Northern Imagination is a small holding company based in Menlo Park, California. 

Dorrian Porter is the owner of Northern Imagination, and is the co-founder of three companies, including his most recent company Vestaboard.

Vestaboard was founded by Dorrian in 2015 and set to launch publicly in 2017.

Vestaboard was founded by Dorrian in 2015 and set to launch publicly in 2017.

Mozes was founded in 2005 and acquired by HelloWorld in 2012.

Mozes was founded in 2005 and acquired by HelloWorld in 2012.

HigherMarkets was founded in 2000 and acquired by SciQuest (now Jaegger) in 2002.

HigherMarkets was founded in 2000 and acquired by SciQuest (now Jaegger) in 2002.

Northern Imagination enjoys helping other companies get started.  

Here are a few of the companies Dorrian has been lucky enough to advise and stay involved with.

dailyKarma, run by Patricia Dao and backed by Anand and Rajeev Mecheri, allows individuals and companies the ability to create Cause Funds as a way to contribute to and promote their favorite charities. You can see Northern Imagination's Cause Fund here.

dailyKarma, run by Patricia Dao and backed by Anand and Rajeev Mecheri, allows individuals and companies the ability to create Cause Funds as a way to contribute to and promote their favorite charities. You can see Northern Imagination's Cause Fund here.

Sharethrough was founded by Dan Greenberg and others. Dan turned down an offer to join Mozes full-time so he could start Sharethrough, the creator and leader in native digital advertising ("content, not ads"). 

Sharethrough was founded by Dan Greenberg and others. Dan turned down an offer to join Mozes full-time so he could start Sharethrough, the creator and leader in native digital advertising ("content, not ads"). 

Dohje was founded by Amanda Krantz in 2014 and is dedicated to building the largest thank you network in healthcare and beyond.  Dorrian serves as a sounding board to Amanda and advisor to Dohje.

Dohje was founded by Amanda Krantz in 2014 and is dedicated to building the largest thank you network in healthcare and beyond.  Dorrian serves as a sounding board to Amanda and advisor to Dohje.

Northern Imagination loves to create video.  We also crowdfunded a statue of Nikola Tesla in the Silicon Valley in 2013.

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." - Paul McCartney

The Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to fund a Statue of Nikola Tesla in the Silicon Valley was the most successful Kickstarter for a public art project to that point.  The statue emits free wi-fi and and has a time capsule that will be opened in 2043.

The Kickstarter campaign in 2013 to fund a Statue of Nikola Tesla in the Silicon Valley was the most successful Kickstarter for a public art project to that point.  The statue emits free wi-fi and and has a time capsule that will be opened in 2043.

Tesla pitches Silicon VCs: Dorrian wrote and produced a cartoon imagining what it would be like for Nikola Tesla to pitch modern day Silicon Valley VCs.

Tesla pitches Silicon VCs: Dorrian wrote and produced a cartoon imagining what it would be like for Nikola Tesla to pitch modern day Silicon Valley VCs.

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