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1.XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC
At left, Mike Shmerling
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

2.Studio Bank's Shmerling offers reality check for Nashville entrepreneurs
Particularly if you're trying to grow a business that's not in Healthcare or Music, you may need to hear this -- again.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:36 pm

3.'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:40 P.M. / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 4:17 pm

4.Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 pm

5.Shmerling's XMi will offer free offices to startups
XMi venture unit's plans are revealed on the eve of the launches of a local Entrepreneur Center and TNInvestco venture funds
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2009 9:59 am

6.NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm

7.XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise
XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00 pm

8.VentureNotes June 29, 2016
Updates on InCrowd Capital, VRTIFY, Arkis, Addiction Campuses
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:05 pm

9.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
By Milt Capps Updated 19 Nov. 2014 11:15 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:32 am

10.Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:21 pm

11.Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:51 p.m. / Published Wednesday, October 14, 2009 2:12 pm

12.Jim Phillips CEO of relaunched XMI backed by Engelbrecht's SCI of Evansville
[updated] Former XMi executive holds minority stake, in wake of entrepreneur Shmerling's peel-off.
Milt Capps updated 4:55pm 2 May 2017 / Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:56 am

13.CEO: XMi Acquisition has $15MM dry powder, more M&A moves likely
With access to funds that have total $50MM AUM, XMi believes it can complete 1-2 deals per year.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:55 pm

14.Nashville Entrepreneur Center appointments heavy with longtime advocates
Experience, expertise and continuity seem reflected in selections.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 6:12 a.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:45 pm

15.Entrepreneurs' advice for 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:31 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:05 pm

16.Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city
putting 'money where mouth is'

Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
By Milt Capps Updated December 17, 2012 1:59 p.m. / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am

17.TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am

18.Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:01 a.m., June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 2:20 pm

19.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

20.Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B
[Updated] About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.
Milt Capps Updated 2 April 2018 1046 / Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 1:00 pm

21.Video as a Service: Smartvue seeks Angels, gives Hapner new wings
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
Milt Capps Updated 0827 June 19 / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:25 pm

22.Entrepreneur, Angel investor Freedman still has eye for startups
after selling majority of tents-events biz to PE funds

CEO has fresh powder for growing leasing biz, while still helping fund or drive startups.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:45 pm

23.Startup AVVAY taking the Oy! out of briefly using venues, talent, services
[updated] With capraise underway, Techstars grad says knowledge of painpoints, plus discipline and data are crucial.
By Milt Capps updated 13 Sept 2018 / Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:30 pm

24.Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
By Milt Capps Updated 11:25 a.m. / Published Monday, March 8, 2010 8:42 am

25.Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 8:06 am

26.FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:28 am

27.FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps Last Updaed 2:23 p.m. / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:29 am

28.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

29.Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Milt Capps last edited 0815 23 Jan. 2016 / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00 pm

30.CEO search: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to seek Brody-Waite successor
Brody-Waite plans to leave the decade-old entrepreneurship center.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 1, 2019 3:56 pm

31.'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 9, 2008 6:46 am

32.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

33.Jammber CEO eyes capital raises, confirms buyout approaches
[Updated] Chicago-bred Project Music grad may find Series A dough outside Nashville.
Milt Capps updated 3 July 2019 / Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:45 pm

34.LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:00 pm

35.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.
Staff / Published Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm

36.Venture Notes, April 5, 2010
TNInvestco.. Gibson Guitar.. Medical Trade Center.. $5MM private placement.. ICGLink.. Green VC.. VW and more
By Milt Capps Last Updated 12:33 p.m. / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:27 am

37.Maptic eyes capital raise for mapping, analytics platform
targeting the Consumer Packaged Goods industry

CEO Hulsey outlines steps toward market and investors.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:45 am

38.Reporter's Notebook:
Ralph Schulz on tackling Brookings initiative, Charlie Martin eyes HealthIT

Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:15 pm

39.VentureNotes
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
By Milt Capps updated 9 July 2014 10:52 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:36 am

40.'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
By Milt Capps Updated 10:20 a.m., Sept. 26, 2009 / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm

41.The VNC Reader's Guide to the Best of 2008
'Respect must be paid' to 2008, with a sample drawn from nearly 200 VNC stories, setting the stage for 2009
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 2, 2009 2:15 pm

42.Venture Notes, 17 June 2016
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 4:32 pm

43.TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms
[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
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:58 p.m. Sept. 17 / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am

44.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

45.NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:15 p.m. March 8, 2011 / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am

46.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

47.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

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