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According to this report by the National Venture Capital Association, nine companies in the Charlottesville, VA MSA received $27.7 million in venture funding in 2015. That makes Charlottesville #1 out of 133 MSAs in both the greatest growth (at 55.2 percent ) and the greatest rate of growth as measured by venture investment dollars with a 156.5 percent increase since 2010.

 

Check out these stories for a more in-depth analysis of these numbers and an overview of contributing factors that have led to this significant impact: 

Click here for the NBC29 News Story 

Click here for the Daily Progress News Story 

Click here for U.Va. Today's News Story 

Click here for the NVCA Report 

Related, here's coverage from NBC29 on the Cville Startup Career Fair held February 2, 2016