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Venture Futures

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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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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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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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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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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Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated

State and regional events of interest.

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News & Views

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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CEO: Nashville EC steps-up transparency, surveils market,
aims to serve diversity of constituents and biz models

Michael Brody-Waite
Michael Brody-Waite

Resources are proliferating in Nashville's entrepreneurial ecosystem, so the EC makes strategic shift.

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Exec: LaunchTN embraces discretionary role in IMPACT Fund investing

Exec: LaunchTN embraces discretionary role in IMPACT Fund investing

Applications for investment consideration are being taken now.

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Startup's GeoAir recipe calls for Drones, pest DNA and AgBiz savvy

Startup's GeoAir recipe calls for Drones, pest DNA and AgBiz savvy

Young entrepreneur finds curious farmers allow testing his tech in their fields.

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Med-devices startup Somavac raises Seed capital from VCs, Angels

CEO Esra Roan PhD
CEO Esra Roan PhD

Still too rare in CEO ranks, woman mechanical engineer charts startup's course.

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'Person First Alliance' emerges in response to Brookings' HealthIT challenge

Coalition pathfinding
Coalition pathfinding

Designation of leader for coalition's next phase of work may bring acceleration.

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Army veteran Wegner raises capital to fortify
new 'Authentically American' apparel brand

CEO Dean Wegner
CEO Dean Wegner

Former U.S. Army Ranger aims to take the high ground in made-in-USA product branding

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Nashville Technology Council outlines Tech progress, priorities

CEO Brian Moyer
CEO Brian Moyer

Update spans emphasis on 'Creativity', new HealthTech vertical group and more.

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Nashville-linked RecordGram to launch $300MM TUNE token sale

RecordGram
RecordGram

Supported by Block Gemini in Dubai, RecordGram aims to set a record raise.

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Tim Choate: ThinkDeeply startup amplifies MidTN capacity for AI innovation

Tim Choate
Tim Choate

Newco says it'll pursue capital raise opportunistically among savvy investors.

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Eleven9's Mixtroz founders pitch Creative Startups, pursue $600K capraise

CEO Kerry Schrader
CEO Kerry Schrader

[updated] The challenges are real, but two women entrepreneurs declare their determination.

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CEO departs, TN's nationally ranked ZeroTo510 accelerator charts journey

Allan Daisley
Allan Daisley

Digital Health from wearables and IT to blockchain and more will be Daisley's bailiwick in international group

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Project Music grad RecordGram eyes $100MM+ token sale, mulls Series A

Eric Mendelson
Eric Mendelson

Yet another potentially blockchain-centric venture apparently got some lift in Music City.

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emids Technologies gets suitors, eyes M&A, plus IoT and Blockchain plays

CEO Saurabh Sinha
CEO Saurabh Sinha

Healthcare IT, solutions and consulting provider has apparently passed a revenue milestone.

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Venture Notes - 15 August 2017

Venture Notes - 15 August 2017

[updated] Nashville lawyers push for Blockchain coalition...Entrepreneur sees opportunity in preserving Tweets.

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Michael Dukes' brand coming to life in high-touch Royal Circus retailer

Michael Dukes' brand coming to life in high-touch Royal Circus retailer

Decades after busking in Paris, adopting a child in Nepal and building brands for others, Nashvillian unfurls new banner.

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With Nashville tech players aboard, Po.et Foundation reports $10MM funding

With Nashville tech players aboard, Po.et Foundation reports $10MM funding

Updated 26 Sept 2017 - Startup spearheads international open-source initiative for Proof of Existence

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Venture Notes - 27 July 2017

Dynamo's Sankar
Dynamo's Sankar

'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.

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