What You'll Learn

Welcome to "Discover Funding Options in Virginia," the eighth class of the Entrepreneur Certificate Course, which is designed to help you start a business or grow your startup. In this quick welcome video, you'll meet your instructor Liz Doerr, Partner at Sandbox, who will share what you'll learn.

Liz Doerr – Partner, Sandbox

Liz founded Sandbox because she is passionate about helping the Richmond community’s brilliant entrepreneurs launch and grow their ventures. At Sandbox, Liz serves as a fractional CFO for several clients and helps startups prepare for future growth, capital raises or acquisitions. In her spare time, she is involved with a variety of organizations including Virginia Women in Venture, which focuses on growing the number of female investors in venture capital and private equity.

Liz has held a number of leadership positions in public and private companies. She started her business career working in various management roles at CSX (Fortune 500) ending her tenure as the departmental CFO for the company’s Innovation and Technology departments. She later joined the Richmond-based venture capital firm, NRV to help manage the company’s $55 million angel investing portfolio and led the firm’s $33 million fundraise for its Series A fund. As a director at NRV, she led the company’s investor relations, financial due diligence, and portfolio company services, including serving as CFO for one of the fund’s portfolio companies.