Did the jobs board literally blow up? No. That would dangerous. But there’s been a bit of a jobs-plosion in the last two weeks. It’s exciting and leaves us feeling a bit motivational.
Cascade Angels announced today that the fund has invested $100,000 in Bend-based startup LeadMethod (also one of our #50startups). LeadMethod provides channel sales management software to companies that sell through independent sales reps and distributors.
Binary Star Systems, a Bend-based startup focused on creating apps that promote interaction with people, launched a culinary competition app today. Called FoodFu, the app lets you create a Chopped-like experience in your own kitchen.
Nacho Cove recently announced that it raised $1 million in seed funding from angel investors. The startup (one of our #50startups) provides a mobile email client — Nacho Mail — that integrates email, calendar and contacts, and adapts to its users needs through its AI management tool.
For the students at BendPoly school has been in for summer. The inaugural class of 16 is about halfway through the summer digital marketing course. Following is a guest post (courtesy of Bluebird Strategies’ blog) from Alex Spearman, a senior from Hawaii Pacific and a BendPoly student, about what’s she’s learned so far.
Droplr and its co-founders Josh Bryant and Levi Nunnink moved from California to Bend two years ago in search of a better lifestyle for their growing families and a place where they could grow their file-sharing startup. The pair tapped into many of Oregon’s startup resources, taking advantage of Portland accelerator programs and local angel and VC funding, eventually raising more than $850,000.
Both startup activity and funding is on the rise in Bend. Startups here received $15,850,000 in investment over the past year, according to Brian Vierra, EDCO’s venture catalyst.
My BendTECH inbox overfloweth with news and job openings and hirings. So we’re taking all these little bits and putting them into one glorious, shining, don’t-look-straight-at-it-because-you-might-go-blind NEWS AND JOBS ROUNDUP. Try to keep calm.