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Venture Notes -- May 31, 2019
Venture Notes -- May 31, 2019

Heritage pops new fund, plus raises for healthcare, crypto, CBD, Growth Fund model notes and more.

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Venture Notes - March 13, 2019
Venture Notes - March 13, 2019

[Updated 3/15] 41 items, including SEC $ filings, tech talent, startups, entrepreneurial events, capital formation, exec roles, and more.

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Venture Aug. 2, 2018
Venture Aug. 2, 2018

[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.

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LaunchTN to ask 5-year, $44MM State support for maturing action plan
LaunchTN to ask 5-year, $44MM State support for maturing action plan

Brock steams ahead, with a successor CEO likely to be tapped before year-end.

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Venture Notes - 24 July 2017
Venture Notes - 24 July 2017

LaunchTN's 36|86 bet, Van Beke promo, Steve Hau's gambit, P/E & TCRS, CoLab CEO and more.

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Claritas Cornerstone Fund likely to invest in 4 to 6 more companies
Claritas Cornerstone Fund likely to invest in 4 to 6 more companies

[updated] Firm's investor-relations director sees great opportunity, great lifestyle in Nashville area.

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TN Treasurer names investment deputy, updates private-equity weight
TN Treasurer names investment deputy, updates private-equity weight

Treasurer and CIO elevate former Avondale analyst, Owen grad.

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TN State Treasurer demurs on petition of SEC on PE fees transparency
TN State Treasurer demurs on petition of SEC on PE fees transparency

Questions about institutional GPs' reporting get fresh attention in some quarters.

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

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

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TCRS copes within private-equity LP competition, no rush for more advisors
TCRS copes within private-equity LP competition, no rush for more advisors

Steady-as-she-goes seems to be the watchboard at cautious, high-performing pension plan.

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TN CRS: Hellman & Friedman VIII gets $80MM<br> PE commitment from TN retirement system
TN CRS: Hellman & Friedman VIII gets $80MM
PE commitment from TN retirement system

HFCP is a familiar name to Emdeon, Amsurg, Sedgwick and others in the region.

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Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,<br> yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'
Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,
yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'

[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors

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Startups, Buyouts: TNCRS nears $2BN PE mark<br>with Charlesbank, Khosla commitments
Startups, Buyouts: TNCRS nears $2BN PE mark
with Charlesbank, Khosla commitments

TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.

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Tennessee CRS private-equity Venrock play<br>weighted toward Technology, Healthcare
Tennessee CRS private-equity Venrock play
weighted toward Technology, Healthcare

The state retirement fund's venture capital allocations seem to be gaining momentum

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No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
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TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs
TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs

[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.

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VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?
VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
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TCRS private-equity commitments approach $700MM, agency says
TCRS private-equity commitments approach $700MM, agency says
A pension-fund program underway three years takes another step forward
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TCRS: Retirement fund commits $40MM total to Bain Capital VF12, Canaan IX
TCRS: Retirement fund commits $40MM total to Bain Capital VF12, Canaan IX
The state's retirement system advances toward the half-billion dollar level in private-equity commitments
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Energy Targets: TCRS PE program makes $50MM commitment to Denham
Energy Targets: TCRS PE program makes $50MM commitment to Denham
Rising interest in metals, natural gas and other energy assets is the driver in Denham's current multi-billion dollar fundraise
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Tech targets: TCRS PE program makes $25MM nod to Gen. Catalyst Group VI
Tech targets: TCRS PE program makes $25MM nod to Gen. Catalyst Group VI
This Massachusetts fund is partial to Internet plays and other technologies.
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TNT: Hagerty's state economic-development portfolio gets heavier
TNT: Hagerty's state economic-development portfolio gets heavier
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
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Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;<br>entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength
Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength

Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.

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TCRS PE commitments hit $424 Million with nods<br>to Khosla Ventures IV, Berkshire Partners fund
TCRS PE commitments hit $424 Million with nods
to Khosla Ventures IV, Berkshire Partners fund
Entrepreneurs and business owners up for some 'brutal honesty' might check out these new Tennessee-backed institutional investors.
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NewsBits, May 3, 2011
NewsBits, May 3, 2011
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
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TCRS PE commitments hit $349 Million<br>with decision on Bessemer Venture Partners
TCRS PE commitments hit $349 Million
with decision on Bessemer Venture Partners
[Updated] Fueled by assets of the pension fund for State employees, the TCRS private-equity program advances
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NewsBits, January 10, 2011
NewsBits, January 10, 2011
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
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Doerr and KPCB:  Tennessee ties may be growing
Doerr and KPCB: Tennessee ties may be growing
Visionary who's been called 'center of gravity of the Internet' is also creating a stir in Tennessee
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TCRS Private equity investment jumps with $50MM placement
TCRS Private equity investment jumps with $50MM placement
With its third announcement and fifth assignment, the State's retirement plan advances toward its $800MM-plus investment goal
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TCRS makes $25MM private-equity commitment
TCRS makes $25MM private-equity commitment
Well connected Sand Hill firm gets nod, as State pension fund continues implementation of first-year investments
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Metro fund targets volatility and budget pressure
Metro fund targets volatility and budget pressure
Nashville's chief investment officer is working to improve further the benefits fund's performance, while mitigating pressure for additional Metro contributions to pay for benefits for retired employees
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Private equity: State pension fund commits $150MM
Private equity: State pension fund commits $150MM
Heavy-hitters among the threesome of fund managers chosen to handle the state's inaugural PE investments
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$800MM: TCRS releases state private equity guidelines
$800MM: TCRS releases state private equity guidelines
Much anticipated guidance for VCs and private-equity investors is likely to galvanize Tennessee fund managers
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Tennessee Pension Fund names private-equity investment director
Tennessee Pension Fund names private-equity investment director
In a much-anticipated announcement, TCRS announces the identity of the man who will be the fund's first private-equity investment director
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GOP nominee for State Treasurer would impact investing
GOP nominee for State Treasurer would impact investing
UPDATED - A change at the helm of the Treasurer's office could mean changes in management of the state's new private-equity investments
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Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change
Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs

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Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
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$27B State pension fund has 18 advisors after competition
$27B State pension fund has 18 advisors after competition
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
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State to invest $900 Million in private-equity alternatives
State to invest $900 Million in private-equity alternatives

State pension fund is hiring equities director, developing investment policy and will seek advice on targeting a portion of TCRS' $32 billion

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