[ Login ]   [ Register ]

Startups »

Garment startup spills onto retail scene

Garment startup spills onto retail scene

Michael Thompson May 24, 2016 7

The idea quite literally fell right into Broderick Thomas’ lap. Three years ago, the local salesman was having lunch at a Richmond barbecue joint when his colleagues noticed an addition to his attire: a

Read More »
Startup expanding across the (man-made) pond

Startup expanding across the (man-made) pond

Michael Thompson May 19, 2016 0

As it adds more clients and expands its employee count, a local insurance price comparison website is tripling the size of its Henrico County headquarters. Compare.com is relocating this summer to 26,000 square feet

Read More »
College rental startup settles into VCU

College rental startup settles into VCU

Michael Thompson May 17, 2016 0

An online real estate startup with an appetite for college towns has tapped Richmond as its newest market. RentCollegePads.com began listing rental properties located around Virginia Commonwealth University in March. The off-campus housing site

Read More »
High five idea scores $10,000 for local startup

High five idea scores $10,000 for local startup

Michael Thompson May 12, 2016 0

The big foam finger is getting a second life in Richmond. High Five RVA, an online service that delivers 19-inch bright orange high-five-ready foam hands through the mail, won $10,000 last month for being

Read More »
Mothers of invention

Mothers of invention

Michael Schwartz May 2, 2016 3

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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »
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,

Read More »
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

Read More »
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

Read More »