funding resources 

learn about venture capital firms, competitions, and a variety of funding opportunities.

Blue Heron Capital

Blue Heron Capital is a private equity firm focused on growth equity and lower market buyout opportunities. They are comprised of a talented group of operating professionals with decades of experience building and managing companies.

Boxwood Partners

With over 50 years collective experience across a diverse range of industries, Boxwood Partners is one of Richmond's leading investment banks and offers a unique blend of senior-level transaction advisory, management, business development, finance, operational, and technology expertise.

CIT

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) creates technology-based economic development strategies to accelerate innovation, imagination and the next generation of technology and technology companies.  CIT, a non-profit corporation, plugs gaps at the earliest stages of the Innovation Continuum – commercialization and seed funding – as it helps entrepreneurs launch and grow high-growth technology companies and create high-paying jobs for the future.

Colonnade Capital

Colonnade Capital Partners, LLC at the University of Virginia, formerly Raven Capital Partners, LLC, is one of the few student-owned funds in the nation, where students (or "Equity Partners") are both the Limited Partners and General Partners. Colonnade Capital is funded by approximately 20 Equity Partners every year with total capital commitments of around $120,000 for an annual commitment. After this investment period, the fund is closed and another fund is launched, where previous Equity Partners may continue investing their capital or leave the fund to make room for new partners. 

CVA Angels

CVA Angels is a group of investors funding Virginia-based startups.

Harbert Venture Partners

Harbert Growth Partners seeks to generate superior returns for its investors by identifying and investing in the most promising emerging growth stage companies in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Lighthouse Labs

Lighthouse Labs is a non-profit, mentor-driven startup accelerator program connecting promising founders with proven mentors, investors, support services, working space and lean startup education to move from idea to viable high growth venture in 3 months.

Matrix Capital Markets Group

Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. is an independent, advisory focused, privately-held investment bank. Since 1988, Matrix has provided merger & acquisition and financial advisory services to privately-held, private-equity owned and publicly traded companies.

New Dominion Angels

New Dominion Angels is an investor group formed in 2008 to capitalize early-stage Mid-Atlantic companies with members throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC - including entrepreneurs, CEOs, business leaders and professionals from a variety of fields who have built and led exceptional companies and organizations.

NRV

NRV is a venture capital firm that embraces high growth companies led by exceptional teams that are post proof-of-concept with demonstrated market traction.

Trolley Ventures

Trolley Ventures seeks to provide a better solution for both investors and companies. Investors receive a turn-key solution whereby they can diversify across many businesses through a single investment. Early-stage businesses can efficiently raise the capital that they need through a single relationship and a streamlined application process.

Virginia Capital Partners

Virginia Capital Partners manages a family of venture capital, growth capital and private equity funds. Their investments are focused on businesses they start or distressed companies they buy. They are generally the largest investor and typically own a majority of their companies.

Virginia Community Capital

Virginia Community Capital partners with organizations and individuals to provide financial resources and advisory services for projects designed to have a positive impact in their community.  They are a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a mission to create jobs, energize places, and promote an enhanced quality of life for Virginians.

Virginia is for Entrepreneurs

Virginia is for Entrepreneurs connects entrepreneurs seeking financing with investors looking for opportunities and support resources for entrepreneurs.
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