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Mothers of invention

Mothers of invention

Michael Schwartz May 2, 2016 0

Out of the worry of raising children with severe food allergies, Rupa Tak, Lauren Elmakis and Vineeta Shah found opportunity. The trio of local mothers recently launched GoFar Snacks, a brand of nut-free energy

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Coffee startup finds grounds for expansion

Coffee startup finds grounds for expansion

Michael Thompson April 28, 2016 0

  After percolating in kitchens in Washington, D.C., a cold brew coffee company has poured into Manchester and already has further growth plans in mind. Confluence Coffee Co. got up and running last month

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Startup plugging into more space in the Bottom

Startup plugging into more space in the Bottom

Michael Thompson April 27, 2016 0

A local startup that’s caught the eye of local and global investors is taking over more space in Shockoe Bottom. Evatran, which makes wireless charging stations for electric cars, has leased 8,000 square feet

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Startup uses tax day for its ‘Painless’ launch

Startup uses tax day for its ‘Painless’ launch

Michael Thompson April 19, 2016 2

A nascent company that recently expatriated from the Richmond startup scene for a dip in a larger capital pool has hit yet another milestone: the launch of its product to the general public. Today,

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Local startup books a reservation in Silicon Valley

Local startup books a reservation in Silicon Valley

Michael Thompson April 11, 2016 0

An Uber-inspired local startup is headed west thanks to its victory last week at Richmond’s newest startup competition. Uzurv, a Richmond-based ride reservation app that’s designed to complement services like Uber and Lyft, was

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Startup’s crowdfunding success hits a sour note

Startup’s crowdfunding success hits a sour note

Michael Thompson March 30, 2016 3

When Richmonder Zachary Jester raised nearly twice the amount of money he hoped for from a crowdfunding campaign two years ago, it was cause for celebration. But after ordering the material for the high-end

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CarLotz sees green in Tar Heel country

CarLotz sees green in Tar Heel country

Michael Thompson March 21, 2016 0

A local car consignment chain took an out-of-state road trip for its newest location. CarLotz opened a storefront this month in Charlotte, North Carolina. The expansion to the Tar Heel State is the 5-year-old

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Richmond’s escape artists popping up in new places

Richmond’s escape artists popping up in new places

Michael Thompson March 17, 2016 0

Having unlocked the Richmond market, one local live-action puzzle venture hopes to put Northern Virginia under its spell, while another has expanded to a new location near Willow Lawn

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Henrico startup taps investors for $3M

Henrico startup taps investors for $3M

Katie Demeria March 15, 2016 2

A local healthcare startup is feeling flush. Iggbo, which got its start in Richmond last year, recently completed a $3 million capital raise, according to SEC filings. Founded by Mark Van Roekel, Nino Valentine

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Accounting/tech duo launching ‘mobile CFO’

Accounting/tech duo launching ‘mobile CFO’

Michael Thompson March 7, 2016 0

Dan Steiner was watching “The Today Show” last year when inspiration struck. At the time, Steiner, who runs West End accounting firm Steiner Business Solutions, was frustrated with the difficulty he had getting meetings

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