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Several Richmond-area startups have raised millions of dollars from investors

Several Richmond-area startup companies recently raised additional money from investors. The businesses are: Insurance technology company Fenris said on April 7 that it had raised $2.7 million in new funding from several investment groups. Richmond-based Fenris, founded in 2016, is a data and analytics company focused on streamlining and modernizing the process of quoting

By |2021-04-10T13:54:11+00:00April 10th, 2021|Articles, Featured, Virginia News|Comments Off on Several Richmond-area startups have raised millions of dollars from investors

Innovate Lynchburg Partnering with Google to Grow New Skills for Our Community

Great things happen when people connect with a common goal.  Back in August, Scott Pleasants with Innovate Lynchburg had a conversation with Karen Jackson, the former Secretary of Technology for the State of Virginia.  This conversation centered around the topic of growing and keeping Virginia's technology talent inside of the state.  For some time now,

By |2021-03-28T16:37:45+00:00March 28th, 2021|Articles, Featured|Comments Off on Innovate Lynchburg Partnering with Google to Grow New Skills for Our Community

Founders & Funders Webinar Series: “Nondilutive Funding” January 21, 3-5 pm

Join VIC and a panel of experts from across the region for the next event in our Founders & Funders Webinar Series We will be discussing various types of capital and issues entrepreneurs and startups may encounter when seeking capital: when to pursue different types of capital, where to find the resources to help

By |2021-01-07T22:17:24+00:00January 7th, 2021|Entrepreneurship, Funding Opportunities, Lynchburg Regional Events, News & Events, Tech Council Events, Tech Council News|Comments Off on Founders & Funders Webinar Series: “Nondilutive Funding” January 21, 3-5 pm

Virginia is America’s Top State for Business

VIRGINIA IS AMERICA’S TOP STATE FOR BUSINESS, ACCORDING TO CNBC EXCLUSIVE STUDY CNBC Special Correspondent Scott Cohn Revealed America’s Top Five States for Business Today on CNBC ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 10, 2019—CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today unveiled the results of its thirteenth annual list of America’s Top States for Business with Virginia taking

By |2021-01-03T17:17:31+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Featured, National News, News, Tech Council News, Virginia News|Comments Off on Virginia is America’s Top State for Business

CIT | CCF ​Commonwealth Commercialization Fund

Introducing the Commonwealth Commercialization Fund The Commonwealth Commercialization Fund, or CCF, was launched on July 1, 2020 to foster innovative and collaborative efforts in Virginia. Combining two legacy state programs, the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) and the Virginia Research Innovation Fund (VRIF), CCF seeks technologies with a high potential for economic development and

By |2021-01-03T05:22:28+00:00January 3rd, 2021|Featured, Funding Opportunities, News, Technology|Comments Off on CIT | CCF ​Commonwealth Commercialization Fund

Latest LYH News and Announcements

Final Round of CARES Business Recovery Program The City of Lynchburg CARES Business Recovery Program, created in August 2020, is open for one more round of applications! The final round of applicants includes ANY business licensed in the City of Lynchburg as of March 1, 2020. If you are located within the City of Lynchburg and have

By |2020-10-22T19:42:30+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Lynchburg Regional News|Comments Off on Latest LYH News and Announcements

FBI warning of robocall scam threatening arrest

https://youtu.be/KIbv12k_tCo WASHINGTON D.C. - The FBI has issued a warning about a new scam that has con-artists convincing innocent victims to hand over millions of dollars. The new scam follows familiar patterns as it begins with a robocall but this time the scammers are claiming to the FBI itself. Supervisory Special Agent Josh Morrill

By |2020-10-22T02:44:51+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Scam Alerts|Comments Off on FBI warning of robocall scam threatening arrest

Facebook says it has invested $1 billion in its Henrico County Data Center

Facebook says it has invested $1 billion in its Henrico County data center By JOHN REID BLACKWELL Richmond Times-Dispatch Oct 8, 2020 The social media company Facebook said it has now invested about $1 billion in its eastern Henrico County data center that became operational this summer. Facebook first announced plans to open the data

By |2020-10-18T02:14:27+00:00October 18th, 2020|Virginia News|Comments Off on Facebook says it has invested $1 billion in its Henrico County Data Center

From Washington Post: More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch.

More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch. This is a great article from the Washington Post from back in February. It highlights parent concerns over schools and their technology decisions.  Many schools struggle in this area for many reasons, but parents are now asking

By |2020-10-16T14:20:25+00:00October 16th, 2020|Featured, National News, Technology|Comments Off on From Washington Post: More students are learning on laptops and tablets in class. Some parents want to hit the off switch.
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