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Venture Futures

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

CEO Ted Waz
CEO Ted Waz

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

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

CEO Greg Daily
CEO Greg Daily

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

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

Founder-CEO Ken Perry
Founder-CEO Ken Perry

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

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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

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

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

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 leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC

Stuart McWhorter
Stuart McWhorter

[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
ahead of $3MM Seed raise

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

Technology commercialization venture preps Seed and letter-round raises.

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Nashville Entrepreneur Week Pitch winner's Seed raise well underway

CEO Stephanie Cummings
CEO Stephanie Cummings

[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

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 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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