Every month, First Avenue Ventures offers the latest in Birmingham startup news as a resource to the entrepreneurial community.

3 Birmingham startups you need to know (Bham Now)

Bham Now offers profiles of Birmingham startups Yuva Biosciences, Inc., Lawnlo, and Cahaba Fire Company.

6 startups won $225K at Alabama Launchpad in 2023. See where they are now (Bham Now)

Bham Now catches up with last year’s Alabama Launchpad winners.

9 startups selected for first Alabama Launchpad Startup competition of 2024 (Bham Now)

Alabama Launchpad announces the nine startups selected for their 2024 competition.

Alabama sees increase in VC deal value, other states see declines (Birmingham Business Journal)

VC funding may be experiencing a downtrend nationwide, but, thanks to several big deals, Alabama saw larger VC investments in 2023.

BBJ 40 Under 40 2024: Nathan Pocus (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Nathan Pocus, the founder and CEO of Domestique Coffee.

BBJ 40 Under 40 2024: Olugbenga Ajala (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal profiles Olugbenga Ajala, the founder and CEO of Ashipa Electric.

Birmingham-based Pack Health inks national grocery deal (Birmingham Business Journal)

Pack Health, a Birmingham-based patient engagement startup, partners with Instacart to improve food access in underserved communities.

Birmingham startup gets national recognition from American Inno (Birmingham Business Journal)

HealNow, a Birmingham technology startup providing online checkout for pharmacy patients, was included on American Inno’s list of 35 promising startups from across the United States.

Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator invests $500,000 into these new startups (Birmingham Business Journal)

Birmingham’s Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator invested $100,000 in five new startups, including Birmingham’s Kai XR. All of these startups moved to Birmingham to participate in the Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator program.

Guest notebook: Follow these tips to navigate a path to joint venture success, aid in conflict resolution (Birmingham Business Journal)

An overview of how one can protect one’s interests in a joint venture.

Looking back on last year’s startups to watch: Where are they now? (Birmingham Business Journal)

The Birmingham Business Journal checks in with their 2023 Startups to Watch.

Startups to Watch: 35 U.S. Companies You Need to Know in 2024 (Birmingham Business Journal)

American Inno presents its list of 35 promising startups from across the United States, including Birmingham’s own HealNow.

These crucial small-business tax credits are flying under the radar (Birmingham Business Journal)

Tax credits can make retirement plans affordable for small businesses.

Yuva Biosciences raises $7.5M seed round (Birmingham Business Journal)

VentureSouth, one of the largest angel investment networks in the United States, led the seed round for Yuva Biosciences, a Birmingham-based startup using mitochondrial biology to fight aging.