Bend’s early-stage backers close $28M fund

A top Oregon early-stage investment firm has closed its own second fundraising round. Bend-based Seven Peaks Ventures said in a Thursday morning release it has collected $28 million “to foster growth of early-stage technology startups in the Pacific Northwest and Western U.S.” Contributing to the fund were the state of Oregon and the Oregon State University Foundation, among others. At the same time, the firm will introduce an adviser and corporate resources platform that helps entrepreneurs fortify…

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Bend’s early-stage backers close $28M fund