already dominant in the Northwest, Bend Venture Conference on track to becoming premier angel conference in US

Now in its eleventh year, Bend Venture Conference set a record for Oregon angel conference investments in 2014, exceeding $1 million invested across companies like Amplion Research, Bright.md, CrowdStreet, Droplr, Manzama, and Poached Jobs. “In 2013, angels nationwide invested nearly as much money, but did 17 times more deals than venture capitalists,” said Jason Moyer, […]

Amplion wins big at the Bend Venture Conference with promise to become the Kayak of biomarkers

Amplion Research wants to make finding biological information as easy as searching for a flight on Kayak. And the 20-month-old maker of the BiomarkerBase data service is well on its way of fulfilling that mission after scoring the top prize at the Bend Venture Conference on Friday, outpacing four other startups to secure $400,000 in […]

OVER $900K IN FUNDING AWARDED AT BVC SHATTERS OREGON RECORD FOR ANGEL CONFERENCES

BEND, Ore. – October 17, 2014 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), today hosted the annual Bend Venture Conference (BVC), with a sold-out crowd of over 400 attendees, and announced the winners of over $900K in investments and total prizes. Side investment deals, which are still being finalized, are at approximately $175,000, bringing the […]

Can Bend become the next Boulder? This venture capitalist thinks so, and here’s why

BEND, Ore. — Venture capitalist Dino Vendetti is buzzing through his adopted hometown of Bend — showing off attractions that he thinks will one day establish this picturesque Central Oregon city as a new entrepreneurial hub. With a sports rack adorning his Toyota Prius, Vendetti — the founding partner of Bend-based Seven Peaks Ventures — […]

$500K ESTIMATED BVC INVESTMENT TO BREAK ANGEL CONFERENCE RECORD IN OREGON

Craft3 adds $26,500 to the 2014 BVC Fund, and launch stage finalists are announced Media Contacts: Brian Vierra EDCO Venture Catalyst 541.388.3236 ext. 5 brian@edcoinfo.com Jason Moyer Fund Manager for the 2014 BVC, LLC. 503.313.2334 jason.moyer@cascadiangroup.us BEND, Ore. – October 2, 2014 – Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO), host of the annual Bend Venture […]