VCU looks to boost campus-born startups

With an eye toward the entrepreneurial talent in its ranks, VCU has a new program to potentially commercialize research and inventions conceived from within the university.

Chickpea-powered local startup vies for $4.5M capital raise

As it prepares a national launch, a West End-based startup is looking to haul in another big batch of cash. Nutriati, which breaks down chickpeas into proteins and flours to be used as ingredients for health food manufacturers, is amid a $4.5 million equity capital raise, per SEC documents. It had raised $2.5 million as… Read more »

Evatran founding CEO out, takes job at Tesla

The co-founder of a touted local startup has left the company and Richmond for the West Coast – and for Elon Musk. Rebecca Hough, the founding CEO of Scott’s Addition-based Evatran, is no longer with the company. Bob Mooney, chairman of the company’s board of directors, confirmed Hough’s departure as CEO but noted she is… Read more »