About 60 founders to make their pitch at Finovate in San Jose this week

About 60 founders to make their pitch at Finovate in San Jose this week

About 60 fintech founders from around the world are going to hit the stage at the 10th annual Finovate conference on Wednesday and Thursday. The San Jose conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 potential investors, customers, partners and media. Click here to get the free TechFlash Silicon Valley newsletter. Finovate Vice President Greg Palmer answered a few questions for TechFlash Silicon Valley about what to expect at the San Jose Convention Center over the next couple of days. What’s…

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About 60 founders to make their pitch at Finovate in San Jose this week

Avangrid Renewables CEO resigns to become CFO at NW Natural

Avangrid Renewables CEO resigns to become CFO at NW Natural

Frank Burkhartsmeyer has resigned as president and CEO of Portland-based Avangrid Renewables LLC to become chief financial officer at Northwest Natural Gas Company. Avanagrid, the parent of Avangrid Renewables, announced that Laura Beane, currently vice president of operations and maintenance services, would become CEO when Burkhartsmeyer leaves in mid-May to join NW Natural. “Laura and Frank have each been with the company for nearly 20 years (including the prior affiliate PacifiCorp) and we’re…

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Uber sued by driver over covert Lyft-tracking ‘Hell’ program

Uber sued by driver over covert Lyft-tracking ‘Hell’ program

Ride-hailing service Uber has been sued by a Lyft driver for using used software to track the presence of its rival and keep tabs on drivers who drove for both companies. The Information first reported that Uber used the program, dubbed Hell, to gain and maintain a significant advantage over rival Lyft. Citing sources close to the matter, it said only CEO Travis Kalanick and handful of top execs knew about the program. Click here to get the free daily TechFlash Silicon Valley newsletter. The plaintiff,…

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Armed with $17M round, SF startup to grow in Portland

Armed with $17M round, SF startup to grow in Portland

San Francisco cloud security startup Twistlock is growing in Portland thanks to a $17 million series B investment round announced Tuesday. The company has had about a dozen employees working in Portland out of the WeWork coworking space in the Pearl. With the new capital, the company intends to add to the Portland workforce and find its own office space. Twistlock’s security technology serves those in the growing DevOps field, which combines IT operations with application and cloud-based development. Want…

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5 things to know for Tuesday, including a rosy outlook for the Blazers

5 things to know for Tuesday, including a rosy outlook for the Blazers

It’s a groovy Five Things kind of Tuesday. So let’s get right into the groove. Wanna make a bet? Ilani is open. And, man, the closest casino to Portland looks to be $510 million of glitz and spectacle. KGW, a news partner of the PBJ, reports that thousands of gamblers flocked to Ilani as its doors opened. Those bettors caused an eight-mile backup on I-5 as they looked to christen the Ridgefield-area locale. Message received It’s been an intense April for Zoom. As the PBJ’s Elizabeth Hayes…

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