Portfolio Companies

Portland Seed Fund’s investments to date are from diverse industries and business models but share a common throughline: the demonstration of both capital efficiency and high growth potential. Following Portland Seed Fund’s initial investment, Portland Seed Fund portfolio companies have gone on to secure nearly $125 million in outside capital and several significant exit events, such as acquisition by public companies in their industries.

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2Morrow is a digital health company that offers a suite of research-based programs powered by our Behavior Change Engine, including the award-winning Healthy Habits app and the clinically-proven SmartQuit smoking cessation program.


Retail & ECommerce

4-Tell provides a personalization system for online merchants to increase shopper engagement, conversion and sales while providing business insights to merchandisers and marketers.


Marketing Applications

ActionSprout is on a mission to make Facebook the most powerful platform on the planet for good. Nonprofits, NGOs, foundations and Facebook depend on ActionSprout to help them do the right things at the right time on the world's largest social network.



Amplion is driving the promise of precision medicine by delivering key clinical information that informs strategic decisions for personalized care.


Developer Tools

Acquired by AMAZON in 2015

Appthwack (now AWS Device Farm) helps companies improve the quality of their iOS, Android, and web applications by testing against hundreds of real phones and tablets in the AWS Cloud.


Apparel & Outdoor

Argent makes functional work clothes for women with attitude.


Developer Tools

Auth0 is the leader in zero-friction identity infrastructure, built for developers.


Consumer Internet

Track progress toward a goal on your yellow brick road - pay a price if you fall off-track.

Better Bean

Food & Beverage

Acquired by Hain Celestial in 2017

Better Bean makes premium, fresh packed, ready to eat beans sold in refrigerated tubs as a tasty and healthy alternative to canned beans.

Bigleaf Networks

Business Applications

Bigleaf's SD-WAN service improves the reliability and performance of cloud applications like VoIP, SaaS, and VPNs for businesses with a software-controlled overlay network on top of the customers' internet connections to automatically re-route and prioritize traffic.

Brand Genie

Marketing Applications

The world’s first automated branding agency, Brand Genie has radically reduced the timeline and price point of branding and design to help small businesses create beautiful logo assets and websites.


Marketing Applications

Brandlive's cloud-based live marketing platform for retailers seamlessly integrates live video, social interaction and instant conversion into a single, customizable user interface.

MedTech's SmartExam is a virtual physician assistant that automates up to 90% of the time providers spend diagnosing and treating common conditions such as colds, flus and earaches through an easy-to-use online clinical exam accessible from patients' home computers or mobile devices.



Acquired by Exitus in 2017

Celly empowers over 1,000,000 students, teachers, parents, and organizations to communicate, collaborate, and crowdfund.


Developer Tools

Cloudability manages more than $2 billion in cloud spending with data-driven cloud cost management software, analytics and optimization algorithms for IT and developers.


Retail & ECommerce

Collexion is an online destination for collectors to pursue their passions. We connect the entire collecting world in one place using search and online community. Winner, Angel Oregon 2016.

Complier Enterprise

Business Applications

Complier Enterprise enables drone flight operations management, data management, compliance, and invoicing in a single, simple app.

Crowd Supply

Retail & ECommerce

Crowd Supply is a curated crowdfunding platform for exceptionally transparent and creative manufactured goods.



CrowdStreet is disrupting the commercial real estate industry by enabling real estate operators and developers to efficiently engage in online capital formation, communicate with investors, distribute investment documents and centralize ongoing investor relations.

Marketing Applications harnesses real-time behavioral data and advanced segmentation across web and mobile channels to power a behavioral messaging platform that automates hyper-personalized customer communication at scale.



DesignMedix develops innovative therapeutics to combat drug-resistant diseases. With a focus on small molecules for infectious disease, DesignMedix has built a pipeline with programs from early lead optimization toward start of clinical trials. The lead program is a malaria cure being readied for Phase I clinical trials.


Business Applications

Droplr's visual collaboration app puts teams on the same page with less back and forth chatter, fewer wordy emails, and more clarity. Show, don’t tell.

Energy Storage Systems

Clean Tech

ESS Inc. was founded to enable a renewable energy future by manufacturing a cost-effective, reliable, and environmentally-friendly All-Iron Flow Battery (IFB)s with one one of the lowest installed cost/kWh storage systems on the market.


Developer Tools

Acquired by ESRI in 2012

Mobile/web platform for geolocation apps.


Business Applications

Acquired by FPX in 2014

Contract management and process automation for the Fortune 1000.


Business Applications

Acquired by RIDESCOUT in 2015

Moovel Transit (formerly GlobeSherpa) provides secure, convenient mobile ticketing for transit commuters and more.


Apparel & Outdoor

Handful designs functional, comfortable sports bras and athletic apparel for women. Handful bras flatter, not flatten, with a design that works for women of all sizes - including breast cancer survivors.


Apparel & Outdoor

Homeschool Outerwear is an action sports lifestyle brand. With hyper-breathable technology and durability combined with a timeless aesthetic, Homeschool can be found in specialty snowsports retailers in the U.S., Canada, Japan, China and the U.K.


Clean Tech

HoneyComb makes agriculture more productive using drones, software, and big data analytics.


Business Applications

Hubb is a content management system for conferences and meetings that automates the process of submitting, reviewing, approving, and publishing conference session content. Hubb's software also helps manage exhibitors and sponsors, build attendee schedules, and manage event staffing.



iFlipd is the only place you can rent college textbooks for as short as one week – iFlipd's pay-as-you-play model lets students check out any textbook title for a minimal fee.

Indow Window

Clean Tech

Indow Windows builds thermal window inserts that are quick to install and aesthetically pleasing, saving homeowners money and energy without the replacement window price tag or hassle.


Clean Tech

IOTAS provides the multifamily real estate industry with a platform enabling smart apartments that provide building data and a new revenue source from tenants.


Business Applications

LeadMethod helps companies automate the lead capture and distribution process, generate real-time feedback from their distributors and channel partners, and make data-driven decisions to increase revenue.


Food & Beverage

Lish delivers fresh, chilled, ready-to-heat meals from top chefs for $10 to $18.



Lumen Learning creates digital course materials that replace expensive textbooks in high-enrollment courses for higher education saving students millions of dollars every term.


Marketing Applications

Acquired by CHIRPIFY in 2014

Measureful is a platform that collects online marketing data and distills into simple, insightful stories for managers.


Retail & ECommerce

Promogogo from Mobilitus is a management tool for live events and entertainment.


Business Applications

Muut powers lively discussions for tens of thousands of websites and blogs, making users happier and more likely to return.



NemaMetrix is a research and drug discovery platform based on the C. elegans (nematode worm) model. NemaMetrix's ScreenChip technology provides in vivo results 100 times faster and cheaper than traditional mouse-model systems.


Business Applications

Notion is the analytics layer for modern business teams, empowering answers to simple questions without the complex effort typical of general purpose business intelligence tools.



NurseGrid helps hospitals put the right nurse in the right place at the right time by streamlining the flow of communications between nurses and nurse managers.

Onboard Dynamics

Clean Tech

Onboard Dynamics is commercializing revolutionary natural gas compression capability integrated into automotive engines, enabling natural gas vehicle refueling from the existing low pressure natural gas grid infrastructure.

OnTheGo Platforms

Developer Tools

Acquired by ATHEER in 2015

Making smart glasses smarter.


Marketing Applications

Opal is a collaboration platform for brand marketing teams. The Opal Platform facilities the production and orchestration of the brand marketing process, enabling the visualization, alignment and deployment of campaigns across all marketing channels.

Owl Insights


Owl Insights drives lower costs and improved health outcomes for behavioral health providers with a cloud-based outcomes and analytics platform that tracks patient-reported outcomes using a digital library of clinically-validated, evidence-based assessments.


Food & Beverage

Poached is a smarter way to hire for restaurants, bars and hotels. Poached streamlines the hiring process for both employers and workers and is the leading platform for jobs in the food, beverage and restaurant industry.


Consumer Internet

Rooster is the pay it forward movement: A place where neighbors help, borrow and share with one another for free.


Business Applications

Acquired by (Private equity) in 2017

Cloud-based rank tracking software tools that help SEO professionals monitor and optimize website performance.


Retail & ECommerce

Acquired by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in 2017

Sightbox offers a full-service vision care subscription plan that takes care of finding and paying doctors, fulfilling prescriptions and providing a regular delivery of 1-day, 2 week, or monthly disposable contact lenses.

Simple Emotion

Business Applications

Simple Emotion utilizes cutting-edge emotion and speech analysis algorithms to provide unprecedented human-to-machine communication for applications including customer service and healthcare.

Society Nine

Apparel & Outdoor

Society Nine is the brand for the fight within every woman. The company designs, manufactures and retails boxing training gear and sportswear for the 17.5 million women around the world who exercise in combat fitness.


Business Applications

Acquired by Atheer in 2017

SpaceView lets salespeople and interior designers place virtual objects in a photo of a room using 3D technology, streamlining the visual approval process.
Winner of Angel Oregon Spring 2015.


Consumer Internet

Surefield combines proprietary 3D home-tour technology with experienced full-service agents to provide a better home selling experience.


Business Applications

Tellagence provides television networks, agencies and brands the ability to segment social tv audiences based on how they interact and behave.

The Dyrt

Apparel & Outdoor

The Dyrt leverages user-generated reviews and content to build the go-to resource for finding the perfect campground, and connects outdoor industry brands with the 40 million consumers who reserve campgrounds online.


Business Applications

Vadio partners with digital media publishers to increase revenue with streaming video channels, offering brands an unparalleled ability to target consumers via premium streaming content.


Consumer Internet

Acquired by YAHOO in 2016

Transforming personal web identities with visualization tools.

Wild Friends Foods

Food & Beverage

Wild Friends makes delicious and nourishing nut butters made from non-GMO, organic and natural ingredients.


Apparel & Outdoor

Wildfang is a fashion and lifestyle brand liberating menswear one bowtie at a time. With physical and online retail locations, Wildfang is a fresh take on tomboy culture and a home for badass women.


Marketing Applications

Zembula is an engagement platform that creates interactive content for email, SMS, and social media to help enterprise marketers make messaging more interactive and engaging.

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