What started seven years ago as an idea between two friends at the University of Richmond has turned into one of the fastest-growing businesses in the region.

WealthForge, which acts as an online broker/dealer helping link entrepreneurs with accredited investors, landed the top spot in Richmond BizSense’s fourth annual RVA 25 ranking thanks to 455 percent revenue growth over the last three years.

The 2016 RVA 25 list ranked the top 25 businesses in the region based on average annual revenue growth from 2013 to 2015. Each company ranked had a minimum of $500,000 in revenue annually.

The list featured a mix of startups and established firms; some have made the rankings in previous years and some were recognized for the first time.  Read more at