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High-school chums partner-up on platform that prompt some to circumnavigate incumbents.
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Entrepreneur who sold to Trizetto, Cognizant suggests startup traction priority.
[Updated] The best thinking at EC & JSF led to killing their cohort accelerators. Should we care?
VTC Bootstrapper til now, Knoxville startup aims for HD livestreaming leadership
[Updated CEO departure] Founded in 2012, startup said last June it was upgrading site, adding team.
Still-evolving company looks at Medicaid, Big Banks, blockchain technology and international.
Promising transparency, startup brings a concept that seems unprecedented among state startups.
Inaugural EC manager Joe Kustelski joins brother in producing U.S. wagering content for sponsors
Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.
[updated] Former Pathfinder exec is CEO in the business that got running start in Centerstone.
New entity focuses on "underserved" small and medium-sized businesses.
Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.
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.
[updated] Entrepreneur hopes to root company with Nashville capital.
From nightclub owners to fan-activation entrepreneurs, an inflection point may be close.
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
VTC New accelerator likely to go operational in October.
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Research and services for VNC Members and prospective Members focused on Nashville and the Mid-South.
Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.
New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.
Woman with international, finance, Angel and other experience to lead next phase of EC alumni network development.
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
[updated] Native Nashville entrepreneur presses forward after classic rethink.
[updated] Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
Music is awash in data, but this product of a partnership shows value-add potential.
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.
HealthIT entrepreneur Eric Winter signs-on for another startup rodeo.
VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
Departing tech-centric Bay Area, co-founder cites Nashville's numerous advantages.
Nashville gradually moving toward becoming true Music innovation-investment nexus?
A cohort of healthcare startups will visit each city and ultimately peer-rate investment winners.
Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
Question mark hangs over Nashville's shot at being a Consumer startup breeder.
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
Healthcare veteran finding more 'fun' in Transportation startup.
VTC Germ-fighting fabric ready for market in September.
VTC A new Music accelerator program in Memphis has awarded its first money.
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
Johnson City duo is way down the road with their techdev, ahead of investor pitch.
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
VTC Whether you're a Coder or you've had a brainstorm about better living, check it out.
VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.
Continuing-education content monetization is the mission for this startup.
Three-year-old company sees mainstream publishing industry with fresh eyes.
Co-founder happy to be in Nashville, with access to Indie performers and Project Music.
Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.
VTC Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.
[Updated-Exit] Co-CEO's cautiously share dream of leadership in crowded event ticketing space.
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
VTC Chattanooga nonprofit behind GigTank365 and CoLab Accelerator pushes ahead.
Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.
[updated] Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.
VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.
Nearly 50 Metro students applied for the new program, which is in pilot.
VTC The nonprofit will seek to shift program assets and staff to other organizations.
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.
[Updated] Seven cohort companies include 3 U.S.-based, including a Tennessee startup.
Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.
[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.
Complimentary and paid registrations for this unprecedented event are being taken now.
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
A stream of for-profit benefit corp filings may flow toward State window that opened earlier today.
For those hoping companies will leverage TN assets, Eve Steigerwalt is among key contacts.
Now is a great time to 'shake-up' the Music Instrument marketplace, says CEO.
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.
VTC A Series B raise and full market entry are in prospect in 2016.
New services for Veterans who aim to become entrepreneurial troopers may lie ahead.
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
VTC By year-end, this Chattanooga group could be buying personal-care brands.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.
[updated] 12-year-old interactive marketing and software company gets new chief.
Relocated Michigander rips-off startup's stealth cloak to seek growth fuel.
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
New program could influence music-entertainment-ed entrepreneurship.
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.
Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.
Questions about institutional GPs' reporting get fresh attention in some quarters.
Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.
[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
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] Local bootstrapped startup is on high-growth trajectory.
[updated] Having raised $10.5MM in Angel capital, CEO says the company had room negotiate with VC
Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
This Nashville-grown woman is tearing-up Southeast pitch-offs.
Former Echomusic partner and FLO-CO EVP for business development goes international.
Two years after Jeff Cornwall stepped-away from CE, it has a lengthy agenda.
With the closing of its Fund IV, Frontier activity here may rise.
[updated McBee promoted] Perhaps it is Fate that lends a hand in figuratively connecting Pandoland and 36:86
Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.
Still under wraps, but a startup team you know may be about to get great exposure.
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Presenting in 36|86 next month, startup targets TN, then TX and beyond.
Actionable business opportunities, plus a discount code right here.
They're not 'stealthy', just bent on growth in a market with shifting winds.
[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.
Cobb, Clabaugh brought ideas and energy to the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
Co-founder says Seed money seems more likely to come for the Coast.
Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.
Tremendous energy last night down at the Entrepreneur Center, with more to come.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.
[updated] Though relo'd from Nashville to Portland, CEO keeps eye on Nashville.
Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.
Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.
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.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.
VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.
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
Drum Roll - newest program unveils its eight class members.
[updated] Google Glass is not a large blip on this startup's radar, thus far.
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
$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
GC's new location choice seems to suggest a preference for Creatives
UPDATED Entrepreneur aims to win; 'location thing' often a problem when Coastal VCs chat.
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups
Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.
Nashville Creatives use vision and talent to produce important things, out of nothing.
[updated] A capital raise might lie ahead for company that looks to enrich its platform, expand globally.
Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.
[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.
Founder doesn't need a lot of help with staff or funding, but seems to know where to find both.
VTC CCE director brings lessons learned from his own startups, adjusted for the academic setting.
Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.
[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.
VTC Dough Speight seems headed toward the QC FinTech Accelerator
[Updated] President Aylward said he believes the market is now coming more in MedCenterDisplay's direction
Here are the nine 2014 Jumpstart Foundry graduates and their capital goals.
Relocated New Yorker says Nashville and SEC territory are prime sector launchpads
JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success
A few of many observations we hear that seem to merit further consideration.
TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.
Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Kemp Dolliver says ties to developing nations' companies are important
Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development
Nashville was just this startup's first U.S. stop, now they're after real money
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Series A Updated - Jeremy Bolls' startup goes after one of the biggest players' share, but not 'just to make a buck'
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
Brannon, Jarratt team to scale-up their proven business model.
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
With events proliferating in Nashville, NashvillePost exec seems poised to fly.
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
The startup village residents are announced.
The votes are in for the 2013 NTC Awards!
Crom Carmichael's personal network won him an early taste of Nashville cross-border startup
Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
For the first time, the annual Jumpstart Foundry pitch session is to be live-streamed
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.
The real test may be a $10MM capital round not so far away.
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
VC opens new chapter amid a climate of lingering dread and anticipation
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
Founder Ross stepping-aside; a trusted advisor helped make strategic merger happen
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
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
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
A pension-fund program underway three years takes another step forward
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
Another bet in medical devices is m ade by Jacobson-led venture firm
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
As entrepreneurial tide keeps rising, accelerators and Angels test their wings
[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
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
A leading private-equity executive puts the Ideas spotlight on an overlooked group
[Updated] Young company already has a lot of history behind it, in celebrity gaming niche.
IDEAS begins with straight talk from the VU campus about Nashville's IT challenges and opportunities
Darkside: Someone's dayjob on your team could imperil your venture.
Knoxville-based Will Overstreet is five years into his game-plan and still learning vital lessons
The big-brand Nashville manufacturer may be picking-up its M&A tempo
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
For all his talents, there's one thing social-marketer Delaney is not: A buzzkill.
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
[Updated: Morris departing, 30 Aug 14] Tennessee's 19-year-old growth advocate transits to new leadership
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.
Al Ganier, Paul Van Hoesen are co-founders of startup that seeks to help banks and other verticals reach customers, including the unbanked
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
Technology that 'puts the music business in a box' is the opening entry from this startup
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
The Gina Ashe-Eric Satz team presses ahead in a potentially disruptive offering for the retail sector.
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach
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
A time-tested business model and transplanted tech talent bode well for this startup
An entrepreneur and sometime Angel eases into the Web-media acquisitions mode
UPDATE Andrews move on to revenue-cycle venture, leaving Healthbox behind.
Hammond and Mason are leading these growth companies' capital raises
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
Performance, occupational safety and other fields are supported by PureSafety software and services
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
Veterans of one of Nashville's earliest digital startups set higher goals, and one sets-off for a new challenge
Hudsmith's HP-allied startup executes on its telemedicine strategy for seniors aging-in-place
[updated] Recent grads Jorgovan and Fulda may have stolen a march on part of the entertainment industry
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
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
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
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.
A Harvard-based economist tells local execs clusters and pragmatism are key elements for a Nashville innovation strategy
[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
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.
[Updated 7 December 2013] Angel sees numerous exits ahead from among more on the 25 companies already in his portfolio
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
Bottorff-, Gambill-led firm is amassing quite a healthcare brain trust
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
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
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
Strategy and financing now inplace, HealthTeacher may have graduated to growth-company status
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.
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'
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
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
' 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
[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
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.
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
for natural language processing
The TNInvestco data has been published, with no interpretation of value yet rendered
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
Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures
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
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
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
Word of CellJournalist's sale UPDATED. Bidders come sniffing, now that this startup's footprint reaches 40 states
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
Boston-based Blair Heavey says profits are likely in 2012; meanwhile, he's creating alliances and raising awareness
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
Operating under a brand name for a decade or more, this Nashville marketing and innovation guru seems to have earned his spurs
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
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
The man who briefly shared the reins at United Press International presses ahead with confidence in a very crowded field.
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
Jaguar's fall from No. 1 in the twice-yearly supercomputing 500 may give researchers impetus for funding
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
The Reader-Cherry e-commerce startup serving salons may not have every hair in-place, but it survived the recession.
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
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
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
Local executive recruiter gets high-profile challenge to secure leader for major trade association serving half the Fortune 100
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
[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
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
Entrepreneur Castello says strong web addresses are meant to be developed aggressively, not 'parked'
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
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
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
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
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
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
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
Pace of startup's investments will be determined by success of FFA round now underway
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
Choate says 3-D industry consolidating and he aims to be one of the last providers standing
Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education
'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
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
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
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
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
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
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
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
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.
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
This progressive digital-media community aims to do well, by doing good, it seems, and it has a couple thousand members to prove it.
[Updated] Top lighting executive says he declined West Coast offer til company relented and allowed him to stay in Nashville
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
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
A desire to master a niche in healthcare technology, patience and an engineer's eye for detail may produce a leader on 3rd Avenue
[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'
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
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
Firm founded by two former engineers will soon have a record number of Nashville-based lawyers
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
As 'transparency' and payment-cycle issues converge, this North Carolina startup 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
Former Goldleaf counsel turns Angel money and admin frustrations into a Nashville startup
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
Goad reported suing former TVA director, Petra and Innova invest, $20MM the number for startup, tech transfer event, views on IPO climate...
Rapidly growing e-mail campaigner buys into firm with messaging savvy and its own budding international following
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
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
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
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
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
Entrepreneur's new company means fresh links between Nashville and the Creatives
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
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
5th District congressman adds young former Waller Lansden lawyer with strong entertainment ties
West Coast transplant reportedly raising another $30MM to fuel its innovation in digital entertainment and commerce
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
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
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
Nashville's converging entertainment and technology continues to draw entrepreneurs who don't know it 'can't be done'
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
[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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Will Nashville investors greenlight this developing company? KravTek may help catapult Nashville's digital-media sector to stardom -- but first the spotlight's on raising money to make it happen.
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.
Budding U.S. network aims to increase deal flow and investment