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Doing good while building your brand

By Megan McKenzie | October 16, 2018

Every once in a while you have the opportunity to work on an initiative, announcement or event (or all of the above) that you believe will really make a difference. Even better is when an idea that you suggest combines with your client’s vision of the same path to make a really good thing a…

Startup entrepreneurs–Join us at the Elevate Inclusion Summit

By Rob Goodman | September 20, 2018

Calling all startup entrepreneurs with a dream, all women founders, all entrepreneurs of color, all entrepreneurs from underserved and underrepresented communities! Elevate Capital’s Elevate Inclusion Summit is the place for you to be on Friday, October 12 in Portland. Companies are invited to apply to present in front of potential investors. Elevate Capital and other…

Elevate Capital announces inclusion summit

By Megan McKenzie | July 30, 2018

Congratulations to our client Elevate Capital, which manages one of the nation’s first venture capital funds to support inclusion and diversity, for their announcement today that it has secured a very strong return on the exit from its investment in locally-based RFPIO following a swift two-year investment period. RFPIO, the leading provider of cloud-based RFP (Request for Proposal) software, recently announced a…

RFPIO is on fast track to success

By Rob Goodman | July 25, 2018

Congratulations to our fantastic clients at RFPIO on their exciting announcement yesterday! RFPIO has secured $25 million from K1 Investment Management to help them continue to revolutionize the proposal management industry. K1 is going to be a great strategic partner for RFPIO. We believe that RFPIO will be the next DocuSign and we’re enjoying helping them with their public relations and…

The cost of security breaches is on the rise

By Rob Goodman | July 13, 2018

According to an IBM study that was released on July 11, 10 of the 11 mega breaches that were studied were criminal attacks and the cost of a data breach averages around $4 million. Of greater concern is that most of these mega breaches go unnoticed for almost a full year. Other cybersecurity news from the…

Cryptojacking is on the rise

By Rob Goodman | July 9, 2018

Are you surprised that five new security threats popped up every second in Q1 of 2018? According to research from McAfee, that’s the truth. What’s scary is that cryptojacking – the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency – is on the rise. In other cybersecurity news of the week, citizens are very concerned…

U.S. Government needs to raise its cybersecurity game

By Rob Goodman | June 25, 2018

There’s not a lot of uplifting news in the world of cybersecurity, but that also means that there are lots of opportunities for cybersecurity vendors to make their mark in the world. In a recap of the cyber news highlights from the past week, the U.S. government’s cybersecurity situation isn’t too pretty, SMBs need to…

There’s money to be made in cybersecurity

By Rob Goodman | June 4, 2018

Cybersecurity continues to be top of mind in the high tech sector. It seems like every few weeks there is a new threat with interesting sounding names like Petya, SpyEye and Shylock. But the growth in cyberthreats has also led to increased value of cybersecurity companies. For instance, Carbon Black recently raised $152 million with its IPO…

Will U.S. elections be secure?

By Rob Goodman | May 24, 2018

Based on all we’ve heard about the cybersecurity issues surrounding the 2016 U.S.  election, are you concerned about the upcoming midterm elections? Congress recently approved over $380 million for states to secure their election systems so perhaps there is hope. Yet at the same time, the Trump administration just eliminated the cybersecurity coordinator position on the National…

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