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State-backed Launch Tennessee puts total $626K+ into startups<br>in Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, Possip

State-backed Launch Tennessee puts total $626K+ into startups
in Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, Possip

Launch Tennessee builds the profile of its Innovation Capital Continuum.

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ISO Capital: LaunchTN expands innovation-capital investment committee

ISO Capital: LaunchTN expands innovation-capital investment committee

There's sharpened focus on capital, as well as on entrepreneurial infrastructure and regional strategy.

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Chairman Ted Townsend
Chairman Ted Townsend

LifeScienceTN report bolsters case for more 'intentional' industry strategy

A rigorous study of TN lifesciences is afoot and advocates are clearly positioning to push for public and private support.

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Founder-CEO Sashank Purighalla
Founder-CEO Sashank Purighalla

BOS Framework eyes cap-raises to accelerate tech across biz spectrum

Tech veteran preps for ramping-up sales, scouts for talent in Nashville and beyond.

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John Liu stealthy about startup Intelluron,<br> but vocal about 2020 Sci-Engineering event

John Liu stealthy about startup Intelluron,
but vocal about 2020 Sci-Engineering event

Digital Reasoning exec felt called to pursue ML venture, extols Nashville and its STEM-oriented youth.

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Alpha Investing: VU alumni lead capital network focused on real estate

Alpha Investing: VU alumni lead capital network focused on real estate

Nashville entrant aims to connect accredited investors with institutional-caliber deals, at attractive minimums.

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Gibran Ameer PharmD
Gibran Ameer PharmD

Venture Notes - October 24, 2019

A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.

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Venture Notes -- October 18, 2019

Venture Notes -- October 18, 2019

Launch Tennessee, Electro-Active, Dynamo, CET, EPIcenter, and more updated in today's roundup.

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CEO Michael Berman JD
CEO Michael Berman JD

Fintech CEO: Mainsale-backed Ncontracts has pipeline of M&A 'discussions'

Nashville has proven a 'phenomenal', 'fabulous' place for VC-backed fintech-regtech co's launch.

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CEO Will Norton JD
CEO Will Norton JD

CEO: SimplyAgree could trigger Series A after 'right partner' emerges

Conversations continue as startup mulls investment terms, milestones, and preps for hiring and dev.

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Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated

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

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Pharos Capital Partners Fund IV-A filing eyes $250M healthcare investing

Pharos Capital Partners Fund IV-A filing eyes $250M healthcare investing

Healthcare specialists file on Fund IV affiliate.

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Founder-CEO Al Ganier
Founder-CEO Al Ganier

Empower Health sets $12M raise for push into self-pay NAD infusion space

CEO Al Ganier says startup exhaustively considered market priority, and might later address opioid users' risk of pregnancy.

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Oasis Venture entrepreneurship program for 'often marginalized'<br>Nashville teens folds after budget review

Oasis Venture entrepreneurship program for 'often marginalized'
Nashville teens folds after budget review

Realities of youth services and the breeding of entrepreneurs bring abrupt changes in local programs.

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Startup Stroll preps $1.5MM Seed raise to catch destination-marketing wave

Startup Stroll preps $1.5MM Seed raise to catch destination-marketing wave

Eberhardt & Bell press forward with tech solution developed in Nashville for global market.

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CEO Carson Ward
CEO Carson Ward

Skoller files for $2MM raise, steps-up pace to expand platform offering

CEO says social-media spend for student assignments, tests, grades users prompts accelerating employer recruitment support.

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Tennessee Capitol
Tennessee Capitol

LaunchTN sets Startup Policy Workshops to boost regional entrepreneurship

Meetups blend LaunchTN mission, Kauffman funding, Engine advocate, constituents getting to know legislators.

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Virtual Entrepreneurship Program
Virtual Entrepreneurship Program

Launch Tennessee launches Virtual Entrepreneurship Program

Startup and growth-oriented entrepreneurship program taking 2020 applications now, through Dec. 15, 2019.

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CEO-designate Jane Allen Esq.
CEO-designate Jane Allen Esq.

Entrepreneur Jane Allen to be CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center

New CEO will rely on a lawyerly eye and entrepreneurial chops as she begins fresh assessment of the EC.

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Jim Lackey
Jim Lackey

Venture Notes -- September 30, 2019

Lackey's latest, Music tech, OZ players, VU Ventures Group, LaunchTN, DRS CMO, Jumpstart Foundry and more.

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