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1.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

2.TNInvestco finalists named by ECD-Revenue
Ten companies of 25 are advancing toward interviews and a shot at more than $80MM in tax-credit allocations that can be capitalized
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:53 am

3.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

4.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

5.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

6.TNInvestco: State ECD updates on process
The TNInvestco data has been published, with no interpretation of value yet rendered
By Milt Capps UPDATED 25 March 2011 4:20 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:15 am

7.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

8.Briefly: TNInvestco officials will discuss 'shortcomings' of losing bids
State officials who ran the recent TNInvestco competition say they have an open door
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:55 p.m., Nov. 16, 2009 / Published Monday, November 16, 2009 11:46 am

9.Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
At left, Townes Duncan
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

10.Council Capital and its TNInvestco affiliate invest in Payment America Systems
Revenue-cycle management, a hot sector, attracts more venture capital and TNInvestco-spawned resources
By VNC Staff Updated Jan. 4, 2012 / Published Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:21 pm

11.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

12.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

13.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

14.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

15.Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
Published Wednesday, March 2, 2011 2:26 pm

16.Senator Ketron would broaden TNInvestco and Institute's mission
Legislator sees synergies not yet tapped in Middle Tennessee, and wants to see discussion of Tullahoma-centered proposal
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2009 8:43 am

17.Briefly: Errant 'VC secrecy' reference in legislation provokes mild hubbub
In the highly charged environment around TNInvestco confidentiality, it's no surprise a caption bill caught the eye
By Milt Capps Last updated 12:15 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 9, 2010 11:20 am

18.TNInvestco ranks may grow if idea gets legs
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:35 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:49 pm

19.TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
By Milt Capps Last updated 10:29 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

20.TNInvestco data flows, funds mull providing more updates
Stakeholders may soon find that just keeping up with the funds' data is a challenge all its own
By Milt Capps Updated March 31, 2011, 10:08 a.m. / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm

21.Farr sides with Angels, sees tougher investor standards as 'paternalistic' and hurting ventures
Revenue Commissioner notes that his focus is tightly focused on expanding and tweaking TNInvestco
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 11:04 am

22.Tennessee Angel Fund
At left, Sid Chambless
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

23.TNInvestco-backed VenX vein-treatment device gets FDA nod
Venture persists within the regulatory system to advance its product
By Staff / Published Tuesday, July 19, 2011 1:02 pm

24.Bills in hopper: General Assembly, VCs eye TNInvestco expansion
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 1, 2010 12:19 pm

25.TNInvestco Tri-Star principals now 'on leave' from VU
Departure from Vanderbilt was always in the cards, but university has now launched a review for possible conflicts of interest
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:51 p.m. Nov. 11, 2009 / Published Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:16 pm

26.TNInvestco funds stay busy with further tech-sector investments
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
By Milt Capps updated 8:46 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:35 am

27.Statewide 'Tennessee Angel Fund' launched as TNInvestco deadline nears
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:28 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:32 pm

28.Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, LLC
At left, Denny Bottorff
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

29.Limestone Fund LLC
At left, Joe Cook Jr.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

30.TNInvestco chiefs ask Chancellor to toss Coleman lawsuit
The wrangling over State documents related to the administration of the State's new capital formation program continues today in Chancery Court
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:14 p.m. Feb. 23, 2010 / Published Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:43 am

31.Memphis Biomed Ventures Tennessee I LLC
At left, Gary Stevenson
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2011 2:06 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

32.Eyes on TNInvestco: New funds commit an estimated $30MM+ for TN startups
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
By Milt Capps Updated July 12, 2011, 9:45 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 9:33 pm

33.TNInvestco: Court date looms, Lobbyists mass, Websites flower
Ligitation to Chancellor in five days..More funds cowboy-up with lobbyists..New TNInvestco funds' Web presences unveiled
By Milt Capps Updated 5:50 p.m., Feb. 12, 2010 / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:38 pm

34.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

35.The 'Deciders': Five men shaping fate of TNInvestco
Within days, Tennesseans should know who state officials have decided should have access to the inaugural $120MM TNInvestco program
By Milt Capps Updated 4:37 p.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2009 3:18 pm

36.Chancellor's TNInvestco records decision against Coleman
[Updated] Chancery Court Chancellor Russell Perkins upheld some arguments from Bredesen Commissioners. Coleman intends to appeal
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:54 a.m. March 4, 2010 / Published Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3:13 pm

37.TNInvestco engine warms-up, as funds pass crucial test
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
By Milt Capps Corrected and Last updated 4:34 p.m., Dec. 4, 2009 / Published Wednesday, December 2, 2009 2:00 pm

38.TNInvestco-backed startup 'Krush' raises $4.5MM for predictive-network entry
The Gina Ashe-Eric Satz team presses ahead in a potentially disruptive offering for the retail sector.
By Milt Capps updated Jan. 11, 2012 3:54 p.m. / Published Monday, January 9, 2012 9:00 am

39.Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength

Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 8, 2011 2:58 pm

40.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

41.VC Coleman demands access to TNInvestco records
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
By Milt Capps Updated 2:45 p.m. / Published Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:43 am

42.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

43.Innova Fund II, LP
At left, Ken Woody
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:06 p.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

44.Venture Notebook: Decosimo Corporate Finance origins
The Decosimo brand in accounting, advisory services and corporate finance has been evolving steadily
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:53 am

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

46.TNInvestco portfolios: Hapten, ConsensusPoint, iScreen, Cagenix updates
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10:54 am

47.MB Ventures makes its first TNInvestco bet: Veracity Medical Solutions
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am

48.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

49.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

50.Angel-backed Chattanooga Renaissance Fund launches
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
By Milt Capps Updated 5:45 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:56 am

51.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

52.TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
By Milt Capps Updated 10:23 p.m. / Published Friday, September 30, 2011 3:00 pm

53.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

54.Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC
At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

55.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

56.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

57.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

58.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

59.Leaders: Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco
The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:00 p.m. / Published Thursday, October 8, 2009 1:08 pm

60.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

61.State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
By Milt Capps Updated 6:27 AM Oct. 27, 2009 / Published Monday, October 26, 2009 1:50 pm

62.NEST-TN, LLC
At left, Fran Marcum
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

63.ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push
With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:51 p.m. / Published Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:01 pm

64.Advocates: 'Protection' could derail TNInvestco locomotive
While some advocate expanding the TNInvestco warchest to $200MM, others want to introduce new requirements others argue would deter investment, competition
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:58 p.m. / Published Monday, February 22, 2010 9:39 am

65.FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund
bless Silvercare 3MM B-round

Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
By VNC Staff Updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:09 pm

66.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

67.Healthcare-focused Council Ventures adds HealthSpring CEO Fritch
for CEO council that guides health and related portfolio companies

Bottorff-, Gambill-led firm is amassing quite a healthcare brain trust
By Milt Capps Corrected Aug. 21, 20011 / Published Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:24 pm

68.TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
By Milt Capps Updated 7:28 p.m. / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am

69.NewsBits, December 7, 2010
News and notes from around Tennessee on science, technology, innovation and related policy.
By Milt Capps Updated 1:11 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 7, 2010 9:00 am

70.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

71.TriStar Technology Ventures files for $40MM capital raise for Tech Fund II
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
By Milt Capps updated 10:01 a.m. / Published Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:57 am

72.VCs form industry consortium, as TNInvestco nears kickoff
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
By Milt Capps Last updated 12:16 PM, July 28 / Published Monday, July 27, 2009 7:25 am

73.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

74.Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
By Milt Capps Last Updated 4:56 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:07 pm

75.TriStar, Limestone TNINvestco funds
form Device Innovation Group

Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
By VNC staff Updated 8:50 a.m. March 9, 2011 / Published Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:49 am

76.Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

77.'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:54 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:35 am

78.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

79.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

80.TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
By Milt Capps Last Updated July 17 10:40 a.m. / Published Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:13 pm

81.TTDC says it plans no funding for TN Bio Assn.
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:37 pm

82.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

83.Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
By Milt Capps Updated 9:42 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:35 pm

84.NewsBits, Dec. 13: Böer, Ivy, TNInvestco and more
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
By Milt Capps Updated 7 p.m. Dec. 27, 2010 / Published Monday, December 13, 2010 8:28 am

85.Angel Tax Credit: Prayers for passage not on all lips
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
By Milt Capps Updated 11:55 a.m. / Published Monday, April 11, 2011 8:34 am

86.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

87.We asked TN Gubernatorial aspirants about State industry incentives, risk-capital formation, tech commercialization and more
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 13, 2018 10:29 am

88.Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
By Milt Capps Last updated Feb. 25, 2010, 5:50 a.m. / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:43 am

89.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

90.Disruptive Capital: Dr. Harry Jacobson's push for investment
could help make Nashville 'the Silicon Valley of Healthcare'

To be the seat of innovation in healthcare delivery, Nashville must attract new capital and novel ideas
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 4, 2011 2:37 pm

91.Venture Notebook: Noro-Moseley will keep eye on Digital Media
Atlanta-based VC with strong Nashville presence took steps to lighten digital-media ballast, at least temporarily
Published Thursday, October 8, 2009 2:03 pm

92.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

93.Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
By Milt Capps Updated August 19, 2011 3:38 p.m. / Published Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:24 pm

94.NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:52 a.m. / Published Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:15 am

95.Game-changer: Jacobson's Tri-Star group aims for impact
A trio of Vanderbilt executives aims to do well, by doing good - and perhaps upset the tech-commercialization model
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 9, 2009 3:41 pm

96.Parental Health attracts Innova Fund II as investors close Series A cap raise
Hudsmith's HP-allied startup executes on its telemedicine strategy for seniors aging-in-place
By Milt Capps updated January 4, 2012 / Published Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:16 am

97.NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:26 p.m. / Published Monday, September 28, 2009 10:28 am

98.Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:01 am

99.VoicesHeard Media ends A-round, eyes TNInvestco funds
Knoxville-based ad-streaming venture has fresh perspective regarding TN investment in technology startups
By Milt Capps updated July 13, 2015 / Published Tuesday, March 30, 2010 2:02 pm

100.Entrepreneurs, VCs, TTDC mobilize for venture funding
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
By Milt Capps Last update 11:05 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 3, 2010 3:06 pm

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