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1.Pre-Flight grad pilots Noka personal-health products startup toward runway
Transplanted entrepreneur mulls capital and advisors, preps for full market entry
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 19, 2018 3:45 pm

2.Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated
State and regional events of interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:45 am

3.TennSMART Consortium eyes bigger TN role in 'intelligent mobility' industry
At least 3 new initiatives could advance the state's mobility R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship and recruitment efforts.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 3, 2018 4:30 pm

4.NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:45 pm

5.Healthy Eating: Jumpstart Capital takes a taste of startup Menud
Girded with Lean Startup mindset, startup moves to finish Seed and launch Series A rounds.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 18, 2017 5:30 pm

6.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.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 7, 2017 4:45 pm

7.Venture Notes - 6 December 2017
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 pm

8.Jammber CEO eyes capital raises, confirms buyout approaches
Chicago-bred Project Music grad may find Series A dough outside Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:45 pm

9.CEO: Nashville EC steps-up transparency, surveils market,
aims to serve diversity of constituents and biz models

Resources are proliferating in Nashville's entrepreneurial ecosystem, so the EC makes strategic shift.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 20, 2017 4:30 pm

10.Startup's GeoAir recipe calls for Drones, pest DNA and AgBiz savvy
Young entrepreneur finds curious farmers allow testing his tech in their fields.
By Larisa Brass / Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00 pm

11.Med-devices startup Somavac raises Seed capital from VCs, Angels
Still too rare in CEO ranks, woman mechanical engineer charts startup's course.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:15 pm

12.Nashville-linked RecordGram to launch $300MM TUNE token sale
Supported by Block Gemini in Dubai, RecordGram aims to set a record raise.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:45 pm

13.Eleven9's Mixtroz founders pitch Creative Startups, pursue $600K capraise
[updated] The challenges are real, but two women entrepreneurs declare their determination.
Milt Capps updated 17 Nov 2017 0603 / Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:30 pm

14.CEO departs, TN's nationally ranked ZeroTo510 accelerator charts journey
Digital Health from wearables and IT to blockchain and more will be Daisley's bailiwick in international group
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 5, 2017 4:26 pm

15.Project Music grad RecordGram eyes $100MM+ token sale, mulls Series A
Yet another potentially blockchain-centric venture apparently got some lift in Music City.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017 4:30 pm

16.Venture Notes - 27 July 2017
'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 27, 2017 11:30 am

17.Venture Notes - 24 July 2017
LaunchTN's 36|86 bet, Van Beke promo, Steve Hau's gambit, P/E & TCRS, CoLab CEO and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 24, 2017 4:30 pm

18.Board of directors update for Nashville Technology Council
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
Adapted from NTC press release / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 7:12 am

19.eProcurement startup GreenLight Medical maps Series A-B raises
[Updated] Nebraska-born Dirks believes e-procurement startup likely to thrive in Nashville ecosystem.
Milt Capps Last updated 13 Oct 2017 0910 / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 2:30 pm

20.Venture Notes - 12 June 2017
Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 1:00 pm

21.Deadline 6/21: Impact Lab to prep Nashville startups to face investors
For-profit and nonprofit social-impact ventures are invited to compete for 10 slots.
adapted from submitted materials / Published Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:45 pm

22.Venture Notes - 8 June 2017
Dart Music bankruptcy buyers step up, startup, PE and Fund news, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:45 pm

23.Brody-Waite: EC won't sub 'vaporware' or coffee for sustainability + value
Nashville Entrepreneur Center's third chief seems opportunity to 'leapfrog' some other cities.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 4:00 pm

24.LaunchTN's Lanahan on coastal VC realities, authenticity + Unicorns
Exec averse to encouraging all to 'shoot for the middle', notes need for champion investors.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 1, 2017 3:45 pm

25.Venture Notes - 23 May 2017
AIC-TTU | SAGENTS | NCN | FCA Venture | Change:HC | Hashed Health | GigEcon
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 pm

26.VC Innova Memphis ignites $31MM RBIC fund,
projects 20 transactions by year-end 2018

Robotics, analytics, decision-support tech -- it's not your Grandma's Ag anymore.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 15, 2017 11:11 am

27.Nashville's Saltvest Alto-IRA fintech startup enters LittleRock accelerator
Satz, Tanner quietly target the needs of the 'mass affluent'.
Milt Capps updated 12 May 0625 / Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:45 am

28.Memphis Agritech: The Seam launches blockchain venture,
considers capital strategy for product roadmap, global footprint

Parentco backers have big footprints, but want company of global investors to create 'network effect'
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 9:15 am

29.Mid-TN's SafeSurv preps $1MM capital raise for ID validation startup
Residing in The Biz Foundry Entrepreneur Center, company prioritizes 13 use-cases.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 8, 2017 11:30 am

30.BizFoundry CEO: Entrepreneur centers must
'meet entrepreneurs where they are'

Entrepreneur Jeff Brown works long hours, but loves expanding the Mid-TN ecosystem.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 8, 2017 11:30 am

31.BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate
to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep

Former BioMimetic Therapeutics executives at center of new initiatives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 24, 2017 9:15 am

32.Venture Notes - 11 April 2017
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Milt Capps updated 12 April 2017 / Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:15 pm

33.Franklin fintech: Startup HealthcareTTU eyes $10MM Series B raise
Alumni of Cedars Sinai Healthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars are at the helm in TN.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 3, 2017 10:30 am

34.The TENN: Rendever eyes $1.5MM Seed raise
for VR platform for assisted-living

[Updated] Cambridge, Mass. healthcare startup won birth in Tennessee master accelerator.
Milt Capps updated March 29, 2017 / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm

35.Sal Novin: Nashville tech entrepreneur's alternative to startup accelerators
Entrepreneur who sold to Trizetto, Cognizant suggests startup traction priority.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:45 am

36.Nashville startups scouted by Cedars-Sinai
Healthcare Accelerator with Techstars

Opportunity helps close gap after closure of EC's healthcare cohort accelerator.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 17, 2017 4:03 pm

37.Accelerate Health? With EC & Jumpstart Foundry out of the game,
some mull the need for a Healthcare accelerator in Nashville

[Updated] The best thinking at EC & JSF led to killing their cohort accelerators. Should we care?
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 3:15 pm

38.Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm

39.Belmont University Student Business Plan Competition set March 15
[Updated] Ten student teams and their bizplans present at the Massey Center.
Milt Capps Updated / Published Thursday, March 2, 2017 3:00 pm

40.Venture Notes - 24 February 2017
A healthcare disrupter's latest move, Accelerators updates and much more.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 pm

41.More LaunchTN commercialization comments and notes
from submitted statements / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 8:30 am

42.Project Music gains Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Linn
Startups get an advocate in pro marketer and former broadcast journalist.
adapted from release / Published Monday, February 6, 2017 9:00 am

43.2017 Project Music selects 4 startups from 120+ accelerator applicants
The 3rd cohort has apparently been finely sifted in an effort to ensure success is baked-in.
Milt Capps updated 12:09pm / Published Monday, February 6, 2017 9:30 am

44.Venture Notes - 17 January 2017
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:15 pm

45.Venture Notes - 3 January 2017
Accelerator takeoffs, Marijuana, TechStars visit, capital raises and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:30 am

46.Nashville Mayor Barry names Kelsey Metro's first Chief Strategy Officer
Exec to ensure alignment of budget priorities with priorities of Nashville residents.
Metro/Nashville press release / Published Wednesday, December 14, 2016 3:53 pm

47.Emma bulks-up further with SaaS industry-veteran CFO, CRO hires
[Updated] With a blue-ribbon team aboard, the company could soon be ready for any exit option.
Staff Updated 10 Oct. 2017 / Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:33 am

48.Venture Notes - 28 November 2016
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 28, 2016 8:30 am

49.Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 pm

50.Surgiorithm among 5 Startups pitching LaunchTn-LSTN Venture Match
[Updated] Startups with roots in Tennessee and Dallas take the stage Nov. 4 at Innovation Park
Milt Capps updated 17 March 2017 / Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:15 pm

51.Ingram Content Group ends 1440 accelerator gambit, keeps innovation focus
No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 24, 2016 4:15 pm

52.The TENN master accelerator cohort for 2016-17
TTDC releases another interesting group of startups from instate and out-of-state.
adapted from submission / Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:43 am

53.Launch Tennessee Update shows multifaceted mission, wide-ranging action
Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:15 pm

54.Nashville Software School eyes new offerings, leadership succession plans
[updated] Founder John Wark's NSS aims to make juniors who are the future talent Nashville needs.
Milt Capps updated 25 July 2017 0859 / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:30 pm

55.Nashville's Project Music at the EC searches for Entrepreneur in Residence
Minimum 10 years' sector experience is prerequisite.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 30, 2016 8:47 am

56.Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 pm

57.Venture Notes - 23 September 2016
More than a dozen nuggets from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 23, 2016 5:15 pm

58.Hurdl Enterprises $1.8MM Seed raise afoot for direct-fan marketing
[updated] Seed closes at $2.5MM. Entrepreneur hopes to root company with Nashville capital.
Milt Capps updated 13 June 2017 / Published Thursday, September 22, 2016 2:45 pm

59.Innovation Crossroads: ORNL Energy-startup accelerator aborning
VTC New accelerator likely to go operational in October.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 19, 2016 11:30 am

60. Innovation Crossroads: ORNL Energy-startup accelerator aborning
VTC New Lab-embedded program to be detailed today.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 19, 2016 3:30 pm

61.Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives
Maxwell, Bailey comment on technologies' interrelationship ahead of Oct. 3 event
Publisher's Update / Published Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00 am

62.Dynamo Fund, Accelerator raise tops $18MM, cohort announced
Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 13, 2016 11:30 am

63.Venture Notes - 12 September 2016
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Milt Capps updated Sept. 13, 2016 0639 / Published Monday, September 12, 2016 3:00 pm

64.Venture Notes - 8 September 2016
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:30 pm

65.Market Monitor:
Investor, Entrepreneur schedules in next 30 days could test road warriors

Time is money, not every meeting's worthwhile, but these warrant your scrutiny.
Staff / Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:45 am

66.CMA-backed, EC-based Project Music accelerator accepting 3.0 applications
The year-round program for developing innovative companies could advance, once again.
Staff / Published Wednesday, August 10, 2016 11:00 am

67.Entrepreneur Center: Sullivan is EIR and startup Alumni Relations lead
Woman with international, finance, Angel and other experience to lead next phase of EC alumni network development.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 10:19 am

68.Venture Notes - 27 July 2016
Speakers ahead and a Nashville startup joins Louisville healthcare accelerator.
Staff updated 5:56pm / Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:23 pm

69.CEO: Healthcare Blocks raising capital, navigates Tech-Angel shortage
[updated] Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
Milt Capps updated Sept. 27, 2016 9:35 a.m. / Published Monday, July 25, 2016 4:30 pm

70.Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 pm

71.Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
Milt Capps updated 8 June 2017 / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:00 pm

72.Musictech: Jammber, LANDR could raise capital in Music City
Nashville gradually moving toward becoming true Music innovation-investment nexus?
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:30 pm

73.Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center
[updated] Former InQuicker CEO sees traditional '100-day' assessment.
Milt Capps updated 5:11pm / Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 pm

74.Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital
Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00 pm

75.Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2016 2:20pm / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:15 pm

76.Prominently backed YouScience startup sets $2.5MM capital raise
Updated / YouScience learned a lot in the early going, now aspires to gain traction in Enterprise.
Milt Capps updated 18 April 2017 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 2:00 pm

77.EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
adapted from submitted release updated 14 June 2016 / Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:45 am

78.Nashville EC Vision2020 suggests global ambitions
and quiet building of entrepreneurship warchest

Global ambitions? Nashville Entrepreneur Center advances Vision 2020 Capital Campaign
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 2:00 pm

79.Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership
VTC A new Music accelerator program in Memphis has awarded its first money.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 20, 2016 2:30 pm

80.June 14, Oct. 3 events target Blockchain adoption
in Healthcare, Supply Chain, Financial Services

Updated - Nashville's BTCMedia is examining Blockchain in Nashville and St. Louis.
Staff updated 28 June 2016 / Published Friday, May 20, 2016 3:29 pm

81.HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare
100s of apps reviewed for coveted spots in 2 programs - with app window open on another June 1.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:45 pm

82.20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:45 pm

83.SCHERMERLAND: 36:86 Speakers, celebration draw entrepreneurs, investors
LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 17, 2016 5:00 pm

84.AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 16, 2016 9:00 am

85.Notable: Project Music + Music Biz team for tonight's Startup Showcase II
IF the first year was great, Year 2 of Project Music is surely greater.
Published Monday, May 16, 2016 9:00 am

86.2016 Memphis Accelerator Portfolios announced
VTC Teams arriving for array of Memphis accelerators.
Adapted from submitted release / Published Monday, May 2, 2016 4:00 pm

87.Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs
[updated] Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 25, 2016 2:00 pm

88.Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:30 pm

89.Publishing startup Leafless pivots, plots course to profits + 1440 Demo Day
Three-year-old company sees mainstream publishing industry with fresh eyes.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 11, 2016 2:30 pm

90.EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day
Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 2:15 pm

91.CEO: Despite Ukraine-Nashville shuttle, Music City best for Concert.Expert
Co-founder happy to be in Nashville, with access to Indie performers and Project Music.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 3:00 pm

92.BeachyApp: Nashville's Beach Chairs pursues $2MM Angel raise
Entrepreneurs have their eyes on the prize, and future investment in other startups.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:15 am

93.Gem founder ranks NVille Healthcare sector as a key Blockchain market
CEO Winkelspecht is working with HC customers on proof of concept technologies.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:30 am

94.New Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software
VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 29, 2016 5:30 am

95.Venture Notes - March 17, 2016
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 17, 2016 4:15 pm

96.Baker Donelson programs advance Atlanta Cybersec accelerator + HealthIT
[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.
Milt Capps Updated 25 May 2016 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 2:45 pm

97.Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence
[Updated] In alliance with Code2040, Kauffman Foundation and others, the EC pushes forward.
Milt Capps Update issued March 12, 2016 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 3:51 pm

98.Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:30 pm

99.3/16: 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.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:00 pm

100.Venture Notes - March 1, 2016
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:15 am

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