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Local startup takes a crack at the cellphone market

Local startup takes a crack at the cellphone market

J. Elias O'Neal September 23, 2016 7

The sound of a dropped cell phone hitting the pavement or splashing into a toilet is music to the ears of a recently launched local startup

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Party planning firm rebrands, launches new website

Party planning firm rebrands, launches new website

J. Elias O'Neal August 24, 2016 0

With a new name and website, a Richmond-based startup intends to capture new business both inside and outside the metro Richmond area

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From pitch to pitch: Kickers teammates start app for small businesses

From pitch to pitch: Kickers teammates start app for small businesses

Michael Shaw August 11, 2016 1

The players pivoted to a mobile marketing platform for small businesses, to send notifications to followers and build loyalty programs

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Local startup wants to be the ‘Airbnb of stuff’

Local startup wants to be the ‘Airbnb of stuff’

J. Elias O'Neal August 8, 2016 3

Dubbed the "AirBnb of stuff," the startup will allow people to rent out their non-real estate items – from lawnmowers to stereo speakers – all for a small daily or hourly fee

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PartyRVA readies for national expansion

PartyRVA readies for national expansion

J. Elias O'Neal July 29, 2016 4

PartyRVA, an 18-month-old online party planning platform, has raised enough capital to fund its next phase of growth – going national

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Buskey goes big in Scott’s Addition

Buskey goes big in Scott’s Addition

J. Elias O'Neal July 27, 2016 0

An upstart local booze maker is making an investment to double its capacity less than three months after opening in Richmond's thirstiest neighborhood

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Mallory, Bernard’s new firm gets $2M injection

Mallory, Bernard’s new firm gets $2M injection

Michael Shaw July 26, 2016 0

A fledgling blood testing venture run by two high profile local business executives got a seven-figure shot in the arm this month

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‘UberPitch’ adds to annual tech expo

‘UberPitch’ adds to annual tech expo

J. Elias O'Neal July 25, 2016 0

Dozens of entrepreneurs pinged their Uber apps to meet with funders and angel investors in a 15-minute vehicle ride around the metro as part of the ride-sharing company's UberPitch service at the Richmond Technology

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Digital music service streams into Richmond

Digital music service streams into Richmond

Jonathan Spiers July 22, 2016 1

Where some services charge listeners a monthly membership fee, the streaming service allows listeners – as well as artists – to use it for free, and uses a tipping system to compensate artists directly

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West End bakery wants more space in the freezer

West End bakery wants more space in the freezer

J. Elias O'Neal July 11, 2016 0

Owner Filip Aszalos is working to expand his empire by securing local, regional and national grocers to line freezer cases with his cheese rolls. And he's getting some state money to do it

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