We're always pleased to see our startups growing and hiring talented folks. If you're looking for a new gig or are simply curious about the roles available at PIE alum companies, please consider the following job openings: Cloudability (17 open positions) droplr (6 open positions) Lytics (4 open positions) Simple (25 open positions) Uncorked Studios … Continue reading Want to work for a PIE alum?
When PIE alum Uncorked Studios began rethinking fitness tracking technology with adidas, the team was driven to get to the core of a nagging question: Your health is so much more than just your daily activities. It’s a reflection of your holistic well-being, from getting enough sleep and proper nutrition to practicing mindfulness and participating … Continue reading PIE alum Uncorked Studios partners with adidas on “All Day”
It's always nice to see PIE alums getting interesting opportunities. That's why we're incredibly happy to report that PIE alum Lytics will be participating in the new accelerator for Snapchat's parent company, Snap. According to Fast Company: R/GA executive vice-president and global chief operating officer Stephen Plumlee says the focus of the program is to … Continue reading PIE alum Lytics selected for new Snap accelerator
Happy Pi Day! One of the most active PIE alums from our first accelerator class, Cloudability, continues to grow — through both acquisitions and hires — and solidify its position in the Portland startup community. A couple of newsworthy items this week, an acquisition and new office space: Cloudability acquires CloudMGR Cloudability will move to former … Continue reading Cloudability acquires Australian company, plans move to new office
If there's one thing we've learned after nearly a decade of working with Portland startups — and startups that are attracted to Portland — it's that financial gain is often the last thing motivating and driving our founders. And even if there are financial motives, they do not often come with a "growth at any cost" … Continue reading Have fun chasing unicorns. We’ll be over here with our zebras.
Shazam now delivers the video of that song you're trying to identify. All thanks to PIE alum Vadio. Vadio-powered video channels make it possible for people to consume music video content through the sites and apps they already use. By partnering with companies like Shazam, Vadio anticipates video views to skyrocket month over month. Vadio music … Continue reading PIE alum Vadio partners with Shazam
While we spent the past few months rambling about our current PIE class, the PIE alum network was still busy making things happen. Awards, features, and funding—here's a brief round up of what some of them have been up to: Congratulations to Cloudability for winning the Portland Business Journal Small Business Award (11-50 employees)! #PBJSmallBiz That moment … Continue reading PIE alum news roundup
Developers have a keen ability to ignore most traditional marketing. Including "developer marketing" in this post's title alone may have raised the hackles of most developers who read it. Yet, developer marketing is necessary for an increasing number of companies. There are a growing number of APIs, which allow developers to create something new on … Continue reading First Step of Developer Marketing is to Stop Marketing
This whole experiment thing called PIE has been going for five years—constantly changing, continually experimenting and it’s been awesome to see the Portland tech community evolve alongside us. We’ve all come a long way over these past five years and the opportunities ahead are exciting. The startups in this year’s class have spent three months … Continue reading PIE’s 2014 Demo Day
We recently shared news that PIE Alum Vadio, the platform that allows streaming music services to sync their audio with corresponding music videos, had raised $2 million. Now we're all aware of the fact that no company gets to $2 million without first facing a few challenges and tough decisions. So today we've caught up with Elliot Swan, cofounder of Vadio, … Continue reading 5 Questions with Vadio’s Elliot Swan