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Silicon Florist 🌹 VertueLab loses funding, The Provenance Chain™ Network + Space Force 🚀
The recent rethinking of funding for startup support organizations by the state of Oregon has raised a few questions. Not least among them was questioning why a new focus was proposed if most of the same organizations still received the funding they had always received. Note I said “most.” Because that’s where another question arose: Why wasn’t a long-time climate tech resource funded this time around — especially given the dire need for climate-conscious solutions right now? More
In this day and age of muddled and obfuscated supply chains, keeping track of what came from where to make what can be challenging for even the most astute and organized supply chain detective. Recognizing this, the team at The Provenance Chain™ Network had the insight that tracking these elements within complex supply chains was a perfect use case for the Blockchain. So they started a company to do exactly that. And now, it’s clear that others agree they’re on to something interesting. Several others. Like the Federal Government. The Provenance Chain has sailed through SBIR to Phase III and now they’re working with the United States Space Force… More
Clear communication. Obviously, I’m completely incapable of it. But I’m a huge fan of it. That’s why I really like what First Row is doing with its Ensemble Fund. They’re looking for deal flow for a one-time investment. That’s it. No follow on. All designed to get Angels to collaborate on due diligence of their first pooled fund. Think of it as a learning opportunity. Well that and the opportunity to get some capital into founders’ hands… More
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