Our Approach

We help build great companies

Our Approach

We help build great companies

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    Connecting Companies

    Silicon Valley to Oregon

    The Seven Peaks team of investors and Venture Partners includes some of the region’s most active angel investors and a highly networked group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors. We help Oregon-based startups build and scale their businesses by providing highly relevant mentoring and leveraging our deep network in Silicon Valley and beyond.

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    Our Focus

    Passionate Entrepreneurs

    We are sector agnostic and Oregon focused but will invest in outstanding companies from northern California to Washington. We are looking for driven entrepreneurs who are maniacally focused on understanding and delighting their customers and building scalable startups. We’ve hiked in their shoes and view our investment as a partnership.

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    FoundersPad

    Incubating Companies

    Based on Lean Startup Principals, Customer Development, Evidence Based Entrepreneurship, and UX design as a differentiator, Bend-based FoundersPad runs 12-week programs for entrepreneurs who want to engage, develop, and take their startups to the next level.

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Opportunities

Opportunities

 

UX Design Workshop

Seven Peaks Ventures in partnership with Bruce Cleveland at InterWest Partners will be hosting the first of a series of UX Design workshops in Bend, the first will be held April 11-12 and the second April 24-25 . The workshops are intended to provide the participants with a hands-on experience learning best practices in Lean UX and Human Interface design working with a local company with a real world problem. Participants will leave the workshop with skills they can immediately apply to their work. Interested in attending? Email gina@sevenpeaksventures.com

Bend

Why Central Oregon?

Bend

Why Central Oregon?

Entrepreneur magazine has called Bend the next great city for entrepreneurship and has showcased FoundersPad as a model for innovation in the development of regional tech clusters. Bend has been one of the fastest growing metro areas in the nation for years and the 16th top city for high tech startup density as measured by The Kauffman Foundation. OSU-Cascades is building a new 4-year university in Bend with a Computer Science program that launched this fall.

For years Bend has been attracting passionate, talented entrepreneurs who wanted to build their businesses in a community where they could also satisfy their quest for outdoor adventure whether that be skiing on Mt. Bachelor, fly fishing, kayaking the Deschutes River, or riding any of the hundreds of miles of mountain bike trails that crisscross the area.

The startup community in Bend is strong and growing with companies like G5, Manzama, and Droplr located here, all founded by transplanted Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. There are a variety of other resources available to entrepreneurs including TechSpace Bend, a series of meet-ups & pub talks, Hackathons, Startup Weekends, Ruby on Ales conference, and the Bend Venture Conference (the largest Angel conference in the state).

FoundersPad launched its startup accelerator in Bend to support, enhance, and grow the community of entrepreneurism. And Seven Peaks Ventures is a catalyst to fund the most promising of the pioneering companies that are emerging from the region.

Team

Team

 

Seven Peaks Team

Whether in Silicon Valley or Central Oregon, we have the resources, network, and expertise to help promising entrepreneurs build great companies.

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Dino Vendetti
General Partner
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Dino has spent his career as an entrepreneur, investor, and executive in leading technology companies. Now he is putting his passion and focus on building and growing the tech eco-system in Bend. He is co-founder of FoundersPad Accelerator in Bend, Managing Director of Formative Ventures, and previously General Partner at Bay Partners and Vulcan Ventures. Dino earned his MSEE and MBA degrees from the University of Washington and a BSEE degree from San Diego State University.

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Contact

Contact

 




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Suite 200
Bend, Oregon
97702