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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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Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated

[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

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News & Views

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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Fuller drives FreightWaves startup, revs-up Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Founder-CEO Craig Fuller
Founder-CEO Craig Fuller

With $5.4MM raised, financial product in-offing, startup may look at Series A this year, if it needs it.

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Venture Notes - 9 February 2018

Venture Notes - 9 February 2018

Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.

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Startups: GymCloud digital platform helps fitness trainers' build businesses

CEO Kenton Boutwell
CEO Kenton Boutwell

BunkerLabs grad and cofounders pushing forward toward possible capraise.

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Fintech: Money Services licensing pact could help TN startups, innovators

Greg Gonzales JD
Greg Gonzales JD

Startups and mature money transmitters alike will want to watch this space.

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Increased budget for LaunchTN uncertain as influentials ponder the matter

Increased budget for LaunchTN uncertain as influentials ponder the matter

LaunchTN funding would rise in latest interpretation from state agencies.

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DASH Lawtech: Bridgesmith's Legal Alignment startup eyes capital raises

Larry Bridgesmith
Larry Bridgesmith

Entrepreneur who knows both sides of the Law coin weighs-in with ambitious offering.

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Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds

Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds

There are similar models in Georgia and other states, some involving a mix of public and private funds.

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Nashville Technology Council honors 9th Annual NTC Awards winners

Nashville Technology Council honors 9th Annual NTC Awards winners

Standouts in 14 categories are singled-out for techcentric leadership.

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