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Investments

20

Portfolio Exits

4

Funds

8

About Cascade Seed Fund

Cascade Seed Fund is a venture fund that creates opportunities for investors and businesses with connections to Central Oregon to drive economic growth and fuel prosperity.

Cascade Seed Fund Headquarter Location

740 NE 3rd St #223

Bend, Oregon, 97701,

United States

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Cascade Seed Fund collects $5.4 mln

Oct 18, 2019

Cascade Seed Fund collects $5.4 mln October 18, 2019 PRESS RELEASE BEND, ORE. (PRWEB) OCTOBER 17, 2019 Cascade Seed Fund today announced it is rebranding from Cascade Angels Fund and that it has held an initial close on the sixth fund since 2014 at $5.4 million. Focused on early stage technology and consumer products companies located in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, the Fund seeks to support entrepreneurs who are seeking their first outside capital for their companies after having a product and initial customer traction. Unlike previous funds, Cascade Seed Fund will invest more like a traditional venture fund over 3 years with follow on investments while still benefiting from the expertise and experience of an Investment Committee to help review and evaluate potential investments. Investors in the fund include individual and institutional investors including Oregon Community Foundation and the State of Oregon. “I’m excited to be part of the Cascade Seed Fund and on the Investment Committee,” said Jill Nelson, Founder and former CEO of Portland-based Ruby Receptionists. “Being involved in this way provides me the ability to help review investment opportunities as well as make direct connections with great entrepreneurs early in their journeys.” Cascade Seed Fund is managed by 44North Ventures, under the leadership of Julie Harrelson and Robert Pease. Harrelson, an entrepreneur, investor and leader in Oregon’s startup community, founded Cascade Angels Fund in 2013 and managed all five predecessor funds to Cascade Seed Fund totaling over $6.5 million in early stage capital and over 30 investments. Pease has over 20 years of experience as an investor, founder, operational executive, and consultant. He joined Julie in the management of Cascade Angels Fund V and serves as a Venture Partner to the previous Cascade Angels Funds. “Our target average investment of $250,000 fills the gap between individual angel investors and larger institutional funds that have higher minimum investment amounts,” said Robert Pease, Managing Director of 44North Ventures, Fund Manager for Cascade Seed Fund. “Our fund size also gives us flexibility in the stage, industry, and return potential of our investments that is aligned with our regional entrepreneurial ecosystem.” In addition, Harrelson and Pease have personally established the Cascade Seed Fund Innovation and Entrepreneurship Scholarship at Oregon State University – Cascades intended to provide tuition assistance to students who demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship and possess leadership potential. To learn more or donate, please visit https://cascadeseedfund.com/scholarship/. “We invest in overlooked entrepreneurs: market disruptors, minorities, and those located outside major metropolitan centers and in rural communities.” said Julie Harrelson, Managing Director of 44North Ventures, Fund Manager for Cascade Seed Fund. “ This fund and our new name are building upon six years of seed stage investing and we are excited to begin the next phase of our work.” About Cascade Seed Fund Founded in 2013 and investing as Cascade Angels Fund across five funds, we became Cascade Seed Fund in 2019 building on more than six years of early stage investing experience. Today we continue to seek out opportunities to work with amazing entrepreneurs in Oregon and throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Fund’s investors include prominent business leaders, exited entrepreneurs and institutional investors who are committed to contributing to a sustainable economy and building Oregon’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since 2014, all of the Cascade Funds combined have raised over $12 million and invested in a total of 30 early-stage companies that cumulatively employ over 200 people. For more information, visit http://www.CascadeSeedFund.com, https://gust.com/organizations/cascade-seed-fund or http://www.twitter.com/CascadeFund. Participation in the Cascade Seed Fund is by referral and invitation only. Angel and venture investments involve a high degree of risk. Participation is limited to “accredited investors,” as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Top Posts

Cascade Seed Fund Investments

20 Investments

Cascade Seed Fund has made 20 investments. Their latest investment was in Solace as part of their Seed on June 6, 2021.

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Cascade Seed Fund Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

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6/2/2021

Seed

Solace

$1.75M

Yes

Alliance of Angels, and Rogue Venture Partners

2

9/29/2020

Seed VC

DeepSurface Security

$1M

Yes

SeaChange Fund, and Voyager Capital

3

5/4/2020

Seed VC

Tripgrid

$1.5M

Yes

Portland Seed Fund, and Undisclosed Investors

2

2/14/2020

Angel

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$99M

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10

3/20/2019

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

6/2/2021

9/29/2020

5/4/2020

2/14/2020

3/20/2019

Round

Seed

Seed VC

Seed VC

Angel

Seed VC

Company

Solace

DeepSurface Security

Tripgrid

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Amount

$1.75M

$1M

$1.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Alliance of Angels, and Rogue Venture Partners

SeaChange Fund, and Voyager Capital

Portland Seed Fund, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

2

3

2

10

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Cascade Seed Fund Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Cascade Seed Fund has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Topbox on January 04, 2021.

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1/4/2021

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Sources

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Cascade Seed Fund Fund History

8 Fund Histories

Cascade Seed Fund has 8 funds, including Cascade Angels Fund VI.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/16/2019

Cascade Angels Fund VI

$5.4M

3

12/11/2018

Cascade Angels Fund V

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$99M

10

5/3/2017

Cascade Angels Fund 2017

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$99M

10

4/15/2016

Cascade Angels Fund 2016

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$99M

10

4/24/2015

Cascade Angels Fund 2015

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$99M

10

Closing Date

10/16/2019

12/11/2018

5/3/2017

4/15/2016

4/24/2015

Fund

Cascade Angels Fund VI

Cascade Angels Fund V

Cascade Angels Fund 2017

Cascade Angels Fund 2016

Cascade Angels Fund 2015

Fund Type

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Status

Amount

$5.4M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

3

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