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Portland Seed Fund

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April 20, 2021 3 PM - 4:15 PM PDT

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VIRTUAL EVENT
 
Portland Seed Fund - 10 Years of Growth
Portland Seed Fund is the premier seed stage investor in the Pacific Northwest. More than half of investee companies have either a female or minority founder, reflecting the diversity of the Pacific Northwest.
 
Angela Jackson and Jim Huston, Co-Managing Directors will share their amazing story. See below for biographies.
 
It all started 10 years ago. Join us for an inspiring story about:
  • Growth
  • Investment impact on the region
  • Changes
  • Trends going forward
  • A War Story
  • A Feel Good Story
  • A not so ordinary occurrence: one of their portfolio companies was acquired by a public company for $6.5 billion at the beginning of March.
A link to the webinar will be emailed to all registrants the day prior to the event.

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Huston

Jim Huston

Portland Seed Fund
Co-Managing Director

TWO-DECADE TRACK RECORD IN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT FOR INTEL (INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE AND SOFTWARE) AND EXXON (CLEAN TECH).
Jim has over 20 years of experience in early stage investing and advising for technological companies. Before establishing PSF with Angela Jackson in 2011, Jim was Managing Director at Bay Area growth capital firm Blueprint Ventures, and Director of Strategic Investments at Intel Capital. From those positions, Jim led the investment of more than $67 million dollars into 19 companies that saw returns of more than 2.5 times the invested capital. Along with his executive position at PSF, Jim also sits on the board of Onboard Dynamics. He has earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, a B.S. in engineering from the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, and has served as an adjunct professor at Portland State University and Lewis & Clark Law School.

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Jackson

Angela Jackson

Portland Seed Fund
Co-Managing Director

HAS HAD THE PASSION TO FOSTER BUSINESS SINCE CHILDHOOD.
Angela has 15 years of experience as a venture capitalist, angel investor, and as an advisor to startups in the technology, consumer products, cleantech, and mobile service industries. She co-founded PSF with Jim Huston in 2011, but also serves as the Director of Portland State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and manager of the Portland State University Business Accelerator. Her position at Portland State University allows her to monitor prospective and existing portfolio companies that originate from the university. Prior to her career as a consultant, Angela was principal at the incubator/investment fund, Emergent, had started and operated numerous small companies, and drove key partner relationships and channels at Auctionpay during a period of rapid growth. Angela previously served as Chair of Angel Oregon and President of Keiretsu Forum Portland chapter. Currently, she sits on the boards of the Angel Capital Association, Crowd Supply and TIE Oregon. She has earned a B.A. in English and History from Boston University, and an M.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon.

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April 20, 2021 11pm
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