Ohio enterprise acquires Las Vegas virtual secretary company

Startups.co, a Columbus, Ohio-based company that helps startups with funding, press and mentoring, has acquired a recently closed virtual secretary Las Vegas company that was funded by Downtown Project’s tech-funding arm.

Startup.co said Tuesday it has acquired Zirtual, a company that received funding from VegasTechFund, which is Downtown Project’s tech arm. Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh started Downtown Project with $350 million to redevelop a section of downtown Las Vegas and invest in tech, small businesses, restaurants and education.

Zirtual, based in downtown Las Vegas, closed Monday because it ran out of cash. It had employed more than 400 people across the country for its virtual executive assistant operations, including 30 full-time administrative, operation and technical staffers.

Startups.co did not disclose details of the acquisition but said Zirtual operations will resume Monday.


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