Rising and thriving: 7 Portland startups to watch

Nov 20 2019, 6:00 am

PDX has become one of the most promising startup and tech scenes in the country.

From real estate management to space-age technology, Portlanders are driving some incredible ideas onto a national stage. Here are seven startups you need to keep an eye on.


Vasaca Startup

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Vacasa is a vacation rental management company that uses 3D tours and honest analytics to help clients rent vacation homes that consistently deliver on comfort, cleanliness, and 24/7 customer service.

New Relic

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New Relic is a cloud-based platform that allows engineers, operations, and management to mentor and better manage software environments.


Bumped Company Logo

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Bumped is a loyalty-technology platform that allows brands and businesses to reward trusted clients with fractional stock shares.

Oros Apparel

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One of the most promising start ups of 2019, Oros was started by two self-described science geeks Micheal and Rithvik who decided to create clothing inspired by NASA’s aerogel technology that would protect against extreme environments on Earth.


Belmont Coffee Service


Belmont delivers and supplies coffee, draft beverages, and pantry services to office break rooms. The company is partnered with Portland’s finest roasters and provides offices with free brewing equipment. Belmont also provides customized snacks and kombucha taps.

Fleet Nurse

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FleetNurse uses innovative technology to connect healthcare providers to healthcare facilities. Eliminating the need to negotiate agency fees and hourly rates, the easy-to-use platform allows registered healthcare providers to find hospital shifts that suit their schedules.


SteamChain Corporation

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SteamChain Corporation is responsible for simplifying the payment processing in international Shipping and Logistics industries by reducing the cost of currency conversion and tedious document flows and enabling B2B payment processing.