“Jim Ukrop, Bob Mooney, and Ted Chandler share a deep belief in the importance of and responsibility for community. As NRV founders and Richmond natives, they believe that this region is poised to take its place as a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a home to inspired, world-changing businesses. Through the years, they have provided local companies with experienced counsel, valuable connections, and accessible capital. When the three leaders created NRV in 2011 it was to ignite and advance creativity and innovation in their community.
From the start, NRV connected experts who shared the firm’s vision with scaling start-ups and began investing growth capital in local ventures. As the firm grew, so did NRV’s geographic focus and the opportunities for investors in NRV’s network. In May of 2017 the firm launched the NRV Early Stage Growth Fund, L.P., a $33 million fund that will invest in high growth companies with demonstrated market traction led by exceptional teams.”
StartWheel’s mission is to centralize and mobilize efforts that foster the growth of entrepreneurism in our regional innovation economy. We aim to support and cultivate an entrepreneurial network in HRVA where talent, resources, information and leadership come together.
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