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'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
[Updated] E-commerce sellers and others will want to know about this startup.
Dart Music bankruptcy buyers step up, startup, PE and Fund news, and more.
Exec averse to encouraging all to 'shoot for the middle', notes need for champion investors.
Satz, Tanner quietly target the needs of the 'mass affluent'.
[updated] Former XMi executive holds minority stake, in wake of entrepreneur Shmerling's peel-off.
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
[Updated CEO departure] Founded in 2012, startup said last June it was upgrading site, adding team.
Announcement could fuel fresh speculation regarding potential Boyd bid for GOP gubernatorial nomination.
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Based on criteria set in place at the outset, the capital-formation experiment now formally has a cloud over it.
Journalists to be excluded, Dem's not invited to panel.
[updated] NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
Expresses confidence stage is set for constructive engagement about insurance exchanges and more.
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
TriStar and Innovation Institute leaders 'get along well as human beings'
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Research and services for VNC Members and prospective Members focused on Nashville and the Mid-South.
IPO, private equity, regardless of the course, there may be a way to preserve the vision.
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
[updated] Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
Andrew McGarrity now leads digital group in Tennessee Book Company (Ingram).
Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Sandbox, Brentwood Capital, Citigroup, NEA, EDG Partners execs share views.
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
[updated] Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
[Updated] About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
VTC Boutique investment banking firm in Chattanooga eyes Florida, Carolinas.
[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.
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
[updated] Strategic buys, if any, would follow organic growth and await sector consolidation.
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.
Well-heeled ICG says assets-rollup could warrant taking new investors.
Iconic Nashville tech company seems to be plumping for a strategic move
Serial entrepreneur says simplified offering is disrupting payments sector.
Venture-backed edo's new CEO is based in Chicago.
[Updated] David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.
VTC Tech-driven Dan Marcum pushes new program forward.
[updated] Financing spurs Type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver programs
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.
All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
[updated] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
VTC Accelerator's regional mission to be continued after 3 years at Tullahoma.
Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.
[Updated] Company has rebranded as Built Technologies, raised a total $25MM since inception.
The small NTC must weigh carefully its forays into State and Federal policy-shaping.
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.
[updated] Chris Schellhorn and Brian Fox have roadmapped their way globally, like FinTech focus.
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.
VTC In the red-hot mobile payments space, this startup has Master Mentors.
The e-signature company has its team and some advisors already in place for a capital move.
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
There's a least one TNInvestco that isn't yet exhausted, and is still looking for investible deals
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.
After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.
Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.
Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder
VTC Firm will continue bio/investment pace, likely to eye yet another fund in coming years
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
[updated] Serial media entrepreneur Dan Hammond knows way 'round venture kitchen.
[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics
Capital vs Culture may be the main event when entrepreneurs, investors go head to head
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
One of Nashville's most respected citizens has left the newsroom, but not in spirit.
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
The state retirement fund's venture capital allocations seem to be gaining momentum
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
VTC President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
VC opens new chapter amid a climate of lingering dread and anticipation
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
The State's Comptroller today issued a report citing elevated risk of fraud and inadequate administration.
Tech-driven civics venture could mean high-growth jobs for Tennessee, or not
A former Jacobson associate, TNInvestco's and others in social media, healthcare and transport secxtors
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
A serial entrepreneur and a physician draw on behavioral economics and other fields
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
Gov. Bill Haslam's INCITE funding program announces more beneficiaries
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
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
With a capital raise on the horizon, early-stage company adds to advisor ranks
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
With sales-revenue at a premium, this startup could prove smartly timed.
TNInvestco's network effect is just one source of encouragement, but there remain issues to ponder
[Updated] Patient-pay firm continues its capital-raising.
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
Initiative aims to draw Angels, techies and job-openings from across state and region
[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system
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.
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
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
Mobile and Social are popular criteria these days, and these seed-stage operations have lured investment.
The Gina Ashe-Eric Satz team presses ahead in a potentially disruptive offering for the retail sector.
Healthcare gets another boost from local investors, successfully closes round.
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
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
Hammond and Mason are leading these growth companies' capital raises
Vanderbilt University's 34-ranked Engineering Schools bows recognition of one Dean's contributions, announces his successor
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
Veterans of private equity and operations offer new access to venture assets to families with capital to manage for potential greater returns
There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round
State ECD issued draft guidelines for Gov. Haslam's INCITE Co-Investment Fund managed by TTDC
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
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.
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more
Steve Hau is hopeful that he can not only change healthcare for the better, but join other locals in creating an engineer's haven
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
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
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.
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
Venture Incite's Y12 ties, capital raises, a TNInvestco, accelerators blossom and news statewide
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
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.
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
Farsheed Ferdowsi updates us on the raise he saw coming in VNC's earlier story
To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
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?
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'
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
With Gov. Bill Haslam's jobs- and innovation-producing strategy launching next week, the appointment of a seasoned operative is welcomed
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
[name change] Chattanooga entrepreneurs are looking to score in the social media, lifestyle space
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
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
Stakeholders may soon find that just keeping up with the funds' data is a challenge all its own
Former Bredesen aide and Haslam supporter starts independent communications practice
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
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
Our latest roundup of VU searches, capital raises, marketing pushes, digital music, tech commercialization and more
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
One CEO says 'meaningful use' may be the Y2K of this decade, and these firms see opportunities
A former Nashville Banner journalist is leading a Memphis company's entry into the Mid-TN market
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
Tim Smith says the startup has raised nearly $2MM, has new partners and more news in-the-offing.
Nashville Capital Network has plans, that Amazon deal, a new incubator in Bradley and more.
Entrepreneurs are commercializing sensor technology that leverages the ecosystem.
Jaguar's fall from No. 1 in the twice-yearly supercomputing 500 may give researchers impetus for funding
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
During his 13 years with the physicians-messaging company, this entrepreneur drove corporate evolution
Knoxville-based ad-streaming venture has fresh perspective regarding TN investment in technology startups
With the end of the Bredesen Administration in sight, the Administration is entrusting its regional exchange initiative to a tech talent
It may be only the tip of the Engineering iceberg at Vanderbilt, but here's a sample of the fruits of education and research
Revenue Commissioner notes that his focus is tightly focused on expanding and tweaking TNInvestco
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
ICA's strategic alliances may have put this VU spin-out in good position in the race for EHR market share
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
Health care organizations' performance improvement is focus of seed-stage startup by VUMC faculty member
In the highly charged environment around TNInvestco confidentiality, it's no surprise a caption bill caught the eye
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
[Updated] Chancery Court Chancellor Russell Perkins upheld some arguments from Bredesen Commissioners. Coleman intends to appeal
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
While some advocate expanding the TNInvestco warchest to $200MM, others want to introduce new requirements others argue would deter investment, competition
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
The wrangling over State documents related to the administration of the State's new capital formation program continues today in Chancery Court
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
One of Nashville's most renowned restaurant and catering entrepreneurs has landed on West End, but not where you might think
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
[updated] StudioNow fundraising again, years after being bought by AOL
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
OnFocus Healthcare's new cap raise underway, Joe Cook appointment, Inkflip update, Venture Pitch events and more...
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
Information services exec joins mostly shrouded local firm still seeking to leverage its IP and its government-contracting origins
For perhaps the next six months, the pace of development of Tennessee's emerging New Economy will be largely in the hands of elected officials
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
Nanotechnology innovation promises better drug delivery for treatment of numerous diseases
The boom in genetic research and some apparently market-ready technology suggest an interesting vehicle for early-stage investment
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
Legislator sees synergies not yet tapped in Middle Tennessee, and wants to see discussion of Tullahoma-centered proposal
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
Transactions software startup is fully funded, builds on knowledge of transportation and logistics
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
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
HealthStream seems ready to use its cash to innovate or acquire products, buy companies and sell more aggressively alongside its partners
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
Tennessee Technology Development Corp. faces the proverbial 'Valley of Death' in its own funding, and looks to the Bredesen Administration for a liferope
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors
The Decosimo brand in accounting, advisory services and corporate finance has been evolving steadily
Ten companies of 25 are advancing toward interviews and a shot at more than $80MM in tax-credit allocations that can be capitalized
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
ACG's fate is still unfolding, as its founder takes on co-owners with experience in Nashville culture, business finance and the ways of the world
Departing exec says she sought 'sense of urgency', while interim chairman says he hopes TBA will find 'someone like Leslie' to help group become 'more relevant'
[Updated] Top lighting executive says he declined West Coast offer til company relented and allowed him to stay in Nashville
[Updated] At the end of an intensive week of meetings here, the CEO of the proposed trade center says a competing NYC group offered has made overtures
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
[UPDATED Aug. 11, 6:53 a.m.] Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' IPO filing became effective yesterday and trades today as CPIX, 27 months after the shelf registration and 20 subsequent amendments
An accomplished young entrepreneur tackles his next venture in Music City, starting with moving photos from your cellphone, perhaps ending in healthcare
Mountain Group Capital is a family-owned business with five portfolio companies, and is looking for more 'quality deals'
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
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
Economist, author, former TN ECD commissioner offers a prescription for warding-off disaster
Major banks and accounting firms are mandating use of Brentwood company's technology
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
In a buyer's market and with incentives for fund creation proliferating, well known Nashvillians make their move
When NASA, Boeing, Cisco and others look for savvy about vulnerability of microelectronics, they look to ISDE
As Nashville's startup ecosystem matures, wisdom from failures nourishes new digital ventures
ACG says it has expanded the ranks of its angel investors and has invested in four companies
[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
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.
Serial entrepreneurs, age 30 and 31, have succeeded in getting the nod from the iPhone App Store for a game they'd like to think could be a 'Big Win' for Nashville
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws
CEO tells us company's ontrack for profitability and is well positioned to be a category leader
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
[updated] Bracing for 'intense shakeout' and scouting for talent, company now counts HCA, Lifepoint among its clients, playing the upside among distressed properties
Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved
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
Fresh from its debut at South by Southwest, Moontoast aims to unite world's learners and problem-solvers
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
NCN's latest investment... Luminetx startup possibly touched by SEC-accused Stanford Financial...Consensus Point and NHI get new officers... ORNL exec goes corporate... Stimulus roundup...
Ad execs aim for international e-commerce, thanks in part to links to former Bluestar co-founder Goldner
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
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
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
StarVest is looking for local deal flow for its new $250MM fund, while IRON's CEO is campaigning to grow in Nashville
Nashville entrepreneur says specializing in conflict generates annual growth in business driven by controversy
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
5th District congressman adds young former Waller Lansden lawyer with strong entertainment ties
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
CEO has fallen in love with Nashville, and relishes the idea of Music City Angels luring him here from Birmingham
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
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
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
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
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
Luminaries from the Fed, business, government and academe are expected to speak, honoring professor's contributions
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
AT&T, the Songwriters Guild and other interests brought their roadshow to Nashville this morning, to highlight industry and consumer interests
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
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.
At deal-making summit, investment bankers and others say focus on regulatory pressure for cost-reductions, rather than on next President
Only one local bank exec, it seems, is currently a vocal fan of MBP, but this healthtech entrepreneur just may be over the hump, nonetheless
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Leveraging a North Carolina Angel-investing network and attempting to launch a microfund, the ACG hasn't lowered its expectations, as it makes a fresh push to gain traction in Tennessee.
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.
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.
HealthStream analyst asks when company will 'get legs', while reinforced management team seeks fresh traction to integrate the company
Sid Chambless says he's hanging on for the ride, as NCN queues-up two more financing deals, leveraging its new Fund with investors from 50-Angel network
Declaring Nashville's strengths could help startups like Bravato Music, and help entrepreneurs and investors create common ground
Budding U.S. network aims to increase deal flow and investment