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Venture Futures

EC's new Project Healthcare model now full-bore with 17 startups

EC's new Project Healthcare model now full-bore with 17 startups

The EC's remodeled healthcare startup-support program aims to leap ahead with 1st formal Class.

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Mountain Group affiliate targets raising $125MM in venture capital funds

Mountain Group affiliate targets raising $125MM in venture capital funds

[updated] New fund may continue trend of Life Sciences and Technology investments.

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Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers

ORNL's Innovation Crossroads energy startup accelerator preps for Cohort 3

The applications window will soon open for the DOE-backed technology commercialization program.

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Mitch Ishmael PhD
Mitch Ishmael PhD

Cleantech startup Active Energy Systems maps path toward market

Clean Energy commercialization gets boost via ORNL's Innovation Crossroads

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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

LaunchTN taps 13 potential startups from campus entrepreneurship pipeline

LaunchTN taps 13 potential startups from campus entrepreneurship pipeline

Finalists are to pitch Aug. 28 during 36|86 event in Nashville.

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CEO Matt Houston
CEO Matt Houston

B2B Beachy startup aims to 'take over the beach' as it eyes capital raises

Nashville co-founder Matt Houston puts early focus on bizdev, leadership, culture and efficient use of capital.

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CEO Ted Waz
CEO Ted Waz

Blockchain startup The Opinion Economy maps token, ICO, equity offerings

CEO maps next five years to ensure an extensible platform and array of options for owners.

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Founder-CEO Ken Perry
Founder-CEO Ken Perry

Healthtech: Iasis, BulldogIT veteran Ken Perry
raising capital for Servicesdot startup

After three decades in health-sector Finance/Technology, founder makes another run at processes and outcomes.

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Venture Notes - June 13, 2018

Venture Notes - June 13, 2018

Capital raises by SportsSense, 7 Springs, Branch Technology, Ambition, Freightwaves and more.

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Co-founders Cornwall, Spangler (L-R)
Co-founders Cornwall, Spangler (L-R)

ProjectMusic's Ciari Guitars unpacks Ascender™ amid series of capital raises

A Seed, a Kickstarter, a Series A are already in sight for San Diego startup with fresh take on NVille.

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Stuart McWhorter
Stuart McWhorter

Stuart McWhorter leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC

[Updated] $6MM raise apparently found quick acceptance - McWhorter foresees $100MM impact.

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Petra Capital files for $150 Million Growth Fund IV

Petra Capital files for $150 Million Growth Fund IV

Twenty-one-year-old firm could hit $600MM raised since inception.

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NVille's Virtuoso Surgical talks with coastal bankers<br>ahead of $3MM Seed raise

NVille's Virtuoso Surgical talks with coastal bankers
ahead of $3MM Seed raise

Technology commercialization venture preps Seed and letter-round raises.

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CEO Greg Daily
CEO Greg Daily

Update: SEC gives nod to Greg Daily's i3 Verticals IPO, NASDAQ listing

[Updated] Veteran of Nashville payments scene inevitably has played his cards close to the vest.

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CEO Stephanie Cummings
CEO Stephanie Cummings

Nashville Entrepreneur Week Pitch winner's Seed raise well underway

[updated] Ten startups competed, one stood out. Here are highlights and the list of judges.

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

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

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

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CEO Charlie Brock
CEO Charlie Brock

CEO Charlie Brock announces departure from Launch Tennessee

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

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Ted Townsend
Ted Townsend

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

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,<br>carp-harvesting startups led by VU Owen alumni

7th Round: Latest Sohr Grants help fund tenant-matching,
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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AHP's Rover debuts
AHP's Rover debuts

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

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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CEO John Griscavage
CEO John Griscavage

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

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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