May 2 - 15

Roundtrip raised over $5M!

Lighthouse announced the nine teams participating in its summer cohort for recent college/university grads

Startup credit card company setting up operations center in Chesterfield with plans to hire 80 workers
Startup credit card company Petal has opened an office in Chesterfield County, where it plans to hire about 80 people over the next three years.

Fringe Fixes the Employee Retention Problem by Making Benefits Fun
“Where are the benefits you don’t have to be 65, sick or dead to benefit from?” he mentioned to a close friend, Jason Murray, now CFO of Fringe. “Wouldn’t it be a good business idea to offer a menu of ‘fringe’ benefits that people actually use, like Netflix, Spotify, Lyft or Dollar Shave Club?”

Startup Spotlight: CrowdLobby founders looking to rethink and relaunch lobbying operations
Eight months after CrowdLobby went live with its website designed to give ordinary people a bigger voice in political lobbying, the startup company is looking to pivot.

A 'complex, beautiful web' of support
Investor support is crucial to innovators at every stage of the development of a device or technology, but it is especially crucial at the inception of an idea.

Coworking space Venture X has opened location in Scott's Addition
A new coworking space has opened in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition offering shared workspaces and private offices.  The latest addition to the region’s growing inventory of coworking offices is Venture X, which had a soft opening on April 22 and a grand opening Thursday of its $1.8 million, 18,211-square-foot space at 1806 Summit Ave.

Getting to know: Austin Green with Hatch Kitchen RVA 

Bootstrapping in RVA: Local Entrepreneurs Fueling Growth Without Venture Capital
Most founders will say it’s near impossible to launch and quickly scale a company without outside financing.  

Paymerang values passion, positivity, simplicity, teamwork and customer focus
Paymerang, a provider of electronic vendor payment processes, says it provides a simple, secure and profitable way for companies to automate their accounts payable disbursements — saving time and resources for their clients.