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1.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

2.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

3.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

4.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

5.Newsbits, Feb. 24, 2010
Co-founders of TNInvestco TriStar head out to share wisdom with colleagues in New Orleans, while a local entrepreneur may've taken-up residence at Claritas...
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:10 p.m. Feb. 25, 2010 / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:10 pm

6.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

7.Healthcare disruptors: Jacobson's Healthcare Investment Group
adds MK-ShattuckHammond's Dashiff to create innovative businesses

It seems that as promised, this portfolio of private equity and venture capital assets will be deployed for innovation
VNC Staff updated 5:47 p.m. / Published Friday, December 2, 2011 5:32 pm

8.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 28, 2017 / Published Monday, September 1, 2014 10:10 am

9.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

10.VentureNotes, Oct. 3, 2011
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
By Milt Capps Updated 4:07 p.m. / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am

11.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

12.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

13.Memphis VC-allied MB Innovations eyes medical-devices development
VC and industry veteran Mike Sherman will leave work, starting with Spine Wave
By Milt Capps updated 9:31 a.m. / Published Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:58 am

14.Cardiovascular Care Group seeks $40MM capital infusion
Long-time allies go to the well once more for one of their many healthcare businesses.
By VNC Staff updated 5:16 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:23 pm

15.Diabetes Care Group adds Cook's MGC/Limestone via $5MM round
The rising tide of diabetes attracts investment to companies with convincing models
By Milt Capps updated 11:15 a.m. / Published Monday, May 21, 2012 10:15 am

16.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

17.Briefly: McWhorter launches another Health advocate
A former CMS official is senior advisor to the veteran health exec's new coalition for budget-neutral healthcare reform
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 1:24 pm

18.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

19.VentureNotes September 4, 2018
New tech CEO, Ingram M&A, capital raises, data sciences, and more.
By Milt Capps - updated 22 Jan 2019 / Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018 12:15 pm

20.Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirms
connections of Devices, IT/Data, Services

Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.
Milt Capps Updated 16 May 2016 11:51am / Published Friday, May 6, 2016 1:15 pm

21.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

22.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

23.Satchel Health eyes major Series A raise, aims for eventual homerun exit
CEO says innovation can indeed be done competitively in low-margin sectors.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 5, 2016 8:45 am

24.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

25.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

26.Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 8, 2014 2:22 pm

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

28.Newsbits, August 29, 2011
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am

29.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

30.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

31.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

32.Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise
Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach
By Milt Capps updated 5:45 a.m. January 4, 2012 / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:06 pm

33.ANOVA: Biomet co-founder, Spires in ortho implant startup
This Brentwood orthopedic-implants venture has decades of industry experience, and wants Nashville investors to have skin in the game
By Milt Capps Updated 9:59 a.m. / Published Monday, December 13, 2010 8:30 am

34.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

35.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
Milt Capps updated Jan. 6, 2015 / Published Monday, December 9, 2013 11:39 am

36.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

37.KaiNexus targets performance with Vanderbilt technology
Health care organizations' performance improvement is focus of seed-stage startup by VUMC faculty member
By Milt Capps Last updated 11:39 a.m. / Published Tuesday, March 9, 2010 10:31 am

38.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

39.Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role
[updated] NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
Milt Capps updated 10 July 2017 / Published Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:15 pm

40.BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:23 p.m. / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:23 pm

41.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

42.Four TN startups to pitch this week during Life Science Tennessee conclave
[updated] IQuity, SafeStamp, Frontier Diagnostics, Neurodyne pitch to local VCs.
By Milt Capps updated 5:08pm 8 Nov 17 / Published Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:56 pm

43.Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups
The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.
Milt Capps Edit July 30, 2015 / Published Monday, July 27, 2015 3:15 pm

44.Venture Notes - 8 June 2017
Dart Music bankruptcy buyers step up, startup, PE and Fund news, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:45 pm

45.Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies
[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.
Milt Capps updated Oct. 4, 2016 / Published Monday, December 28, 2015 5:00 pm

46.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

47.Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization

Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
By Milt Capps updated 12:19 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 7:49 am

48.Great Expectations: Informatics Corporation of America
[updated] ICA's strategic alliances may have put this VU spin-out in good position in the race for EHR market share
By Milt Capps updated March 1, 2018 / Published Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:04 am

49.Ingram Industries CEO, directors reflect on principles, practices and growth
For private company boards, no substitute for 'people you can trust' who care about your success.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:15 pm

50.Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
Milt Capps last edited 6:23pm Feb. 5, 2016 / Published Friday, February 5, 2016 3:00 pm

51.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

52.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

53.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

54.NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
By Milt Capps Updated 2:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:37 am

55.NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 31, 2011 7:48 am

56.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

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