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Outdoor Project

Combining inspiration, resources and social community to create the most dynamic marketplace for outdoor adventure.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Consumer Services
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2012
  • Employees 5
  • Incorporation Type LLC
  • Website

Company Summary

Outdoor Project (OP) is the fastest growing media platform in the U.S. for outdoor recreation and travel. Currently focused on exponentially growing its audience as a media site, OP as huge potential to activate numerous e-commerce revenue streams. In simple terms, for outdoor enthusiasts, OP is a place to find incredible outdoor experiences. For businesses, it's a single, holistic marketing and content licensing/development platform.


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    Co-Founder + CTO

    Previously: Founder + Principal, Eclipse Media Solutions; 6 years web developer and project manager leading teams of web developers, designers, writers and marketers, and developed custom e-commerce solutions generating over $3M in sales.

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    Co-Founder + CAO (Chief Adventure Officer)

    Previously: Field Producer for PBS TV series for 2 years where he planned + oversaw on-site film expeditions and managed a $500K episode series budget. Sustainability Advisor at Brightworks for 4 years, growing a sustainability services company in California.

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    Co-Founder + COO

    Previously: Director of Operations at Brightworks for 7 years. During time he helped grow company from $1M to 2.5M in revenue, expanded operations from Portland to Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Cleveland and New York City. Oversaw day-to-day operations, finances, human resources, IT, marketing, legal and strategic partnership accounts.

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    Co-Founder + CEO

    Previously: Licensed Architect for CH2MHILL a ZGF Architects for 13 years, working with high demand clients such as Microsoft, Intel, Global Foundries, Equinix and OHSU. Led large teams of designers, engineers, and contractors for strategic master plans, industrial manufacturing facilities, data centers, transportation infrastructure + energy consultation with projects over 1 million SF, US$ 3B construction cost and over 50MW energy use.

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    Marketing Director

    Previously: Account Director at Sparkloft Media for 4 years, working with travel and tourism clients such as South African Tourism, Travel Oregon, Visit Salt Lake, One&Only Resorts, and Warner Bros. Studios. Led a team of strategists, designers and videographers on developing and executing digital media strategies. Helped grow the company’s client base by $500K and managed budgets of $1.4M.


Previous Investors

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    Friends and Family
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    Jonathan Carder
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    Portland Incubator Experiment
    Incubator Program
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    Ian Bell
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    Peter Horan