Our growing network of investors is integral to the success of our startups within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. From active investors offering guidance, to passive investors providing funding, they are key to building businesses that move our Commonwealth forward.

Why Invest in Startups

In addition to the standard benefits such as portfolio diversification and potentially higher returns, when you invest in member companies at Startup Virginia, you help shape the economic landscape of Virginia.

While investing is the primary focus, our overall goal is to foster more engagement between investors and startup companies in the region. Entrepreneurs and their teams need much more than just capital. At Startup Virginia, we envision the angel investor community taking a more active role in connecting with companies in which they are interested, providing mentoring and making connections for sales, partnerships and strategic hiring. Our education and event programs provide natural opportunities for networking, discussions and deeper involvement with our startups.

If interested in learning more or investing in our startups, select the button below to join our Startup Virginia investor network. Members of this network will be added to the CVA Angels distribution list which connects great startups to qualified investors and will be invited to exclusive opportunities including monthly pitch events, socials, and investor education workshops.

Note: investors must be accredited. If you haven't made this type of investment before and are interested in participating, or would rather invest a small amount, Startup Virginia can help you make connections with other interested investors to syndicate your investment. If you would like to invest but would prefer seasoned investors to choose how and where, the Trolley Venture Fund may be a good avenue for you.

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Another great resource for startups and investors is Virginia is for Entrepreneurs.  This great online tool connects entrepreneurs seeking financing with investors looking for opportunities, it also includes support resources for entrepreneurs.

To be connected directly to any startups, please email us at [email protected].