OEN May PubTalk: Seed to Growth: Stages & Sources of Startup Funding


Startups go through various funding stages as they grow and strive for success

Traditionally, startup founders with means have relied on personal savings and “friends and family” investment rounds to kick start their businesses. Another alternative is taking out a loan with a bank or other financial institution in exchange for repayment of the principal and interest over time. 

However, in the mid-20th century, startups began seeking external investment from venture capitalists, who provided capital and expertise in exchange for equity with the promise of scaling rapidly. And in recent years, the startup financing landscape has continued to expand even further.

Angel investors and networks have become increasingly crucial early-stage funding sources while crowdfunding platforms have allowed startups to raise funds from a broad audience of individuals. Startups have also explored alternative financing options, such as revenue-based and token sales.

On Wednesday, May 8th join Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and our friends from Silicon Valley Bank for a panel conversation about the variety of opportunities open to entrepreneurs to secure the capital they need to turn an innovative idea into a successful business.



Location: Brandlive
, 3303 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227, (the venue does not offer on-site parking. There is ample street parking)

Time: 5:00 – 7:30pm

Hashtag: #OENPubTalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.* 

To Be Served: Deschutes Brewing, For Bitter for Worse,

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Kyle Swan
Senior Vice President
Silicon Valley Bank





Jon Bebe
Business Coach



Angela Jackson
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Portland Seed Fund



Sam Posl
Territory Manager
Camber Road



May 5-Minute Pitch

At each PubTalk two companies are invited to wow the crowd with a five minute pitch. OEN is delighted to welcome these companies for our May PubTalk.


If you are interested in having your company pitch at a future PubTalk please click here to email Rylee O’Brien.

Thank You Sponsors









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May 8, 2024 5:00 PM - May 8, 2024 7:30 PM
3303 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, bbOR
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