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Venture Futures

Venture Notes - 22 January 2018

Venture Notes - 22 January 2018

17 updates ranging from Fintech, Soccer and Patient warming, to new platforms, VCs and more.

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Pre-Flight grad pilots Noka personal-health products startup toward runway

Founder Lauren Egge
Founder Lauren Egge

Transplanted entrepreneur mulls capital and advisors, preps for full market entry

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Rosenblatt departs Frost Brown for SVP/GC role at Tech-centric BTC Inc.

Rosenblatt departs Frost Brown for SVP/GC role at Tech-centric BTC Inc.

After helping anchor the upstart Nashville blockchain-crypto community, this lawyer moves over.

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Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated

[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

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News & Views

TennSMART Consortium eyes bigger TN role in 'intelligent mobility' industry

TennSMART Consortium eyes bigger TN role in 'intelligent mobility' industry

At least 3 new initiatives could advance the state's mobility R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship and recruitment efforts.

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Advisor entrant: Cherry Bekaert's MP in Nashville also tech-innovation lead

Dawn Patrick CPA
Dawn Patrick CPA

Innovation growth draws innovation-centric pro's -- VNC poll provides hint of incubent advisor standings.

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NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest

NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest

Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.

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Healthy Eating: Jumpstart Capital takes a taste of startup Menud

CEO Neil Whitney
CEO Neil Whitney

Girded with Lean Startup mindset, startup moves to finish Seed and launch Series A rounds.

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Ascension's incubation chief invites solutions for 'jobs that need to be done'

Ascension's Jason Dinger
Ascension's Jason Dinger

Focusing on success criteria, outcomes takes priority.

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Beacon Center poll says State incentive wasteful, while Entertainment, Blockchain, other industries mobilize for Capitol Hill action

Beacon Center poll says State incentive wasteful, while Entertainment, Blockchain, other industries mobilize for Capitol Hill action

'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.

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Briovation likely to invest in 20+ Health startups outside Nashville in 2018

Vic Gatto
Vic Gatto

[updated] Company recently had first close for its targeted $30MM early-growth fund and has invested.

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Venture Notes - 6 December 2017

Mark Cuban invests<br>in local startup
Mark Cuban invests
in local startup

27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.

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Rep. Mark White: GOP West TN Economic Caucus
should push region's economic development

Rep. Mark White (R-83)
Rep. Mark White (R-83)

Legislator observes the Western Division of the State lagging Eastern and Western regions.

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FINTECH: Leaf virtual banking startup eyes global markets, capital raises

Founder Nat Robinson
Founder Nat Robinson

[updated] A seasoned crossborder entrepreneur says he's homesteading in Nashville, for now.

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FINTECH: Franklin-based Core10's Series A propelled by FINTOP Capital

CEO Jeff Martin
CEO Jeff Martin

Nashville entrepreneur Joe Maxwell's win-win strategy spurs 'here-shoring' initiative.

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Tennessee State University, NBIC separate business incubation missions

Tennessee State University, NBIC separate business incubation missions

Startup clients may migrate to either of the incubators - Nashville gets a net incubator increase.

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Four TN startups to pitch this week during Life Science Tennessee conclave

IQuity CEO Spurlock
IQuity CEO Spurlock

[updated] IQuity, SafeStamp, Frontier Diagnostics, Neurodyne pitch to local VCs.

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Noah Rawlings leads startup Exile Global, as David Fox departs as CEO

Interim CEO Rawlings
Interim CEO Rawlings

Rawlings pushes toward private beta, Fox scouts for next entrepreneurial opportunity.

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ITIF: Tennessee has risen sharply in New Economy Index

ITIF: Tennessee has risen sharply in New Economy Index

[updated] A pronounced rise in overall ranking comes with weaker showing on some of 25 dimensions.

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Maxwell-led FINTOP Capital FTP1 fintech fund closes north of $50MM goal

Maxwell-led FINTOP Capital FTP1 fintech fund closes north of $50MM goal

Nashvillian-led fund could invest up to $10MM in current operating year.

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Jammber CEO eyes capital raises, confirms buyout approaches

Founder-CEO Marcus Cobb
Founder-CEO Marcus Cobb

Chicago-bred Project Music grad may find Series A dough outside Nashville.

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Founder Mason: Nashville's StudioNow eyes M&A,
capital, global markets and $1BN revenue goal

CEO David Mason
CEO David Mason

IPO and other options are on the table and a decision is likely to be taken in 2018.

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CEO: XMi Acquisition has $15MM dry powder, more M&A moves likely

CEO Jim Phillips
CEO Jim Phillips

With access to funds that have total $50MM AUM, XMi believes it can complete 1-2 deals per year.

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Reg A+ candidate? Franklin startup Grabbr
eyes Publishing, Music, Med, Financial

CEO David Dunham
CEO David Dunham

Veteran of the publishing world see wide application for his new platform and may trigger new breed IPO.

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