"The Goodwater Index helps entrepreneurs understand the overall health of the venture capital funding environment for consumer tech. The monthly score (41.9 in March 2017) is a simple assessment of fundraising prospects for consumer tech companies, offering perspective on how much the market has improved or worsened over the last few months or years."


The gig economy, made up of freelancers of all kinds, has become one of the fastest growing industries since the financial crisis of 2008. Jeff Tennery and Roy Slater saw an opportunity to connect freelancers with people who are looking to get tasks done, which led them to launch the Moonlighting platform in 2014. Read more about the Charlottesville-based company's story here.

The Wall Street Journal

Steve Case, along with his investment firm, Revolution, are bringing investment opportunities to start-ups outside of California, New York and Massachusetts. Part of Case's strategy to do so will be through Rise of the Rest startup bus tours, which are described as "a series of weeklong tours of startups, meetings with elected leaders, speeches at incubators and pitch competitions."

Business Wire

NRV portfolio company, Envera Health, is partnering with Evariant to offer a streamlined platform based around data, analytics and services to make the lives of both patients and caregivers easier. This solution enters the market just as health systems face operating on smaller budgets and rapidly increasing consumer demands.


AOL founder, Steve Case, has a different point of view than most investors when it comes to supporting and investing in early-stage companies. To grow the US economy, Case argues that capital must be more equally distributed to states other than California, New York and Massachusetts, which currently receive about 80% of the nation's venture capital investments.