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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

62.Entrepreneur Gold
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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