Relay Foods

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Founded 2007
Founder Zack Buckner
Industry Online grocery retail

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Relay is a service that connects customers with local farmers and sources. It was founded in June 2007 by Zack Buckner.[1] The president is Arnie Katz.

In 2011, the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council awarded the company its Rocket Award.[2] In early 2012, the company received $3.1 million in venture capital from Massachusetts-based Battery Ventures.[3]

By 2014, the company had moved from making three deliveries a week in Charlottesville to serving customers in Richmond and metropolitan D.C. with a fleet of over 40 trucks.[4]

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  1. Web. An Online Grocer For Web 2.0. Just Don’t Call It Webvan 2.0., Nicole Perlroth, Forbes, June 1, 2011, retrieved October 10, 2011.
  2. Web. Leading Firms, Individuals Honored by Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council, June 15, 2011, retrieved October 10, 2011.
  3. Web. Charlottesville-based RelayFoods gets $3.1M investment, Bryan McKenzie, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 27, 2012, retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. Web. Arnie Katz, Relay Foods, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 7, 2014, retrieved April 28, 2014.

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