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Little-known state incentive aims to reward small biz boosters

Little-known state incentive aims to reward small biz boosters

J. Elias O'Neal October 11, 2016 0

The Virginia Small Business Finance Authority is pushing the use of a fund designed to provide a partial return for those who help provide equity for small businesses

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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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