|1.||Petra Capital files for $150 Million Growth Fund IV|
Twenty-one-year-old firm could hit $600MM raised since inception.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 5:20 pm
|2.||Briefly: Petra Capital invests in med transcription company|
Today's announcement is further evidence of the attraction of healthcare-savvy investors to health IT, wherever it resides
By Venture Nashville Staff Updated 5:30 p.m. / Published Friday, October 23, 2009 3:18 pm
|3.||Petra Capital makes $5MM tech investment|
Nashville's Petra Capital backs entrepreneur in Boston area, mining the HR/Payroll platform space
By Milt Capps Updated 3:58 P.M. / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 12:22 pm
|4.||Petra Capital's Blackburn: Maybe 'everyone's on-strike'|
Waiting for the economy's turn, this VC keeps it real by focusing on performance, processes and pairing-up golfers
By Milt Capps Updated Jan. 28, 2009, 5:15 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:00 pm
|5.||Venture Notes 15 August 2016|
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 15, 2016 4:53 pm
|6.||Noted: WellNow Urgent Care reports $7.7MM capital raise|
WellNow says it's actually gotten $35MM in commitments - out-of-hospital is a PE magnet.
By Milt Capps Updated 5:52 p.m. 15 February 2012 / Published Friday, February 10, 2012 2:59 pm
|7.||VenturePeople: Heritage Group gains Wallace from SVLS|
Nashville VC finds his way home and once more into the healthcare arena
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:20 am
|8.||Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants|
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
Last Updated 2:21 p.m., Aug. 14, 2009 / Published Friday, August 14, 2009 9:31 am
|9.||Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'|
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:36 am
|10.||Venture Notes -- April 20, 2009|
Goad reported suing former TVA director, Petra and Innova invest, $20MM the number for startup, tech transfer event, views on IPO climate...
By Milt Capps Last Updated 2:29 p.m. / Published Monday, April 20, 2009 1:47 pm
|11.||NEWSBITS March 30, 2009|
Notes from Northshore Capital Management, TTDC, VCs, wealth-management moves and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 30, 2009 9:44 am
|12.||McQuigg tweaks management at ConnectivHealth|
Facing waves of technologies and possible future M&A deals, this venture-backed organization gets a tuneup
Milt Capps UPDATED Oct. 6, 2008 0749 / Published Sunday, October 5, 2008 3:32 pm
|13.||Summer 2011: Most Popular Articles|
'Venture' in our region has been cookin', with Nashville leading the way in many respects. The Top 25 reads of Summer 2011 are here
Published Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:42 am
|14.||Sidebar: Opinions on CAPCO vary among VCs|
Tennessee executives see both problems and opportunities in proposal for stimulation of early-stage investment
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 1, 2009 8:35 am
|15.||HealthTeacher reaches venture's 'inflection point';|
backer Chrysalis joined by SSM as Petra exits
Strategy and financing now inplace, HealthTeacher may have graduated to growth-company status
By Milt Capps Updated 5:47 p.m. / Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:31 am
|16.||Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 28, 2008 2:50 pm
|17.||NEWSBITS May 26, 2009|
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:22 am
|18.||NewsBits, April 18, 2011|
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 18, 2011 9:38 am
|19.||Nashville Capital Network prepares twin deals|
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
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 16, 2008 7:39 am
|20.||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
|21.||Venture Strategy: HealthTeacher mobilizing community allies to advance contract sales|
With schools' funding hammered, Nashville health-education venture sets out to galvanize local alliances nationwide, to support funding for its curricular and instructional materials.
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:38 a.m. / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am
|22.||NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011|
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
By Milt Capps updated 29 Oct. 9:35 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am
|23.||Game-changing ideas for Tennessee venture capital|
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 28, 2008 2:47 pm
|24.||Dan Hammond whets VCs' appetites|
for 'Just A Pinch' media spin-out
The man, the plan, the brand...an energetic entrepreneur with a flair for promotion may typify players who 'leave it all on the field'
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:22 am
|25.||Growth-equity firm SSM Partners eyes Nashville investment opportunities|
[updated] With dry powder and 60 transactions under its belt, SSM relishes HealthIT, ecommerce, marcom companies.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:30 am
|26.||ConnectivHealth divests unit, focuses on key business|
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 20, 2009 10:15 am
|27.||Urgent Team may turn to large PE house if $100MM M&A target looms|
[updated] Chairman/CEO says company can be in Top 10 ranks nationally by EOY16.
Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 4:30 pm
|28.||General Assembly spotlights venture investing|
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:55 a.m. April 6, 2009 / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 12:22 am
|29.||Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus|
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 7, 2008 10:56 am
|30.||NewsBits, May 3, 2011|
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
By Milt Capps Updated 9:14 a.m. / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:06 am
|31.||BIGR Media to raise capital for hyperlocal media and marketing group|
Co-founders work to de-risk deal, now must decide how aggressive to be.
Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:45 pm
|32.||Nashville EC tells 2019 NEXT Awards finalists + Hall of Fame inductees|
[Updated] Here is the fullest rundown you'll find on Awards entrants, judges and related matters ahead of this November event.
By Milt Capps Updated 7 Nov 2019 / Published Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00 pm
|33.||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
By Milt Capps updated May 26, 2012 / Published Monday, May 14, 2012 10:08 am
|34.||Nashville startups, market movers due for fresh look at NEXT Awards|
Startups, market-movers and cities, themselves, often seek 'network effects', reputation and visibility -- which makes an inclusive Award program vital.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:30 pm
|35.||NVille's GoNoodle gets strategic investment from Children's Health of Texas|
[updated] CEO McQuigg has had quite a journey. Now, he sees a global opportunity.
Milt Capps updated 31 Jan 2019 0827 / Published Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:45 pm
|36.||Partnership 2010/Chamber call for 'Virtual Entrepreneur Center'|
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
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:34 pm
|37.||Venture Notes - October 19, 2018|
Another batch of entrepreneurial and investment movers, shakers and TBDs.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 19, 2018 1:30 pm
|38.||LifeScienceTN report bolsters case for more 'intentional' industry strategy|
A rigorous study of TN lifesciences is afoot and advocates are clearly positioning to push push for public and private support.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 19, 2019 4:30 pm
|39.||BOS Framework eyes cap-raises to accelerate tech across biz spectrum|
Tech veteran preps for ramping-up sales, scouts for talent in Nashville and beyond.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 18, 2019 4:06 pm
|40.||John Liu stealthy about startup Intelluron,|
but vocal about 2020 Sci-Engineering event
Digital Reasoning exec felt called to pursue ML venture, extols Nashville and its STEM-oriented youth.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:15 pm
|41.||Alpha Investing: VU alumni lead capital network focused on real estate|
Nashville entrant aims to connect accredited investors with institutional-caliber deals, at attractive minimums.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 29, 2019 3:45 pm
|42.||Venture Notes - October 24, 2019|
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:00 am
|43.||Venture Notes -- October 18, 2019|
Launch Tennessee, Electro-Active, Dynamo, CET, EPIcenter, and more updated in today's roundup.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 18, 2019 10:45 am
|44.||Fintech CEO: Mainsale-backed Ncontracts has pipeline of M&A 'discussions'|
Nashville has proven a 'phenomenal', 'fabulous' place for VC-backed fintech-regtech co's launch.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:15 pm
|45.||CEO: SimplyAgree could trigger Series A after 'right partner' emerges|
Conversations continue as startup mulls investment terms, milestones, and preps for hiring and dev.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 1:00 pm
|46.||Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated|
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00 am
|47.||Empower Health sets $12M raise for push into self-pay NAD infusion space|
CEO Al Ganier says startup exhaustively considered market priority, and might later address opioid users' risk of pregnancy.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 10, 2019 3:00 pm
|48.||Pharos Capital Partners Fund IV-A filing eyes $250M healthcare investing|
Healthcare specialists file on Fund IV affiliate.
adapted by staff from PCG materials / Published Thursday, October 10, 2019 4:30 pm
|49.||Startup Stroll preps $1.5MM Seed raise to catch destination-marketing wave|
Eberhardt & Bell press forward with tech solution developed in Nashville for global market.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:00 pm
|50.||Skoller files for $2MM raise, steps-up pace to expand platform offering |
CEO says social-media spend for student assignments, tests, grades users prompts accelerating employer recruitment support.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019 3:30 pm
|51.||LaunchTN sets Startup Policy Workshops to boost regional entrepreneurship|
Meetups blend LaunchTN mission, Kauffman funding, Engine advocate, constituents getting to know legislators.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, October 7, 2019 1:05 pm
|52.||Entrepreneur Jane Allen to be CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
New CEO will rely on a lawyerly eye and entrepreneurial chops as she begins fresh assessment of the EC.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:03 pm
|53.||Venture Notes -- September 30, 2019|
Lackey's latest, Music tech, OZ players, VU Ventures Group, LaunchTN, DRS CMO, Jumpstart Foundry and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 30, 2019 5:00 pm
|54.||TennesSeed Partners to ally with nonprofit to fuel TN seed-stage businesses|
VCs team with TennesSeed Funders to create momentum to feed flywheel effect in TN economy.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 27, 2019 4:30 pm
|55.||Series A ahead, Tammy Hawes has always seen Virsys12 as scalable venture|
With Salesforce Ventures as a shareholder, longtime healthtechie sees running room in cloud-apps sector.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:45 pm
|56.||Enexor BioEnergy taps Wond'ry's Grajewski as SVP ahead of Series A|
CEO Lee Jestings confirms appointment and continued focus on capital-raising, advisor-selection planning.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:15 pm
|57.||Capraises filed by Council Capital, Music City Baseball,|
Revolution Partners, Dynamo, SweetBio
Signs of the season? SEC filings pop up in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:57 pm
|58.||StudioNow spinning-out Octerra marcom startup, conference debut ahead|
12 years into the mission, six years after leaving AOL, team has been prepping its next move for months.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 16, 2019 3:53 pm
|59.||Embold Health files on $22MM+ capital raise|
VNC seeks comment from team, meanwhile research suggests interesting ecosystem forming around company.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:57 am
|60.||JourneyPure preps $20MM raise ahead of larger private equity round|
The five-year-old company has already secured $70MM capital and is at 400 employees.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:17 pm
|61.||Sopris' Quovant has access to capital, is opportunistic on buys or merger|
Four years after VC/PE control investment, legal-spend management company has a number of options.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 9, 2019 4:30 pm
Scott Ewing offers founders or enterprise owners his 'telltales' for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Published Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46 am
|63.||Nashville fintech: Waud-backed SphereCommerce eyes M&A opportunities|
Sphere eyes multiple payments/security markets -- and its interest in Healthcare has grown.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 26, 2019 4:15 pm
|64.||2019 Mayoral Candidate Briley on questions posed by Venture Nashville|
Early voting begins Aug. 23, ahead of the Sept. 12, 2019 Runoff General Election.
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:30 am
|65.||2019 Mayoral Candidate Cooper on questions posed by Venture Nashville|
Early voting begins Aug. 23, ahead of the Sept. 12, 2019 Runoff General Election.
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:30 am
|66.||Venture Notes -- August 21, 2019|
32 actionable and/or useful news, people and background bulletins focused on Tennessee entrepreneurship and capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:42 pm
|67.||HRtech: XOi Technologies' founder aims for 'optionality' at inflection points|
Startup has raised more than $17MM and has entered Canada, UK markets.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:15 pm
|68.||JPMorgan Chase CEO to muster this week with Bunker Labs in Nashville|
Military veteran entrepreneurs, speakers and invited public join financial services leader, Aug. 8.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:30 pm
|69.||36|86: Getting tech to market with max partnerships, with or without grants|
[updated] Straight-talking commercialization and capital advisors from Austin, Nashville and Lexington converge, Aug. 29.
By Milt Capps updated Aug. 6, 2019 / Published Monday, August 5, 2019 2:45 pm
|70.||EC admits 8 startups in new Project Healthcare pilot program|
Opportunity arose for 'pre-Portfolio" sidecar pilot, bringing total to 26 startups enlisted this cycle.
By Milt Capps updated Nov. 19, 2019 / Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:00 pm
|71.||Venture Notes -- Aug. 1, 2019|
OppZone platform in works, Legility M&A, SEC filings, Veteran Ventures, H2O and Lirio raises and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:48 pm
|72.||SSM Partners quietly files for Growth Equity III raise;|
Exec sees Nashville edge in youthful exhuberance
Fund exec sees little to envy in Silicon Valley models, says bringing youthful talent into Nashville has been a boon.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:45 pm
|73.||Commentary: Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
search committee chair on EC CEO search
VNC asked EC Chair Emeritus and Search Committee chair to share an update on the search process.
Guest: Beth Chase, EC Board Chair Emeritus / Published Thursday, July 25, 2019 1:00 pm
|74.||3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants|
$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.
By Milt Capps updated July 23, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:45 pm
|75.||Jumpstart Capital recaps Casetabs in search of surgery-coordination lead|
Vreeland completes 9th transaction. Growth Fund I has dry powder, and Fund II is a target for 2020.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:00 pm
|76.||LaunchTN and allies pick startups for 36|86 Pitch & Demo events Aug. 28-29|
Event could top last year's 1,200 registrants, including 100 or more presenters, hundreds of serial entrepreneurs and investors.
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, July 21, 2019 3:30 pm
|77.||Crypto-blockchain attorney, ops exec Rosenblatt joins Thesis* studio|
Nashville attorneys still homesteading here, joins virtual-first techco with apparent major VC backing.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 19, 2019 3:45 pm
|78.||TN-based Genera Energy raises $118MM to advance Earthable line|
Funding fuels manufacturing and market priorities, but team is alert for other 'sustainable' opportunities.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:45 pm
|79.||EirSystems maps capital raises for P.A.G.R. e-prescribing platform launch|
Hyperledger Fabric tech used to fight errors, fraud, adverse effects, illicit drug access.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:45 pm
|80.||Venture Notes -- July 16, 2019|
Updated: Moneytree report from PwC and CBInsights is out, plus we have field notes on TN and Opportunity Zones.
By Milt Capps update July 17, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:07 pm
|81.||Venture Notes -- July 9, 2019|
Updated: 21 items on TN capital raises, advisors, entrepreneurs and strategies.
By Milt Capps updated July 10, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:30 pm
|82.||Startup IP dispute: Global e-dentity founder squares-off against Apple Inc.|
Founder says he continues planning for capital raise and Nashville presence.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:00 pm
|83.||Venture Notes -- June 25, 2019|
The startup/venture cauldron bubbles across Tennessee. 40 abstracts here.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:00 pm
|84.||Knoxville's EDP Biotech eyes $5MM Series A, atop $17.5MM raised|
Fighting colorectal cancer, CEO eyes growing Knoxville biotech scene and Euro and U.S. markets
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:15 pm
|85.||Startup bio-dyemaker Stony Creek Colors closes Series A, eyes B-round|
Founder has raised north of $8MM, recruited growing ranks of farmers since inception.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:00 pm
|86.||Amplion Clinical Communications CEO affirms capital raise among options|
A Select Medical exec is also Amplion chair; CEO says tech advantage makes a raise reasonable.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:02 pm
|87.||Agrin Health eBiography raises capital to transform healthcare consumerism|
Founder says consumers will transform healthcare; she eyes series of raises, senior hires, partnerships.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 pm
|88.||VU OGSM reveals Ventures Group; Owens succeeds Grajewski at Wond'ry|
Mixture of Entrepreneurship and innovation are further stirred and shaken at VU.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 7, 2019 11:45 am
|89.||Concinnity Company's capital raise underway, with likely Series A ahead|
CEO, author, advisor moves from bootstrapping to scale-up for board governance platform.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:00 pm
|90.||Venture Notes -- May 31, 2019|
Heritage pops new fund, plus raises for healthcare, crypto, CBD, Growth Fund model notes and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 31, 2019 2:30 pm
|91.||Chattanooga's healthcare accelerator entrants enter homestretch|
Eight teams are enrolled in the Erlanger-Unum-CoLab HealthTech Accelerator.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:30 pm
|92.||Lee Molette eyes new fund for minority- and women-owned businesses|
Nashville entrepreneur's business and social-impact lenses are focused on venture gap.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:00 pm
|93.||EvidenceCare secures capstone Jumpstart Capital role in $7.3MM Series A|
Medical Decisions team believes it has unique offering, propelled by quality-of-care and economics tailwinds.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 20, 2019 4:55 pm
|94.||Venture Notes - May 14, 2019|
News from Frist Cressey, fintechs, Washtopia, Episode Sols, Sphere, Veterans VC, FedEx, Ballast, VendEngine, and many more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:07 pm
|95.||Briley Administration rolls-out small-biz, economic development moves|
Music City Music Council, which augments Metro ECD, gets new staffer and SMB tools are spotlighted.
Staff adapted from releases / Published Monday, May 6, 2019 4:32 pm
|96.||Remedichain LLC in blockchain drug transfer pilot closely watched by FDA|
Serial social-impact entrepreneur creates several potentially investable Pharmacy-related startups.
By Milt Capps updated 24 May 2019 / Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:23 pm
|97.||Venture Notes - April 24, 2019|
HealthStream ties-up with early-growth cos, Alphabet-backed Clover hits Music City, a startup's $6MM raise, money for June Medical, HempTenn, BeastBrands, SmartRIA, and much more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:45 pm
|98.||Bellhops veterans' startup 'The House' enters Nashville|
Eat on the House eschews ratings in favor of consumer intercepts at point of decision.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:45 pm
|99.||Venture Notes -- April 8, 2019|
Weaver mulls spinout, Angels active, fintech adds, SiRanch bucks, tech commercialization, Briovation bread on the waters and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:43 pm
|100.||Entrepreneur plans entertainment districts in Nashville, the Shoals, NOLA|
Files for $1.1MM preliminary capraise, ahead of much larger funding for projects in Tennessee and elsewhere.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 1, 2019 1:03 pm
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