May 4 - May 17

West Creek Financial raises $7 million in convertible debt, expanding sales force by 70 people
West Creek Financial Inc., a Henrico County-based point-of-sale financing firm, said Monday that it has raised $7 million as it plans to increase its sales force by 70 people this year. For the complete article, click here.

Six startups, including one trying to bring back Richbrau Brewing Co., selected for SCORECard competition finals
A company that is trying to bring back a former Richmond brewery brand and another business that wants to provides cleaning solutions to the health care industry are among six startup businesses that will compete in the final round of the SCOREcard Business Model Canvas Competition.  For the complete article, click here.

RichTech gala recognizes 10 individuals, companies
RichTech, an association of local technology businesses and tech professionals, recognized 10 individuals or businesses at its 23rd annual Technology Awards show and gala last week.  For the complete article, click here.

'Food incubator' hatching near Manchester
A new take on local coworking is coming to the city’s Southside, with a popular Richmond ice cream maker in tow. For the complete article, click here.

Gather moving downtown location to Broad St.
Just months after extending its reach to Short Pump, a local coworking chain is looking to reposition its original location three blocks north.  For the complete article, click here.

Simulator-powered golf venue planned near Scott's Addition
Where Broad Street buses bound for Chinatown once docked, golfers soon will be teeing off.  A group of local investors is planning to open an indoor, simulator-powered golf training venue in part of a vacant No. 1 Bus Tour property at 3121 W. Broad St.  For the complete article, click here.

Richmond-based Envera Health Inc. completes $2 million investment round
Richmond-based Envera Health Inc., a growing company that offers services to health care providers, has completed a new, $2 million investment round.  For the complete article, click here.

Former ChamberRVA staffer Richard Wintsch named executive director of business incubator Startup Virginia
A key staff member of the Startup Virginia business incubator in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom has been named as its executive director, succeeding interim executive director Bryan Bostic.  For the complete article, click here.

Startup Spotlight: AnswersNow building platform to help parents of children with autism
Through their startup company AnswersNow, Jeff Beck, John Curd and Adam Dreyfus are trying to help parents of children with autism get answers when they need them. For the complete article, click here.

Auvi-Q for babies available
Richmond-based pharmaceutical company Kaléo has received federal approval to market an epinephrine auto-injector for infants. Kaleo’s Auvi-Q epinephrine device will contain 0.1 milligrams of epinephrine and be suitable for treating babies 16.5 to 33 pounds.  For the complete article, click here.