August 10 - 23

The Maple App Taps Into Your Psyche One Note at a Time
After almost three years of quietly putting down roots, an online platform that aims to help individuals organize their thoughts and embrace personal growth is beginning to branch out.

Richmond picked as test market for home buying app
Richmond’s residential real estate market has brought a New England startup to town to test its new home-buying app ahead of a planned national rollout.

Twenty-eight Richmond-area businesses make this year's Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing companies
The local companies on the Inc. 5000 include 20 that are making repeat appearances. There are eight newcomers, including UrbanCore.  Also new to this year’s list, and ranking second among Richmond-area firms at No. 460, is CarLotz, a Richmond-based used-vehicle consignment retailer founded in 2011.

Buddy Plants Richmond's Flag in Growing InsurTech Field
As might be expected, a Richmond insurance startup is covering all of its bases this summer prior to its launch in 10 states.  One of only 10 companies nationwide selected for the inaugural class of the MetLife Digital Accelerator carried out in partnership with Techstars, Buddy, described by its founders as a “new type of insurance,” is soaking up all of the advice and guidance it can get.