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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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TennesSeed Partners to ally with nonprofit to fuel TN seed-stage businesses

TennesSeed Partners to ally with nonprofit to fuel TN seed-stage businesses

VCs team with TennesSeed Funders to create momentum to feed flywheel effect in TN economy.

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CEO Tammy Hawes
CEO Tammy Hawes

Series A ahead, Tammy Hawes has always seen Virsys12 as scalable venture

With Salesforce Ventures as a shareholder, longtime healthtechie sees running room in cloud-apps sector.

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Robert Grajewski
Robert Grajewski

Enexor BioEnergy taps Wond'ry's Grajewski as SVP ahead of Series A

CEO Lee Jestings confirms appointment and continued focus on capital-raising, advisor-selection planning.

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Capraises filed by Council Capital, Music City Baseball,<br>Revolution Partners, Dynamo, SweetBio

Capraises filed by Council Capital, Music City Baseball,
Revolution Partners, Dynamo, SweetBio

Signs of the season? SEC filings pop up in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga.

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David Corts
David Corts

StudioNow spinning-out Octerra marcom startup, conference debut ahead

12 years into the mission, six years after leaving AOL, team has been prepping its next move for months.

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Founder-CEO Daniel Stein MD
Founder-CEO Daniel Stein MD

Embold Health files on $22MM+ capital raise

VNC seeks comment from team, meanwhile research suggests interesting ecosystem forming around company.

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<b>Kevin Lee</b>
Kevin Lee

JourneyPure preps $20MM raise ahead of larger private equity round

The five-year-old company has already secured $70MM capital and is at 400 employees.

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Chairman, CEO Bill Horne
Chairman, CEO Bill Horne

Sopris' Quovant has access to capital, is opportunistic on buys or merger

Four years after VC/PE control investment, legal-spend management company has a number of options.

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Honoree Dolly Parton
Honoree Dolly Parton

Nashville EC tells 2019 NEXT Awards finalists + Hall of Fame inductees

Here is the fullest rundown you'll find on Awards entrants, judges and related matters ahead of this November event.

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Andrew Rueff
Andrew Rueff

Nashville fintech: Waud-backed SphereCommerce eyes M&A opportunities

Sphere eyes multiple payments/security markets -- and its interest in Healthcare has grown.

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