Start using the digital Book of Lists today. Print subscribers receive the printed Book of Lists when published. Seven Peaks Ventures is closing the first half of its second fund this week — and it's already twice the size of its first fund. Bend-based Seven Peaks Ventures is back with its second fund and a target of $30 million. This week, the fund is closing the first phase of this fund at $15 million — already making it twice the size of its first fund.
Portland liberal arts school Lewis & Clark College named former Portland State University President Wim Wiewel as its next president. Wiewel announced his retirement from PSU last year and finished up his stint as president this month when the school’s academic year ended. He starts his new job Oct. 1. Wiewel replaces Barry Glassner, who led the college for six years but announced his resignation in January. Lewis & Clark is a much smaller school than Wiewel’s last leadership role.
California investor Toba Capital landed in Eugene two years ago with an experiment to build a sales and business development center for two of its portfolio companies. Now, that office is expanding and a third company is moving in. Toba leased 4,000 square feet in downtown Eugene's Miner Building for the expanded office. The space’s main tenant is Toba portfolio company Quorum but Portland-based Smarsh, also a Toba investment, is in the space as well.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".