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Outdoor Project

With 5.5 MILLION users and 700% year-over-year growth, the fastest growing website in the U.S. for outdoor recreation and travel.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Portland, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2012
  • Employees 10
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website outdoorproject.com

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 platform.


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    Co-Founder + CCO (Chief Content 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.

  • Ericguth sandyglaciercaves 79
    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.

  • 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.

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    VP of Sales

    Previously: VP and General Manager
    of Active Interest Media’s Outdoor
    Group and is an all-round industry
    veteran with countless strategic
    connections. There, Kent oversaw
    publications such as:
    • Backpacker
    • Climbing
    • Ski
    • Skiing
    • Warren Miller Entertainment

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    Director of Sales

    Previously: Sales Director and NY
    Advertising Manager for Outside
    Magazine, selling solutions in both
    print and digital, and has deep
    connections in the agency and
    media buying world. Past clients
    • Mercedes
    • BMW
    • Volvo
    • Teva
    • Otterbox
    • Nikon

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    VP of Engineering

    Senior developer in Government
    organizations and fortune 100
    organizations leading teams
    managing high traffic, high
    performance applications. 13 years’
    experience in the PHP and MySQL
    frameworks along with Node, Go,
    Symphony, and React. Past clients
    • World Bank
    • United Nations
    • Department of Energy


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