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CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital | information technology, talent, Essex Technology Group, Robert Echols, Phil Pfeffer, Peter Marcum, DevDigital, reverse logistics, supply chain, software, Neal Barnhill, HP, Ingram
CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital

This company may be just hitting its stride, and 2015 could see strategic moves.


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Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund hasn't exhausted TNInvestco capital | TNInvestco, Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, Council Capital, PlayMaker CRM, Net Health, Mainsail Partners, ReDoc, The Rehab Documentation Company, venture capital,Tyler Augusty, Harbert Management, Morgan Keegan
Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund hasn't exhausted TNInvestco capital

There's a least one TNInvestco that isn't yet exhausted, and is still looking for investible deals


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Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med | Dennis Bottorff, Katie Gambill, Ingenious Med, Grant Jackson, healthcare, private equity, BIP Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, information technology, IT, software as a service, SaaS, investment, capital, venture capital
Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med

Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities


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Data infrastructure: Nashville's The Nexus Group sells to Everwatch Capital-backed buyers | The Nexus Group, Lenny Higgins, EWC-HH&B, Nations Media Partners, Manier & Herod, Everwatch Capital, Jerry Dunlap, Robert England, Ken Russell, ISDN-Net, telecommunications, CLEC, Internet, information technology, security, IT, data centers, infrastructure, hosted services, colocation, backup, recovery
Data infrastructure: Nashville's The Nexus Group
sells to Everwatch Capital-backed buyers

One of the pioneers in broadband, VOIP and other services changes hands


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Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for Center for Medical Interoperability presence | healthcare, information technology, IT, Nashville Health Care Council, Ed Cantwell, Center for Medical Interoperability, EMR, EHR, electronic health records, Nashville Technology Council, West Institute, Change Healthcare, standards, CHS, HCA, Ascension, St. Thomas Health, Mike Schatzlein, Gary and Mary West Health Institute, Tod Fetherling, Perceptive Health, Life Science Tennessee
Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for
Center for Medical Interoperability presence

Nashville may be quietly preparing to compete for a transformative Tech-standards player


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Populr's progress attracts potential bidders, creates fork in road for Nick Holland | Nicholas Holland, Nick Holland, Centresource, Populr, Bullpen Ventures, Martin Companies, Solidus, software as a service, SaaS, venture capital, Angels, investors, mentors, advisors, Avenue Bank, KraftCPAs, Bass Berry & Sims, GoDaddy
Populr's progress attracts potential bidders,
creates fork in road for Nick Holland

Entrepreneur aims to win; 'location thing' often a problem when Coastal VCs chat.


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Histories unfolding: Maker-entrepreneur Barry Walker + Marathon Village | Marathon Village, Marathon Motors, Marathon MusicWorks, LaunchTN, entrepreneurs, makers, commercial real estate, Barry Walker, David A. Guy, Tim Osborne, Rob Hill, Reliant Bank, Ronnie Wenzel, Ingenuity Shop, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ashley Capps, Bonnaroo, AC Entertaiment, Chris Cobb, WRLT, Lightning 100, Atiba Software, Lightning 100, Antique Archeology, Mike Wolfe, Imogene + Willie's, Hal Cato, Zeumo, Garage Coffee, Green Brier Distillery, the Studio 121, Bang Candy Company, Corsair Artisan Taproom, Otis James, O Gallery, Tennessee State Museum, Debbie Walker, Callie Walker
Histories unfolding: Maker-entrepreneur Barry Walker + Marathon Village

A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history


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TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs and investors begin charting path forward | TNInvestco, Doug Overbey, Susan Lynn, Gov. Bill Haslam, Bill Hagerty, Eric Cromwell, Dan Schmisseur, Charlie Brock, Sam Lynch, Life Science Tennessee, LST, TTDC, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Jeff Brown, accelerators, INCITE, TNInvestco, Dennis Bottorff, Laura Elkins, Tom Rogers, Tech2020, Joe Cook Jr., Charles Sargent, Larry Coleman, Eric Dobson, Grady Vanderhoofven, James Stover, Luke Froeb, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, capital formation, SeedHatchery, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Steven Bares
TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs
and investors begin charting path forward

Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum


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VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise | Vanderbilt University, Daniel Fabbri, University of Michigan, technology transfer, National Science Foundation, NSF, Innovation Corps, healthcare, information technology, IT, software development, entrepreneurs, electronic medical records, EMR, PYA Analytics, Jared Barrett, commercialization, HIPAA, compliance, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Michigan
VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise

Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.


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Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan | FanSafety.org, Don Griffis, W.A.R.N., Wide Area Rapid Notification, sports, athletics, security, safety, fans, Homeland Security, football, soccer, colleges, universities, professional sports, PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, National Center for Spectator Sports and Security, NCS4, University of Southern Mississippi, Wes Summers, Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Griffis' FanSafety seeks Seed-capital for venue-security gameplan

Strategic alliance with NCS4 should open many doors for W.A.R.N. sister company


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Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic | Pathfinder Therapeutics, Pathfinder Technologies, medical imaging, Vanderbilt University, technology transfer, commercialization, Bob Galloway, Robert Galloway, Jim Stefansic, Benoit Dawant, William Chapman, Alan Herline, Michael Miga, Hatteras Venture Partners, Nashville Capital Network, Clayton Associates, Lumira Capital, Florida Gulfshore Capital, INCITE, Gov. Bill Haslam, TriStar Technology Fund, Mountain Group Capital, Limestone Fund, TriStar Technology Ventures, BioMimetic Therapeutics, Sid Chambless
Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic

After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.


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Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options | Mike Rustici, Rustici Software, SCORM, TIN Can, Jenafits, software as a services, employee benefits, SaaS, open source, software development, entrepreneurs, Vanderbilt University, Undewriters Laboratory, UL, PureSafety, HCA, Deloitte, Tim Martin, Google, ATT
Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options

'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.


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M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent | Tod Fetherling, Michael Burcham, Perception Health, INVEST-TN, healthcare, analytics, PYA Analytics, Mike Cerino, XSolis, Advent Health Partners, Jason Moore, Stratasan, PYA Analytics, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL, XMI High Growth Development Fund, Jim Phillips, TNInvestco, Clayton Associates, Rolling Hills Ventures, Michael Burcham, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Roger Alsup, Ed Lanquist, Waddey and Patterson, Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, Deane Smith, Si Deane
M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health
teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent

Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.


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VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative | Jumpstart Foundry, Vic Gatto, healthcare, accelerators, investors, venture capital, startups, Seed stage, capital, investment, HiMSS, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, Belmont University, talent, training, advocacy,postsecondary
VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative

[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.


Milt Capps updated 27 Oct. 2014

VentureNotes: Consensus Point, Tandum, PinPtr, HouseLens | Consensus Point, Linda Rebrovick, Will Hedgecock, Doug Pace, Tandum, HouseLens, Dell, Bearingpoint, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Andrew Crefeld, Pharos Capital, kickstarter,Brad Wilson
VentureNotes: Consensus Point, Tandum, PinPtr, HouseLens

[Updated] Startups' capital raises, one leadership shift may be driven by Mayor's race


Milt Capps updated 29 Oct. 2014

Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator to debut with Investors at-the-ready | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, Sarah Trahern, CMA, Joe Galante, Sony Music, music, entertainment, digital media, technology, accelerator, LaunchTN, Robbie Goldsmith, SrPago, international, Country Music Association, Healthbox, Jumpstart Foundry, Steve Moore, Project Music, Galante Entertainment, CAA, Creative Artists Agency, Vector Management, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Universal Music Group, Spalding Entertainment, DevDigital, Red Light Management
Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator
to debut with Investors at-the-ready

[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.


Milt Capps Updated Oct. 21, 2014

Moontoast launches $6MM equity-capital raise | Blair Heavey, Marcus Whitney, The Martin Companies, venture capital, Angel investors, private equity, e-commerce, social media, Moontoast, software development, information technology, platforms, Erroll Apostolopoulos, Geoff Smith, Tim Putnam, Spendship
Moontoast launches $6MM equity-capital raise

[Updated] Martin Companies leads round, Boston-based CEO says startup is getting traction


By Milt Capps updated 24 Oct. 2014

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