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Post-Dart Music, HAAWK CEO mulls capraise, nourishing ties to hometown
Post-Dart Music, HAAWK CEO mulls capraise, nourishing ties to hometown

Ex-pat Nashvillian says Music City 'hot-hot', encourages ties with LA players

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CEO charts Core Rights' path after Dart asset buy, confirms investor talks
CEO charts Core Rights' path after Dart asset buy, confirms investor talks

Startup has already won key role in creating Canada's digital marketplace for licensing.

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LASSO aims to corral $4MM+ Series A for workforce management platform
LASSO aims to corral $4MM+ Series A for workforce management platform

Serial entrepreneur Sifford sees array of vertical markets ahead.

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Marcom: Snell's Gyrosity eyes capital raise and Crosshair spin-out
Marcom: Snell's Gyrosity eyes capital raise and Crosshair spin-out

Not long out of Belmont University, young entrepreneur envisions string of ventures.

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NPREX eyes capital raises for direct-licensing performing rights platform
NPREX eyes capital raises for direct-licensing performing rights platform

High-school chums partner-up on platform that prompt some to circumnavigate incumbents.

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Venture Notes - 11 April 2017
Venture Notes - 11 April 2017

About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.

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VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week<br>with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues
VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week
with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues

More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.

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Belmont University Student Business Plan Competition set March 15
Belmont University Student Business Plan Competition set March 15

[Updated] Ten student teams and their bizplans present at the Massey Center.

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Street Jelly Media hits pavement for capital raise for B2B+B2C growth
Street Jelly Media hits pavement for capital raise for B2B+B2C growth

VTC Bootstrapper til now, Knoxville startup aims for HD livestreaming leadership

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2017 Project Music selects 4 startups from 120+ accelerator applicants
2017 Project Music selects 4 startups from 120+ accelerator applicants

The 3rd cohort has apparently been finely sifted in an effort to ensure success is baked-in.

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B2B: Chalkline Sports in $1MM Seed raise for bettor-content platform
B2B: Chalkline Sports in $1MM Seed raise for bettor-content platform

Inaugural EC manager Joe Kustelski joins brother in producing U.S. wagering content for sponsors

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Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad
Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad

Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.

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Venture Notes - 28 November 2016
Venture Notes - 28 November 2016

A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.

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Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated
Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated

[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.

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Nashville's Project Music at the EC searches for Entrepreneur in Residence
Nashville's Project Music at the EC searches for Entrepreneur in Residence

Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.

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Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016
Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016

VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.

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Hurdl Enterprises $1.8MM Seed raise afoot for direct-fan marketing
Hurdl Enterprises $1.8MM Seed raise afoot for direct-fan marketing

[updated] Seed closes at $2.5MM. Entrepreneur hopes to root company with Nashville capital.

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Update: Glow Motion Technologies at $5MM rev, mulls capital, partnerships
Update: Glow Motion Technologies at $5MM rev, mulls capital, partnerships

From nightclub owners to fan-activation entrepreneurs, an inflection point may be close.

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Venture Notes - 12 September 2016
Venture Notes - 12 September 2016

[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.

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Reporter's Notebook:<br>VU Music, Mind & Society Program may feed Nashville innovation
Reporter's Notebook:
VU Music, Mind & Society Program may feed Nashville innovation

Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.

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CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications
CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications

The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.

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Dart Music pivots to deeper water as Dart Data, pursues $2MM Series A
Dart Music pivots to deeper water as Dart Data, pursues $2MM Series A

[updated] Native Nashville entrepreneur presses forward after classic rethink.

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Music Startup resource? Insights into Music Consumers
Music Startup resource? Insights into Music Consumers

Music is awash in data, but this product of a partnership shows value-add potential.

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Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app
Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app

[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.

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Musictech: Jammber, LANDR could raise capital in Music City
Musictech: Jammber, LANDR could raise capital in Music City

Nashville gradually moving toward becoming true Music innovation-investment nexus?

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Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital
Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital

Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.

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Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership
Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership

VTC A new Music accelerator program in Memphis has awarded its first money.

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EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day
EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day

Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.

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Carmichael-backed Tandum LLC's extended Seed round approaches $2MM
Carmichael-backed Tandum LLC's extended Seed round approaches $2MM

[Updated-Exit] Co-CEO's cautiously share dream of leadership in crowded event ticketing space.

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Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise
Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise

Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.

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Nashville Technology Council Awards for 2015 announced
Nashville Technology Council Awards for 2015 announced

NTC marks another year with competitive awards for excellence.

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Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner
Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner

[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha

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Update: Artiphon is likely to pursue a Series A capraise in 2016
Update: Artiphon is likely to pursue a Series A capraise in 2016

Now is a great time to 'shake-up' the Music Instrument marketplace, says CEO.

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Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact
Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact

With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.

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Bunker Labs for Veterans emerging at Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Bunker Labs for Veterans emerging at Nashville Entrepreneur Center

New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.

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CEO: MyPro platform breaks stealth, eyes capraise + future IPO
CEO: MyPro platform breaks stealth, eyes capraise + future IPO

Relocated Michigander rips-off startup's stealth cloak to seek growth fuel.

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Vanderbilt University seeks to become a hub for music research in the heart of Music City
Vanderbilt University seeks to become a hub for music research in the heart of Music City

New program could influence music-entertainment-ed entrepreneurship.

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Belmont bootstrapping advocate Jeff Cornwall unveils family business
Belmont bootstrapping advocate Jeff Cornwall unveils family business

Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.

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Escape velocity for Watershed LRS spin-out calls for $3MM-$5MM capraise
Escape velocity for Watershed LRS spin-out calls for $3MM-$5MM capraise

[updated] Local bootstrapped startup is on high-growth trajectory.

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Venture-backed Songkick taps Nashville's JD May for growth push
Venture-backed Songkick taps Nashville's JD May for growth push

Former Echomusic partner and FLO-CO EVP for business development goes international.

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Center for Entrepreneurship preps 2015-16 programs at Belmont University
Center for Entrepreneurship preps 2015-16 programs at Belmont University

Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.

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ProjectMusic: EVAmore in business/platform dev push + pursuing capraise
ProjectMusic: EVAmore in business/platform dev push + pursuing capraise

[updated 10:21a] Belmont students keeping moving toward launch, with deep advisory bench.

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Off-script: Project Music's Heather McBee joins Pandoland moderators
Off-script: Project Music's Heather McBee joins Pandoland moderators

[updated McBee promoted] Perhaps it is Fate that lends a hand in figuratively connecting Pandoland and 36:86

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Tailwind: Snaproll Media pursues UAV growth, mulls smart-capital raise
Tailwind: Snaproll Media pursues UAV growth, mulls smart-capital raise

They're not 'stealthy', just bent on growth in a market with shifting winds.

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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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Update: Nashville BLEON IoT startup names Interim CEO
Update: Nashville BLEON IoT startup names Interim CEO

Focus on revenue generation leads to shifting founder into full sales mode.

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Project Music: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity
Project Music: Jammber leverages Chicago's 1871 + Nashville gravity

Cobb, Clabaugh brought ideas and energy to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.

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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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Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review
Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review

Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.

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Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay
Music startups limber-up ahead of Project Music's April 23rd PitchDay

Tremendous energy last night down at the Entrepreneur Center, with more to come.

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Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions
Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions

Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.

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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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Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville
Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville

Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.

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XOEye Technologies wearables gameplan could include Series B in 2015
XOEye Technologies wearables gameplan could include Series B in 2015

[updated] Google Glass is not a large blip on this startup's radar, thus far.

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Venture Notes: EO-Nashville, Back Porch Group,<br> Sagents, PBM365, Frontier Capital, Tandum
Venture Notes: EO-Nashville, Back Porch Group,
Sagents, PBM365, Frontier Capital, Tandum

Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.

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People: TuneCore's Kennedy sees Nashville as 'heaven for creators'
People: TuneCore's Kennedy sees Nashville as 'heaven for creators'

Nashville Creatives use vision and talent to produce important things, out of nothing.

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CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital
CEO: TuneCore keeps eye on Nashville Music innovation, partners, capital

[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.

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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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Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator<br> to debut with Investors at-the-ready
Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator
to debut with Investors at-the-ready

[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.

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MedCenterDisplay advances Series B raise, sharpens digital-comm role
MedCenterDisplay advances Series B raise, sharpens digital-comm role

[Updated] President Aylward said he believes the market is now coming more in MedCenterDisplay's direction

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Roy Dano: Sports & Entertainment focus for NVille entrepreneur-investor
Roy Dano: Sports & Entertainment focus for NVille entrepreneur-investor

Relocated New Yorker says Nashville and SEC territory are prime sector launchpads

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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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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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Tennessee State official applauds Pantheon Park innovation aims,<br>but rejects proposal to sell Old TN State Prison as site
Tennessee State official applauds Pantheon Park innovation aims,
but rejects proposal to sell Old TN State Prison as site

Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.

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Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Dean Patrick Raines considers options in wake of popular leader.
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LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks
LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks

TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs

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VentureNotes, September 10, 2012
VentureNotes, September 10, 2012
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
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From Cicero to Church Street:<br>Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending
From Cicero to Church Street:
Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending

[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt

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Music Council co-chair Randy Goodman adds Lipscomb Univ. Business EIR role
Music Council co-chair Randy Goodman adds Lipscomb Univ. Business EIR role

[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings

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Jason Kyle's Pro Player Connect has TNCV backing<br>-- plus a $3MM C-round in its playbook
Jason Kyle's Pro Player Connect has TNCV backing
-- plus a $3MM C-round in its playbook

[Updated] Young company already has a lot of history behind it, in celebrity gaming niche.

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Noted: Gibson Guitar $3.8MM SEC filing notes Tek Group
Noted: Gibson Guitar $3.8MM SEC filing notes Tek Group
The big-brand Nashville manufacturer may be picking-up its M&A tempo
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'Artist Growth' tech for Music industry is first of 'action alignment' series
'Artist Growth' tech for Music industry is first of 'action alignment' series

Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup

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Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center
Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
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Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise
Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise

Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach

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'Populr' decision: Bullpen Ventures corrals CentreSource's Nick Holland
'Populr' decision: Bullpen Ventures corrals CentreSource's Nick Holland
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
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Rabbit Hole Creative projects disruptive video, with more to be revealed
Rabbit Hole Creative projects disruptive video, with more to be revealed

[updated] Recent grads Jorgovan and Fulda may have stolen a march on part of the entertainment industry

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Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;<br>Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;
Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula 
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Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
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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. 26, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
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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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Economy: Music City Music Council moves from rehearsal to live performance
Economy: Music City Music Council moves from rehearsal to live performance
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
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NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011

Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.

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NewsBits, August 1, 2011
NewsBits, August 1, 2011
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
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Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'
Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'

[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'

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Liverpool's Ditto Music has Nashville foothold, mulls taking outside capital
Liverpool's Ditto Music has Nashville foothold, mulls taking outside capital
Now there's a cap-raise ahead - the accelerating shift to digital media drive this multinational startup
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Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council
Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council

[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector

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Briefly: Nashville Technology Council freshens its board
Briefly: Nashville Technology Council freshens its board
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
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NewsBits, July 5, 2011
NewsBits, July 5, 2011
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
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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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NewsBits, June 6, 2011
NewsBits, June 6, 2011
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
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NewsBits, May 23, 2011
NewsBits, May 23, 2011
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
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Bandbox, RedRovor founders sell to Social Chutes
Bandbox, RedRovor founders sell to Social Chutes
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
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Dan Hammond whets VCs' appetites<br>for 'Just A Pinch' media spin-out
Dan Hammond whets VCs' appetites
for 'Just A Pinch' media spin-out

The man, the plan, the brand...an energetic entrepreneur with a flair for promotion may typify players who 'leave it all on the field'

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NewsBits, April 18, 2011
NewsBits, April 18, 2011
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
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Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match
Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match

In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light

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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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NewsBits, March 28, 2011
NewsBits, March 28, 2011
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
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Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley<br>consultant work separately to keep it real
Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley
consultant work separately to keep it real
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
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NewsBits, February 22, 2011
NewsBits, February 22, 2011
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
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CEO: CellJournalist helps news media 'win the big story'
CEO: CellJournalist helps news media 'win the big story'

Word of CellJournalist's sale UPDATED. Bidders come sniffing, now that this startup's footprint reaches 40 states

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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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'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
Operating under a brand name for a decade or more, this Nashville marketing and innovation guru seems to have earned his spurs
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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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Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Cumberland Center: New University-Business alliance plans to foster 'innovation hubs' in Mid-TN and State
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
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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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Deep Cuts: <i>Songness</i> discovers 'invisible' performers
Deep Cuts: Songness discovers 'invisible' performers
The man who briefly shared the reins at United Press International presses ahead with confidence in a very crowded field.
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Notes on the Songness model
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NewsBits, December 20, 2010
NewsBits, December 20, 2010
Nashville Capital Network has plans, that Amazon deal, a new incubator in Bradley and more.
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HealthDataSource unveils advisors for health data startup
HealthDataSource unveils advisors for health data startup
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
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Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
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VoicesHeard Media ends A-round, eyes TNInvestco funds
VoicesHeard Media ends A-round, eyes TNInvestco funds

Knoxville-based ad-streaming venture has fresh perspective regarding TN investment in technology startups

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NEWSBITS, March 18, 2010
NEWSBITS, March 18, 2010
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
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Claritas Capital: Montgomery is now resident entrepreneur
Claritas Capital: Montgomery is now resident entrepreneur
Digital branding and marketing pioneer will help herd dealflow, counsel startups and lend hand at raising funds
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Web mogul: Nashville brand 'huge' globally, not for sale
Web mogul: Nashville brand 'huge' globally, not for sale
Entrepreneur Castello says strong web addresses are meant to be developed aggressively, not 'parked'
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Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges
Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
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Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board

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ISO Capital: Dobie Media sets next capital raise for EvieSays
ISO Capital: Dobie Media sets next capital raise for EvieSays
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
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Bondware launches publishing brand, acquires 3-D catalog
Bondware launches publishing brand, acquires 3-D catalog
Choate says 3-D industry consolidating and he aims to be one of the last providers standing
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Brainwave Studios seeks $3MM jolt for Franktown Rocks
Brainwave Studios seeks $3MM jolt for Franktown Rocks

Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education

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Entrepreneurs' advice for 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'
Entrepreneurs' advice for 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
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Venture Notebook:  Noro-Moseley will keep eye on Digital Media
Venture Notebook: Noro-Moseley will keep eye on Digital Media
Atlanta-based VC with strong Nashville presence took steps to lighten digital-media ballast, at least temporarily
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With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse
With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
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$40MM in 'lumps':  PassAlong demise spurs entrepreneur onward
$40MM in 'lumps': PassAlong demise spurs entrepreneur onward
Dave Jaworski has his hands in at least three new ventures, and is out on the money trail again, undeterred
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Recapitalization at Documentary Channel, after founder-filmmaker cedes CEO role
Recapitalization at Documentary Channel, after founder-filmmaker cedes CEO role
Neff makes the hand-off to Ackerman, as firm positions for next phase of development
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Waddey Patterson IP lawyer ranks rising
Waddey Patterson IP lawyer ranks rising
Firm founded by two former engineers will soon have a record number of Nashville-based lawyers
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PassAlong dies, Jaworski lives, Bandbox bets on boom
PassAlong dies, Jaworski lives, Bandbox bets on boom
As Nashville's startup ecosystem matures, wisdom from failures nourishes new digital ventures
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Update:  Moontoast's cap round closes, CEO named
Update: Moontoast's cap round closes, CEO named
[Updated and corrected 3:20 p.m.] Techventure veteran becomes CEO, while star performers back knowledge-net startup
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Update: VGT's Yarbrough investing along twin paths
Update: VGT's Yarbrough investing along twin paths
There's a job open at Video Gaming Technologies, where entrepreneur is investing $100MM
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Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding
Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding

The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.

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Airplay Direct chooses Nashville, attracts investors
Airplay Direct chooses Nashville, attracts investors
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
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Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game
Apple Inc. approves Nashville techies' iPhone game
Serial entrepreneurs, age 30 and 31, have succeeded in getting the nod from the iPhone App Store for a game they'd like to think could be a 'Big Win' for Nashville
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Aegis Sciences muscles-up for growth in Nashville
Aegis Sciences muscles-up for growth in Nashville

Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company

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Entrepreneurship:  Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary
Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary

Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities

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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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Belmont University aims to raise Business enrollment
Belmont University aims to raise Business enrollment
Competitive pressures, increased awareness and a sluggish job market for college graduates are among factors driving '5th Year' option
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PassAlong Networks names VC to Presidency
PassAlong Networks names VC to Presidency
Deep into its latest capital raise, one of Nashville's most active digital-entertainment companies puts a new hand on the tiller
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Lehman: CFMT needs unrestricted funds for rapid impact
Lehman: CFMT needs unrestricted funds for rapid impact
This is one foundation that's been a venture from the start, 'bringing good people and good causes together'
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Jaworski's PassAlong still aims to 'do something big'
Jaworski's PassAlong still aims to 'do something big'
CEO says $30MM in fresh capitalization is coming from VCs, a bank and strategic investors
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Economy: Nashville Business Outlook Summit set for Winter '09
Economy: Nashville Business Outlook Summit set for Winter '09
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
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Rising Stars: Rep. Cooper adds lawyer to staff
Rising Stars: Rep. Cooper adds lawyer to staff
5th District congressman adds young former Waller Lansden lawyer with strong entertainment ties
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Music Row veteran pushing Highnote venture raise
Music Row veteran pushing Highnote venture raise
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
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Startup:  ArtistOne aims to unseat Nielsen for download data services
Startup: ArtistOne aims to unseat Nielsen for download data services
Nashville's converging entertainment and technology continues to draw entrepreneurs who don't know it 'can't be done'
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NV entrepreneur preps 'game-changing' tech for Sports-Entertainment
NV entrepreneur preps 'game-changing' tech for Sports-Entertainment
A transplant to Nashville, this former attorney is extending his entrepreneurship with digital delivery of 'live' entertainment
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The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'
The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'

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.

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Nashville's Emdeon asserts influence on health tech, privacy debates
Nashville's Emdeon asserts influence on health tech, privacy debates
Under new 'thought-leadership' strategist, the company is asserting its credentials for a seat at the table when talk turns to issues critical to its healthcare business
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Strategy notes: Family advisers shape investments
Strategy notes: Family advisers shape investments
Entrepreneurs are slow to think of family-office managers, like entertainment-industry accountant Mike Vaden, as gatekeepers in raising capital.
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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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Tech entrepreneurs make public pitches to Angels
Tech entrepreneurs make public pitches to Angels
During today's event at Cummins Station, the Angel Capital Group takes another step toward transparency -- while a few caveats are offered by a veteran observer
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Nashville VCs may soon hear Google ally knocking
Nashville VCs may soon hear Google ally knocking
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.
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Belmont University is hatching new ventures
Belmont University is hatching new ventures
At 23, Kevin Jennings may represent the breed of entrepreneur being spawned in the Hatchery incubator at Belmont University. Drive, networks and family support play classic roles.
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