January 12 - 25

$550M Target deal flows back to Richmond
A downtown venture capital firm had reason to celebrate last month, as one of its more recent investments hit it big as the target of a nine-figure acquisition. For the full article, click here.

Gather brings coworking trend to Short Pump
Gather opened Jan. 15 at 2400 Old Brick Road in West Broad Village. It’s the company’s third location, joining spots downtown and in Scott’s Addition that opened in 2014 and 2016, respectively.  For the full article, click here.

Funding en route for local insurance app startup
A pair of veteran local entrepreneurs is looking to make shopping for car insurance more like shopping on Amazon – and raising a pile of cash to help them get there. For the full article, click here.

The founder of Sweet Frog brings the 'Sweet Frog for beer' to Carytown with the opening of RVA Draft Room
If anyone knows how to take a simple concept and make it a thing it's Derek Cha.  The Richmond-area entrepreneur opened the first Sweet Frog frozen yogurt shop in Short Pump in 2009; by the time he sold the chain to Boxwood Partners in 2015, it had grown to roughly 350 stores in three countries.  For the full article, click here.