March 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: Paula Hayes, Hue Noir

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

“Be true to your mission and your vision. If you’re clear about where you’re heading, you’ll meet the right people. It may be hard, but you owe it to yourself to keep pushing on.” – Paula Hayes

Watch Paula's Video

Portfolio Company in the News: Allie Magyar, Hubb

Congratulations to Allie Magyar, Founder and CEO of Hubb, for being chosen as a Portland Business Journal 2019 Women of Influence. The 2019 Women of Influence will be honored at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland on April 11 (tickets are available) for “making an impact, cultivating change, and bringing the community together.”

Allie recognized the need for software like Hubb in the event management space from her firsthand experience as an event manager. She felt so passionate about her idea that she used her own capital to build the product. Microsoft® was her first paying customer.

Read PBJ Article

Inclusion Summit Panel Video: Sharing the Message of Inclusion

Kari Naone, Carol Dahl, Caroline Cummings, Shelmina Abji, and Crystal Sincoff with moderator Mike Rogoway

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 “Sharing the Message of Inclusion: Reaching Underserved Communities Locally & Globally” panel video where local executive directors and entrepreneurs share their stories with moderator Mike Rogoway, Senior Business Writer with The Oregonian.

Watch Summit Panel Video

Portfolio Blog Series: Steven Sperry, Minnow

In our founder series on The Elevate Capital Blog, entrepreneurs have come together to share their venture capital experience. From funding to mentorship, we’ll take a look at how we at Elevate Capital have invested in each founder’s success.

We recently sat down with Steven Sperry, Co-Founder and CEO of Minnow, where he reveals his venture capital experience.

“Before you build anything, before you go out and raise money, get out of your garage or office and go talk to real customers.” – Steven Sperry

Read Steven’s Story

Upcoming Events

3/20: 5:30-8:30 pm

TiE Oregon Annuals

The Loft on 8th Ave, Portland


3/21: 5:30-8:30 pm

TiE Pitch Club PDX

1355 NW Everett St, Portland




Viking Pavilion, Portland



TiE Con 2019

Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

Elevate Capital Sponsors

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