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$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
New entity focuses on "underserved" small and medium-sized businesses.
Research and services for VNC Members and prospective Members focused on Nashville and the Mid-South.
New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.
Chairman/CEO says company can be in Top 10 ranks nationally by EOY16.
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.
Treasurer and CIO elevate former Avondale analyst, Owen grad.
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
Questions about institutional GPs' reporting get fresh attention in some quarters.
[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC
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'.
Venture-backed edo's new CEO is based in Chicago.
Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.
[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.
Steady-as-she-goes seems to be the watchboard at cautious, high-performing pension plan.
With Blackstone and Goldman Sachs aboard, entrepreneur sees further expansion locally.
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.
$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
DRS's passage via the New York City Fintech accelerator was apparently right step.
HFCP is a familiar name to Emdeon, Amsurg, Sedgwick and others in the region.
[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors
TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.
There's a venture element to extending the life and footprint of iconic Nashville businesses.
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
VC opens new chapter amid a climate of lingering dread and anticipation
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
Long-rumored 'for sale', ENA and CEO of 10 years open new chapter
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
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
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
A leading private-equity executive puts the Ideas spotlight on an overlooked group
The state's retirement system advances toward the half-billion dollar level in private-equity commitments
Rick Glanz exits in a big way, via a stealthily formed buyer backed by biggies
Updated: Rock Morphis and David McClellan are adding tons of dry powder to their healthcare venture arsenal.
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
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 Massachusetts fund is partial to Internet plays and other technologies.
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
An entrepreneur and sometime Angel eases into the Web-media acquisitions mode
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
Claritas has been broadening its footprint in a number of ways, not content to be just another regional VC. But, no details.
Bottorff-, Gambill-led firm is amassing quite a healthcare brain trust
[updated] Early-stage company has room for further capital recruitment, as it aims to leverage rising interest in electronic health records-related technology
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
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.
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
Strategy and financing now inplace, HealthTeacher may have graduated to growth-company status
Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
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.
He took a break after his successful exit from Investment Scorecard, now he's pushing his startup toward deeper waters
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
Leveraging personal networks, two entrepreneurs look for things bigger companies should sell.
[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
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
The TNInvestco data has been published, with no interpretation of value yet rendered
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions
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.
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
The man who briefly shared the reins at United Press International presses ahead with confidence in a very crowded field.
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..
A Nashville MoonPie? Plus, a Claritas exec on i-couponing and Innova walks away from an interesting technology
Rebranded company attempts to leverage its transcription track-record to provide gateway to increasingly common e-health records
With its third announcement and fifth assignment, the State's retirement plan advances toward its $800MM-plus investment goal
Digital branding and marketing pioneer will help herd dealflow, counsel startups and lend hand at raising funds
Shifts in command, marketing duties may add momentum in company now backed by entrepreneur with deepest pockets
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
[updated] StudioNow fundraising again, years after being bought by AOL
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
Well connected Sand Hill firm gets nod, as State pension fund continues implementation of first-year investments
A veteran of Massey Burch and iPayment is in the mix as Claritas and Pace push payments rollup venture
Today's announcement is further evidence of the attraction of healthcare-savvy investors to health IT, wherever it resides
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
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
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
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
In the virtual Arms Race to add video as part of companies' online presence, StudioNow is staying atop the wave, thanks to steady flows of capital
A company with a timely mission gains a veteran of Nashville healthcare ventures, as the nation's focus on cancer intensifies
A Brentwood firm in turnaround mode several years is now controlled by a Chicago private-equity player
Much anticipated guidance for VCs and private-equity investors is likely to galvanize Tennessee fund managers
There's a job open at Video Gaming Technologies, where entrepreneur is investing $100MM
Early-stage gift-card provider may be building warchest for aggressive rollout in Southeast
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
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
Bracing for 'intense shakeout' and scouting for talent, company now counts HCA, Lifepoint among its clients, playing the upside among distressed properties
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
By enlisting a squad of scientists based here, this California firm has created a pathway of its own into Nashville's fledgling biotechnology community
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
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
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
North Carolina deal-flow prospector says his firm is focusing more attention on Music City
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
Nashville-based investor's fourth asset may prove to be a casualty of the economic crisis
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
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
[Sale update] VC-supported venture promises new products, more allies and net hiring
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
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
Overseers look for 'best proposals', VCs press case for homegrown jobs and investment, while FONCE uncertainty continues
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
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.