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[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Fledgling nonprofit adds staff with politics and projects savvy to support advocacy and outreach.
As bill-filing deadlines loom, bills that shape TN economy, startups, entrepreneurial momentum are in prospect.
With a merger or other transition afoot, NFA chief and Mayor Briley restate value of supporting Creatives, Fashion entrepreneurs.
Latest roundup of Tennessee startups, capital raises, economic development and more.
Co-founders Gatto & Whitney keep tacking in healthcare's crosswinds, complete 6th capraise of $21MM, its largest to date.
With Black-owned ventures front and center, CEO shares playbook for forging just, inclusive, growing regional economy.
LaunchTN matches have now supported 24 fledgling firms, mainly in energy, materials and health/biomedical.
Lee Cabinet choices affect ECD, LaunchTN, others..plus updates on capital raises.
Education champion + entrepreneur is raising Seed capital, mapping growth
The latest in a series of biannual rankings of the States on science and technology competitiveness.
Biannual Science & Technology Index shows some TN gains, but weakspots among growth factors
[Updated] Birmingham among alternatives, as some Women, Blacks and other minorities report struggling for traction.
Mayor Briley maker-manufacturer initiatives, capital raises aplenty and more.
Those who knew this Nashville new-era software entrepreneur will gather this weekend.
Teaming with ORNL + Innovation Crossroads, power producer looks tech targets, maybe some surprises.
Founders with Nashville stripes and strategic partners vow to leverage ties for innovation, growth.
Months and years of ecosystem development might help make Chattanooga an 'overnight' entrepreneurial success.
Exits may be ahead for Brentwood-Tullahoma firm seeking stakes in early-stage coastal targets, but at Nashville valuations.
Waller attorney leads prospective not-for-profit advocacy group through private 'summit' at ECD.
A sobering report from Brookings Institution researchers inevitably shows there's work yet to be done.
Content may be king, but this Nashville digital network aims to take the crown.
Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.
Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro may need localized recipes for entrepreneurship.
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
UT, VU, KY officials see hundreds of successfully exited entrepreneurs possibly leading startup teams.
Federally legislated OZFund prepares for take-off roll in Tennessee.
Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.
[updated] The applications window will soon open for the DOE-backed technology commercialization program.
[Updated] $6MM raise apparently found quick acceptance - McWhorter foresees $100MM impact.
Twenty-one-year-old firm could hit $600MM raised since inception.
[updated] High-energy team builder prepares for his next entrepreneurial or service act.
Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.
LaunchTN pushes, TN fintech pivot person, Kisber in K-TENN, capraises for SIGNiX, Metova, others.
Growth-equity firm says Music City, Austin, Atlanta and others each has a superniche.
With dry powder and 60 transactions under its belt, SSM relishes HealthIT, ecommerce, marcom companies.
Her competitive spirit was partly honed by being a standout player in competitive sports.
HealthStream has been minority stakeholder since 2013.
Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.
There are similar models in Georgia and other states, some involving a mix of public and private funds.
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
CEO Charlie Brock unveils robust plan for LTN advancement, but may be facing budget headwinds.
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
Legislator observes the Western Division of the State lagging Eastern and Western regions.
Nashville entrepreneur Joe Maxwell's win-win strategy spurs 'here-shoring' initiative.
Startup clients may migrate to either of the incubators - Nashville gets a net incubator increase.
[updated] A pronounced rise in overall ranking comes with weaker showing on some of 25 dimensions.
Applications for investment consideration are being taken now.
Designation of leader for coalition's next phase of work may bring acceleration.
'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.
[updated] In-the-works a year or more, the advocacy group is about to stand up to be counted.
Exec says harassment 'unacceptable' and LaunchTN will advocate broad adoption of planned policy model
Publisher rating VCs!? plus new capital raises, deals, NVille EC scholarships and more.
Exec averse to encouraging all to 'shoot for the middle', notes need for champion investors.
New firm is closely allied with ATDC and Georgia Tech, first cohort app deadline July 8.
'We're not shy about our ambitions' as they eye tips of entrepreneurs' tongues.
A rich program with speakers by the dozen, including 10 VCs on the stage.
Satz, Tanner quietly target the needs of the 'mass affluent'.
[updated] Former XMi executive holds minority stake, in wake of entrepreneur Shmerling's peel-off.
With more than 1,000 attendees projected for the annual conference, Villagers get scrutiny.
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
With the General Assembly and Governor in full budget mode, LaunchTN assesses its options.
An action plan for leadership may soon come off the drawing-board.
VTC Smaller downtown get economic development grants that favor entrepreneurship.
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.
Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.
Update on Angel Tax Credit, Jobs recruitment and more.
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Based on criteria set in place at the outset, the capital-formation experiment now formally has a cloud over it.
[updated] Former Pathfinder exec is CEO in the business that got running start in Centerstone.
Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.
Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.
[Updated] New entity focuses on "underserved" small and medium-sized businesses.
A new platoon of civic-minded influentials picks-up the challenge.
Speakers discuss investor interest in blockchain, and Nashville's preparation for HealthIT leadership.
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.
TriStar and Innovation Institute leaders 'get along well as human beings'
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
Research and services for VNC Members and prospective Members focused on Nashville and the Mid-South.
[Updated] Brookings' findings are now available for review here.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Researchers need Nashvillians' help in assay of spin-off activity in Nashville area.
New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.
[updated] Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Question mark hangs over Nashville's shot at being a Consumer startup breeder.
TORCH of Chattanooga won the prize.
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
VTC Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
VTC State's AgLaunch initiative should get a boost, along with allies.
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
[Updated] Refurbished laws strengthen companies, spur professionals, build State repute.
[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
Relocated Michigander rips-off startup's stealth cloak to seek growth fuel.
[updated] Strategic buys, if any, would follow organic growth and await sector consolidation.
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.
Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Questions about institutional GPs' reporting get fresh attention in some quarters.
Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
[updated] Expanding portfolios, going into CEO Charlie Brock's third year onboard.
[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC
With the closing of its Fund IV, Frontier activity here may rise.
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
[Updated] David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.
VTC Tech-driven Dan Marcum pushes new program forward.
[updated] Financing spurs Type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver programs
[update] The vast potential of the global IoT market has many players in a virtual land rush.
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.
[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.
Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.
Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.
All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
[updated] Though relo'd from Nashville to Portland, CEO keeps eye on Nashville.
Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.
Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.
Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement
Steady-as-she-goes seems to be the watchboard at cautious, high-performing pension plan.
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Dispute settled between LaunchTN and PandoMedia, parties announce.
VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.
CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
The e-signature company has its team and some advisors already in place for a capital move.
[Updated 5 March] This entrant to the red-hot sector is banking on rapid B2B growth.
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs
[Updated] Pando litigation. Refocused 36|86 event will convene in June, as will Pandoland
VTC: Commissioner Julius Johnson and a team including Memphis BioWorks will press forward.
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
$300K Seed raise could target Angels in Cincinnati, as well as Tennessee
[Updated] Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities
There's a least one TNInvestco that isn't yet exhausted, and is still looking for investible deals
VTC: Effort continues to build LifeSciences to critical mass and influence in TN
UPDATED Entrepreneur aims to win; 'location thing' often a problem when Coastal VCs chat.
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.
Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.
Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.
Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder
VTC Firm will continue bio/investment pace, likely to eye yet another fund in coming years
TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.
[updated] Serial media entrepreneur Dan Hammond knows way 'round venture kitchen.
[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics
Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
[Updated] Useful tools for those exploring cross-border business-development opportunities.
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
[Updated] There's fresh life in one of Nashville's most storied communities.
The state retirement fund's venture capital allocations seem to be gaining momentum
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
A its forthcoming Dec. 11 event shows, the Kentucky city sees value in cultivating ties between its ex-pat and immigrant community and corporations
Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.
Here's more information on startups that'll have berths in StartupVillage June 12-13
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
Murfreesboro group seeks to regain traction by serving others
Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup
VC opens new chapter amid a climate of lingering dread and anticipation
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
The State's Comptroller today issued a report citing elevated risk of fraud and inadequate administration.
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
Tech-driven civics venture could mean high-growth jobs for Tennessee, or not
A former Jacobson associate, TNInvestco's and others in social media, healthcare and transport secxtors
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
In a down economy, this startup aims to serve underemployed recent grads and their parents
Mercadante departs, and former Healthways exec steps in
Gov. Bill Haslam's INCITE funding program announces more beneficiaries
Long-rumored 'for sale', ENA and CEO of 10 years open new chapter
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
A pension-fund program underway three years takes another step forward
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
Another bet in medical devices is m ade by Jacobson-led venture firm
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
The rising tide of diabetes attracts investment to companies with convincing models
This private-equity firm attracted out-of-state institutionals to its $222MM fund VI
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders
[Updated] Law-tethered entrepreneur thinks e-discovery vein is far from mined-out
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
A little realism about the burdens and advantages of IPO go a long way at decision time
TNInvestco's network effect is just one source of encouragement, but there remain issues to ponder
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
Initiative aims to draw Angels, techies and job-openings from across state and region
[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system
[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings
A leading private-equity executive puts the Ideas spotlight on an overlooked group
Briefings on the state's new regional business accelerators' mission and how to work with them.
[Updated] Young company already has a lot of history behind it, in celebrity gaming niche.
Awakened to an opportunity of surprising magnitude, the Chamber sets out to tell its story, anew.
Tech-driven economic development will eventually learn what priority it gets in the Haslam Administration
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
Ryan Gooch moves on to EnerNOC, and the Senator's son and others pick-up added duties
Updated: Rock Morphis and David McClellan are adding tons of dry powder to their healthcare venture arsenal.
Seven portfolio companies get new or follow-on commitments, plus other updates.
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
The Gina Ashe-Eric Satz team presses ahead in a potentially disruptive offering for the retail sector.
Healthcare gets another boost from local investors, successfully closes round.
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach
Entrepreneur says she's found more than a good lease in Nashville
Michael Burcham-led StartupTN may cut a broad swath through the state'e entrepreneurial ecosystem
VC and industry veteran Mike Sherman will leave work, starting with Spine Wave
[Updated] Martin Companies leads round, Boston-based CEO says startup is getting traction
ECD and TTDC chiefs and their colleagues seem to be 'aligned' toward getting INCITE launched
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
Hammond and Mason are leading these growth companies' capital raises
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
Veterans of private equity and operations offer new access to venture assets to families with capital to manage for potential greater returns
There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round
Hudsmith's HP-allied startup executes on its telemedicine strategy for seniors aging-in-place
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
The gut-wrenching ups and downs of a tech startup haven't quelled this startup's drive
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
In Memphis, this Innova-backed venture's fate is still years away, but rewards may be huge
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
Veteran emissary to institutions' stakeholders and allies is re-potting himself after a 41-year-career
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
A Harvard-based economist tells local execs clusters and pragmatism are key elements for a Nashville innovation strategy
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more
Steve Hau is hopeful that he can not only change healthcare for the better, but join other locals in creating an engineer's haven
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
Larry Foster's been nursing this idea for improving surgi-team proficiency for years; the iPad made it possible
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
A veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another stride toward scaling-up his venture.
Claritas has been broadening its footprint in a number of ways, not content to be just another regional VC. But, no details.
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
Venture Incite's Y12 ties, capital raises, a TNInvestco, accelerators blossom and news statewide
Bottorff-, Gambill-led firm is amassing quite a healthcare brain trust
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
[Sale updated] Early-stage company has room for further capital recruitment, as it aims to leverage rising interest in electronic health records-related technology
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
[CEO departure] Sixth CEO brings national perspective, oversees an NTC on shifting economic, educational and professional terrain.
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
Five more updates from a VCs, an entrepreneur, a couple of developers and a bizdev pro.
[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
The Row's Galante eyes startups and Crom's at it again, as well as Ganier, Van Hoesen and others.
Now there's a cap-raise ahead - the accelerating shift to digital media drive this multinational startup
[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
Farsheed Ferdowsi updates us on the raise he saw coming in VNC's earlier story
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
Strategy and financing now inplace, HealthTeacher may have graduated to growth-company status
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
HealthTeacher suddenly looks pretty 'cool and aspirational' as it drives to improve youth health
Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
Will Sibble's new venture have the gas to go the distance, launching additional content and social services?
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
Five ventures are updated, some raising millions, others bootstrapping, none waiting for others to make it real.
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
He took a break after his successful exit from Investment Scorecard, now he's pushing his startup toward deeper waters
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
The man, the plan, the brand...an energetic entrepreneur with a flair for promotion may typify players who 'leave it all on the field'
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; d
etails of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
With Gov. Bill Haslam's jobs- and innovation-producing strategy launching next week, the appointment of a seasoned operative is welcomed
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
JumpStart's 'brightest'... EmergeMemphis' 45 startups.. Haslam-Hagerty gameplan... David Wilds in cap raise.. Blackstone venture aid...
With EPB, Renaissance Fund and other alliles, River City takes another step toward its 'Smart City' closeup
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
[name change] Chattanooga entrepreneurs are looking to score in the social media, lifestyle space
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
[Updated] Fueled by assets of the pension fund for State employees, the TCRS private-equity program advances
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
[updated] A former Franklin corporate executive hopes to turn her investment-management savvy into a boon for the impoverished
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
At north of 500 square miles, Metro/Nashville, aka Music City, is creative hub and economic flywheel
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
Stakeholders may soon find that just keeping up with the funds' data is a challenge all its own
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
In this PDF file, 11-year-old Franklin-based Digital Reasoning Systems
announced a patent award
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The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
March 18th is the fish-or-cut-bait date for teams of would-be entrepreneurs who want 90 days worth of rations to tide them over during a push toward launch
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
Our latest roundup of VU searches, capital raises, marketing pushes, digital music, tech commercialization and more
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries
Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
A TechCrunch editor says Tennessee entrepreneurs don't need Silicon Valley's 'approval' to launch important companies
Scott Massey to connect leaders, knowledge, culture and commerce to advance the region and its people.
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
Tim Smith says the startup has raised nearly $2MM, has new partners and more news in-the-offing.
Nashville Capital Network has plans, that Amazon deal, a new incubator in Bradley and more.
Entrepreneurs are commercializing sensor technology that leverages the ecosystem.
Latest health data entry aims to help providers determine demand for services and facilities.
This Brentwood orthopedic-implants venture has decades of industry experience, and wants Nashville investors to have skin in the game
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
Visionary who's been called 'center of gravity of the Internet' is also creating a stir in Tennessee
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
EMMA.. HMS Tech hire.. Lodge helps for-profits ..Noro and Chrysalis announce staffing ..PerfectServe ..IMI Health and more..
Knoxville-based ad-streaming venture has fresh perspective regarding TN investment in technology startups
Revenue Commissioner notes that his focus is tightly focused on expanding and tweaking TNInvestco
A Nashville MoonPie? Plus, a Claritas exec on i-couponing and Innova walks away from an interesting technology
For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity
In rare overt action, Angel advocates try out their legislative wings, in what may be a training flight for other efforts
Pfizer, Kleiner Perkins, et al, have given another vote of confidence to this Bay Area-based venture aiming at MLS, Cancer and other diseases
[updated] ICA's strategic alliances may have put this VU spin-out in good position in the race for EHR market share
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
Rebranded company attempts to leverage its transcription track-record to provide gateway to increasingly common e-health records
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
With its third announcement and fifth assignment, the State's retirement plan advances toward its $800MM-plus investment goal
Health care organizations' performance improvement is focus of seed-stage startup by VUMC faculty member
In the highly charged environment around TNInvestco confidentiality, it's no surprise a caption bill caught the eye
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
[Updated] Chancery Court Chancellor Russell Perkins upheld some arguments from Bredesen Commissioners. Coleman intends to appeal
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
While some advocate expanding the TNInvestco warchest to $200MM, others want to introduce new requirements others argue would deter investment, competition
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
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
The wrangling over State documents related to the administration of the State's new capital formation program continues today in Chancery Court
Mayor Karl Dean ECD's former economic-development chief joins Nashville intellectual-property law firm
A stalemate on reform of healthcare policy and reimbursements may provide stability that will embolden fence-sitters
If the IPO door is still barely cracked, maybe some portfolio managers will find these alternatives attractive
Ligitation to Chancellor in five days..More funds cowboy-up with lobbyists..New TNInvestco funds' Web presences unveiled
Gen. Assembly gets Film bill..CredenceHealth..Busy Debut exec..M&A panel..Burch firm partners..Hedge fund operator..HMS, Bondware appointments..
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
VNC Member press release announced CRE Technologies' RelevantAssets offering and its plans to raise private capital
TSU, Vanderbilt, and local business and government may seek to replicate Memphis' initiative in the Capital City
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
[updated] StudioNow fundraising again, years after being bought by AOL
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
Gov. Phil Bredesen's string of successes in the Solar sector continues to lengthen
OnFocus Healthcare's new cap raise underway, Joe Cook appointment, Inkflip update, Venture Pitch events and more...
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
Information services exec joins mostly shrouded local firm still seeking to leverage its IP and its government-contracting origins
For perhaps the next six months, the pace of development of Tennessee's emerging New Economy will be largely in the hands of elected officials
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
The boom in genetic research and some apparently market-ready technology suggest an interesting vehicle for early-stage investment
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
Legislator sees synergies not yet tapped in Middle Tennessee, and wants to see discussion of Tullahoma-centered proposal
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
New 12-story tower will crown Nashville Convention Center. That's Crow Holdings' Bill Winsor at left.
Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education
Congressman argues Mid-TN and corridor could play a bigger role in Defense, Homeland Security and related arenas
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
'Disruptive' is still a magic word, and this innovator aims to give advertising a sharp tweak
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup
State officials who ran the recent TNInvestco competition say they have an open door
At the midpoint in Gov. Bredesen's second term, he's not letting-up on the accelerator for New Economy jobs
Departure from Vanderbilt was always in the cards, but university has now launched a review for possible conflicts of interest
A trio of Vanderbilt executives aims to do well, by doing good - and perhaps upset the tech-commercialization model
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
A veteran of Massey Burch and iPayment is in the mix as Claritas and Pace push payments rollup venture
Within days, Tennesseans should know who state officials have decided should have access to the inaugural $120MM TNInvestco program
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
Today's announcement is further evidence of the attraction of healthcare-savvy investors to health IT, wherever it resides
Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors
Atlanta-based VC with strong Nashville presence took steps to lighten digital-media ballast, at least temporarily
Innovative healthcare technology company has completed an Angel round, and looking ahead to valuation and B-raise
The Decosimo brand in accounting, advisory services and corporate finance has been evolving steadily
Ten companies of 25 are advancing toward interviews and a shot at more than $80MM in tax-credit allocations that can be capitalized
Chamber staff press on, despite Recession setbacks, and take a fresh look at priorities
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
A VU MBA alum happens to be on the team out of New York State interviewing would-be fund managers
Dave Jaworski has his hands in at least three new ventures, and is out on the money trail again, undeterred
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
With schools' funding hammered, Nashville health-education venture sets out to galvanize local alliances nationwide, to support funding for its curricular and instructional materials.
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
ACG's fate is still unfolding, as its founder takes on co-owners with experience in Nashville culture, business finance and the ways of the world
The State and its public-private partners are launching a website to advance economic-development objectives
[Updated] Top lighting executive says he declined West Coast offer til company relented and allowed him to stay in Nashville
[Updated] At the end of an intensive week of meetings here, the CEO of the proposed trade center says a competing NYC group offered has made overtures
Heavy-hitters among the threesome of fund managers chosen to handle the state's inaugural PE investments
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
[UPDATED Aug. 11, 6:53 a.m.] Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' IPO filing became effective yesterday and trades today as CPIX, 27 months after the shelf registration and 20 subsequent amendments
An accomplished young entrepreneur tackles his next venture in Music City, starting with moving photos from your cellphone, perhaps ending in healthcare
Mountain Group Capital is a family-owned business with five portfolio companies, and is looking for more 'quality deals'
A company with a timely mission gains a veteran of Nashville healthcare ventures, as the nation's focus on cancer intensifies
One of the nation's top Angel-investing advocates will make the case for more collaboration among investors of every type, to provide early-stage capital to ventures
With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
Neff makes the hand-off to Ackerman, as firm positions for next phase of development
Economist, author, former TN ECD commissioner offers a prescription for warding-off disaster
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
Major banks and accounting firms are mandating use of Brentwood company's technology
Keep an eye on what your 'constrained' customer must buy, suggests E&Y exec for the hemisphere.
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
[updated] As 'transparency' and payment-cycle issues converge, PatientPay targets the front-end of the revenue cycle
In a buyer's market and with incentives for fund creation proliferating, well known Nashvillians make their move
As Nashville's startup ecosystem matures, wisdom from failures nourishes new digital ventures
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
Much anticipated guidance for VCs and private-equity investors is likely to galvanize Tennessee fund managers
The governor's signature will soon be affixed to the State's new venture law, but already there are hundreds of new jobs on the horizon
[Updated and corrected 3:20 p.m.] Techventure veteran becomes CEO, while star performers back knowledge-net startup
[Updated 5:52 p.m.] The TNSBICCA passed in both House and Senate today, and will next go to Gov. Bredesen. The Senate vote was 30-0. It passed in the full House this morning, 94-0, and in Senate Finance this afternoon 9-0-1PNV. The insurance industry provides the leverage for this economic development and venture-funding move.
There's a job open at Video Gaming Technologies, where entrepreneur is investing $100MM
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
Council Ventures tells raise for once-fragile Nashville company, with an undisclosed strategic partner
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws
Tennessee executives see both problems and opportunities in proposal for stimulation of early-stage investment
In another push for success, two Euro execs say $20MM will put their innovation over the top
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
Goad reported suing former TVA director, Petra and Innova invest, $20MM the number for startup, tech transfer event, views on IPO climate...
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
Nashville's Petra Capital backs entrepreneur in Boston area, mining the HR/Payroll platform space
Notes from Northshore Capital Management, TTDC, VCs, wealth-management moves and more...
A dust-up avoided, the state's venture-capital firms announce they're no longer concerned about certain changes in taxbreak provisions affecting family-owned entities.
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
A promising technology, but lacklustre progress breed caution around this Memphis med-devices startup
Fresh from its debut at South by Southwest, Moontoast aims to unite world's learners and problem-solvers
Led by tim Choate, 10-year-old tech company opts to be near hometown talent, eliminate commuting
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
From his Nashville vantage-point, Jason Dinger works to find opportunities that produce a plus for the community's healthcare
By enlisting a squad of scientists based here, this California firm has created a pathway of its own into Nashville's fledgling biotechnology community
State official offers tantalizing hints of impending cap-investment announcements, and mentions direct talks with a VC
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
Middle Tennessee's regional tech-commercialization advocacy group will convene in April
Middle Tennessee's next sci-tech business park may be located in Wilson County
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
Waiting for the economy's turn, this VC keeps it real by focusing on performance, processes and pairing-up golfers
NTC's 10th Anniversary took a symbolic step forward this morning, led by a new CEO intent on a bigger regional role for the association
In a much-anticipated announcement, TCRS announces the identity of the man who will be the fund's first private-equity investment director
FCC loses Tennessean Deborah Tate, but gains an Obama chum with a track-record of public service and entrepreneurship
Management may 'measure twice, cut once' in looking at deals, but local revenue-cycle player still aims for 'choice' standing in the sector
The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond
Amid an awful economy and with the dust from their last scrape still in the air, the State and some business interests may be squaring-off, once again
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
North Carolina deal-flow prospector says his firm is focusing more attention on Music City
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
Deep into its latest capital raise, one of Nashville's most active digital-entertainment companies puts a new hand on the tiller
Eight-year-old VC adds its fourth general partner, heading into a buyer's market
This Maine private equity and LBO executive knows up-close and personal what it takes to survive and innovate
Rep. Gordon's 6th District was recently inducted into tech-jobs initiative, and now will host a key annual conference
Having had a public forum, Councilmember At Large says he'll ask for January work session on economic development
Entrepreneur's new company means fresh links between Nashville and the Creatives
If it were football, we'd say the Governor wants to see what his economic-development team can do with 2 minutes left, in the Red Zone
StarVest is looking for local deal flow for its new $250MM fund, while IRON's CEO is campaigning to grow in Nashville
This is one foundation that's been a venture from the start, 'bringing good people and good causes together'
CEO says $30MM in fresh capitalization is coming from VCs, a bank and strategic investors
Townes Duncan and Vic Gatto now say grace over quite a clutch of portfolio companies
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
Barring an ardent suitor, Nashville's first free-standing online grocery gambit has played out, but the CEO's staying put
A supposed transformation of education, plus sustained support from key moneymen seem to have given ALS staying-power
West Coast transplant reportedly raising another $30MM to fuel its innovation in digital entertainment and commerce
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
CEO has fallen in love with Nashville, and relishes the idea of Music City Angels luring him here from Birmingham
The Pitt Hyde-founded life-sciences investor will soon be on the prowl again, in a target-rich marketplace of down-valued companies
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
Atlanta interim C-level staffing and consulting firm is entering Nashville and Knoxville, leveraging its Chattanooga presence
Nashville's creative roots are strong and the juices are flowing. Now, the 'sustainability' theme is due a hearing.
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
Nashville-based investor's fourth asset may prove to be a casualty of the economic crisis
Local transactions players snapped-up by a California firm with private-equity heavyweights. By Milt Capps
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
Sailing into fierce economic headwinds, this Nashville-based consultant says it's time for denizens of the C-level to give up their secrets
Given the vagaries of global markets, TCRS pension funds and other assets that are managed in service to employers of government workers and educators enjoy close tending by heavy-hitters
While swearing-off another tech startup, this mid-life entrepreneur keeps finding new ventures and hobbies to love
After a long sojourn in the VC desert, a VU spinout finds it A-round lead in North Carolina
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook
Even as the company's center of gravity shifts further, this VC-funded business aims for more M&A deals
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
The leader of this Franklin firm has made executive changes that could improve the odds of success for this unprecedented mid-TN venture
Governor's trade mission to broaden ties to German manufacturer and suppliers finds VW resolute in its Tennessee plans
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
[Sale update] VC-supported venture promises new products, more allies and net hiring
A transplant to Nashville, this former attorney is extending his entrepreneurship with digital delivery of 'live' entertainment
Under shareholder pressure, healthcare picture-management firm Emageon finds safe harbor with a health IT firm based in Tampa
Even with $600MM, Pharos confronts investors' expectations and portfolio-companies' ripple-down challenges
This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance
Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
UPDATED Oct. 9 0925 - For the moment, the Pension fund is proroceeding with recruitment that could improve returns on TCRS portfolio
Fresh capital and guerrilla marketing help Nashville firm catch the Gen Y wave, as bigger players wade into the space
Facing waves of technologies and possible future M&A deals, this venture-backed organization gets a tuneup
Entrepreneur who hit jackpot in technology for gambling is establishing a rigorous process for targeting his investments
TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
Overseers look for 'best proposals', VCs press case for homegrown jobs and investment, while FONCE uncertainty continues
At deal-making summit, investment bankers and others say focus on regulatory pressure for cost-reductions, rather than on next President
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
Beating-out more than 800 competitors, a confident Statzen hopes a few minutes elevator-pitching West Coast investors will shorten the fund-raising cycle for this emerging company.
TTDC convenes investors and scientists in Nashville -- and Chancellor Zeppos announces new money for VU's academic discovery fund
Further action is set for this afternoon. When the dust settles on the Bells Bend fight, we may have learned more about companies' needs to congregate, as well as innovate and celebrate
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
He'll keep his hand in deal flow, but now he's jazzed about finding talent to reinforce venture-backed companies or breathe life into technology players
LBMC embraces the rise of private-equity-owned companies by hiring someone with both operating and consulting experience.
Claritas appreciates recognition for its early-stage investing, but the Nashville VC wants more Tennessee funds to join the party
State pension fund is hiring equities director, developing investment policy and will seek advice on targeting a portion of TCRS' $32 billion
Entrepreneurs are slow to think of family-office managers, like entertainment-industry accountant Mike Vaden, as gatekeepers in raising capital.
Angels, VCs from near and far: Nashville gets a look inside another hot health technology sector, which some think will be driven by M&A activity for years to come.
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
There's much to celebrate in Chattanooga's Volkswagen win, even though the benefits for Nashville remain uncertain
UPDATED June 27 - Recent reports suggest Nashville's foothold in the world's Tech economy is real, but tenuous
Marty Renkis isn't backing-off his $100 million goal, as he works to finesse his B Round raise and adds a veteran IT exec to push sales
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
Are 'Radio Days' back? The capital crunch has hit this Nashville-based media roll-up, which aims to take a page from the consolidation playbook of Clear Channel and other giants
With up to $15 million on his mind, Smart Furniture's CEO hopes Nashville investors won't sit out his next raise. He's simultaneously flirting with the search engine giant, and staking a claim to leadership in mass customization.
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (left) predicted 'we're going to spend more on healthcare', but four VCs told local execs that few investors know much about Nashville's healthcare track record -- unwelcome news for Kin Clinton's Woolsthorpe Technologies.
Making scientific discoveries that can survive the punishing path toward the market is hard enough. Now that the FDA has approved marketing that could save liver-cancer patients' lives, Pathfinder Therapeutics hopes local investors and the State of Tennessee can lend a hand. But, they're not holding their breath.
Strange Days: A sitting President signs a bill funding science, technology and education and simultaneously vows to gut funding. The federal budget has been held up, ever since.
Now, after selling its first FDA-approved product to a close ally, BioMimetic is flush with cash and experience -- and committed to developing biotechnologies in Middle Tennessee.
A Franklin, Tenn.-based entrepreneur today won approval of the World Trade Centers Association in New York City to create a World Trade Center to serve the Greater Nashville area.
There are still 21 active portfolio companies over which Chris McKinney says grace.
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee