Card Isle Receives Investment from VFF

Card Isle Receives Investment from Virginia Founders Fund

Montgomery County, VA – The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced this week that Blacksburg-based technology company Card Isle will receive investment from the Virginia Founders Fund (VFF). VFF, which was launched in 2018, “shines a light on the creativity and impact of entrepreneurs arising from Virginia communities traditionally underserved by risk capital…[including] founders located in regions outside of Northern Virginia.”

Card Isle was founded in Blacksburg in 2013 and is “rethinking how greeting cards can be distributed in a changing retail landscape. Card Isle offers turnkey solutions to design, order, and print personalized greeting cards, and will use this capital from VFF to continue their rapid growth in the eCommerce gifting sector and develop new markets.”

Card Isle is one of many technology startups growing and expanding in Virginia’s New River Valley. Learn more about the technology industry in the region here.

Explore Card Isle’s greeting cards here.

Read the full press release from CIT about the investment here.


Virginia’s New River Valley: Virginia’s New River Valley is an eclectic mix of interconnected small towns that each offer their own unique vibe and appeal. The region provides an abundance of cultural and social offerings due to the presence of three world-class universities, while retaining the charm and benefits of small-town living. The NRV is home to a diverse and innovative business community with companies that range from high-tech startups to foreign-based corporations to specialty agribusiness. These organizations benefit from the collaborative spirit of our region and a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. The scenic beauty of the region also fosters a deep connection to nature, which is deepened by access to outdoor recreation and the preservation of our natural environment. It’s clear why Virginia’s New River Valley is “A Natural Fit.”

Onward NRV: Onward NRV is a public/private, regional economic development organization whose mission is to attract and retain world class jobs, investment, and talent in Virginia’s New River Valley. It’s also a movement where leaders from business, government, and higher education work together to promote the economic vitality of the region.

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