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emids Technologies gets suitors, eyes M&A, plus IoT and Blockchain plays
emids Technologies gets suitors, eyes M&A, plus IoT and Blockchain plays

Healthcare IT, solutions and consulting provider has apparently passed a revenue milestone.

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Board of directors update for Nashville Technology Council
Board of directors update for Nashville Technology Council

18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.

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VU School of Medicine ramps-up The Rad<em><sup>x</sup></em> incubator<br>with 17 entrants in Innovation Challenge
VU School of Medicine ramps-up The Radx incubator
with 17 entrants in Innovation Challenge

Incubator management plans to keep potential businesses on-pace for development, commercialization.

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Sohr-backed MEDarchon taps CEO, puts growth ahead of any capital raise
Sohr-backed MEDarchon taps CEO, puts growth ahead of any capital raise

CEO Baxter: MEDarchon is tracked by potential suitors outside Nashville.

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HCTec Partners taps former UL/PureSafety chief Bill Grana as President
HCTec Partners taps former UL/PureSafety chief Bill Grana as President

Entrepreneur and investor seems Nashville momentum growing, despite traffic and other concerns.

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Briefing: Hashed Health to convene blockchain consortium in Nashville
Briefing: Hashed Health to convene blockchain consortium in Nashville

Converging activities could raise Nashville profile on global blockchain map.

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Angel Capital Group eyes creating microfund focused on Nashville HealthIT
Angel Capital Group eyes creating microfund focused on Nashville HealthIT

Persistence drives continued evolution for Seed-oriented group amid Series A crunch.

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Nashville Technology Council opens Tech Hill Commons with Comcast help
Nashville Technology Council opens Tech Hill Commons with Comcast help

Expanded quarters and event space could raise nonprofit NTC's community profile.

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Former US Senator Frist 'cautiously optimistic'<br>nation will address healthcare effectively
Former US Senator Frist 'cautiously optimistic'
nation will address healthcare effectively

Expresses confidence stage is set for constructive engagement about insurance exchanges and more.

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PEOPLE: Cournoyer helms The Iron Yard - Nashville
PEOPLE: Cournoyer helms The Iron Yard - Nashville

70 techies have completed coding studies via Nashville's newest training entrant.

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Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health unveiled<br>for healthcare blockchain dev + commercialization
Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health unveiled
for healthcare blockchain dev + commercialization

[Updated] Blockchain initiatives now said to be expanding in Nashville.

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Digital Nashville set to idle
Digital Nashville set to idle

[updated] Digital Nashville again operationally dormant. Latest chief was selected 11/14.

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Venture Notes - 23 September 2016
Venture Notes - 23 September 2016

More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.

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Charlie Martin: Time for trumpet and an assault on Healthcare's Jericho?
Charlie Martin: Time for trumpet and an assault on Healthcare's Jericho?

Healthcare entrepreneur believes status quo may be no more 'impregnable' than storied city's walls.

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October 3: Distributed Health CLE on Blockchain + legal, regulatory issues
October 3: Distributed Health CLE on Blockchain + legal, regulatory issues

Sponsored by BTC, publisher of Distributed Magazine, unprecedented event addresses lawyers' needs.

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Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives
Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives

Maxwell, Bailey comment on technologies' interrelationship ahead of Oct. 3 event

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Martin Ventures Founder Charlie Martin to Keynote Distributed: Health
Martin Ventures Founder Charlie Martin to Keynote Distributed: Health
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Venture Notes - 21 July 2016
Venture Notes - 21 July 2016

Resolute Capital's Fund IV, HCA CEO to speak, new LaunchTN SBIR-STTR writing grants and more.

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Healthtech veteran sees blockchain technology upside for Nashville, industry
Healthtech veteran sees blockchain technology upside for Nashville, industry

John Bass, CEO of HCA's InVivoLink, has joined the Blockchain expedition.

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EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare
EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare

[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.

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CEO search seeks Huddleston successor at Nashville Technology Council
CEO search seeks Huddleston successor at Nashville Technology Council

[Updated with recruiter] The nonprofit announced Huddleston's September departure this morning.

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Venture Notes - May 11, 2016
Venture Notes - May 11, 2016

[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.

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Message at Samford bears McWhorter legacy and son's challenge to serve
Message at Samford bears McWhorter legacy and son's challenge to serve

Stuart McWhorter: Community service a kind of moral obligation

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Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirms<br>connections of Devices, IT/Data, Services
Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirms
connections of Devices, IT/Data, Services

Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.

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Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville
Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville

American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.

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Urgent Team may turn to large PE house if $100MM M&A target looms
Urgent Team may turn to large PE house if $100MM M&A target looms

Chairman/CEO says company can be in Top 10 ranks nationally by EOY16.

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HealthIT: Both hard realities and major opportunities are C4MI targets
HealthIT: Both hard realities and major opportunities are C4MI targets

Center for Medical Interoperability begins ramping-up its architectural and assessment work.

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Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening
Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening

[Sale updated] Entrepreneur says youth need to develop 'hunger' to accomplish goals.

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Venture Notes - March 7, 2016
Venture Notes - March 7, 2016

[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.

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Venture Notes - February 8, 2016
Venture Notes - February 8, 2016

[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.

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Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar
Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar

The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.

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FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans
FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans

[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.

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CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity
CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity

[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.

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NVille's GoNoodle gets strategic investment from Children's Health of Texas
NVille's GoNoodle gets strategic investment from Children's Health of Texas

CEO McQuigg has had quite a journey. Now, he sees a global opportunity.

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VC's Lucro Marketplace for Healthcare solutions seeks array of partners
VC's Lucro Marketplace for Healthcare solutions seeks array of partners

[updated] Startup greenlighted with patient capital, golden Roladexes.

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Headsup: Governor's budget hearing spotlights Captive Insurance startups
Headsup: Governor's budget hearing spotlights Captive Insurance startups

[Updated] Refurbished laws strengthen companies, spur professionals, build State repute.

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Gov. Haslam's evolving performance dashboard<br>gains heft and sheds some graphic impact</center>
Gov. Haslam's evolving performance dashboard
gains heft and sheds some graphic impact

[updated] Even terrorism and immigration issues may affect performance monitoring.

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GrowthX partners eye $50MM fund, visit Nashville startups, investors
GrowthX partners eye $50MM fund, visit Nashville startups, investors

[updated] Fledgling SFO VC and angel ties could be put to work in Tennessee.

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Dan Hogan's Medalogix files to pursue $1.5MM capraise
Dan Hogan's Medalogix files to pursue $1.5MM capraise

Healthcare analytics player follows $5MM raise with a smaller, possible bridge move.

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Holland names Valentine as Centresource managing partner
Holland names Valentine as Centresource managing partner

[updated] 12-year-old interactive marketing and software company gets new chief.

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HealthIT: Brentwood-based Healthspek eyes $1.5MM Series A capraise
HealthIT: Brentwood-based Healthspek eyes $1.5MM Series A capraise

Seed to B-round scenario begins to emerge, with pharmacogenetic testing a driver.

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Incoming leader: L-3 ForceX disciplined growth still priority for new parent
Incoming leader: L-3 ForceX disciplined growth still priority for new parent

Growth prospects are TBD, but there's be an old hand locally at the tiller.

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VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment
VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment

Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.

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Axial Healthcare sees Series B, tech buys, deeper-risk role within 24 months
Axial Healthcare sees Series B, tech buys, deeper-risk role within 24 months

[updated Series B] CEO sees 'land-rush' underway in healthcare data for pain-care management.

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RSVP: At Emma Bistro, Digital Nashville targets online consumer behavior
RSVP: At Emma Bistro, Digital Nashville targets online consumer behavior

Techie-oriented nonprofit rolls-out its second mixer in the past ten months.

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Event 2016: Influential SIIA plans Nashville<br>focus on Software companies' growth
Event 2016: Influential SIIA plans Nashville
focus on Software companies' growth

[updated] Unprecedented C-level Software industry event set for March 16, 2016.

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Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies
Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies

Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.

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Nashville Technology Council a step closer to policy-advocacy role
Nashville Technology Council a step closer to policy-advocacy role

[updated] Moving cautiously, CEO Bryan Huddleston preps for increased NTC influence.

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Nashville Edtech veteran to lead eRepublic's Center for Digital Education
Nashville Edtech veteran to lead eRepublic's Center for Digital Education

Kecia Ray says she is the first e.Republic exec dedicated entirely to CDE advancement.

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FinTech: St. Louis' SixThirty accelerator beckons Nashville startups
FinTech: St. Louis' SixThirty accelerator beckons Nashville startups

Deadline July 10 - St. Louis accelerator ramps-up for Fall Cohort.

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Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,<br>may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO
Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,
may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO

[Update] In 3rd outing, CEO focuses on technology for enterprises that 'don't go out of business'.

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Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit
Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit

[Updated] David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.

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Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup
Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup

Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.

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Venture Notes, May 11, 2015
Venture Notes, May 11, 2015

Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.

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VentureNVTN: Tennessee happily braces for Entrepreneurial avalanche
VentureNVTN: Tennessee happily braces for Entrepreneurial avalanche

We take a pause to contemplate the event-driven fun that lies ahead.

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Local investors said acquiring Nashville exec-search business<br>as Salt Lake firm drops Nashville from Tech-city list
Local investors said acquiring Nashville exec-search business
as Salt Lake firm drops Nashville from Tech-city list

[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.

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Pet health: Vet on Demand telemed startup to raise capital
Pet health: Vet on Demand telemed startup to raise capital

Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.

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CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns
CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns

Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.

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MedPass Health data-workflow startup aces Seed round, eyes Series A raise
MedPass Health data-workflow startup aces Seed round, eyes Series A raise

[updated] This immunization data-collection startup is being accelerated via a university alliance.

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Data-centric WPC Healthcare eyes capital raise to deepen Taproot
Data-centric WPC Healthcare eyes capital raise to deepen Taproot

[updated] Suitors queued, this compliance and insights specialist considers tapping the private market.

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For the record:<br>Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives
For the record:
Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives

National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.

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FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,<br>regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind'
FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,
regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind'

David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.

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Ebb & Flow: Former Emdeon SVP relishes growth-oriented CarePayment role
Ebb & Flow: Former Emdeon SVP relishes growth-oriented CarePayment role

[updated] Though relo'd from Nashville to Portland, CEO keeps eye on Nashville.

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U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline
U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline

Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.

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HealthIT: Scale-focused RoundingWell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff
HealthIT: Scale-focused RoundingWell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff

[updated] Smithwick says early market penetration signals 'time to step on the gas'.

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Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options
Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options

ADDED Speaker - An unprecedented program designed to illuminate opportunities.

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Nashville Technology Council dips cyber-toe into public policy waters
Nashville Technology Council dips cyber-toe into public policy waters

The small NTC must weigh carefully its forays into State and Federal policy-shaping.

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Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round
Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round

[updated] Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.

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LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's
LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's

[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.

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Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled
Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled

NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.

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Nashville's Maxwell: PE-backed Ipreo 'absolutely' has more FinTech targets
Nashville's Maxwell: PE-backed Ipreo 'absolutely' has more FinTech targets

With Blackstone and Goldman Sachs aboard, entrepreneur sees further expansion locally.

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Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity
Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity

The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.

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Agassi named CEO of Trinisys enterprise technology company
Agassi named CEO of Trinisys enterprise technology company

Veteran executive gains helm of company seeking strong growth.

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FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year
FinTech: iQuantifi trajectory may take it to Series A raise this year

[Updated 5 March] This entrant to the red-hot sector is banking on rapid B2B growth.

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Kozicki: Brentwood Capital Advisors eyes pure-play Technology deals
Kozicki: Brentwood Capital Advisors eyes pure-play Technology deals

Veteran of the Nashville HIT, software and entrepreneurial scenes joins boutique.

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Metro Innovation: Music City Center adopts<br> VUSE Prof's wayfinding app by startup Ziiio
Metro Innovation: Music City Center adopts
VUSE Prof's wayfinding app by startup Ziiio

Other cities may want Ziiio app, and startup's VU license sets stage for entry into healthcare

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CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital
CEO: Essex Technology growth has its eyes on Execution, Tech and Capital

[Update recap] This company may be just hitting its stride, and 2015 could see strategic moves.

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Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med
Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med

[Updated] Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities

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Data infrastructure: Nashville's The Nexus Group<br> sells to Everwatch Capital-backed buyers
Data infrastructure: Nashville's The Nexus Group
sells to Everwatch Capital-backed buyers

One of the pioneers in broadband, VOIP and other services changes hands

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Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for<br> Center for Medical Interoperability presence
Health IT: Nashville possible candidate for
Center for Medical Interoperability presence

[updated] Board named. Nashville's role with a transformative Tech-standards player

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VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise
VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise

[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.

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Morris, Cruze create ClearPath Ventures to propel startups in KVL region
Morris, Cruze create ClearPath Ventures to propel startups in KVL region

Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups

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Digital Reasoning Systems secures $24MM GS + Credit Suisse NEXT capital
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Digital Reasoning Systems secures $24MM GS + Credit Suisse NEXT capital
Digital Reasoning Systems secures $24MM GS + Credit Suisse NEXT capital

DRS's passage via the New York City Fintech accelerator was apparently right step.

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Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options
Rustici Software sees WatershedLRS capraise and Jenafits spinout options

'Massive' growth opportunities projected in its core business, plus product and concierge-unit gains.

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VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative
VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative

[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.

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Crews Center for Entrepreneurship focus on startup talent development
Crews Center for Entrepreneurship focus on startup talent development

VTC CCE director brings lessons learned from his own startups, adjusted for the academic setting.

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Griffin Technology commits $200K in time, talent<br>for Academy of Design and Technology
Griffin Technology commits $200K in time, talent
for Academy of Design and Technology

President and dozens of Griffin employees commit to deep involvement at high school

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Digital Nashville seeks leader to succeed Founder Elin Mulron
Digital Nashville seeks leader to succeed Founder Elin Mulron

Nonprofit seeks passionate leader for sponsored civic, professional programs

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Gold Mobile seeks Nashville customers and capital for GoMo Health platform
Gold Mobile seeks Nashville customers and capital for GoMo Health platform

New Jersey-based engagement and loyalty company says Healthcare may become its sole focus.

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Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise
Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise

Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors

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Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise
Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise

Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success

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CEO says Medalogix's Series A journey<br>brings Nashville investment issues into focus
CEO says Medalogix's Series A journey
brings Nashville investment issues into focus

[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics

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Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,<br>now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point
Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.

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Healthcare: Former Avondale analyst Dolliver has global mindset
Healthcare: Former Avondale analyst Dolliver has global mindset

Kemp Dolliver says ties to developing nations' companies are important

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Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies
Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies

Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development

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Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries
Tech entrepreneur: Nashville Healthcare IT talent can spur other industries

[updated] Sal Novin suggests recruiting hyper-talented individuals takes authenticity, not slogans

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Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs
Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs

John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.

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CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint
CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint

Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City

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Nashville Technology Council 2013 Awards
Nashville Technology Council 2013 Awards

The votes are in for the 2013 NTC Awards!

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Tech R&D: Vanderbilt UMC partners to explore outpatient workflows, communications
Tech R&D: Vanderbilt UMC partners to explore outpatient workflows, communications

Vanderbilt University Medical Center teams with West Institute and business-process outsourcer 

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Vanderbilt's Lutz kicks-off 'One Vanderbilt IT' cultural-change initiative
Vanderbilt's Lutz kicks-off 'One Vanderbilt IT' cultural-change initiative

Former IBM Canada prez says VU's 'institutional will' gives him confidence

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Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau
Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau

[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.

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Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures
Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures

A well-connected management team has savvy onboard.

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Nashville's CrowdPC: $50MM on-tap<br>for global launch of computing platform
Nashville's CrowdPC: $50MM on-tap
for global launch of computing platform

[Updated 24 July 2014] Entrepreneurial venture apparently ceased operations.

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LeanKit: Tech-savvy NVille VCs harder to find than Software talent
LeanKit: Tech-savvy NVille VCs harder to find than Software talent

The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.

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Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup
Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup

Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup

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SpecialOps: ExBellum combat veterans target business imperatives
SpecialOps: ExBellum combat veterans target business imperatives
Warriors suit-up to place special operations personnel in crucial business roles
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Nashville IT: McKinney named CIO of U.S. Transportation Department
Nashville IT: McKinney named CIO of U.S. Transportation Department
Veteran chief information officer now 'champion' for IT advance
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Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,<br>sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,
sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
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Startup POPVOX could double as case study for LaunchTN tech-venture push
Startup POPVOX could double as case study for LaunchTN tech-venture push
Tech-driven civics venture could mean high-growth jobs for Tennessee, or not
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Anthem Healthcare Intelligence capital raise underway with NEST-TN aboard
Anthem Healthcare Intelligence capital raise underway with NEST-TN aboard
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
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Former HMS chief Stephenson now Condra's president/COO<br>at Dalcon Communications, says Linkedin entry
Former HMS chief Stephenson now Condra's president/COO
at Dalcon Communications, says Linkedin entry
[Confirmed] Dalcon now sports a gathering of Tech eagles.
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Franklin-based Metova mobile-appmaker sells control to Arkansas' A4Solutions
Franklin-based Metova mobile-appmaker sells control to Arkansas' A4Solutions
Franklin-based mobile-app leader announces control sale to firm created by Army veteran
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Care Technology Systems says Healthcare venture veteran Hertik joins board
Care Technology Systems says Healthcare venture veteran Hertik joins board
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
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VentureNotes
VentureNotes

Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work

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Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round

There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund

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'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures
'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures

[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders

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Cybersecurity startup Optio Labs creates Nashville dev foothold with VUSE grad
Cybersecurity startup Optio Labs creates Nashville dev foothold with VUSE grad

The Cyber-industrial complex creates a foothold in Music City, as cyber risks proliferate

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Davidson: IPO's or not, TN's 'capital-starved' venture sector has fresh energy
Davidson: IPO's or not, TN's 'capital-starved' venture sector has fresh energy
A little realism about the burdens and advantages of IPO go a long way at decision time
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Chattanooga's 'Gig City' aims for explosion of techventures and investment
Chattanooga's 'Gig City' aims for explosion of techventures and investment
Initiative aims to draw Angels, techies and job-openings from across state and region
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The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness
The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness

[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system

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AirStrip attracted HCA strategic capital and expanded operational ties
AirStrip attracted HCA strategic capital and expanded operational ties
An alliance with HCA leads to Nashville presence for this ambitious San Antonio company
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<center>IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry<br>collaboration in Information Technologies</center>
IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry
collaboration in Information Technologies
IDEAS begins with straight talk from the VU campus about Nashville's IT challenges and opportunities
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ERM Legal Solutions startup is thinking big beyond its $1.25MM A round
ERM Legal Solutions startup is thinking big beyond its $1.25MM A round
If VC's embrace this startup, there could soon be 100 new tech-centric jobs in Music City
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HCA search for successor to retiring CIO Noel Williams underway
HCA search for successor to retiring CIO Noel Williams underway
The woman who has seen health IT through several decades of dramatic change is taking retirement
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Cardiovascular Care Group seeks $40MM capital infusion
Cardiovascular Care Group seeks $40MM capital infusion
Long-time allies go to the well once more for one of their many healthcare businesses.
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Atiba adds Cabedge Design team led by Chris Blanz
Atiba adds Cabedge Design team led by Chris Blanz
Award-winning Blanz brings added depth to Atiba's user-experience portfolio
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Moontoast launches $6MM equity-capital raise
Moontoast launches $6MM equity-capital raise

[Updated] Martin Companies leads round, Boston-based CEO says startup is getting traction

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Gary Ferguson named chief healthcare strategist for TIBCO Software
Gary Ferguson named chief healthcare strategist for TIBCO Software
Former NotifyMD joins a major player in the
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Tech targets: TCRS PE program makes $25MM nod to Gen. Catalyst Group VI
Tech targets: TCRS PE program makes $25MM nod to Gen. Catalyst Group VI
This Massachusetts fund is partial to Internet plays and other technologies.
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LogoGarden buys Whoosh! from Franktown creators; FCA takes $2MM stake
LogoGarden buys Whoosh! from Franktown creators; FCA takes $2MM stake
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
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Rosen's Atiba creates SLK Digital for acquisitions, starting with FiledBy
Rosen's Atiba creates SLK Digital for acquisitions, starting with FiledBy
An entrepreneur and sometime Angel eases into the Web-media acquisitions mode
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Healthbox Technologies' startup scenario signals rapid hiring, eventual M&A
Healthbox Technologies' startup scenario signals rapid hiring, eventual M&A
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
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HCA Parallon unit taps O'Boyle as president
HCA Parallon unit taps O'Boyle as president
HCA's business-solutions unit is diversifying and names successor to retiring president
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Angel Brennan says EC, StartupTN help<br>  prepare entrepreneurs to seek capital
Angel Brennan says EC, StartupTN help
prepare entrepreneurs to seek capital

There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round

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BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
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Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
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NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
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NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
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VenturePeople: Kate O'Neill of Metamarketer
VenturePeople: Kate O'Neill of Metamarketer
A well-traveled transplant shares her mission and her views of Nashville potential as crossroads
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IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center<br>and Universities ally for iExchange
IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center
and Universities ally for iExchange
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
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'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
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NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011

Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.

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BreatheAmerica B-round hits $22MM with Essex Woodlands in lead
BreatheAmerica B-round hits $22MM with Essex Woodlands in lead
A veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another stride toward scaling-up his venture.
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Newsbits, August 29, 2011
Newsbits, August 29, 2011
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
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Next Nashville Technology Council CEO is Liza Lowery Massey
Next Nashville Technology Council CEO is Liza Lowery Massey

[CEO departure] Sixth CEO brings national perspective, oversees an NTC on shifting economic, educational and professional terrain.

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Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;<br>Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan
Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;
Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan

Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others

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Apple Inc.'s Herbold joins HealthTeacher drive<br>to make U.S. youth health 'cool & aspirational'
Apple Inc.'s Herbold joins HealthTeacher drive
to make U.S. youth health 'cool & aspirational'
HealthTeacher suddenly looks pretty 'cool and aspirational' as it drives to improve youth health
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Ventures: BlankSlate fund debuts, 5 venture updates
Ventures: BlankSlate fund debuts, 5 venture updates
Five ventures are updated, some raising millions, others bootstrapping, none waiting for others to make it real.
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Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;<br>Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;
Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
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NewsBits, May 11, 2011
NewsBits, May 11, 2011
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
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NewsBits, May 3, 2011
NewsBits, May 3, 2011
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
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New Beasley-Rolfe PE firm targets 'business orphans'
New Beasley-Rolfe PE firm targets 'business orphans'
Leveraging personal networks, two entrepreneurs look for things bigger companies should sell.
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Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
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Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO
Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
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NewsBits, March 21, 2011
NewsBits, March 21, 2011
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
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Noted: Digital Reasoning Systems announces patent
Noted: Digital Reasoning Systems announces patent
In this PDF file, 11-year-old Franklin-based Digital Reasoning Systems announced a patent award for natural language processing
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Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan<br>for technology & emerging companies
Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan
for technology & emerging companies

Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures

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Healthcare leaders aboard, Parental Health builds traction
Healthcare leaders aboard, Parental Health builds traction
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries 
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M&A: Nashville Software, IT firms mull buying, selling
M&A: Nashville Software, IT firms mull buying, selling
Nick Holland of CentreSource says approaches by bidders caused him to look at his firm with fresh eyes
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NewsBits, February 7, 2011
NewsBits, February 7, 2011
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
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CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
CEO says Moontoast considers A-round capital raise
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
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VC Coleman Swenson Booth realized $44MM in 2010; portfolio exits likely to continue in 2011
VC Coleman Swenson Booth realized $44MM in 2010; portfolio exits likely to continue in 2011
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
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VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
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Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
Nashville, Memphis may have edge over Silicon Valley
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
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In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
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Human Capital sees tech-centric consultants' departures
Human Capital sees tech-centric consultants' departures
Veteran recruiters in life sciences, engineering and telecom have started their own consultancies in Franklin.
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Local iTech hiring may be resurgent, but too soon to call
Local iTech hiring may be resurgent, but too soon to call
None are ready to call 'the turn', but local Tech execs believe they've seen the first signs of spring in the economy
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Customers queued, SIGNiX asks $5MM from VCs
Customers queued, SIGNiX asks $5MM from VCs

For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity

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Great Expectations: Informatics Corporation of America
Great Expectations: Informatics Corporation of America

ICA's strategic alliances may have put this VU spin-out in good position in the race for EHR market share

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'One Vanderbilt':  VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
'One Vanderbilt': VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
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DMA taps Buffkin Group to find CEO to face Digital Era
DMA taps Buffkin Group to find CEO to face Digital Era
Local executive recruiter gets high-profile challenge to secure leader for major trade association serving half the Fortune 100
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ISO Capital: Hudsmith prepares Parental Health cap raise
ISO Capital: Hudsmith prepares Parental Health cap raise
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
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Health IT Roundup: Executives comment on Nashville's leadership options
Health IT Roundup: Executives comment on Nashville's leadership options

Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days

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VNC Member News:  The Nexus Group names CEO and CFO
VNC Member News: The Nexus Group names CEO and CFO
Nashville-based data, network and services provider names Brugman and England to top posts.
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Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors

Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels

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VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery
VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery

Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller

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Medaxion goes mobile to capture medical charges
Medaxion goes mobile to capture medical charges

[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche

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'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
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Universal Robotics sets VC round, plants flag in N'ville
Universal Robotics sets VC round, plants flag in N'ville
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
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Nashville entrepreneur 'Finagles' way to Internet Summit
Nashville entrepreneur 'Finagles' way to Internet Summit
'Disruptive' is still a magic word, and this innovator aims to give advertising a sharp tweak
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Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
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Whitney:  NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'
Whitney: NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'

Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves

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CEO:  Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
CEO: Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
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Recruiters target Nashville's life-sciences sector
Recruiters target Nashville's life-sciences sector
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
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Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge
Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge
A long-standing friendship, economic pressure and the vagaries of family business are among factors cited in the sale.
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Mulron: Digital Nashville loves its independence, diversity
Mulron: Digital Nashville loves its independence, diversity

This progressive digital-media community aims to do well, by doing good, it seems, and it has a couple thousand members to prove it.

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C-level team-building:  e+CancerCare names CAO
C-level team-building: e+CancerCare names CAO
A company with a timely mission gains a veteran of Nashville healthcare ventures, as the nation's focus on cancer intensifies
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Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
New leader says NTC will undertake a strategic review of its mission and programs, later this summer
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NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
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Nashville HQ possible for Healthcare Management Partners
Nashville HQ possible for Healthcare Management Partners

[updated] Bracing for 'intense shakeout' and scouting for talent, company now counts HCA, Lifepoint among its clients, playing the upside among distressed properties

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ConduIT's eDoc4u describes rampant growth
ConduIT's eDoc4u describes rampant growth
Hospitals looking for greater revenue as elected procedures drop are helping propell health-portal revenue
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'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money
'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
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Bootstrapping Atiba Software adds C-level exec
Bootstrapping Atiba Software adds C-level exec
One local tech CEO eschews outside capital and credit, and takes another step in building his company's talent base
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Trade Mission:  Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple
Trade Mission: Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
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Frontier Capital pushes West toward Nashville
Frontier Capital pushes West toward Nashville

North Carolina deal-flow prospector says his firm is focusing more attention on Music City

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IRON Solutions' VC in Nashville, sparks HQ talk
IRON Solutions' VC in Nashville, sparks HQ talk
StarVest is looking for local deal flow for its new $250MM fund, while IRON's CEO is campaigning to grow in Nashville
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Rick Oliver's American Sentinel launches D-Round capital raise
Rick Oliver's American Sentinel launches D-Round capital raise

A supposed transformation of education, plus sustained support from key moneymen seem to have given ALS staying-power

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Emma 'always hungry' for talent, sails past $8MM
Emma 'always hungry' for talent, sails past $8MM
No cold feet at Emma, as company embraces higher-touch services and continues growing its workforce in Davidson County
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TechCFO partner sees VC, law, tech allies in Nashville
TechCFO partner sees VC, law, tech allies in Nashville
Atlanta interim C-level staffing and consulting firm is entering Nashville and Knoxville, leveraging its Chattanooga presence
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Survey:  Local Tech confidence poll yields points to ponder
Survey: Local Tech confidence poll yields points to ponder
Beyond intensive concern about the U.S. economy and healthcare insurance, IT execs seem ready to attempt to manage their ways toward Recovery
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POV:  Ventures at risk mean C-level IT role must change
POV: Ventures at risk mean C-level IT role must change

Sailing into fierce economic headwinds, this Nashville-based consultant says it's time for denizens of the C-level to give up their secrets

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InfoWorks' Clayton names Heard president
InfoWorks' Clayton names Heard president
Citing confidence in the face of economy, veteran Nashville technology executive entrusts reins to long-time Nashville executive
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McWhorter-backed coalition, Solidus-backed company are health-reform allies
McWhorter-backed coalition, Solidus-backed company are health-reform allies
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
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Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare
Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare

This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance

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State withdraws RFP for migrating data to $68MM center
State withdraws RFP for migrating data to $68MM center
With data center threatened by Wolf Creek dam and passage of time, State must make third attempt to clarify requirements for would-be bidders
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Metro IT Services chief retiring Friday
Metro IT Services chief retiring Friday
Former United Airlines technology executive had opted for simpler, but challenging life after 9/11
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People: Former Stites lawyer ignited Nashville tech sector
People: Former Stites lawyer ignited Nashville tech sector
Farris Warfield Kanaday gave a 27-year-old lawyer some running room in the late Nineties, and he used it to launch NTC
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People: Hampton will be point-man in TSU reform
People: Hampton will be point-man in TSU reform
UPDATED Oct. 8, 2008 - TSU Academic chief reassigned
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VC scouts venture talent for The Buffkin Group
VC scouts venture talent for The Buffkin Group
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
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VU spin-out ICA promotes Med Center ties
VU spin-out ICA promotes Med Center ties
3401 West End has become something of an enclave of VU innovation. It's home to Informatics Corporation of America (ICA), a spin-out company VU hopes will help revolutionize clinical care.
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Nashville exec immersed in Cisco's healthcare mission
Nashville exec immersed in Cisco's healthcare mission
Based out of Nashville, Frank Grant works overtime to stay on top of the healthcare industry's needs and his own company's initiatives
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Costantine eyes exit from Nashville Technology helm
Costantine eyes exit from Nashville Technology helm
UPDATED 11:55 AM - Turnover casts in doubt leadership roles in two of the state's most prominent technology organizations.
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Will Nashville technology community 'mushroom'?
Will Nashville technology community 'mushroom'?

Digital Nashville initiative believes it can make a difference in breeding community for folks in interactive media, streaming, design, other fields.

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Special Report: Nashville's eMids Technologies launches 'FlatWorld' initiative
Special Report: Nashville's eMids Technologies launches 'FlatWorld' initiative
This Nashville tech venture finds direct engagement with customers and straight talk are the best ways to address 'Flat World' realities and grow a business.
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BioMimetic shakes-off FDA bruise,<Br> carves-out Biotechnology niche
BioMimetic shakes-off FDA bruise,
carves-out Biotechnology niche

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.

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News of Nashville Technology
News of Nashville Technology
For nearly five years, News of Nashville Technology has served the expanding local science and technology community. Publication resumes in April.
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