|1.||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
|2.||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
|3.||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
|4.||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
|5.||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
|6.||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
|7.||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
|8.||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
|9.||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
|10.||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
|11.||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
|12.||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
|13.||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
|14.||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
|15.||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
|16.||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
|17.||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
|18.||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
|19.||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
|20.||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
|21.||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
|22.||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
|23.||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
|24.||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
|25.||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
|26.||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
|27.||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
|28.||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
|29.||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
|30.||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
|31.||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
|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.||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
|34.||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
|35.||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
|36.||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
|37.||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
|38.||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
|39.||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
|40.||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
|41.||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
|42.||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
|43.||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
|44.||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
|45.||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
|46.||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
|47.||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
|48.||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
|49.||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
|50.||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
|51.||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
|52.||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
|53.||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
|54.||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
|55.||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
|56.||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