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Venture Futures

Urmy: Artist Growth's new CEO drives capital raises for roadmap, scaleup

Urmy: Artist Growth's new CEO drives capital raises for roadmap, scaleup

A bevy of partnerships and a Series C capital raise north of $5MM may be in-the-offing.

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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

CEO Charlie Brock announces departure from Launch Tennessee

CEO Charlie Brock
CEO Charlie Brock

[updated] High-energy team builder prepares for his next entrepreneurial or service act.

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LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief

Ted Townsend
Ted Townsend

Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.

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Venture Notes - May 2, 2018

Venture Notes - May 2, 2018

LaunchTN pushes, TN fintech pivot person, Kisber in K-TENN, capraises for SIGNiX, Metova, others.

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7th Round: Latest Sohr Grants help fund tenant-matching,
carp-harvesting startups led by VU Owen alumni

7th Round: Latest Sohr Grants help fund tenant-matching,<br>carp-harvesting startups led by VU Owen alumni

Via VU's Owen GSM, Sohr awards total more than $500K in typically $25K shots for interesting array of ideas.

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American Hometown Publishing to 'saturate' mid-TN with Rover media

AHP's Rover debuts
AHP's Rover debuts

Nashville PE West End Holdings is powering the hyperlocal media push.

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Venture Notes - 17 April 2018

Venture Notes - 17 April 2018

Simplr's $8MM Series A, Resolute and Americoin raises, Blockchain congregating and more.

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PlayMakerCRM's backer Mainsail Partners ranks
Nashville best for bootstrapping healthcare

CEO John Griscavage
CEO John Griscavage

Growth-equity firm says Music City, Austin, Atlanta and others each has a superniche.

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Project Music: & ME LLC startup weighs Nashville HQ advantages

Project Music: & ME LLC startup weighs Nashville HQ advantages

A visit to CMA Fest may have helped spawn this Charleston fan-engagement idea.

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Project Music: RootNote capital raises may lift Music venture hub

Jason Burchard
Jason Burchard

While Austin and London loom large on horizon, founders anchor network in Music City.

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With Hank Ingram aboard, Brown Water Spirits raises capital for startup

Hank Ingram<br><i>courtesy Peyton Hoge</i>
Hank Ingram
courtesy Peyton Hoge

Another Ingram wades into entrepreneurial pool, preserving a bit of legacy.

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VUMC spin-up Nashville Biosciences taps advisors, builds team, eyes growth

COO Leeland Eckstrom
COO Leeland Eckstrom

The campus newco is keeping open the option of raising outside capital.

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Drumbeat: Another signal on HealthStream's blockchain interest

Canaccord's Richard Close
Canaccord's Richard Close

Canaccord analysts weigh-in with their view of relevance of blockchain for listed HSTM and others.

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Growth-equity firm SSM Partners eyes Nashville investment opportunities

MP Casey West
MP Casey West

With dry powder and 60 transactions under its belt, SSM relishes HealthIT, ecommerce, marcom companies.

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CEO Sinead Miller charts PATH EX course to capital, partner & market

CEO Sinead Miller PhD
CEO Sinead Miller PhD

Startup's expanding universe of advisors, allies and potential funders may be approaching critical mass.

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Venture Notes - 23 March 2018

Venture Notes - 23 March 2018

Money, moves and management in 30 telegraphic updates from MidTn and State ecosystems.

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Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name
to electronic transactions amendment?

Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name<br>to electronic transactions amendment?

[updated] Some see Tennessee getting a boost from the legislation, others less sanguine.

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Jax is Back: He masters Retail and preps for $2MM capraise for SaaS play

Jax is Back: He masters Retail and preps for $2MM capraise for SaaS play

Serial tech entrepreneur goes deep on Retail, emerges with Vertical SaaS concept.

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VU inventors' Adaptive Technology startup faces IntelliCane funding hurdles

Got IntelliCane?
Got IntelliCane?

Startup commercializing VU IP to reduce injury, death and mitigate $50BN annual medical spend.

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Nashville's Juice Analytics mulls Series A raise and bridge finance options

Zach Gemignani<br>Co-Founder & CEO
Zach Gemignani
Co-Founder & CEO

HealthStream has been minority stakeholder since 2013.

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Porter Road Butcher's new online recipe may call for Series A capital

Co-founder Jamie Preisker
Co-founder Jamie Preisker

Seed raise underway, startup sees e-commerce and fresh capital producing a national footprint.

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