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Venture Notes - 27 July 2017
Venture Notes - 27 July 2017

'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.

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

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

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eProcurement startup GreenLight Medical maps Series A-B raises
eProcurement startup GreenLight Medical maps Series A-B raises

[Updated] Nebraska-born Dirks believes e-procurement startup likely to thrive in Nashville ecosystem.

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

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

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Venture Notes - 12 June 2017
Venture Notes - 12 June 2017

Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.

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Advisors: Jack Waddey says 'Nashville still needs major research park'
Advisors: Jack Waddey says 'Nashville still needs major research park'

Years after his initial appeal, Waller IP attorney sticks to his guns.

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Vanderbilt University steps-up pace in pursuit of international agenda
Vanderbilt University steps-up pace in pursuit of international agenda

VU seeks reputational gains, greater awareness of research, more diversity.

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Condra's Amplion Clinical Communications elevates Grant to presidency
Condra's Amplion Clinical Communications elevates Grant to presidency

Cisco, Adreima, IBM veteran shoulders growth-stage responsibilities.

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Venture Notes - 1 May 2017
Venture Notes - 1 May 2017

Fourteen telegraphic items on startups, investments, exits and more in Tennessee and region.

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Wearables startup WiseWear's Series A underway, plans Nashville office
Wearables startup WiseWear's Series A underway, plans Nashville office

Founder spent nearly a decade here earning degrees at Vanderbilt University.

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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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Center for Entrepreneurship staffs-up within<br>VU Owen Graduate School of Management
Center for Entrepreneurship staffs-up within
VU Owen Graduate School of Management

Less than a month into the mission, new Center director targets numerous objectives.

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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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Nashville startup PredictGov joins Duke Law Tech Lab, eyes capital raises
Nashville startup PredictGov joins Duke Law Tech Lab, eyes capital raises

AI-Machine Learning-oriented startup must consider other HQ cities.

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Augmented Reality startup Oshien eyes Kickstarter, then $750K Seed
Augmented Reality startup Oshien eyes Kickstarter, then $750K Seed

The Nashville gamedev community spawns startups like Paden Pierry's.

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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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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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Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role
Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role

[updated] NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.

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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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Grajewski: VU brands <i>the Wond'ry</i> innovation center, ramps-up programs
Grajewski: VU brands the Wond'ry innovation center, ramps-up programs

The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.

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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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Venture Notes 15 August 2016
Venture Notes 15 August 2016

Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.

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Venture Notes - 10 August 2016
Venture Notes - 10 August 2016

New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.

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Winners announced from Statewide University Pitch Competition
Winners announced from Statewide University Pitch Competition

[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.

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U-Pitch: Blaque Reily's Portmanteau Jewelry startup is building in layers
U-Pitch: Blaque Reily's Portmanteau Jewelry startup is building in layers

'Hippie from Alaska' charts her own path in Nashville's expanding fashion sector.

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Overdog sale was assets deal; buyer Odd Networks mulls capraise
Overdog sale was assets deal; buyer Odd Networks mulls capraise

New York-based principals shed a bit more light on the deal and its origins.

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

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

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

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

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Healthtech: Spera Health F&F raise likely prelude to true Seed round
Healthtech: Spera Health F&F raise likely prelude to true Seed round

Behavioral Health, particularly addiction treatment, is the launchpad.

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Vanderbilt University welcomes 2nd looks at its older patented technologies
Vanderbilt University welcomes 2nd looks at its older patented technologies

Aging patented technologies might have fresh potential.

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Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations
Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations

Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.

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

American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.

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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs
Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs

[updated] Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.

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VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security
VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security

Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.

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Grajewski: VU Innovation Center likely to seal some partnerships by August
Grajewski: VU Innovation Center likely to seal some partnerships by August

Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.

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$5MM NSF grant supports Fisk University Center<br>for Biological Signatures and Sensing
$5MM NSF grant supports Fisk University Center
for Biological Signatures and Sensing

Program is partnership with Vanderbilt University and others.

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Venture Notes - March 17, 2016
Venture Notes - March 17, 2016

Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.

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IQuity Labs' VU license + Eurofins partnership could lead to global market
IQuity Labs' VU license + Eurofins partnership could lead to global market

[Updated] Team says rapid Angel-investor enlistment is one reason this is a 'W' for region's LifeSciences

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Venture Notes - March 1, 2016
Venture Notes - March 1, 2016

VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.

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Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives
Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives

[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.

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

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

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Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering
Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering

[updated] Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.

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Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?
Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?

Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.

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People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University
People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University

Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.

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Sohr's Powered Health wraps key Growthwright services around startups
Sohr's Powered Health wraps key Growthwright services around startups

President Mike Cerino is leading the business push.

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Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs
Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs

This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.

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CEO: Insight Genetics could galvanize Biotech, likely Series A ahead
CEO: Insight Genetics could galvanize Biotech, likely Series A ahead

Breast cancer target, regulatory progress and further capital raise action likely.

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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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People: EC President Sam Lingo has a heart for economic empowerment
People: EC President Sam Lingo has a heart for economic empowerment

The EC team is rewarded with added responsibilities.

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VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands
VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands

Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory

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Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated
Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated

Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.

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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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Commentary: Crises in Migration, Europe and the Americas
Commentary: Crises in Migration, Europe and the Americas

Vanderbilt University professor reminds that law requires nations admit and settle refugees.

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iCitizen gets Sen. Corker visit; iCitizen app nears V2.0 launch
iCitizen gets Sen. Corker visit; iCitizen app nears V2.0 launch

Rapid, but selective hiring, while software development runs apace toward V2 debut.

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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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Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups
Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups

The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.

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Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center
Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center

[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.

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Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?
Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?

[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.

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'War' ahead? Startup Initial State Technologies preps for capital raises
'War' ahead? Startup Initial State Technologies preps for capital raises

Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.

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CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center
CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center

Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.

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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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Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point
Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point

New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.

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

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

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Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring
Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring

This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.

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X Factor: NextGxDx eyes fresh capital raise, dismisses exit notion
X Factor: NextGxDx eyes fresh capital raise, dismisses exit notion

[updated name change] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.

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Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding
Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding

[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.

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CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months
CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months

[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville

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Sohr-backed DataFi mulls further Seed capital for fintech platform
Sohr-backed DataFi mulls further Seed capital for fintech platform

[Updated] Entrepreneurs and their operating team advance goalward, as strategy unfolds.

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Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp
Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp

Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.

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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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Internet of Things: BLEON's Filaroski eyes $1MM raise for Beacon entry
Internet of Things: BLEON's Filaroski eyes $1MM raise for Beacon entry

Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry

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Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses
Mid-TN plan boosts universities, entrepreneurs, accelerators + businesses

VTC Universities in Cookeville, Murfreesboro, Nashville plan to partner to serve industry, entrepreneurs

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Histories unfolding: Maker-entrepreneur Barry Walker + Marathon Village
Histories unfolding: Maker-entrepreneur Barry Walker + Marathon Village

A zealous, hard-working entrepreneur is the champion of Marathon Motors' history

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TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs<br> and investors begin charting path forward
TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs
and investors begin charting path forward

Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum

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

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

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Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic
Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic

After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.

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

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

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JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'
JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'

[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push

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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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Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising
Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising

Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.

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Strategy: Startup ComputeCycles seeks 'defensible' IoT mobile-app roles
Strategy: Startup ComputeCycles seeks 'defensible' IoT mobile-app roles

Returning to Tennessee, software entrepreneur says Tennessee can be Tech hotbed

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

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

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Quotable: Quick-takes on key issues from Böer, Jahns, Yaeger
Quotable: Quick-takes on key issues from Böer, Jahns, Yaeger

A few of many observations we hear that seem to merit further consideration.

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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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Nashville Angels: Nashai leverages China ties, consumer health interest
Nashville Angels: Nashai leverages China ties, consumer health interest

Crom Carmichael's personal network won him an early taste of Nashville cross-border startup

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

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

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

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

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Aquation hopes Angels bless bottled water for competitive beverage sector
Aquation hopes Angels bless bottled water for competitive beverage sector

Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.

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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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Wink! Vanderbilt Owen grad's Georgie Beauty venture is NY-LA-focused
Wink! Vanderbilt Owen grad's Georgie Beauty venture is NY-LA-focused
Megan Allen is assaulting the Left Coast, boosted by ties to Music City
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LifeScienceTN: Drug discovery gets spotlight in venture-oriented event
LifeScienceTN: Drug discovery gets spotlight in venture-oriented event
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
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This week's LifeScienceTN program lineup is likely to spark venture ideas
This week's LifeScienceTN program lineup is likely to spark venture ideas
Here's a rundown on this week's venture pitches during LST's annual meeting
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Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,<br>sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,
sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
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Care Technology Systems says Healthcare venture veteran Hertik joins board
Care Technology Systems says Healthcare venture veteran Hertik joins board
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
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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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'Corner man' Forrest Shoaf joins Dobie Media as advisor
'Corner man' Forrest Shoaf joins Dobie Media as advisor
With a capital raise on the horizon, early-stage company adds to advisor ranks
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Cybersecurity startup Optio Labs creates Nashville dev foothold with VUSE grad
Cybersecurity startup Optio Labs creates Nashville dev foothold with VUSE grad

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

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NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians
NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
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TechVenture Challenge spurs entrepreneurism<br>among Vanderbilt University students
TechVenture Challenge spurs entrepreneurism
among Vanderbilt University students

Students have decided they can't wait on the rest of the world to create the great jobs they want

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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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TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
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Still scouting Nashville: Kathy Harris heads M&A for Sharecare;<br>one VC dubs the startup the nation's 'next-gen WebMD'
Still scouting Nashville: Kathy Harris heads M&A for Sharecare;
one VC dubs the startup the nation's 'next-gen WebMD'
This startup has ties to Discovery Communications, which bought a Nashville tech venture in 2006
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Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
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Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
This serial entrepreneur offers sage advice we might have missed if he hadn't tried Rotier's
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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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NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
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Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
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IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center<br>and Universities ally for iExchange
IP imperative: MyWerx, Cumberland Center
and Universities ally for iExchange
Alliance push to help protect and commercialize intellectual property could become a global movement
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JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital
JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
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VentureNotes, Oct. 3, 2011
VentureNotes, Oct. 3, 2011
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
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TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's
TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's

Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville

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A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture
A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
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NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011

Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.

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Angels: Crom Carmichael will 'restock pond' after some 2012 venture exits
Angels: Crom Carmichael will 'restock pond' after some 2012 venture exits

[Updated 7 December 2013] Angel sees numerous exits ahead from among more on the 25 companies already in his portfolio

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VenturePeople: Rick Oliver, Jay Frank, Jason Dinger, Jeff Nahley
VenturePeople: Rick Oliver, Jay Frank, Jason Dinger, Jeff Nahley

Music, healthcare, online education and investment banking are the focal-points for these fellows

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Disruptive Capital: Dr. Harry Jacobson's push for investment<br>could help make Nashville 'the Silicon Valley of Healthcare'
Disruptive Capital: Dr. Harry Jacobson's push for investment
could help make Nashville 'the Silicon Valley of Healthcare'
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
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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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VenturePeople, June 20, 2011
VenturePeople, June 20, 2011
Ian Rogers from TopSpin, Lehmans on the move, VUSE prof knows something of ventures, new UT ag exec, Avondale analyst and more
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Angels gas-up Iridium's SmartFuel,<br>but the venture's trip has just begun
Angels gas-up Iridium's SmartFuel,
but the venture's trip has just begun
Will Sibble's new venture have the gas to go the distance, launching additional content and social services?
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Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;<br>Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
Fetherling eyes HealthDataSource role, resigns NTC;
Tech Council sets CEO search and strategic review
No one's surprised to see Fetherling back in venture garb; he earlier invested in Jason Moore's startup
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Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec<br>to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec
to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
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Vanderbilt science, technology translated by news pro's
Vanderbilt science, technology translated by news pro's

[updated] Research, development and commercialization news from VU heightens Nashville profile on nation's intellectual map

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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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Vanderbilt University shifts tech-transfer portfolio
Vanderbilt University shifts tech-transfer portfolio
Further signals of increasing emphasis on pursuit of opportunities in translational research and tech transfer, commercialization
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NewsBits, April 4, 2011
NewsBits, April 4, 2011
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
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VUMC scientists seek partners for neuro-drug discovery
VUMC scientists seek partners for neuro-drug discovery
Two pharmas are already aboard and other allies for accelerating drug development may be in-the-offing
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NewsBits, March 21, 2011
NewsBits, March 21, 2011
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
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Latest TTDC grants meant to vault Tennessee<br>startups beyond 'Valley of Death'
Latest TTDC grants meant to vault Tennessee
startups beyond 'Valley of Death'
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
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TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
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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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FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund<br>bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund
bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
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NewsBits, March 7, 2011
NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
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Nashville's Frank Grant leaves Cisco to lead Adreima growth
Nashville's Frank Grant leaves Cisco to lead Adreima growth

[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions

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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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NewsBits, Dec. 13: Böer, Ivy, TNInvestco and more
NewsBits, Dec. 13: Böer, Ivy, TNInvestco and more
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
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Informatics pro chosen to execute e-Health plan for TN
Informatics pro chosen to execute e-Health plan for TN
With the end of the Bredesen Administration in sight, the Administration is entrusting its regional exchange initiative to a tech talent
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VU School of Engineering alumni spawn businesses
VU School of Engineering alumni spawn businesses
It may be only the tip of the Engineering iceberg at Vanderbilt, but here's a sample of the fruits of education and research
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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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'One Vanderbilt':  VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
'One Vanderbilt': VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
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Applied Health Analytics aims for 'preemptive healthcare'
Applied Health Analytics aims for 'preemptive healthcare'

With B-round in offing, CEO says demand 'remarkable' for data-driven alignment of employer trends and providers' services

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KaiNexus targets performance with Vanderbilt technology
KaiNexus targets performance with Vanderbilt technology
Health care organizations' performance improvement is focus of seed-stage startup by VUMC faculty member
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Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide
Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
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Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
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
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BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures
BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures

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

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Owen Exec MBA and students adjust to Great Recession
Owen Exec MBA and students adjust to Great Recession
The Great Recession has forced students and Vanderbilt University, alike, to adjust to economic realities and job fears
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NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010
NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
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People:  Paul Ney joins Waddey & Patterson
People: Paul Ney joins Waddey & Patterson
Mayor Karl Dean ECD's former economic-development chief joins Nashville intellectual-property law firm
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NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010
NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
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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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Tennessee State University to lead business-academe consortium
Tennessee State University to lead business-academe consortium
TSU, Vanderbilt, and local business and government may seek to replicate Memphis' initiative in the Capital City
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VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery
VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery

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

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VU scientists' startup Revalida seeks capital, C-level team
VU scientists' startup Revalida seeks capital, C-level team
Nanotechnology innovation promises better drug delivery for treatment of numerous diseases
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Life-sciences startup aims to leverage Vanderbilt technology
Life-sciences startup aims to leverage Vanderbilt technology
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
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Universal Robotics sets VC round, plants flag in N'ville
Universal Robotics sets VC round, plants flag in N'ville
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
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TNInvestco Tri-Star principals now 'on leave' from VU
TNInvestco Tri-Star principals now 'on leave' from VU
Departure from Vanderbilt was always in the cards, but university has now launched a review for possible conflicts of interest
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Game-changer: Jacobson's Tri-Star group aims for impact
Game-changer: Jacobson's Tri-Star group aims for impact
A trio of Vanderbilt executives aims to do well, by doing good - and perhaps upset the tech-commercialization model
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Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC
Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC

At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson

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Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
At left, Townes Duncan
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NEST-TN, LLC
NEST-TN, LLC
At left, Fran Marcum
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Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
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CEO:  Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
CEO: Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
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Recruiters target Nashville's life-sciences sector
Recruiters target Nashville's life-sciences sector
Though their faith in the future may vary, retained executive-search professionals are investing energy in Bio and related fields.
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Leaders:  Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco
Leaders: Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco

The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors

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NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009
NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
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TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
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Fund-manager interviews set by City of Franklin
Fund-manager interviews set by City of Franklin
A VU MBA alum happens to be on the team out of New York State interviewing would-be fund managers
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Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities
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
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Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
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'Smart' tech ventures spawned by VU student-entrepreneurs
'Smart' tech ventures spawned by VU student-entrepreneurs
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
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Cumberland IPO now active: 10-year journey with Vanderbilt reaches milestone
Cumberland IPO now active: 10-year journey with Vanderbilt reaches milestone
[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
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Tech Startup:  O'Connell launches SearchViz
Tech Startup: O'Connell launches SearchViz
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
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VU Owen GSM's partnership awards EMBA tuition gift
VU Owen GSM's partnership awards EMBA tuition gift
A youthful executive from a business-oriented nonprofit benefits from Owen's partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management
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VU Space-Defense institute growing on Music Row
VU Space-Defense institute growing on Music Row
When NASA, Boeing, Cisco and others look for savvy about vulnerability of microelectronics, they look to ISDE
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Vanderbilt names former Harvard exec to CFO post
Vanderbilt names former Harvard exec to CFO post
Former U.S. Navy officer brings Boston Consulting Group credentials to post, as well
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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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NEWSBITS May 26, 2009
NEWSBITS May 26, 2009
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
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Informatics Corp. 'no longer a startup', imagines IPO
Informatics Corp. 'no longer a startup', imagines IPO
CEO tells us company's ontrack for profitability and is well positioned to be a category leader
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VUMC's Jacobson will never buy lunch in this town, again
VUMC's Jacobson will never buy lunch in this town, again

Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved

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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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VC CEO steps aside for new man at Pathfinder Therapeutics
VC CEO steps aside for new man at Pathfinder Therapeutics
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
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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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Nashville tech ventures to pitch at Southeast Venture Conference
Nashville tech ventures to pitch at Southeast Venture Conference
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
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Vanderbilt responds to news report on endowment loss
Vanderbilt responds to news report on endowment loss
[UPDATED Feb. 5 / 1421 VU outperforms peers] Originally: Without revealing the fund's actual decline, VU responds to limit damage of a news report
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Petra Capital's Blackburn:  Maybe 'everyone's on-strike'
Petra Capital's Blackburn: Maybe 'everyone's on-strike'
Waiting for the economy's turn, this VC keeps it real by focusing on performance, processes and pairing-up golfers
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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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Discovery:  VU launches universe-class Internet highway
Discovery: VU launches universe-class Internet highway

Vanderbilt's investment may be the "big bang" the university needs to participate fully in the global scientific community

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Brain Gain:  Bio Business Plan deadline to be extended
Brain Gain: Bio Business Plan deadline to be extended
Future lawyers, docs and business leaders, as well as life-sciences students, are invited to imagine new bio businesses for Tennessee Biotechnology Association's annual bizplan competition
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Vanderbilt CFO retires, Zeppos names interims
Vanderbilt CFO retires, Zeppos names interims
Amid a bear economy and with expensive promises to keep, Vanderbilt relies on continuity in ranks
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'Nowhere is safe':  Saint reaches $30MM in NIMBY wars
'Nowhere is safe': Saint reaches $30MM in NIMBY wars
Nashville entrepreneur says specializing in conflict generates annual growth in business driven by controversy
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Rick Oliver's American Sentinel launches D-Round capital raise
Rick Oliver's American Sentinel launches D-Round capital raise

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

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Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row
Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row

Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment

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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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Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
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InfoWorks' Clayton names Heard president
InfoWorks' Clayton names Heard president
Citing confidence in the face of economy, veteran Nashville technology executive entrusts reins to long-time Nashville executive
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McWhorter-backed coalition, Solidus-backed company are health-reform allies
McWhorter-backed coalition, Solidus-backed company are health-reform allies
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
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VU portfolio company TyraTech's relocation 'suspended', but not dead
VU portfolio company TyraTech's relocation 'suspended', but not dead
Life-sciences company says it's still focused on move, but sales lag and economic conditions creating headwind
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Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare
Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare

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

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Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products
Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products

Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus

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VU Notebook: Stoll's Markets center will honor Dewey Daane
VU Notebook: Stoll's Markets center will honor Dewey Daane
Luminaries from the Fed, business, government and academe are expected to speak, honoring professor's contributions
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VU-linked Informatics Corporation expands Nashville presence amid growth
VU-linked Informatics Corporation expands Nashville presence amid growth
Nashville's leading candidate for informatics dominance is adding customers and headcount, leveraging VU technology
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VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named
VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
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Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus
Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus

A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe

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Bredesen finance chief eyes legislation for eHealth
Bredesen finance chief eyes legislation for eHealth
Bredesen Administration and its allies believe there's no time like the present to push forward with e-health information, encouraging businesses to spawn on the infohighway.
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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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Spitz counsels skepticism to counter 'seductive' markets
Spitz counsels skepticism to counter 'seductive' markets
Recently accorded industry's lifetime-achievement award, former VU treasurer suggests cynicism may be among best responses to financial crisis still unfolding
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Entrepreneurs welcomed at Southeast Community Capital
Entrepreneurs welcomed at Southeast Community Capital
Your business is 'real', but you can't look 'friends and family' in the eyes, you've maxed-out your credit-cards or embezzlement's hit your books... Remember Clint Gwin.
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Vanderbilt's $50M discovery fund, TTDC's signal event
Vanderbilt's $50M discovery fund, TTDC's signal event
TTDC convenes investors and scientists in Nashville -- and Chancellor Zeppos announces new money for VU's academic discovery fund
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Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium
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
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Strategy Notes:  LBMC and Entrepreneurs' worst fears
Strategy Notes: LBMC and Entrepreneurs' worst fears
LBMC embraces the rise of private-equity-owned companies by hiring someone with both operating and consulting experience.
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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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Owen 'consultants' boosting nine top companies
Owen 'consultants' boosting nine top companies
From Cat Financial, Humana and Griffin Technology to Gresham Smith and others ... 85 earnest consultants are battling to win their stripes in a combination of education and entrepreneurship that will produce ideas for Nashville's Thermal site, iPod accessories and more.
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Alexander and Gordon keep pressure on Bush White House
Alexander and Gordon keep pressure on Bush White House
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.
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VU Tech Transfer takes company's liquidation in stride
VU Tech Transfer takes company's liquidation in stride

There are still 21 active portfolio companies over which Chris McKinney says grace.

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