After the dust the settled from all the big checks flying around the Bend Venture Conference, I found myself thinking that it seems like quite a few Bend startups raised money this year. So I cracked a beer and made a spreadsheet (because I know how to party).
As it turns out, Bend startups have pulled in more than $21 million
$19 million in 2016. There are more announcements to come before year’s end. Now granted more than half of this figure is from Kollective’s Series C, which was $12.25 million. However, the rest was seed and Series A funding for Central Oregon’s latest batch of promising startups.
First a few caveats: This is not an exhaustive list. Instead it’s the funding that was publicly announced this year so far, cross checked with Crunchbase data. There are probably some companies I’ve missed — and perhaps some in this list have gone on to raise more.