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TN General Assembly, Lobbyists + Clients engage on ed, tech,<br>medicine, taxes, myriad other issues
TN General Assembly, Lobbyists + Clients engage on ed, tech,
medicine, taxes, myriad other issues

As bill-filing deadlines loom, bills that shape TN economy, startups, entrepreneurial momentum are in prospect.

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Venture Notes - January 23, 2019
Venture Notes - January 23, 2019

Latest roundup of Tennessee startups, capital raises, economic development and more.

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LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief
LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief

Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.

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Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name<br>to electronic transactions amendment?
Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name
to electronic transactions amendment?

[updated] Some see Tennessee getting a boost from the legislation, others less sanguine.

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Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds
Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds

There are similar models in Georgia and other states, some involving a mix of public and private funds.

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Rep. Mark White: GOP West TN Economic Caucus<br>should push region's economic development
Rep. Mark White: GOP West TN Economic Caucus
should push region's economic development

Legislator observes the Western Division of the State lagging Eastern and Western regions.

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Nashville: Media, Entertainment & Technology Alliance to lobby, form PAC
Nashville: Media, Entertainment & Technology Alliance to lobby, form PAC

[updated] In-the-works a year or more, the advocacy group is about to stand up to be counted.

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Gov. Haslam senses Tennessee 'making headway' in tech commercialization
Gov. Haslam senses Tennessee 'making headway' in tech commercialization

LaunchTN CEO agrees it'd be great to have more data and analyses about all this.

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iCitizen eyes $5MM-$10MM Series A, cites increased traction
iCitizen eyes $5MM-$10MM Series A, cites increased traction

[Updated] Founded in 2012, startup said last June it was upgrading site, adding team.

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

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

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

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

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Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'
Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'

[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.

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

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

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TN General Assembly devises For-Profit Benefit Corp. option
TN General Assembly devises For-Profit Benefit Corp. option

Next, Gov. Haslam's signature could encourage those considering public good.

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Sometimes its a grind, but LaunchTN CEO<br>optimistic about Tech Commercialization
Sometimes its a grind, but LaunchTN CEO
optimistic about Tech Commercialization

Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.

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

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

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

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

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LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings
LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.

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

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

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Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda
Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda

It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything

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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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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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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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BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
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NewsBits, May 23, 2011
NewsBits, May 23, 2011
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
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TN ECD's Hagerty taps Corker aide<br>Fassbender for leadership role
TN ECD's Hagerty taps Corker aide
Fassbender for leadership role
With Gov. Bill Haslam's jobs- and innovation-producing strategy launching next week, the appointment of a seasoned operative is welcomed
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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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VC Coleman Swenson Booth realized $44MM in 2010; portfolio exits likely to continue in 2011
VC Coleman Swenson Booth realized $44MM in 2010; portfolio exits likely to continue in 2011
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
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TNInvestco: Court date looms, Lobbyists mass, Websites flower
TNInvestco: Court date looms, Lobbyists mass, Websites flower
Ligitation to Chancellor in five days..More funds cowboy-up with lobbyists..New TNInvestco funds' Web presences unveiled
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New 'Green energy' venture revealed in wake of Vencap legislation
New 'Green energy' venture revealed in wake of Vencap legislation
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
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General Assembly spotlights venture investing
General Assembly spotlights venture investing
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
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Venture capitalists standing-down from FONCE battle
Venture capitalists standing-down from FONCE battle
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.
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Some owners wary as Revenue's Farr argues for equity and 'true VCs'
Some owners wary as Revenue's Farr argues for equity and 'true VCs'
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
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