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27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
[updated] A seasoned crossborder entrepreneur says he's homesteading in Nashville, for now.
Designation of leader for coalition's next phase of work may bring acceleration.
'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.
Exec says harassment 'unacceptable' and LaunchTN will advocate broad adoption of planned policy model
Publisher rating VCs!? plus new capital raises, deals, NVille EC scholarships and more.
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
[Updated] Nebraska-born Dirks believes e-procurement startup likely to thrive in Nashville ecosystem.
Incubator management plans to keep potential businesses on-pace for development, commercialization.
Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.
CEO wasting no time in preparing for push with private-equity backing.
Exec averse to encouraging all to 'shoot for the middle', notes need for champion investors.
Years after his initial appeal, Waller IP attorney sticks to his guns.
New firm is closely allied with ATDC and Georgia Tech, first cohort app deadline July 8.
'We're not shy about our ambitions' as they eye tips of entrepreneurs' tongues.
VU seeks reputational gains, greater awareness of research, more diversity.
Cisco, Adreima, IBM veteran shoulders growth-stage responsibilities.
Fourteen telegraphic items on startups, investments, exits and more in Tennessee and region.
Founder spent nearly a decade here earning degrees at Vanderbilt University.
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Less than a month into the mission, new Center director targets numerous objectives.
More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.
AI-Machine Learning-oriented startup must consider other HQ cities.
The Nashville gamedev community spawns startups like Paden Pierry's.
Inaugural EC manager Joe Kustelski joins brother in producing U.S. wagering content for sponsors
Exec to ensure alignment of budget priorities with priorities of Nashville residents.
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Journalists to be excluded, Dem's not invited to panel.
[updated] NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
[updated] Former Pathfinder exec is CEO in the business that got running start in Centerstone.
New entity focuses on "underserved" small and medium-sized businesses.
Speakers discuss investor interest in blockchain, and Nashville's preparation for HealthIT leadership.
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Research and services for VNC Members and prospective Members focused on Nashville and the Mid-South.
Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.
[updated] Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
Nashville gradually moving toward becoming true Music innovation-investment nexus?
Question mark hangs over Nashville's shot at being a Consumer startup breeder.
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
'Hippie from Alaska' charts her own path in Nashville's expanding fashion sector.
VTC Germ-fighting fabric ready for market in September.
New York-based principals shed a bit more light on the deal and its origins.
Sandbox, Brentwood Capital, Citigroup, NEA, EDG Partners execs share views.
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.
Behavioral Health, particularly addiction treatment, is the launchpad.
Aging patented technologies might have fresh potential.
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Managing General Partners gives fresh view of region's Healthcare sector.
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.
[updated] Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.
Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.
Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.
Chairman/CEO says company can be in Top 10 ranks nationally by EOY16.
Program is partnership with Vanderbilt University and others.
VTC Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
[Updated] Team says rapid Angel-investor enlistment is one reason this is a 'W' for region's LifeSciences
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
[updated] Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.
[updated] Entrepreneur says he knows his limits, wants assistive-device mission to succeed.
Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
President Mike Cerino is leading the business push.
This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
Breast cancer target, regulatory progress and further capital raise action likely.
Now is a great time to 'shake-up' the Music Instrument marketplace, says CEO.
CEO plants flag in Music City for expanding content category.
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
The EC team is rewarded with added responsibilities.
VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
Treasurer and CIO elevate former Avondale analyst, Owen grad.
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
Relocated Michigander rips-off startup's stealth cloak to seek growth fuel.
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Vanderbilt University professor reminds that law requires nations admit and settle refugees.
Rapid, but selective hiring, while software development runs apace toward V2 debut.
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
New program could influence music-entertainment-ed entrepreneurship.
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Questions about institutional GPs' reporting get fresh attention in some quarters.
The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.
Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.
[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
Two VCs and allied institutions seek your opinions on state's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
[updated] Local bootstrapped startup is on high-growth trajectory.
[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC
Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
While managing dozens of his own plays, he tied-up with Bay Area group.
Iconic Nashville tech company seems to be plumping for a strategic move
Kecia Ray says she is the first e.Republic exec dedicated entirely to CDE advancement.
[Updated with IDS sale] California Corrections confirms major edtech contract for early-stage company.
With the closing of its Fund IV, Frontier activity here may rise.
[Update] In 3rd outing, CEO focuses on technology for enterprises that 'don't go out of business'.
Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.
[updated] Financing spurs Type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver programs
CEO sees recruitment of scholars dedicated to citizenship as 'big win'.
Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.
[update] The vast potential of the global IoT market has many players in a virtual land rush.
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.
Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.
[updated name change] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville
David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.
[updated] Though relo'd from Nashville to Portland, CEO keeps eye on Nashville.
Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.
Steady-as-she-goes seems to be the watchboard at cautious, high-performing pension plan.
[Updated] Company has rebranded as Built Technologies, raised a total $25MM since inception.
Student engagement for colleges and universities is the focal-point of this startup.
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.
Dispute settled between LaunchTN and PandoMedia, parties announce.
With Blackstone and Goldman Sachs aboard, entrepreneur sees further expansion locally.
VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.
The e-signature company has its team and some advisors already in place for a capital move.
[Updated 5 March] This entrant to the red-hot sector is banking on rapid B2B growth.
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.
Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry
VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs
Other cities may want Ziiio app, and startup's VU license sets stage for entry into healthcare
VTC: Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.
$300K Seed raise could target Angels in Cincinnati, as well as Tennessee
[Updated] Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities
There's a least one TNInvestco that isn't yet exhausted, and is still looking for investible deals
VTC: Effort continues to build LifeSciences to critical mass and influence in TN
A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history
UPDATED Entrepreneur aims to win; 'location thing' often a problem when Coastal VCs chat.
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
DRS's passage via the New York City Fintech accelerator was apparently right step.
Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.
After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.
'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.
Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.
[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.
HFCP is a familiar name to Emdeon, Amsurg, Sedgwick and others in the region.
VTC Casey Casterline and Jon Katz keep in touch with Memphis, but focus on Manhattan
[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push
VTC Dough Speight seems headed toward the QC FinTech Accelerator
[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors
Here are the nine 2014 Jumpstart Foundry graduates and their capital goals.
Relocated New Yorker says Nashville and SEC territory are prime sector launchpads
Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.
Returning to Tennessee, software entrepreneur says Tennessee can be Tech hotbed
New Jersey-based engagement and loyalty company says Healthcare may become its sole focus.
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success
A few of many observations we hear that seem to merit further consideration.
TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.
Capital vs Culture may be the main event when entrepreneurs, investors go head to head
Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
[Updated] Useful tools for those exploring cross-border business-development opportunities.
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
ACG shares its criteria and recent portfolio additions
Crom Carmichael's personal network won him an early taste of Nashville cross-border startup
President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
VTC President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
There's a venture element to extending the life and footprint of iconic Nashville businesses.
Former IBM Canada prez says VU's 'institutional will' gives him confidence
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
A well-connected management team has savvy onboard.
[Updated 24 July 2014] Entrepreneurial venture apparently ceased operations.
Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
The EC revs its engine to create a platoon of change agents
Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
Veteran chief information officer now 'champion' for IT advance
VC opens new chapter amid a climate of lingering dread and anticipation
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
Megan Allen is assaulting the Left Coast, boosted by ties to Music City
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
Here's a rundown on this week's venture pitches during LST's annual meeting
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
Tech-driven civics venture could mean high-growth jobs for Tennessee, or not
A former Jacobson associate, TNInvestco's and others in social media, healthcare and transport secxtors
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
Franklin-based mobile-app leader announces control sale to firm created by Army veteran
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt
Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
In a down economy, this startup aims to serve underemployed recent grads and their parents
Mercadante departs, and former Healthways exec steps in
Long-rumored 'for sale', ENA and CEO of 10 years open new chapter
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
A pension-fund program underway three years takes another step forward
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
Another bet in medical devices is m ade by Jacobson-led venture firm
Tractor Supply, AmSurg, Regal Entertainment and 7 other TN companies will present
The rising tide of diabetes attracts investment to companies with convincing models
This private-equity firm attracted out-of-state institutionals to its $222MM fund VI
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders
[Updated] Law-tethered entrepreneur thinks e-discovery vein is far from mined-out
With a capital raise on the horizon, early-stage company adds to advisor ranks
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
The Cyber-industrial complex creates a foothold in Music City, as cyber risks proliferate
A little realism about the burdens and advantages of IPO go a long way at decision time
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
Initiative aims to draw Angels, techies and job-openings from across state and region
A leading private-equity executive puts the Ideas spotlight on an overlooked group
IDEAS begins with straight talk from the VU campus about Nashville's IT challenges and opportunities
The state's retirement system advances toward the half-billion dollar level in private-equity commitments
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
Students have decided they can't wait on the rest of the world to create the great jobs they want
Rick Glanz exits in a big way, via a stealthily formed buyer backed by biggies
It's not Facebook, but this would-be OTC stock affords a clear look at startup options
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
Updated: Rock Morphis and David McClellan are adding tons of dry powder to their healthcare venture arsenal.
Seven portfolio companies get new or follow-on commitments, plus other updates.
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup
The Gina Ashe-Eric Satz team presses ahead in a potentially disruptive offering for the retail sector.
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach
Rising interest in metals, natural gas and other energy assets is the driver in Denham's current multi-billion dollar fundraise
VC and industry veteran Mike Sherman will leave work, starting with Spine Wave
[Updated] Martin Companies leads round, Boston-based CEO says startup is getting traction
This startup has ties to Discovery Communications, which bought a Nashville tech venture in 2006
This Massachusetts fund is partial to Internet plays and other technologies.
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
Hammond and Mason are leading these growth companies' capital raises
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
Veterans of private equity and operations offer new access to venture assets to families with capital to manage for potential greater returns
Hudsmith's HP-allied startup executes on its telemedicine strategy for seniors aging-in-place
This serial entrepreneur offers sage advice we might have missed if he hadn't tried Rotier's
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
The gut-wrenching ups and downs of a tech startup haven't quelled this startup's drive
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
In Memphis, this Innova-backed venture's fate is still years away, but rewards may be huge
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more
Steve Hau is hopeful that he can not only change healthcare for the better, but join other locals in creating an engineer's haven
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
Larry Foster's been nursing this idea for improving surgi-team proficiency for years; the iPad made it possible
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
[Updated 7 December 2013] Angel sees numerous exits ahead from among more on the 25 companies already in his portfolio
A veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another stride toward scaling-up his venture.
Claritas has been broadening its footprint in a number of ways, not content to be just another regional VC. But, no details.
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
Music, healthcare, online education and investment banking are the focal-points for these fellows
Bottorff-, Gambill-led firm is amassing quite a healthcare brain trust
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
[Sale updated] Early-stage company has room for further capital recruitment, as it aims to leverage rising interest in electronic health records-related technology
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
Five more updates from a VCs, an entrepreneur, a couple of developers and a bizdev pro.
[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'
EDO Interactive proves it can keep raking-in the venture bucks. No word on how much will go to marketing and how much, if any, is for recap.
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
The Row's Galante eyes startups and Crom's at it again, as well as Ganier, Van Hoesen and others.
Now there's a cap-raise ahead - the accelerating shift to digital media drive this multinational startup
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
Strategy and financing now inplace, HealthTeacher may have graduated to growth-company status
HealthTeacher suddenly looks pretty 'cool and aspirational' as it drives to improve youth health
Ian Rogers from TopSpin, Lehmans on the move, VUSE prof knows something of ventures, new UT ag exec, Avondale analyst and more
Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
Will Sibble's new venture have the gas to go the distance, launching additional content and social services?
Five ventures are updated, some raising millions, others bootstrapping, none waiting for others to make it real.
Entrepreneurs and business owners up for some 'brutal honesty' might check out these new Tennessee-backed institutional investors.
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
He took a break after his successful exit from Investment Scorecard, now he's pushing his startup toward deeper waters
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
The man, the plan, the brand...an energetic entrepreneur with a flair for promotion may typify players who 'leave it all on the field'
Financing the deal conferees make a point about telling Nashville's story, again.
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; d
etails of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
[updated] Research, development and commercialization news from VU heightens Nashville profile on nation's intellectual map
JumpStart's 'brightest'... EmergeMemphis' 45 startups.. Haslam-Hagerty gameplan... David Wilds in cap raise.. Blackstone venture aid...
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
[name change] Chattanooga entrepreneurs are looking to score in the social media, lifestyle space
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
Further signals of increasing emphasis on pursuit of opportunities in translational research and tech transfer, commercialization
Leveraging personal networks, two entrepreneurs look for things bigger companies should sell.
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
[Updated] Fueled by assets of the pension fund for State employees, the TCRS private-equity program advances
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
Stakeholders may soon find that just keeping up with the funds' data is a challenge all its own
Two pharmas are already aboard and other allies for accelerating drug development may be in-the-offing
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
In this PDF file, 11-year-old Franklin-based Digital Reasoning Systems
announced a patent award
for natural language processing
The TNInvestco data has been published, with no interpretation of value yet rendered
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
March 18th is the fish-or-cut-bait date for teams of would-be entrepreneurs who want 90 days worth of rations to tide them over during a push toward launch
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures
Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries
Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
Vanguard's Martin, Community Health's Smith among those signing-on to to drive outcomes, drive down costs.
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
With a century or more of collective healthcare and investment experience, this savvy alliance seems to be positioning for the post-Reform reality check
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
Tim Smith says the startup has raised nearly $2MM, has new partners and more news in-the-offing.
Nashville Capital Network has plans, that Amazon deal, a new incubator in Bradley and more.
Entrepreneurs are commercializing sensor technology that leverages the ecosystem.
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
This Brentwood orthopedic-implants venture has decades of industry experience, and wants Nashville investors to have skin in the game
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
Visionary who's been called 'center of gravity of the Internet' is also creating a stir in Tennessee
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
EMMA.. HMS Tech hire.. Lodge helps for-profits ..Noro and Chrysalis announce staffing ..PerfectServe ..IMI Health and more..
Knoxville-based ad-streaming venture has fresh perspective regarding TN investment in technology startups
With the end of the Bredesen Administration in sight, the Administration is entrusting its regional exchange initiative to a tech talent
It may be only the tip of the Engineering iceberg at Vanderbilt, but here's a sample of the fruits of education and research
A Nashville MoonPie? Plus, a Claritas exec on i-couponing and Innova walks away from an interesting technology
For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity
In rare overt action, Angel advocates try out their legislative wings, in what may be a training flight for other efforts
Pfizer, Kleiner Perkins, et al, have given another vote of confidence to this Bay Area-based venture aiming at MLS, Cancer and other diseases
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
Rebranded company attempts to leverage its transcription track-record to provide gateway to increasingly common e-health records
With B-round in offing, CEO says demand 'remarkable' for data-driven alignment of employer trends and providers' services
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
With its third announcement and fifth assignment, the State's retirement plan advances toward its $800MM-plus investment goal
Health care organizations' performance improvement is focus of seed-stage startup by VUMC faculty member
In the highly charged environment around TNInvestco confidentiality, it's no surprise a caption bill caught the eye
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
[Updated] Chancery Court Chancellor Russell Perkins upheld some arguments from Bredesen Commissioners. Coleman intends to appeal
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
While some advocate expanding the TNInvestco warchest to $200MM, others want to introduce new requirements others argue would deter investment, competition
The Great Recession has forced students and Vanderbilt University, alike, to adjust to economic realities and job fears
From reminding patients of meds and signaling for homehealth help, to recording oral histories and health data, this startup aims to become your parents' next big screen
Shifts in command, marketing duties may add momentum in company now backed by entrepreneur with deepest pockets
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
Mayor Karl Dean ECD's former economic-development chief joins Nashville intellectual-property law firm
A stalemate on reform of healthcare policy and reimbursements may provide stability that will embolden fence-sitters
If the IPO door is still barely cracked, maybe some portfolio managers will find these alternatives attractive
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
Ligitation to Chancellor in five days..More funds cowboy-up with lobbyists..New TNInvestco funds' Web presences unveiled
Gen. Assembly gets Film bill..CredenceHealth..Busy Debut exec..M&A panel..Burch firm partners..Hedge fund operator..HMS, Bondware appointments..
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
VNC Member press release announced CRE Technologies' RelevantAssets offering and its plans to raise private capital
TSU, Vanderbilt, and local business and government may seek to replicate Memphis' initiative in the Capital City
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
[updated] StudioNow fundraising again, years after being bought by AOL
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
For perhaps the next six months, the pace of development of Tennessee's emerging New Economy will be largely in the hands of elected officials
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
Nanotechnology innovation promises better drug delivery for treatment of numerous diseases
The boom in genetic research and some apparently market-ready technology suggest an interesting vehicle for early-stage investment
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education
Well connected Sand Hill firm gets nod, as State pension fund continues implementation of first-year investments
'Disruptive' is still a magic word, and this innovator aims to give advertising a sharp tweak
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup
State officials who ran the recent TNInvestco competition say they have an open door
At the midpoint in Gov. Bredesen's second term, he's not letting-up on the accelerator for New Economy jobs
Departure from Vanderbilt was always in the cards, but university has now launched a review for possible conflicts of interest
A trio of Vanderbilt executives aims to do well, by doing good - and perhaps upset the tech-commercialization model
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
A veteran of Massey Burch and iPayment is in the mix as Claritas and Pace push payments rollup venture
Within days, Tennesseans should know who state officials have decided should have access to the inaugural $120MM TNInvestco program
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
Today's announcement is further evidence of the attraction of healthcare-savvy investors to health IT, wherever it resides
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors
Atlanta-based VC with strong Nashville presence took steps to lighten digital-media ballast, at least temporarily
Innovative healthcare technology company has completed an Angel round, and looking ahead to valuation and B-raise
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
A VU MBA alum happens to be on the team out of New York State interviewing would-be fund managers
Dave Jaworski has his hands in at least three new ventures, and is out on the money trail again, undeterred
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
[Updated] Case for discounting Emdeon stock doesn't rule-out the company's acquiring transformative assets, to be more than a middleman
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
With schools' funding hammered, Nashville health-education venture sets out to galvanize local alliances nationwide, to support funding for its curricular and instructional materials.
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
ACG's fate is still unfolding, as its founder takes on co-owners with experience in Nashville culture, business finance and the ways of the world
Nashville's chief investment officer is working to improve further the benefits fund's performance, while mitigating pressure for additional Metro contributions to pay for benefits for retired employees
[Updated] Top lighting executive says he declined West Coast offer til company relented and allowed him to stay in Nashville
Heavy-hitters among the threesome of fund managers chosen to handle the state's inaugural PE investments
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
[UPDATED Aug. 11, 6:53 a.m.] Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' IPO filing became effective yesterday and trades today as CPIX, 27 months after the shelf registration and 20 subsequent amendments
An accomplished young entrepreneur tackles his next venture in Music City, starting with moving photos from your cellphone, perhaps ending in healthcare
Mountain Group Capital is a family-owned business with five portfolio companies, and is looking for more 'quality deals'
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
A company with a timely mission gains a veteran of Nashville healthcare ventures, as the nation's focus on cancer intensifies
One of the nation's top Angel-investing advocates will make the case for more collaboration among investors of every type, to provide early-stage capital to ventures
With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
Neff makes the hand-off to Ackerman, as firm positions for next phase of development
Major banks and accounting firms are mandating use of Brentwood company's technology
Keep an eye on what your 'constrained' customer must buy, suggests E&Y exec for the hemisphere.
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
[updated] As 'transparency' and payment-cycle issues converge, PatientPay targets the front-end of the revenue cycle
A youthful executive from a business-oriented nonprofit benefits from Owen's partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management
In a buyer's market and with incentives for fund creation proliferating, well known Nashvillians make their move
A Brentwood firm in turnaround mode several years is now controlled by a Chicago private-equity player
When NASA, Boeing, Cisco and others look for savvy about vulnerability of microelectronics, they look to ISDE
Former U.S. Navy officer brings Boston Consulting Group credentials to post, as well
As Nashville's startup ecosystem matures, wisdom from failures nourishes new digital ventures
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
Much anticipated guidance for VCs and private-equity investors is likely to galvanize Tennessee fund managers
The governor's signature will soon be affixed to the State's new venture law, but already there are hundreds of new jobs on the horizon
[Updated and corrected 3:20 p.m.] Techventure veteran becomes CEO, while star performers back knowledge-net startup
[Updated 5:52 p.m.] The TNSBICCA passed in both House and Senate today, and will next go to Gov. Bredesen. The Senate vote was 30-0. It passed in the full House this morning, 94-0, and in Senate Finance this afternoon 9-0-1PNV. The insurance industry provides the leverage for this economic development and venture-funding move.
There's a job open at Video Gaming Technologies, where entrepreneur is investing $100MM
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
Council Ventures tells raise for once-fragile Nashville company, with an undisclosed strategic partner
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws
Tennessee executives see both problems and opportunities in proposal for stimulation of early-stage investment
CEO tells us company's ontrack for profitability and is well positioned to be a category leader
In another push for success, two Euro execs say $20MM will put their innovation over the top
Goad reported suing former TVA director, Petra and Innova invest, $20MM the number for startup, tech transfer event, views on IPO climate...
Rapidly growing e-mail campaigner buys into firm with messaging savvy and its own budding international following
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
Nashville's Petra Capital backs entrepreneur in Boston area, mining the HR/Payroll platform space
[updated] Bracing for 'intense shakeout' and scouting for talent, company now counts HCA, Lifepoint among its clients, playing the upside among distressed properties
Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved
Notes from Northshore Capital Management, TTDC, VCs, wealth-management moves and more...
A dust-up avoided, the state's venture-capital firms announce they're no longer concerned about certain changes in taxbreak provisions affecting family-owned entities.
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
A promising technology, but lacklustre progress breed caution around this Memphis med-devices startup
Fresh from its debut at South by Southwest, Moontoast aims to unite world's learners and problem-solvers
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
One local tech CEO eschews outside capital and credit, and takes another step in building his company's talent base
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
From his Nashville vantage-point, Jason Dinger works to find opportunities that produce a plus for the community's healthcare
By enlisting a squad of scientists based here, this California firm has created a pathway of its own into Nashville's fledgling biotechnology community
State official offers tantalizing hints of impending cap-investment announcements, and mentions direct talks with a VC
Middle Tennessee's next sci-tech business park may be located in Wilson County
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
[UPDATED Feb. 5 / 1421 VU outperforms peers] Originally: Without revealing the fund's actual decline, VU responds to limit damage of a news report
Waiting for the economy's turn, this VC keeps it real by focusing on performance, processes and pairing-up golfers
In a much-anticipated announcement, TCRS announces the identity of the man who will be the fund's first private-equity investment director
Competitive pressures, increased awareness and a sluggish job market for college graduates are among factors driving '5th Year' option
Vanderbilt's investment may be the "big bang" the university needs to participate fully in the global scientific community
Future lawyers, docs and business leaders, as well as life-sciences students, are invited to imagine new bio businesses for Tennessee Biotechnology Association's annual bizplan competition
FCC loses Tennessean Deborah Tate, but gains an Obama chum with a track-record of public service and entrepreneurship
Management may 'measure twice, cut once' in looking at deals, but local revenue-cycle player still aims for 'choice' standing in the sector
The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond
UPDATED - A change at the helm of the Treasurer's office could mean changes in management of the state's new private-equity investments
Amid an awful economy and with the dust from their last scrape still in the air, the State and some business interests may be squaring-off, once again
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
North Carolina deal-flow prospector says his firm is focusing more attention on Music City
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
Deep into its latest capital raise, one of Nashville's most active digital-entertainment companies puts a new hand on the tiller
Amid a bear economy and with expensive promises to keep, Vanderbilt relies on continuity in ranks
Eight-year-old VC adds its fourth general partner, heading into a buyer's market
This Maine private equity and LBO executive knows up-close and personal what it takes to survive and innovate
Entrepreneur's new company means fresh links between Nashville and the Creatives
StarVest is looking for local deal flow for its new $250MM fund, while IRON's CEO is campaigning to grow in Nashville
Nashville entrepreneur says specializing in conflict generates annual growth in business driven by controversy
This is one foundation that's been a venture from the start, 'bringing good people and good causes together'
CEO says $30MM in fresh capitalization is coming from VCs, a bank and strategic investors
Townes Duncan and Vic Gatto now say grace over quite a clutch of portfolio companies
Barring an ardent suitor, Nashville's first free-standing online grocery gambit has played out, but the CEO's staying put
A supposed transformation of education, plus sustained support from key moneymen seem to have given ALS staying-power
West Coast transplant reportedly raising another $30MM to fuel its innovation in digital entertainment and commerce
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
CEO has fallen in love with Nashville, and relishes the idea of Music City Angels luring him here from Birmingham
The Pitt Hyde-founded life-sciences investor will soon be on the prowl again, in a target-rich marketplace of down-valued companies
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
Atlanta interim C-level staffing and consulting firm is entering Nashville and Knoxville, leveraging its Chattanooga presence
Nashville's creative roots are strong and the juices are flowing. Now, the 'sustainability' theme is due a hearing.
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
Nashville-based investor's fourth asset may prove to be a casualty of the economic crisis
Local transactions players snapped-up by a California firm with private-equity heavyweights. By Milt Capps
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
Sailing into fierce economic headwinds, this Nashville-based consultant says it's time for denizens of the C-level to give up their secrets
Given the vagaries of global markets, TCRS pension funds and other assets that are managed in service to employers of government workers and educators enjoy close tending by heavy-hitters
Citing confidence in the face of economy, veteran Nashville technology executive entrusts reins to long-time Nashville executive
After a long sojourn in the VC desert, a VU spinout finds it A-round lead in North Carolina
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook
Even as the company's center of gravity shifts further, this VC-funded business aims for more M&A deals
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
[Sale update] VC-supported venture promises new products, more allies and net hiring
A transplant to Nashville, this former attorney is extending his entrepreneurship with digital delivery of 'live' entertainment
Under shareholder pressure, healthcare picture-management firm Emageon finds safe harbor with a health IT firm based in Tampa
Even with $600MM, Pharos confronts investors' expectations and portfolio-companies' ripple-down challenges
This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance
Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
Luminaries from the Fed, business, government and academe are expected to speak, honoring professor's contributions
UPDATED Oct. 9 0925 - For the moment, the Pension fund is proroceeding with recruitment that could improve returns on TCRS portfolio
Fresh capital and guerrilla marketing help Nashville firm catch the Gen Y wave, as bigger players wade into the space
Facing waves of technologies and possible future M&A deals, this venture-backed organization gets a tuneup
Nashville's leading candidate for informatics dominance is adding customers and headcount, leveraging VU technology
Entrepreneur who hit jackpot in technology for gambling is establishing a rigorous process for targeting his investments
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
Bredesen Administration and its allies believe there's no time like the present to push forward with e-health information, encouraging businesses to spawn on the infohighway.
Overseers look for 'best proposals', VCs press case for homegrown jobs and investment, while FONCE uncertainty continues
At deal-making summit, investment bankers and others say focus on regulatory pressure for cost-reductions, rather than on next President
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
Beating-out more than 800 competitors, a confident Statzen hopes a few minutes elevator-pitching West Coast investors will shorten the fund-raising cycle for this emerging company.
Recently accorded industry's lifetime-achievement award, former VU treasurer suggests cynicism may be among best responses to financial crisis still unfolding
Your business is 'real', but you can't look 'friends and family' in the eyes, you've maxed-out your credit-cards or embezzlement's hit your books... Remember Clint Gwin.
TTDC convenes investors and scientists in Nashville -- and Chancellor Zeppos announces new money for VU's academic discovery fund
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
He'll keep his hand in deal flow, but now he's jazzed about finding talent to reinforce venture-backed companies or breathe life into technology players
LBMC embraces the rise of private-equity-owned companies by hiring someone with both operating and consulting experience.
Claritas appreciates recognition for its early-stage investing, but the Nashville VC wants more Tennessee funds to join the party
State pension fund is hiring equities director, developing investment policy and will seek advice on targeting a portion of TCRS' $32 billion
Entrepreneurs are slow to think of family-office managers, like entertainment-industry accountant Mike Vaden, as gatekeepers in raising capital.
Angels, VCs from near and far: Nashville gets a look inside another hot health technology sector, which some think will be driven by M&A activity for years to come.
Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.
From Cat Financial, Humana and Griffin Technology to Gresham Smith and others ... 85 earnest consultants are battling to win their stripes in a combination of education and entrepreneurship that will produce ideas for Nashville's Thermal site, iPod accessories and more.
Marty Renkis isn't backing-off his $100 million goal, as he works to finesse his B Round raise and adds a veteran IT exec to push sales
Are 'Radio Days' back? The capital crunch has hit this Nashville-based media roll-up, which aims to take a page from the consolidation playbook of Clear Channel and other giants
With up to $15 million on his mind, Smart Furniture's CEO hopes Nashville investors won't sit out his next raise. He's simultaneously flirting with the search engine giant, and staking a claim to leadership in mass customization.
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (left) predicted 'we're going to spend more on healthcare', but four VCs told local execs that few investors know much about Nashville's healthcare track record -- unwelcome news for Kin Clinton's Woolsthorpe Technologies.
Making scientific discoveries that can survive the punishing path toward the market is hard enough. Now that the FDA has approved marketing that could save liver-cancer patients' lives, Pathfinder Therapeutics hopes local investors and the State of Tennessee can lend a hand. But, they're not holding their breath.
Strange Days: A sitting President signs a bill funding science, technology and education and simultaneously vows to gut funding. The federal budget has been held up, ever since.
Now, after selling its first FDA-approved product to a close ally, BioMimetic is flush with cash and experience -- and committed to developing biotechnologies in Middle Tennessee.
There are still 21 active portfolio companies over which Chris McKinney says grace.