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1.Venture Notes - 18 May 2017
10: VCs' visions, VU exec on healthtech morass, capital raises, startups, sage words from KaiserPerm CEO.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:15 pm

2.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

3.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

4.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

5.As General Assembly grinds along, some notes on TNInvestco and more
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 17, 2017 4:15 pm

6.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

7.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

8.TN Comptroller: TNInvestco program 'doesn't appear successful'
Based on criteria set in place at the outset, the capital-formation experiment now formally has a cloud over it.
Submitted / Published Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:00 pm

9.Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role
NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:15 pm

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

11.TriStar Health Partners eyes $100MM fund for healthIT, medtech and more
TriStar and Innovation Institute leaders 'get along well as human beings'
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 12, 2016 3:07 pm

12.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

13.Idea: Curt Hahn presses case for Nashville Film & TV Investment Fund
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 11, 2016 4:45 pm

14.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

15.Overdog sale was assets deal; buyer Odd Networks mulls capraise
New York-based principals shed a bit more light on the deal and its origins.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 16, 2016 10:30 am

16.OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Milt Capps 3:38pm 9 May 2016 / Published Friday, April 29, 2016 3:00 pm

17.Their Take on Capital: Grant Jackson, Council Capital managing partner
Managing General Partners gives fresh view of region's Healthcare sector.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:00 pm

18.Venture Notes - 12 April 2016
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:15 pm

19.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

20.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

21.Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
By Milt Capps updated with ECD comments 4pm 17 February 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:30 pm

22.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

23.Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Milt Capps updated 14 April 2016 0721 / Published Friday, January 15, 2016 4:15 pm

24.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

25.ECD's Boyd prepping ideas for stimulating TN entrepreneurship, investment
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:45 pm

26.VentureNotes 17 December 2015
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:15 pm

27.SMTEC accelerator's Marcum retires, LaunchTN Rural plans nears debut
The state's accelerator-linked ecosystem continues to evolve, it seems.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11:45 am

28.VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
Milt Capps last edited 6:25pm / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:00 pm

29.iCitizen gets Sen. Corker visit; iCitizen app nears V2.0 launch
Rapid, but selective hiring, while software development runs apace toward V2 debut.
Milt Capps updated 14 October 2015 / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015 4:45 pm

30.After Ipreo, Maxwell will shift to raising a Nashville-based FinTech fund
Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.
Milt Capps edit 1:15pm / Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:45 am

31.Update: LaunchTN continues to refine strategy and priorities
Charlie Brock shares his topmost objectives, and we review a bit of the agenda.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 20, 2015 3:00 pm

32.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.
Milt Capps Updated 12 April 2016 12:28p / Published Monday, May 18, 2015 12:45 pm

33.NuSirt BioPharma has $6MM commitment from Hatteras, other investors
[updated] Financing spurs Type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver programs
submitted updated 14 October 2015 / Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11:45 am

34.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

35.Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:30 pm

36.CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
Milt Capps edits 9:39 a.m. / Published Friday, April 3, 2015 8:00 am

37.Sometimes its a grind, but LaunchTN CEO
optimistic about Tech Commercialization

Entrepreneurship, events and attracting capital may have revved-up. Tech transfer? Not so much.
Milt Capps edits 6:42pm / Published Monday, March 16, 2015 3:45 pm

38.Life Science TN 'ups its game' on Capitol Hill in pursuit of funding
[Updated] When it's representatives hit the General Assembly, they'll bring a clear agenda.
Milt Capps legislation updated 0800 10 March 2015 / Published Monday, March 9, 2015 3:42 pm

39.LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
Milt Capps Updated 10:02 a.m. 28 January 2015 / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:15 pm

40.LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:30 pm

41.Owners of TNInvestco-backed Hubble Telemedical exit in sale to Welch Ally
VTC First exit for the fund affiliated with Memphis-based MB Venture Partners.
VTC Larisa Brass / Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015 6:00 am

42.Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:30 am

43.PE-backed Aegis Sciences acquires startup Diagnovus' assets
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015 9:00 am

44.Strategy for gauging 'transformative' TNInvestco value yet to be determined
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
Milt Capps updated 8:51 a.m. 30 December 2014 / Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:37 am

45.PEOPLE: Anand Sanwal's CB Insights has eyes on Nashville + Tennessee
A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 8, 2014 1:30 pm

46.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

47.Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund hasn't exhausted TNInvestco capital
There's a least one TNInvestco that isn't yet exhausted, and is still looking for investible deals
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 24, 2014 3:15 pm

48.TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs
and investors begin charting path forward

Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014 / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:03 pm

49.Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic
After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.
Milt Capps edits 10:07 a.m. Oct. 4, 2014 / Published Friday, October 3, 2014 3:00 pm

50.Reporter's notebook: TNInvestco 2.0
Sharing our perspective on the challenges associated with covering the next potential TNInvestco debate.
Milt Capps edited 12:11 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:00 am

51.VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative
[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.
Milt Capps updated 27 Oct. 2014 / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:15 am

52.M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health
teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent

Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:30 am

53.Startup: Arcivr finds Nashville Tech talent issue manageable, sets 2.0 launch
Founder doesn't need a lot of help with staff or funding, but seems to know where to find both.
Milt Capps edit 12:05 p.m. / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:15 am

54.HealthTech: Stratasan sharpens messages ahead of capital-raise decision
With products defined, this startup aims to cut through the 'Big Data' hype.
Milt Capps update 9:15 a.m. / Published Thursday, September 11, 2014 8:00 am

55.MedCenterDisplay advances Series B raise, sharpens digital-comm role
[Updated] President Aylward said he believes the market is now coming more in MedCenterDisplay's direction
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2015 / Published Monday, September 1, 2014 10:10 am

56.Dan Hammond's American Hometown Media cooks-up $5MM Series B raise
[updated] Serial media entrepreneur Dan Hammond knows way 'round venture kitchen.
Milt Capps Updated 20 Oct. 2015 / Published Monday, August 4, 2014 2:30 pm

57.CEO says Medalogix's Series A journey
brings Nashville investment issues into focus

[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics
Milt Capps Updated 11:51a 6 Nov. 2015 / Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 am

58.Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors comment
on Nashville deal dynamics, traditions

Capital vs Culture may be the main event when entrepreneurs, investors go head to head
Staff / Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:15 am

59.LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30 pm

60.Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm

61.'New Economy' analysis shows Tennessee lagging 39 other states
Index delivers composite image of state's economic development, innovation status
Milt Capps Updated 12:51pm Oct. 27, 2016 / Published Monday, July 7, 2014 11:28 am

62.Tennessee CRS private-equity Venrock play
weighted toward Technology, Healthcare

The state retirement fund's venture capital allocations seem to be gaining momentum
Milt Capps updated 3:25 p.m. 2 July 2014 / Published Monday, June 30, 2014 1:29 pm

63.Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
Milt Capps updated 7:56 p.m. 26 June / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:21 pm

64.High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies

[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Milt Capps updated 8:05pm Dec. 16, 2015 / Published Monday, June 23, 2014 12:55 pm

65.CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 am

66. LifeScience: TNInvestco-funded Diagnovus' growth
may lie in hands of East/West coastal investors

President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
From PCG MusicCityMedicine / Published Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:08 am

67.LifeScience: TNInvestco-funded Diagnovus' growth may lie in hands of East/West coastal investors
VTC President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 9, 2013 11:39 am

68.Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
By Milt Capps posted June 12, 2013, 6:12 a.m. - updated 31 March 2015 8:41 a.m. / Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:20 pm

69.No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:44 am

70.Consultant PYA doubles-down with U.S. healthcare data startup
Brentwood sister company is among allies for Oak Ridge-linked startup
By Milt Capps updated 9:01 p.m. / Published Monday, May 6, 2013 9:59 am

71.Mentor Capitalist: Gary Peat reboots after Council Capital
VC opens new chapter amid a climate of lingering dread and anticipation
By Milt Capps Originally published 10:51 a.m. 9 April 2013 / Published Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:10 pm

72.LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:54 am

73.Chattanooga's Charlie Brock rumored likely to become LaunchTN CEO
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
By Milt Capps updated 2:32 p.m. 13 December / Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:44 am

74.Venture Exit: Jim Cumbee united Metova-A4, drawing on M&A experience
Founder Ross stepping-aside; a trusted advisor helped make strategic merger happen
By Milt Capps Updated 10:35 a.m. 13 December / Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:16 am

75.Series A: Holland hopes Populr shows Nashville techies can be 'global players'
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
By Milt Capps Updated June 12, 2013 11:35 a.m. / Published Monday, December 3, 2012 11:18 am

76.Tennessee Comptroller reports flaws in TNInvestco
The State's Comptroller today issued a report citing elevated risk of fraud and inadequate administration.
Milt Capps updated 14 November 12:51 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:03 am

77.This week's LifeScienceTN program lineup is likely to spark venture ideas
Here's a rundown on this week's venture pitches during LST's annual meeting
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 9:10 am

78.VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
By Milt Capps updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:14 pm

79.INCITE's latest co-investments announced
A former Jacobson associate, TNInvestco's and others in social media, healthcare and transport secxtors
by VNC Staff / Published Monday, October 8, 2012 11:49 am

80.Anthem Healthcare Intelligence capital raise underway with NEST-TN aboard
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
By Milt Capps updated 7:53 a.m. 21 Sept. 2012 / Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:46 pm

81.VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work
Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup
By Milt Capps updated 31 August 0719 / Published Monday, August 27, 2012 12:54 pm

82.TNInvestco funds still had $84 Million dry powder at year-end 2011, ECD says
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
By Milt Capps updated 10:02 a.m. / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:11 am

83.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

84.Council Capital: Rick Apple spreads TNInvestco seeds for Nashville moneytree
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
By Milt Capps updated 9:22 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:28 am

85.NCN-NHCC reports Startup surge and growing venture-capital gap for Nashville
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
By Milt Capps updated 8:54 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:31 am

86.LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
By Milt Capps corrected 3:24 p.m. / Published Monday, August 6, 2012 11:25 am

87.Briefly: TriStar Technology Ventures invests in Cerebrotech
Another bet in medical devices is m ade by Jacobson-led venture firm
By VNC Staff edits 4:42 p.m. / Published Thursday, June 7, 2012 3:03 pm

88.TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
By Milt Capps edits June 9, 2012 8:50 a.m. / Published Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:55 pm

89.TN companies at pivot-points might attract funding via River Associates
This private-equity firm attracted out-of-state institutionals to its $222MM fund VI
By Milt Capps updated May 19, 2012 6:57 a.m. / Published Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:05 am

90.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

91.'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures
[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders
By Milt Capps updated Dec. 5, 2013 / Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:17 am

92.Managers see TNInvestco benefits, Sen. Kyle restates case for outreach
TNInvestco's network effect is just one source of encouragement, but there remain issues to ponder
By Milt Capps and Ed Arnold / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:15 am

93.Davidson: IPO's or not, TN's 'capital-starved' venture sector has fresh energy
A little realism about the burdens and advantages of IPO go a long way at decision time
By Milt Capps updated March 6, 2012 6:40 a.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:16 am

94.Noted: Pathfinder Therapeutics has named Jim Cloar president, CEO
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
By VNC Staff updated March 6, 2012 8:36 a.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 2:24 pm

95.The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness
[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system
By Milt Capps May 13, 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:51 am

96.Feb. 22nd: Mind2Marketplace spotlights Tennessee
regional accelerators for entrepreneurs

Briefings on the state's new regional business accelerators' mission and how to work with them.
VNC Staff / Published Monday, February 20, 2012 1:28 pm

97.Jason Kyle's Pro Player Connect has TNCV backing
-- plus a $3MM C-round in its playbook

[Updated] Young company already has a lot of history behind it, in celebrity gaming niche.
By Milt Capps Updated Nov. 21, 2014 / Published Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:19 am

98.Wealth Access SaaS startup targets high net-worth clients and their advisors
[updated] High Net Worth (HNW) individuals and their data-buried advisors are targeted
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 25, 2015 / Published Sunday, February 5, 2012 2:38 pm

99.Cortac, Hubble Telemed and venture follow-ons get TNInvestco nods
Seven portfolio companies get new or follow-on commitments, plus other updates.
By Milt Capps updated 7:15 p.m. / Published Monday, January 23, 2012 7:43 am

100.King: FCA Venture Partners now follows more 'ideas' for possible investment
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:51 am

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