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58 Best Portland Angel Investors

Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Portland Angel Investors. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Portland Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Debi Coleman

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Deborah Coleman has been a member of our Board of Directors since November 1995. Ms. Coleman is a general partner of SmartForest Ventures, a…


Bobby Balachandran

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Bobby Balachandran is the founder, president and CEO of Exterro, Inc. After an extensive career building mission-critical applications in th…


Chris Finley

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chris Finley is the former vice president of business development at [SurveyMonkey](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/surveymonkey#/en…


Ryan Finley

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ryan is the founder of SurveyMonkey. After graduating in 1999, Ryan launched SurveyMonkey as a part-time project out of his apartment. Since…


Angela Jackson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Angela Jackson is an active angel investor and coach to emerging companies and entrepreneurs. Her background is in marketing/sales, strategy…


Daniel Jewett

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Dan Jewett is Tableau Software’s Vice President of Product Management. Dan has more than 20 years of product management and development expe…


Stephen Marsh

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Stephen Marsh founded the hosted email archiving and compliance provider Smarsh, Inc. in 2001, and now oversees a global operation with more…


Jim Grube

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim Grube currently serves as Audit Committee Chair on the Board of Directors for GameStop. Previously, he served at Vacasa as their chief …


Allen Alley

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Allen Alley – Managing Partner @ The Alley Group, LLC


Nitin Khanna

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nitin Khanna is the CEO of MergerTech, a Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory firm that works closely with the selling process of technology co…


Darius Monsef

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Darius A. Monsef IV, known by his friends as Bubs, knows every person has an awesome creative talent and wants to help them find it and shar…


Travis Rush

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Travis Rush has been developing web applications for companies all over the world since 1997. He is the owner of multiple online web solutio…


Jaime Schmidt

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed, Venture

Jaime Schmidt is an entrepreneur and the founder of Schmidt’s Naturals, a brand of natural personal care products that she started in her ki…


Alex Payne

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alex Payne the co-founder and CTO of BankSimple, an online banking disruption startup. Previously he was an Engineer at [Twitter](http://www…


Joe Stump

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joe Stump was the Lead Architect of [Digg](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/digg). While there he was responsible for making sure the …


Nathan Wheeler

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Mr. Nathan Wheeler is the Founder of ENTROPIX, Inc. and serves as its Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Wheeler is the Founder of Network Optix an…


Chris Williams

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chris unknowingly started his career in high school when he started building his band’s website. The site quickly needed features which were…


Eric Breon

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Eric Breon founded Vacasa in November 2009 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Vacasa, Eric Breon co-founded Oregon Green So…


Christopher Merkle

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Christopher Merkle – Founder @ MIME


David Nelsen

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David Nelsen is the Founder and CEO of Bumped. He was the co-founder and President of Giftango, LLC a leading digital and mobile e-gifting t…


Nitin Rai

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nitin is an entrepreneur. He came to Oregon as a Software Engineer at Mentor Graphics after having worked for three software startups in Sil…


Bill Lynch

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bill Lynch is the VP, Prouduct Management & Co – Founder at Jive Softare. As the head of Product Management, Bill is responsible for the …


Melanie Strong

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Mel has spent most of her life in the sports marketing industry, with 17 years of experience working at Nike leading teams in running, socce…


Gene Kim

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Gene is a multiple award winning CTO, researcher and author. He was founder and CTO of Tripwire for 13 years. He has written three books, in…


David Shaw

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Shaw – Managing Partner @ Black Point Group


Stephen Pao

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Stephen Pao is a consultant and board advisor to early-stage technology companies. Prior to consulting, Steve was an early employee and exe…


Craig Froude

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

He has a degree in finance from Oregon State University, where he serves as an advisor to the OSU Austin Entrepreneurship Program. He sits o…


Raghu Raghavan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Raghu is the product visionary and driving force behind the company. A seasoned entrepreneur, he led the initial design of the Act-On servic…


Alan Wizemann

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alan Wizemann – Vice President of Guest Experience and Digital Product Management @ Lululemon


Thomas Brenneke

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Thomas Brenneke – Founder, President @ Network Redux


Sam Blackman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Sam Blackman is CEO and co-founder of Elemental Technologies, Inc., a Portland-based startup company. Blackman brings extensive managem…


Jean Hoffman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Putney’s Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jean Hoffman, is a successful entrepreneur with a strong track record in the pharmac…


Pete Grillo

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Pete Grillo has been active in Portland-area high-technology firms for more than 20 years. In 1997, Pete founded WeSync.com, a venture-backe…


Mark MacMahon

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Founder, CEO of X2X Community.


Ron Sheridan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Presently the Dir of Business Development at Attensa.com. Was a co-founder of Oversee.net.


Walden C Rhines

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Walden C Rhines – Chief Executive Officer @ Mentor Graphics


Jason Burby

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jason, former President of WPP’s digital agency POSSIBLE, is an author and frequent speaker on helping companies shift their culture to take…


Edward McKersie

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Edward McKersie


Chuck Kilo

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kilo is Chief Medical Officer at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where his responsibilities include performance improvement, c…


Kanth Gopalpur

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kanth is responsible for the overall strategic direction, performance, and leadership of Monsoon Commerce and is a member of the Board of Di…


AJ Brown

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

AJ Brown is the CEO for LeadsRx.


Bill Ryan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bill Ryan – Principal , Owner & Chairman @ Maine Red Claws


Paul Weinert

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Crowdfunding, Early Stage Venture, Initial Coin Offering, Seed

Paul Weinert – Managing Principal / Founder @ GRAYBOX


Matt Ziebart

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Matt Ziebart


Peter Handy

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Peter Handy – CEO, President @ Bristol Seafood


Chris Demonico

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Chris Demonico


Tom Kilroy

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom Kilroy


William Flaiz

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

William Flaiz


Jim Meehan

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim Meehan’s New York establishment Please Don’t Tell (PDT) helped start the current speakeasy bar craze. But his cocktails are more than ju…


Matt O’Dore

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Matthew O’Dore is a Owner at Matador Exteriors.


Alex Zehnbacht

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Serial Entrepreneur


J Allard

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

J Allard – Chairman & CEO @ Project 529


VItaliy Rizhkov

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

VItaliy Rizhkov


Michael Hoffman

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Hoffman is co-founder of Object Theory, a Mixed Reality agency with a focus on strategy, user experience, and product development. O…


Jim Thompson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim Thompson – Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer @ GreatVines


Loui Byrdziak

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Loui R. Byrdziak is the Co-Founder at BestThings.


Corky Ellis

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Corky Ellis


Matt Smith

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Matt Smith

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