Tag Archives: Startups

Biddeford maker of lightweight outdoor equipment lands $900,000 investment

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear, a outdoor gear manufacturer based in Biddeford’s Pepperell Mill Campus, has raised just more than $900,000 in equity financing and a bank loan to support new investment in marketing, product development and staff, according to the Maine Venture Fund. The company reported raising $908,000 of its $1 million offering in a filing with the U.S. Securities […]

Austin-based startup blogger ranks Portland among the country’s top five “under-the-radar” tech hubs

The Our Lady of Victories Statue in Monument Square on a clear day in Portland, Maine. (BDN photo by Darren Fishell)

Weed out the big places in tech — like Silicon Valley, Austin, Texas, and Provo, Utah — and there’s a tech hub diamond in the rough: Portland, Maine. At least, tech startup blogger John Egan, editor of the Austin-based SpareFoot Blog, thinks so. He ranked Portland fifth in his list of “under-the-radar tech hubs,” along with Boise, […]