April 2019

At Elevate Capital, we believe there is tremendous opportunity to invest early and offer mentorship to entrepreneurs. We provide the venture capital and guidance they need to turn their startups into great companies.

Founder Insights Video Series: Stephanie Lampkin, Blendoor

In our Founder Insights video series on the Elevate Capital YouTube Channel, Stephanie Lampkin, Founder and CEO of Blendoor reveals her venture capital experience. We'll take a look at how Elevate Capital invested in her success, and explore the unique founder experience.

“Talk to your ideal customers as early and as often as possible. There's going to be a lot of noise from people telling you how you should run your business—from investors to friends and family, who think they know your business better than you do.” – Stephanie Lampkin

Watch Stephanie's Video

Elevate Welcomes New Portfolio Companies

Brandlive: Brandlive is a live video platform for brands and retailers to interact with their audiences for training, marketing, and commerce events. “Brandlive’s platform cuts through the din of digital clutter to help brands build human connections and foster loyal relationships at scale in the digital world,” said Jeff Allen, CEO of Brandlive. Read More

Invio: Invio makes clinical trial documents easy to manage from anywhere. “Invio improves the quality of clinical trial data while reducing costs. Instead of bringing the monitors to the data, Invio brings the data to the monitors,” said Dema Poppa, CEO of Invio. Read More

Frontdesk AI: Frontdesk AI is a 24/7 advanced artificial intelligence front desk for small businesses. “Our company instantly responds via text to phone calls that companies are unable to answer. We offer round-the-clock information and reservations for customers as a managed messaging service,” said Srivatsan Laxman, Co-Founder and CEO of Frontdesk AI. Read More

Portfolio Blog Series: David Nelson, Bumped

In our founder series on The Elevate Capital Blog, entrepreneurs have come together to share their venture capital experience. We recently sat down with David Nelson, CEO of Bumped. Hear what David has to say about his journey launching several companies that one day led to Bumped.

“You end up winning because you open up another door when the last door closes. Scrappiness is what leads to success when you're creating something out of nothing.” – David Nelson

Read David’s Story

Portfolio Company in the News: The Wild

The Wild is a collaborative platform for teams to experience their work together, from anywhere, in real-time, on any virtual or augmented reality device.

Last month, Informed Infrastructure and AEC Magazine featured the release of The Wild’s new Revit® add-in beta integration that allows designers in Autodesk® to send their models directly into The Wild for collaboration.

“With our new Revit integration, you can export your Revit file to The Wild via our easy import process—you’ll be in your BIM models in no time,” said Gabe Paez, CEO and Founder of The Wild. “The integration features automatic optimization of texture assets, faster and smoother streaming of models, and an update of our web app with a new color picture.”  

Watch Revit Integration Video

Inclusion Summit Panel Video: She Means Business

Sharon Richardson Howell, Sadhana Shenoy, Melissa Freeman, and Anyeley Hallova, Kate Delhagen with moderator Anita Kissée

The 2018 Elevate Capital Inclusion Summit featured keynote presentations, fireside chats, company presentations, and panel discussions that focused on inclusion, entrepreneurship, mentor capitalism, and success stories. 
This month we’re highlighting the “She Means Business: The Power of Investing in Women-Led Companies” panel video where business executives and board members share their stories with moderator Anita Kissée, former KATU-TV news anchor. 

Watch She Means Business Video

Upcoming Events

4/22: Noon to 1:30 pm

TiE New Member Meet & Greet

Northwest Portland


4/25: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Pitch Club Beaverton

Beaverton Chamber of Commerce



TiE Con 2019

Santa Clara Convention Center

Santa Clara, CA

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