Investing in early-stage software companies and consumer brands in the Pacific Northwest
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About Cascade Seed Fund
Cascade Seed Fund is a regional early-stage investment fund that brings individual and institutional investors together to back great entrepreneurs and strengthen the regional economy.
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Why Cascade Seed Fund?
Creating opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
At a Glance
- 50 company investments
- Deployed over $10 million since 2014
- Average investment amount of $200,000
4 Investment Themes
- Enterprise/B2B Orchestration through software, data, and intelligence
- Digital Transformation through cloud-based solutions connecting consumers and businesses
- Elevated Consumer Experiences redefining the consumer experience in new and established categories
- Access to Essential Services where healthcare, education or financial services are delivered using new approaches and models
Our Priority and Commitment
- A priority on overlooked entrepreneurs – market disruptors, historically under-resourced, and those located outside major metropolitan areas
- Commitment to diversity and inclusion
- 25% of invested capital in female led companies
- Seed Fund portfolio companies are 30% led by women and 30% led by people of color
- Cascade Seed Fund company, Hest, has seen significant growth this year and has just kicked off a new financing round …Read More
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