About this Program
Community supported. Investor driven. Professionally managed. Investing $10+ M yearly in 5-7 of the most promising growth companies in Oregon and SW Washington.
Our Investment Focus
Thank you for considering the Oregon Venture Fund for your financing needs! The Oregon Venture Fund (OVF) seeks to invest in 5-7 early-stage growth companies each year. We are continuously evaluating opportunities, so you may share your profile with us at any time. Our investors will review your plans and one of our fund managers will provide you with feedback and next steps.
Criteria for applying companies:
• Must be based in Oregon or SW Washington
• May operate in any industry
• Should be seeking $100K to $5M in investment
• Should offer potential for a venture-type return -- i.e., 10X within 5 years
Ideal applicants have:
• Developed their product/service beyond the concept stage
• “Skin in the game” in the form of sweat equity and money from founders, family, and friends
• Founding teams with relevant demonstrated success
• A solid plan for taking their product to market, and some early traction
First-time founders and companies at the concept stage or with little invested to date may also be considered – they should simply expect the bar to be higher for the company to receive funding.
The OVF process is designed to be straightforward, transparent, efficient, and constructive for both the entrepreneur and participating investors. You may update your profile and your uploaded materials at any time. The online proifile is designed to capture the most important details about your business in a straightforward and secure manner. A short business plan executive summary is required; entrepreneurs can post additional supporting documents throughout the due diligence process, including an executive summary, financial plan, presentations, term sheets, investment subscription docs, company updates, customer letters, and anything else that may aid OVF members in their diligence.
The Oregon Venture Fund prefers equity investments, but is open to convertible debt for earlier-stage companies. We often lead the rounds we invest in, but may also follow other established investors when they lead. Investments range from $100K to $2M depending on company stage and the nature of the round.
We hope you will engage with OVF if your business seems like a good fit for our fund. If you're not sure, please contact us - we are always happy to discuss business with entrepreneurs! Contact Jon Maroney at 503-703-7170 or email Jon at our domain. For more information on OVF: www.OregonVentureFund.com
- Business Products
- Clean Technology
- Computers and Peripherals
- Consumer Products
- Electronics / Instrumentation
- Financial Services
- Food and Beverage
- Healthcare Services
- Internet / Web Services
- IT Services
- Marketing / Advertising
- Media and Entertainment
- Medical Devices and Equipment
- Networking and Equipment
- Retailing / Distribution
- Oregon, US
- Washington, US