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Briovation likely to invest in 20+ Health startups outside Nashville in 2018
Briovation likely to invest in 20+ Health startups outside Nashville in 2018

[updated] Company recently had first close for its targeted $30MM early-growth fund and has invested.

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CEO David Fox: 'Enormous void' in trusted news,<br>passion for news spurred Exile Global founding
CEO David Fox: 'Enormous void' in trusted news,
passion for news spurred Exile Global founding

Former reporter, political candidate and hedge-fund manager sees return to newsmedia timely.

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

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

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VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week<br>with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues
VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week
with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues

More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.

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

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

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'Go-Mode': Healthtech Hackathon results come ahead of Distributed: Health
'Go-Mode': Healthtech Hackathon results come ahead of Distributed: Health

International and national attendees gather in Nashville to focus on blockchain.

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Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further
Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further

[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.

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Venture Notes, 17 June 2016
Venture Notes, 17 June 2016

[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.

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OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent
OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent

[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.

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

American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.

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3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers
3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers

Sign-up: Gatto, Meisner, Perdue, Polk et al on roster for Software companies' financial success.

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LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies
LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies

As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.

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Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner
Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner

[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha

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Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model
Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.

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Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund
Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund

Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.

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Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase
Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase

[Updated] nPhase CEO identified. Software with global users and a serious track record is a friendly target.

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Venture Notes 9 December 2015
Venture Notes 9 December 2015

Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.

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VentureNotes: Mike Carroll licenses PYA tech; Joy Fisher eyes UT assets
VentureNotes: Mike Carroll licenses PYA tech; Joy Fisher eyes UT assets

VTC Commercializing the UT brand, localizing entertainment with streaming audio

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SouthernAlpha changes afoot, as Ayumi Bennett charts new course
SouthernAlpha changes afoot, as Ayumi Bennett charts new course

CEO Chris Ferrell says plans not firm yet for SA.

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

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

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After Ipreo, Maxwell will shift to raising a Nashville-based FinTech fund
After Ipreo, Maxwell will shift to raising a Nashville-based FinTech fund

Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.

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Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit
Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit

[Updated] David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.

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FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,<br>regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind'
FinTech: New Constructs CEO says accelerator leverage,
regulatory initiatives contribute to 'huge tailwind'

David Trainer says distortions in financial reporting are often overlooked, to investors' detriment.

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Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled
Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled

NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.

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Populr's progress attracts potential bidders,<br> creates fork in road for Nick Holland
Populr's progress attracts potential bidders,
creates fork in road for Nick Holland

UPDATED Entrepreneur aims to win; 'location thing' often a problem when Coastal VCs chat.

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'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls<br>plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.

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'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls<br>plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.

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

Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.

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Dan Hammond's American Hometown Media cooks-up $5MM Series B raise
Dan Hammond's American Hometown Media cooks-up $5MM Series B raise

[updated] Serial media entrepreneur Dan Hammond knows way 'round venture kitchen.

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Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange
Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange

Updated: End of the road for much-promoted company? Further capital raises are ahead for the Nashville startup.

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

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

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Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society
Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society

Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies

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Media exec Tori Hughes setting-up Events Hatched in Nashville?
Media exec Tori Hughes setting-up Events Hatched in Nashville?

With events proliferating in Nashville, NashvillePost exec seems poised to fly.

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Southland's 50 StartupVillage residents announced
Southland's 50 StartupVillage residents announced

Here's more information on startups that'll have berths in StartupVillage June 12-13

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LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive<br>Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign
LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive
Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign

The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks

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No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
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Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup
Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup

Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup

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Series A: Holland hopes Populr shows Nashville techies can be 'global players'
Series A: Holland hopes Populr shows Nashville techies can be 'global players'
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
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VentureNotes, September 10, 2012
VentureNotes, September 10, 2012
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
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Care Technology Systems says Healthcare venture veteran Hertik joins board
Care Technology Systems says Healthcare venture veteran Hertik joins board
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
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VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work
VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work

Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup

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VentureNotes: June 25, 2011
VentureNotes: June 25, 2011
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
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Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round

There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund

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Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move
Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move

As entrepreneurial tide keeps rising, accelerators and Angels test their wings

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App-deadline April 2nd: Jumpstart Foundry will forge up to 10 new ventures
App-deadline April 2nd: Jumpstart Foundry will forge up to 10 new ventures
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
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TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
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Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise
Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise

Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach

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ISO Capital: American Hometown Media, OnFocus Healthcare sally forth
ISO Capital: American Hometown Media, OnFocus Healthcare sally forth
Hammond and Mason are leading these growth companies' capital raises
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Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
This serial entrepreneur offers sage advice we might have missed if he hadn't tried Rotier's
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Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
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Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011
Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
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VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,<br>Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver
VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,
Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver

[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more

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

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

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Newsbits, August 29, 2011
Newsbits, August 29, 2011
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
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NewsBits, August 1, 2011
NewsBits, August 1, 2011
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
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Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology<br>to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life
Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology
to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life

Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'

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NewsBits, May 3, 2011
NewsBits, May 3, 2011
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
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TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?
TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
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Angel-backed Chattanooga Renaissance Fund launches
Angel-backed Chattanooga Renaissance Fund launches
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
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TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
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Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley<br>consultant work separately to keep it real
Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley
consultant work separately to keep it real
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
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JumpStart Foundry wants tech-enabled startups by Friday
JumpStart Foundry wants tech-enabled startups by Friday
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
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VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion<br>and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation
VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion
and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation
Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
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NewsBits, March 7, 2011
NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
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Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
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NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011
NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011

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

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Health IT Roundup: Executives comment on Nashville's leadership options
Health IT Roundup: Executives comment on Nashville's leadership options

Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days

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Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors

Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels

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ISO Capital: Dobie Media sets next capital raise for EvieSays
ISO Capital: Dobie Media sets next capital raise for EvieSays
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
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'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
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Briefly:  TNInvestco officials will discuss 'shortcomings' of losing bids
Briefly: TNInvestco officials will discuss 'shortcomings' of losing bids
State officials who ran the recent TNInvestco competition say they have an open door
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Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
At left, Townes Duncan
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Venture Notebook:  Change:Healthcare update
Venture Notebook: Change:Healthcare update
Innovative healthcare technology company has completed an Angel round, and looking ahead to valuation and B-raise
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NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009
NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
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ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push
ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push

With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul

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Capital Confirmation reports bank mandates, growth surge
Capital Confirmation reports bank mandates, growth surge
Major banks and accounting firms are mandating use of Brentwood company's technology
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'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money
'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
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