April 6 - 19

Local startup Merlinio introduces MagicQuote app for finding car insurance quotes
Local startup company Merlinio Technologies LLC has introduced its mobile app designed to help people more quickly and easily get automobile insurance quotes.  For the complete article, click here.

Harbert Growth Partners leads $10 million investment in South Carolina software firm
Richmond-based venture capital firm Harbert Growth Partners has led a $10 million investment round in a South Carolina-based tech startup that provides automated accounting for small businesses and franchises.  For the complete article, click here.

Richmond region sees more mentoring support for startup businesses in 2017, report says
Mentoring and venture funding to support new businesses in the Richmond region both grew in 2017, a new report shows.  For the complete article, click here.

21 startups selected for SCORECard competition
Twenty-one startup businesses have been selected to be part of the SCORECard Business Model Canvas Competition.  For the complete article, click here.

March 23 - April 5

Fledgling startup launches first capital raise
Fresh off moving into new Shockoe Bottom digs, a local startup is looking to raise some extra cash.  For the complete article, click here.

For entrepreneur Bryan Bostic, new role at incubator is 'a means to a new beginning' for region
With more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur under his belt, Bryan Bostic has learned some things that he believes he can pass on to the up-and-coming entrepreneurs he works with these days as a leader of the Richmond region’s newest — and biggest — business incubator.  For the complete article, click here.

Startups at Shockoe Bottom incubator look to provide innovative services from healthcare to education
The startups at the 1717 Innovation Center in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom include businesses seeking to provide innovative services in health care, education, transportation, business processes, cybersecurity and property rentals, among other products and services. For the complete article, click here.

RoundTrip, an on-demand medical transport startup,raise $1.9M in seed financing
RoundTrip, a Richmond-based startup that developed a software enabling patients to book trips to and from medical care appointments, has raised $1.9 million in an initial seed round financing.  For the complete article, click here.

New business incubator, 1717 Innovation Center, has opened in Shockoe Bottom
The 1717 Innovation Center, a new business incubator in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom, is up and running, and startup businesses are moving in. For the complete article, click here.

Hardywood completes $1.3 Million Capital Raise
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery LLC, which has opened its new West Creek brewery and taproom in Goochland County, has completed a $1.3 million capital raise, according to regulatory filings.  For the complete article, click here.

Carrie Roth: RVA's startup culture is good, not great
In the decade since the recession, the Richmond area has witnessed a golden age of entrepreneurialism, supported by a vast network of resources — people, places, and funding — that have stepped up to help those with a dream and the courage to take a risk. For the complete article, click here

Iggbo reinvents itself as Workpath to focus on technology; has a new CEO, new round of financing and moving to new offices
Nuno Valentine and Dr. Shaival Kapadia were co-founders of Iggbo Inc., serving as the CEO and chief medical officer, and have both left the rebranded Workpath. For the complete article, click here.

March 9 - March 22

Making It Easy to Give
Life is busy, and making it to a community fundraiser at a restaurant on a weeknight right after work doesn't always fit into the schedule. What if you could just purchase a restaurant e-gift card and still donate (and eat), but on your own time?

Former staffing firm partner launches IT-focused startup
A local recruiter is going the startup route after more than a decade at one of the area’s larger players in the IT staffing industry.

8 Best Tech Startups in Richmond
The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Richmond, Virginia.

Financial services technology company Paymerang gets $26 million investment, plans hiring
Backed by a new, $26 million investment, Chesterfield County-based financial services technology company Paymerang is planning an expansion that the company expects will create 100 jobs over the next five years.

February 23 - March 8

Convergent Coffee lands $2.3M fundraising round
A fast-growing local coffee startup – born out of a crowdfunding campaign three years ago – is filling its cup with a much larger round of new capital. For the full article, click here.

Richmond private equity firm looks to Alabama for sixth deal
 For its latest acquisition, a local private equity firm is making its first leap into manufacturing. For the full article, click here.

Payment processing startup Blueswipe plans local push in 2018
A local startup company that offers credit card payment processing services geared for small and medium-sized merchants is undergoing a growth spurt. For the full article, click here

In shift, Manchester startup ready to hatch new product
A local tech startup is pivoting its business model as it prepares to roll out a new app.  For the full article, click here.

Tech startup moving downtown HQ to Scott's Addition
A local startup is sliding back onto familiar grounds as it moves its headquarters from downtown to Scott’s Addition.  For the full article, click here.

Chickpea champions: Nutriati seeks to be a 'game changer' for food ingredients at new culinary center in Henrico
At Nutriati Inc.’s culinary test kitchen in western Henrico County, french fries, cookies, pasta and chocolate brownies are all on the tasting menu.  For the full article, click here.

February 9 - 22

Microfarm startup wins pitch competition
A UVA-born startup focused on water-based gardening is set to sow more seeds after taking home $10,000 in a pitch competition this week.

CarMax Innovation Center in downtown Richmond modeled after some Silicon Valley technology companies
The 360-degree photography, now being rolled out for all of the retailer’s inventory at its 185 stores, is one example of the kind of shopper-friendly tools being developed at CarMax’s technology and digital innovation center, which opened in a renovated historic building along the Canal Walk in downtown Richmond in 2016.  For the full article, click here.

PHOTOS: Testing Artesa recipes at Nutriati, Inc. 
The producers of Artesa, a chickpea flour, have a kitchen to test recipes in their new location at Gayton Crossing Shopping Center after they moved from the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park last year.

Five new tenants added at VA Bio+Tech Park in downtown Richmond
VA Bio+Tech Park, formerly called the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park in downtown Richmond, has five new tenants, including a firm developing a gel patch for repairing perforated eardrums and a company developing renewable chemicals used to make everyday products.  For the full article, click here.

Groome hitches ride with NY investment firm
A Richmond-based transportation company has some extra fuel in its tank after a deal with a private equity firm. For the full article, click here.

Southside private equity firm funds another NoVA deal
A local private equity firm has dished out its latest investment, which puts it one step closer toward fully disbursing its first fund and moving onto raising another big pool of money.  For the full article, click here.