FoodUp was founded by software developer Phu Nguyen but is owned by the operators of five of the local restaurants that use the service and is organized as a co-op.
Local parenting advice app looks to grow as fringe benefit for employers
Fueled by its selection last month into an Amazon accelerator program, Nessle is testing a pilot program for businesses to offer its services as an extra benefit for employees with children.
Richmond-based snack bar company pivots with home bakers in mind
“Shutting down the kitchen was very tough and I had this extreme thought of, ‘Oh we’re not going to make it.’ It was during that stress the thought of making a baking mix came to me.”
Local M.D.’s golf cocktail startup in full swing with new distribution deals
“Sitting in the dark room reading x-rays and MRIs… I like it, it’s a great career. But being out on the golf course talking cocktails is a dream come true,” Turner Lewis said of his new side gig, Fore Craft Cocktails.
Startup led by former Altria exec raises $17M to make inhaler for smokers who want to quit
Brian Quigley has relocated Qnovia’s headquarters to Richmond from Los Angeles as it continues to develop its nicotine replacement device.
Lentil-based brownie newest product from local food company
I have a biology degree, so I was totally geeking out with pH paper in my kitchen,” owner Kim Baker said of developing the brownie. “It’s a lot of lentils that went into it and a lot of love.”
Pharma company Phlow in midst of $50M capital raise
The cash haul comes as Phlow and other members of the regional Alliance for Building Better Medicine just received a $53 million federal pandemic recovery grant to build new labs in Richmond and Petersburg.
Health care startup founder launches new in-home senior care venture
Fresh off the sale of his first company AllyAlign Health to a private equity investor, Will Saunders is back in startup mode.
Local couple launches online-based birthday candle company
Wish For More Birthdays’ initial order of 90,000 boxes of 24-count packages arrived in August. Most of the revenue will go to the American Cancer Society.
Sheet-canned: Rock band Three Sheets To The Wind launches wine business
The cover band’s Steely Can Wine started as a joke but is now a full-on Steely Dan-inspired company that began selling its canned wines last week.