After spending their first 18 months working from a small sliver of the Hatch Innovation Lab in Kerns, ImpactFlow, a Northeast Portland company that builds online tools to promote nonprofit fundraising, has moved into a much larger space in the Bakery Blocks, at Northeast 22nd and Irving, just north of Sandy.
The relocation comes on the heels of CEO Tyler Foreman’s announcement that the startup company had raised another $5.7 million in funding from individual investors.
Foreman, who lives in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, says the company now has about ten employees in Portland and plans to double that number in the next six months or so as they expand to other markets.
“We’re very happy here and plan to grow into this space,” said Foreman. “It’s a great, upcoming area and is really convenient for our team. We’d like to be here for a very long time.”
The company’s Chief Sales Officer, Sean Langton, also lives in Laurelhurst and Chief Creative Officer Armon Moore lives nearby on the edge of the b neighborhood.
The former Davidson’s Baking Co. building, which has been largely vacant since 1967, is at the heart of the Bakery Blocks renovation project developed by Jeff Mincheff and Don Vallaster. The building offers a variety of creative office space with additional retail space on the ground floor below, including storefronts for Old Portland Hardware and Architectural and Jasmine Pearl Tea.
ImpactFlow is developing an online dashboard that helps nonprofits, businesses and individuals connect and give with an automated matching system that connects organizations that share similar philanthropic aims. The goal is to make it easier for nonprofits to find prospective donors and partners. ImpactFlow’s stated mission is to make giving simple and accessible for everyone by providing opportunities and tools that create meaningful change.
“At the end of the day, our products create partnerships between businesses and nonprofits,” said Foreman. “We facilitate the connections that lead to stronger communities.”
Foreman and ImpactFlow are on the steering committee to raise awareness for the OregoniansGive campaign, which is launching a major effort to promote Giving Tuesday throughout the state on December 1. The goal for the day, which falls immediately after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, is to raise $3.9 million for local charities, or one dollar for every Oregonian.