Venture Forum Announces 2009 Class of Greater Richmond Companies to Watch

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GRCTW logo

The Venture
Forum
has
announced the 2009 Greater
Richmond Companies to Watch(GRCTW)
, celebrating innovative early-stage
companies with high growth potential in Greater
Richmond. The Venture Forum thanks lead sponsor Troutman Sanders, and additional
sponsors LeClairRyan, Williams Mullen, Career Quest, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, First Capital Bank,  Gregory
Kaplan, PLC
, Harris, Hardy & Johnstone,
P.C
.,  The Help Desk Company,  VACO, and Virginia Commercial Finance, who joined the
Forum in presenting the 2009 GRCTW.

 

          Richmond,
VA –- Oct. 30, 2008 –  Business and
community organizations across metro Richmond joined the Venture
Forum
and Troutman Sanders to
present the 2009 Greater Richmond Companies to
Watch
(GRCTW). GRCTW spotlights innovative companies with high
growth potential that have demonstrated marketplace success.
  

          2009 Greater Richmond Companies to Watch:

·        
Gallium Technology, LLC
Gallium offers a comprehensive, software-based
solution to companies such as FedEx, Ryder and UPS for managing credit and
collection processes.

·        
Live Well Financial, Inc.
Live Well markets reverse mortgages direct to
consumers through proprietary, differentiated programs.

·        
Marz
Industries, Inc.
Marz manufactures
hydrogen fuel cell based systems that provide air conditioning, heating and
electric power for idle or idling long haul trucks.

·        
MedVirginia
MedVirginia provides electronic health information
exchange services for over 300 physicians, 100 medical practices and 500,000
patients.

·        
Midwest
Proteomics
Midwest provides preclinical/diagnostic research companies a faster and less
expensive way to identify promising drugs by quickly identifying unanticipated
toxic interactions using their proprietary computational platform.

·        
nHealth, Inc.
nHealth provides an innovative product for
small-to-mid-size companies by combining the benefits of Health Savings
accounts and catastrophic policies to provide health insurance at lower costs.

·        
Romp n' RollRomp n’ Roll is a rapidly growing franchisor of locations offering
classes camps, parties and programs (gym, art music, science, and language) for
young children.

·        
Smash Direct
One of the eBay’s Top 50 resellers, Smash
Direct buys and sells pre-owned camera gear and musical instruments online

·        
Taradel – Taradel is a direct marketing
company using technology in new ways to provide design, print and distribution
solutions to small businesses without the use of advertising agencies.

·        
TESLA, Inc.
TESLA enables utilities, energy trading companies
and energy transmission companies to save significant expenses by providing
electricity, gas and direct heat demand forecasting.

ABOUT THE VENTURE FORUM

The Venture Forum – the intersection of
innovation and capitalization in central
Virginia – is
dedicated to promoting the success of entrepreneurial ventures, and the growth
of entrepreneurship in central
Virginia, through
programs like Greater Richmond
Companies to Watch
and networking events. Founded in 1986 as the Richmond
Venture Capital Club, becoming The Venture Forum in 1998, the Forum is the
Richmond area’s
premier business organization dedicated to the success of Greater Richmond’s
entrepreneurs and its entrepreneurial environment. The Venture Forum – growth
starts here.

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