DiabetOmics is a leading medical diagnostics company pioneering innovative noninvasive assessment of diabetes risk, progression and complications. DiabetOmics’ mission is to advance the health and well-being of people with or at risk for diabetes through the application of clinical insight and advanced technology.

Portland Seed Fund

The Portland Seed Fund is a privately managed fund and non-resident accelerator focused on providing emerging companies the capital, mentoring, and connections to propel them to the next level.

ID Experts

ID Experts is the leading provider of comprehensive data breach solutions that deliver the most positive outcomes. Since 2003, ID Experts has managed hundreds of data breach incidents for leading healthcare organizations, corporations, financial institutions, universities, and government agencies across the United States.


Vadio produces the most integrated digital player for radio, converting live stations and live content into a video stream. Vadio viewers see the music video for the songs they hear on-air and, hear on-air personalities in a seamless streaming experience.


Athletepath makes events meaningful and memorable for amateur athletes. Athletepath’s mission is to grow the social sport platform by centralizing valuable resources, inspiring athletic participation, and celebrating individual achievement.


Tellagence develops and markets software for marketers and knowledge workers to understand and predict the behaviors of social networks while taking into account the dynamic nature of the individuals and relationships within them. Tellagence allows companies to optimize the use of resources, and target the right audience with the right message.


Measureful is a SaaS platform that collects online marketing data and distills into simple, insightful stories; bringing enterprise-level analysis to small and mid-sized retailers.


AppThwack tests native and web-based mobile apps in parallel on real, non-emulated devices we host and producing detailed reports in about five minutes for a fraction of the cost of human QA or a self-maintained device lab.


OnTheGo Platforms software make smart glasses easier to use and the applications on them more powerful. The first piece of the OnTheGo platform is called TouchVision.

Better Bean

Welcome to our world of Rethought Beans. Profoundly delicious, freshly packed, and ready to eat. Gently saute’ed using the finest natural ingredients. Busting with wholesome nutrition. Join us as we elevate the bean to its rightful place in our celebration of life. These aren’t just beans. They’re Rethought Beans.


SERPs brings together the most comprehensive search data from multiple sources to deliver insights to help you succeed. Gone are days of having to log in to numerous services to access your rankings, traffic reports, top pages or conversions. With SERPs you get all the data you need in one simple dashboard.

Founders' Co-op

Our specific focus is on web and mobile opportunities that require limited capital to demonstrate market traction, but have a shot at making a real dent in the universe at scale.


MobileRQ makes it easy to put your existing data and assets to work. Combine mobile data from your app, your CRM and loyalty data, and your creative assets and inventory with MobileRQ’s data sources and technology to engage with your customers like never before.


Chirpify works with brands, agencies and networks who want to leverage social as the point of conversion for their multi-channel marketing campaigns.

Indice Semiconductor

Indice Semiconductor’s innovative power control technology drives leading energy efficient LED lighting, automotive audio amplifiers and signal conversion solutions. We design, develop, and test products ourselves, overseeing manufacturing and distribution, providing us an in-depth understanding of the life cycle of our fully commercialized products.


Pioneering hardware and software in the AiR (Augmented interactive Reality) computing platform, a cloud-based collaboration and task flow interaction solution for Fortune 1000 companies.

Conscious Box

Conscious Box is a fast-growing purveyor of healthy and conscious consumption. Working within the LOHAS market, Conscious Box is creating a scalable discovery commerce platform.


RADAR is an award-winning incident response management SaaS solution used by leading organizations to reduce risk and simplify compliance with data breach laws.


Simplifying vision care for contact lens wearers


Simple, mobile-first content engagement. Antenna empowers audience reaction to any content


First of its kind ScreenChip System – an easy to use experimental platform for C. elegans – mutant phenotyping, drug screening and toxicological assessment.


Provides robust, drone based sensing and imaging technologies for agriculture along with accessible and effective data processing solutions that increase yield and reduce cost.

The Dyrt

The Dyrt is all about making searching for campgrounds and guided adventure trips a better experience. Through beautiful technology and an amazing community of outdoor enthusiasts, The Dyrt is ending the pain of searching for campgrounds and guided adventure trips.

Complier Enterprise

We don’t make drones. We make them useful. We take care of the compliance management so you can get the data.


Modern Banking for Small Business—Seed offers all of the the services you need, but without the hassle


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Tom Sperry

Tom Sperry

Mr. Tom Sperry is a co-founder and the Managing Director of Rogue Venture Partners- A Portland Oregon based Private Equity Fund.

Prior to Rogue, he was the CEO of Exit Games Inc. Exit Games is a venture capital backed technology company with a focus on the video game industry. Prior to Exit Games he was the CEO of the Venture backed company Blade3D headquartered in Shanghai, China. Prior to his role at Blade3D, held senior management positions with HNC Software (Executive Director) and Looking Glass Studios (Director). Tom began his career at Microsoft Corporation, where he was a founding member of the Games Division.

Education & Experience

Tom holds an M.B.A. from The Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, International Executive M.B.A. Program located in Hong Kong, 2002-2004.

Boards/Community Involvement

  • HoneyComb Corporation — Board Member
  • AppThwack — Past Board Member
  • Athletepath — Past Board Member
  • On The Go Platforms — Past Board Member
  • Tellagence — Past Board Member
  • Vadio — Past Board Member
  • Oregon Museum of Science and Industry — Board Member
  • Portland Evergreen chapter of Young Presidents Organization — Member
Rick Miller

Rick Miller

Rick Miller is a seventh generation Oregonian who enjoys starting and growing businesses and helping other entrepreneurs do the same. In 2010 Miller co-founded the private equity firm, Rogue Venture Partners, to invest in Oregon based entrepreneurs and early stage businesses with funding and mentorship.
Miller also founded the Avamere Group in 1995 and currently serves as its Chairman. Avamere is a diversified family of companies headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, with a progressive agenda to keep seniors healthy, independent and out of hospitals and nursing facilities for as long as practicable. Avamere Group is one of the Northwest’s largest senior care and housing providers, employing more than 9,000 people in ten states.

Boards/Community Involvement

  • Portland State University, Board of Trustees — Vice-Chair
  • Portland State University, Finance & Administration Committee — Chair
  • Portland State University, Executive & Administrative Committee — Member
  • University of Oregon, Charles H. Lundquist College of Business, Board of Advisors — Member
  • Portland Community Church – Elder
  • Lake Oswego Corporation – Board Member and Treasurer
  • Young President’s Organization – Past Chair
  • Oregon Health Care Association, Tigard, OR – Past Chair
  • American Health Care Association, Washington, DC – Past Chair
  • ID Experts, Portland, OR – Board Member
  • DiabetOmics, Portland, OR – Board Member and Executive Compensation Committee Chair


  • University of Oregon, MBA, Advanced Strategy Certificate — 2015
  • Portland State University, Simon Benson Award — 2013
  • Portland State Business Schools Distinguished Graduate Alumni — 2012
  • Oregon’s Most Admired Companies – “Health Care” — 2010
  • Portland Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” — 2004
John Stirek

John Stirek

John Stirek began his career with Trammell Crow Company in 1986 as an office and industrial leasing agent in Seattle, WA. He became a Project Partner in 1989 and moved to Portland, OR in 1991 to become a division partner. In 1995, John became Managing Director for Oregon and Nevada. In 1997, he was promoted to Western U.S. Director of Development and Investment. He then served as Chief Operating Officer from 2001-2003 and now serves as President for the Company’s Western Operations overseeing seven offices.

Education & Experience

  • Harvard Business School, MBA
  • Oregon State University, Bachelor of Science, Accounting
Rick Dillon

Rick Dillon

Rick joined the Avamere Family of Companies in 1997 and has directly contributed to the growth of the Avamere Family of Companies as one of the Northwest’s largest senior health care and senior housing providers.

Prior to joining the Avamere Family of Companies, Rick worked for another health care provider for more than ten years, rising to director of operations. Rick is also a licensed nursing home administrator.

Boards/Community Involvement

  • Avamere Family of Companies, Owner and Vice-Chair of the Board
  • Oregon Health Care Association, President
  • Washington Health Care Association, Past Chair

Education & Experience

  • Portland State University, MBA
  • Azusa Pacific University, Bachelors of Arts, Business Administration