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FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind' | New Constructs, David Trainer, Solidus, Frank Bumstead, Lucius Burch III, Jim Kever, Fred Goad, Richard Patton, software, investment, SixThirty, accelerators, regulation, Financial Accounting Standards Board, FASB, Compustat, Stand & Poor's, McGraw-Hill, Thomson Reuters, Worldscope, analytics, talent, engineers, Novo Capital Management, Derek Hughey, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Decosimo, Seward Kissel, Puryear Hamilton Hausman Wood, FT Partners, FinTech, Credit Suisse, Epoch Partners, entrepreneurs
FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,
regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind'

David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.


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Nashville's longer-term role as StartupBus destination not guaranteed | StartupBus, Mitch Neff, 3686, LaunchTN, SXSW Interactive, South by Southwest, startups, accelerators, Deborah Alvarez Neff, Tampa Bay WaVE, coworking, Elance, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Silicon Valley Foundry, On the List, OTL, MTSU, Middle Tennessee State University,
Nashville's longer-term role as StartupBus destination not guaranteed

If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.


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U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline | economic development, software, National League of Cities, innovation, municipal government, Karl Dean, Yiaway Yeh, Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County, NLC, Ziiio, Music City Center, Clarence Anthony, information technology, software, Jumpstart Foundry, Multi-City Innovation Campaign, MCIC,
U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline

Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.


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Ebb & Flow: Former Emdeon SVP relishes growth-oriented CarePayment role | healthcare, information technology, Creatives, Portland, Nashville, Emdeon, Lyle Beasley, Medical Reimbursements of America, MRA, Craig Hodges, David Gamble, CarePayment, Puppet Labs, Luke Kanies, Aequitas Capital, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, investment, venture capital, Lisle Beasley, Clear Balance, Health First Financial, self-pay, credit, financing,
Ebb & Flow: Former Emdeon SVP relishes growth-oriented CarePayment role

Though relo'd from Nashville to Portland, CEO keeps eye on Nashville.


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HealthIT: Scale-focused Roundingwell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff | John Smithwick, Will Weaver, Roundingwell, healthcare, healthIT, information technology, Cloud, software development, SaaS, software as a service, Mark Ott, Derek Hughes, BLAST Media, Emma, Brooks Smith, Ken Kraft, Kraft & Co., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Truxton Trust, Nashville Bank & Trust, Axial Exchange, HealthLoop, Robert Taylor, Trolley Barns, TreatSit,
HealthIT: Scale-focused Roundingwell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff

Smithwick says early market penetration signals 'time to step on the gas'.


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Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Julia Polk, Shawn Glinter, Nick Holland, Chris Sloan, CentreSource, Populr.me, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Amazon.com, venture capital, investment, bootstrapping, Rich Jones, JohnPaul Bennett, OpenWatch, David Head, Tyler Newkirk, Elizabeth Royer, Jake Jorgovan, Avenue Bank, Decosimo, LaunchTN, The TENN, Jumpstart Foundry, Boston University, Hillsboro High School, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions

Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.


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Before quiet sale to Atlas Copco, local entrepreneur put Fivestone Partners to work beefing-up business | Atlas Copco, Paul Iannello, Rick Iannello, manufacturing, engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, Fivestone Partners, Jozef Nuyens, Jarvis Stubblefield, Verax, I and R Partners, Brad Edmonson, Del Stevens, Robert MacPherson, MacPherson and Youmans, RJI Engineering, GOBA, Dialogic Communications, Martin Ventures, ReadyPoint Health, Verax, GTE, Siemens, Regions
Before quiet sale to Atlas Copco, local entrepreneur
put Fivestone Partners to work beefing-up business

We may see more of these, if and when the Recovery gains further traction.


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Venture Calendar - 25 Special Events 1H 2015 | accelerators, events, StartCo, LaunchTN, 3680, thirtysixeight, Pando, Pandoland, healthcare, Nashville Health Care Council, Seed Hatchery, Upstart, SkyHigh, Health Further, Jumpstart Foundry, GigTank, Digital Nashville, ZeroTo510, EPIcenter, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Spark Technology Forum, GROWCO, INC Magazine, economic development, rural, government, LifeScience Tennessee, Hack Tennessee, Knoxville Chamber, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, CoWrite, Hack Create, CMA Music Festival,
Venture Calendar - 25 Special Events 1H 2015

No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.


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FinTech: Seed-stage BancList pops-up in Nashville, eyes capital raise | banking, ViewIQ, Jack Henry, FinTech Nashville, Peter Scully, Private Business, startups, entrepreneurs, software, investors, debt, finance, capital, Seed stage, Community Bank List, CBL.Net, BancList, fintech, FIS, Check Velocity, Stephens, David Bourne, Matt Poje, Vince Cain, Thomas Horstmeyer, James Bates Brannan Groover, John Gerber, Private Capital Advisors, GoldLeaf Financial Solutions, DH Corporation, Fiserv, Octal Info Solution, Junxure Creative, Stephens, John Spence, Private Capital Advisors,
FinTech: Seed-stage BancList pops-up in Nashville, eyes capital raise

Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.


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Sohr-backed DataFi mulls further Seed capital for fintech platform | DataFi, fintech, Financial services, banking, construction, Andrew Sohr, Chase Gilbert, David Gilbert, Scott Sohr, Jim Sohr, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, regulations, lending, borrowing, debt, finance, Five Star Venture Funding, Kelly Worman, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, Heartland Payment Systems, Elmington Capital Group, mobile, iOS, Android, Porter Wright, FISERV,  LBAware, Intertech, DisburseCo, Lowenstein Associates, ISGN, FIS, ECL Software, LandGorilla, Applied Business Software, The Mortgage Office
Sohr-backed DataFi mulls further Seed capital for fintech platform

Entrepreneurs and their operating team advance goalward, as strategy unfolds.


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Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round | Kris Kelso, Healthbox Nashville, Healthbox, Sandbox Industries, Phil Misiowiec, information technology, platform as a service, PaaS, software, infrastructure, Cloud, Amazon Web Services, AWS, compliance, HIPAA, healthcare, Atlas Health Technologies, Heroku, Salesforce, Blue Cross Blue Shield Ventures, Aptible, TrueVault, Catalyze, Webficient, Vic Gatto, Jumpstart Foundry, HCA, Clariture Health, e-Clinic Healthcare, GEMA Touch, PRSM Healthcare, Remedify, Chris Sherrill
Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round

Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.


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CampusQuad: Ingram Content announces 2d Edtech investment in five days | Frances Cairns, David Roland, Ingram Content Group, ICG Ventures, Ingram Industries, education, k-12, postsecondary, engagement, software as a service, analytics, SaaS, Series A, investment, Campus Quad, Querium, Follette Corporation, engagement, analytics,
CampusQuad: Ingram Content announces 2d Edtech investment in five days

Student engagement for colleges and universities is the focal-point of this startup.


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Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp | Ingram Content Group, ICG Ventures, John Ingram, David Roland, venture capital, Querium, education, software as a services, SaaS, publishing, content, testing, assessment, Ingram Industries, Bullpen Ventures, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Michael Burcham, Kent Fuka, Patti Smith, Vanguard Health Systems, Charlie Martin, The Martin Companies, Martin Holdings, Martin Ventures, healthcare, FLOCO LLC, CourseSmart, FLO Thinkery, FCA Venture Partners, Bullpen Ventures, VPG Integrated Media, Jackie Shrago, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, ThinkLink Learning, Joe Wyatt, Discovery Communications, Discovery Education, Pearson, Macmillan, McGraw Hill, Sapling Learning, Frances Cairns, Campus Quad, Drew Duncan, TAVHealth, James M.O. Rubin, Jamo Rubin, Tenzing Health, eRelevance, Medical Present Value, revenue cycle management, CenterPoint Ventures, IBM, Experian, Tivoli Systems, Data General, MSouth Equity Partners, Sapling Learning, Tennessee Tech, Education Networks of America, ENA, eRelevance, patient engagement, Vital Source
Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp

Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.


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LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm | Bill Hagerty, Randy Boyd, economic development, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, LaunchTN, Radio Systems Corporation, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Coopers Lybrand, PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Stokes Bartholomew, Adams Reese, IPO, Willie Wallace, Tom Boyd, Fi-Shock, Woodstream, EDP Biotech, BioPet Vet Lab, Charlie Brock, TSG Partners, Telegraph Hill Partners, mTerra Ventures, Jenny Boyd, Harrison Boyd, Thomas Boyd, intellectual property, patents, Knoxville, Tennessee Smokies, Chicago Cubs, Nashville Technology Council, University of Tennessee, Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oklahoma, Waller Lansden Dortch Davis, Stokes Bartholomew, Adams Reese
LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm

Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.


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LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's | LaunchTN, Charlie Brock, Randy Boyd, Bill Hagerty, Patterson, Waddey Patterson, Paul Nye, accelerators, capital formation, INCITE, Gov. Bill Haslam, Council of Development Finance, Agencies, Stuart McWhorter, Clayton Associates, nonprofits, leadership, talent, President Barack Obama, Treasury, federal government, SSBCI, State Small Business Credit Initiative, economic development, technology transfer, commercialization, The TENN, startups, investment, TNInvestco, Clint Brewer, Bill Evans, St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, FCA Venture Partners, Innova Memphis, Innova Fund II, Southland, Pandoland, 3686, events, UBS, Bass Berry Sims,
LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's

[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.


Milt Capps Updated 10:02 a.m. 28 January 2015

Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled | Nashville Technology Council, Medalogix, Rustici Software, Digital Reasoning Systems, Emma, HCA, InvisionHeart, kalatech, Kindful, Guy Barnard, Healthways, Andy Corts, Sarah Cannon, Marty Paslick, Dirk Maxwell, Sitel, Bob Quandt, Tom Ratz, Dollar General, Edmon Begoli, PYA Analytics, Bryan Mosher, Jim Siegienski, iQuantifi, Dan Hogan, Medalogix, Anthony Montgomery, LPS, Tiffany Woosley, Homeland, Erin Desman, United Structural Systems, Jeffrey Horne, Anne McGraw, Nissan North America, Brian Johnson, Donor Bureau, Damian Mingle, WPC Healthcare, John Wagster, Alex Berta, NSG, Chris Collins, Dollar General, Doug Hurst, Colleen Hoy, Emerge Financial Wellness, Susan Lewis, Deloitte, Pryor Manning, Charles Apigian, Middle Tennessee State University, MTSU, Fortune Mhlanga, Lipscomb University, Mary York, John Overton High School, Metro Schools, education, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Harpeth Hall, Geoffrey Gross, Belmont University, Cameron Lowry, Lipscomb University, David Klements, Qualifacts Systems, Nicole Tremblett, Katherine McElroy, C3 Consulting, Kent Fourman, The General, Melinda Curran, RCG, Jeff Fields, ServPro Industries, Glenn Perdue, Kraft Analytics, Kate O'Neill, KO Insights, Michael Burcham, Beth Hogan, WiTT, Connie McGee, HIMSS, Courtney Ross, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Ryan Boone, Tony Bradshaw, Lampo Group, Mark Davison, Delek US Holdings, Kyle Duke, TennCare, Comcast, Cory Edwards, Andy Flatt, Cigna Healthspring, Vic Gatto, Jumpstart Foundry, Solidus, Travis Gregg, Trinisys, Tracy Guarino, ForceX, David Hanna, Microsoft, IBM, Greg Huddleston, Amy Henderson, Firefly Logic, Vanessa Hickman, Nashville International Airport, John Kepley, teknetex, Matt Largen, Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, Fortune Mhlanga, Lipscomb University, Sal Novin, Cognizant, TriZetto Group, Jerome Oglesby, Deloitte, Raymond Ritz, Night Running, Peter Rousos, Vanderbilt University, David Smith, Peak 10, James Soto, Industrial Strength Marketing, Barry Vandevier, Asurion, Tim Walsh, Bridgestone Americas, Curtis Watkins, Parallon, HCA, Mike Wesolowski, HP Enterprise Services, Steve Yazell, tw telecom, Digital Nashville, Life Science Tennessee, Rutherford County Technology Council, Nashville State Community College, NSCC,Warren Ratliff, David Condra, Ray Capp, Caradigm, GE Healthcare, Amplion, Dalcon, ConduIT Corporation, Jeff Costantine, Liberty Street Partners, Tod Fetherling, Perception Health, music, Project Music, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, entertainment, media, digital technology, entertainment, music
Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled

NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.


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Nashville's Maxwell: PE-backed Ipreo 'absolutely' has more FinTech targets | ShareholderInsite, Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, Blackstone, software as a service, SaaS, FinTech, financial services, information technology, software development, private equity, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, KKR, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, Dealogic, Joe Maxwell, Charlie Young, Carlyle Group, FT Partners, Financial Technology Partners, Clear Momentum, CapControls,Qval, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup
Nashville's Maxwell: PE-backed Ipreo 'absolutely' has more FinTech targets

With Blackstone and Goldman Sachs aboard, entrepreneur sees further expansion locally.


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Owners of TNInvestco-backed Hubble Telemedical exit in sale to Welch Ally | Larisa Brass, Hubble Telemed, healthcare, TNInvestco, INCITE, technology, medical devices, MB Venture Partners, venture capital, Angels
Owners of TNInvestco-backed Hubble Telemedical exit in sale to Welch Ally

VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.


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Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville | accelerators, FinTech, Michael Burcham, Vic Gatto, entrepreneurs, Digital Reasoning Systems, Capital Confirmation, Wealth Access, David Benskin, Tom White, iQuantifi, SixThirty, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Joe Maxwell, Cristobal Conde, FinTech Innovation Lab, TPG Capital, DRS, Nashville Capital Network, Tennessee Angel Fund, TNInvestco, Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, Council Capital, Investment Scorecard, Edo Interactive, Link2Gov, Comdata, PMT Services, ProfitPoint, iPayment, FrontStream, Goldleaf Technologies, Private Business, Clear Payments, ProAccura, Group Data Services, Check Velocity, Cybera, Bank of New York Mellon, Deloitte, Jackson National Life, BONY, DataFi, manufacturing, education, publishing, media, music, Selous Venture Society, Jumpstart Foundry, FISI-Madison, Comdata, Stored Value Solutions, FleetCor Technologies, LendingClub, Hal Gentry, Jim McKelvey, Greg Daily, i3 Verticals, Charge Payment, Queen City Fintech, QC Fintech,
Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville

Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.


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Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015 | Mario Avila, Emerge Financial Wellness, Contigo Financial, Jim Sohr, Five Star Venture Funding, LogicFI, Evan Austill, David Frederiksen, subprime lenders, payday loans, credit, finance, underwriting, lending, employee benefits, Julia Polk, transportation, housing, economic development, infrastructure, Murfreesboro, AllPayments Expo, Bank on Music City, Jonathan Harrison, Geof Vickers, Nelson Mullins, XMi Holdings, David Frederiksen, Evan Austill, Zach Todd, United HealthGroup, Five Star Venture Funding, Pinnacle Financial Partners, LendMD, Serious Change, Jumpstart Foundry, LendUp, Funding Circle
Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015

CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.


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Nashville's Project Music music+tech accelerator names 2015 startup cohort | Project Music, Entrepreneur Center, startups, accelerators, On the List, DART, Jammber, HiVolume Media, Ear IQ, Ripple Music, What's Hubbin, RMHXTZ, Sam Brooker, Channing Moreland, Chad Marcum, Stephen Davis, Michael Amburgey, Marcus Dwayne Cobb, Chris McMurtry, Jack McCann
Nashville's Project Music music+tech accelerator names 2015 startup cohort

Drum Roll - newest program unveils its eight class members.


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FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year | iQuantifi, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, fintech, financial services, information technology, SaaS, software development, Tom White, Karen White, Jim Siegienski, Brian Evans, Lamp Group, Dave Ramsey, Wealth Access, Becca Melton, LearnVest, Personal Capital, venture capital, financing, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, KraftCPA, First Bank, BackBay Communications, MX, MoneyDesktop, investment, CrunchBase, licensing, CAP Partners, Finovate, Brendan Easterday, Susan Easterday
FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year

This entrant to the red-hot sector is banking on rapid B2B growth.


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