Amplion, the Bend-based biotech startup, continues to swoop up money. The company took home the $150,000 launch stage investment today at the Roseburg Angel Investor Network (RAIN) conference.

Amplion CTO Adam Carroll was competing against some familiar faces including Tore Steen, CEO of Crowdstreet and Kirk Thornby, CEO of Poached Jobs. All three Oregon startups were at the Bend Venture Conference last month.

Amplion is the creator of BioMarkerBase, a knowledge base that helps drug companies identify the most important biomarkers to include in clinical trials, and helps diagnostics companies identify the biomarkers that will power next generation diagnostic tests. 

The RAIN conference wasn’t Carroll’s first rodeo. He also emerged victorious from BVC as well, winning the launch stage competition and garnering Amplion nearly $400,000 in investment. Poached and Crowdstreet walked away with $100,000 and $150,000 in total BVC investments respectively.

This was the second RAIN conference. Homeschool Apparel, also a BVC finalist, was last year’s winner.

 

 

Kelly Kearsley

Kelly Kearsley, the co-founder of StartupBend.com, is passionate about startups, entrepreneurship and Bend. In addition to writing this blog, she creates content and manages content projects for global financial companies, tech firms and startups. She began her career as a newspaper journalist and later worked as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in WSJ.com, Money Magazine, CNNMoney, MSNBC and Runner's World. See her work at kellykearsley.contently.com or kellykearsley.com.

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