About Us

Cascade Angels Fund is based in Central Oregon. Our mission is to create opportunities for investors and businesses in and with connections to Central Oregon to drive economic growth and fuel prosperity. The fund idea emerged out of the Bend Venture Conference. We are committed to building Oregon's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Harrelson Group​Harrelson Group was selected by a committee of Bend entrepreneurs and investors to manage the fund. The founder and CEO of Harrelson Group, a mobile accelerator and change agent in the Pacific Northwest, is Julie Harrelson, a serial entrepreneur who has also led businesses, participated as an angel investor on due diligence teams, and cultivated an extensive professional network. Past and current clients include Starbucks, Nike, Greater Portland Inc. and other private sector businesses and regional organizations.

As the CEO of Harrelson Group, Julie Harrelson is a trusted advisor to leaders, investors and entrepreneurs. Her leadership journey has seen her found two successful businesses and navigate multiple executive roles in design, technology, and angel investing. Harrelson works with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profits, angel funds and entrepreneurs to build economic and cultural strength.


Julie’s adventurous spirit extends to creating change both locally and nationally. Harrelson is a 2017 Bend Chamber Woman of the Year Award recipient and a 2014 Women of Influence Orchid Award recipient. Her board service includes Board of Advisory Directors of the Central and Eastern Oregon Region of U.S. Bank National Association, the advisory board for the Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator, the Dean’s Advisory Council at the College of Urban and Public Affairs at Portland State University, and the board of Metropolitan Family Service. She is an active member of the Angel Capital Association and a member of the Center for Women’s Leadership Honorary Council.


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Membership in the Cascade Angels Fund 2014, LLC, Cascade Angels Fund 2015, LLC, Cascade Angels Fund 2016, LLC, and Cascade Angels Fund 2017, LLC is by referral and invitation only. Angel and venture investments involve a high degree of risk. Participation in the Cascade Angel Fund is limited to "accredited investors," as defined by the general rules and regulations of the Securities Act of 1933 of the Securities and Exchange Commission AND to investors who have such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that they are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of prospective investments.

This website is not an offer to sell or solicit investment in the Cascade Angel Fund, its portfolio companies, or applying companies. The Cascade Angel Fund does not operate as a broker-dealer or investment adviser and is not registered as such with any federal or state securities regulator.