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Project Music: RootNote capital raises may lift Music venture hub
Jason Burchard
Project Music: RootNote capital raises may lift Music venture hub

While Austin and London loom large on horizon, founders anchor network in Music City.

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With Hank Ingram aboard, Brown Water Spirits raises capital for startup
Hank Ingram
courtesy Peyton Hoge
With Hank Ingram aboard, Brown Water Spirits raises capital for startup

Another Ingram wades into entrepreneurial pool, preserving a bit of legacy.

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VUMC spin-up Nashville Biosciences taps advisors, builds team, eyes growth
COO Leeland Eckstrom
VUMC spin-up Nashville Biosciences taps advisors, builds team, eyes growth

The campus newco is keeping open the option of raising outside capital.

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Drumbeat: Another signal on HealthStream's blockchain interest
Canaccord\'s Richard Close
Drumbeat: Another signal on HealthStream's blockchain interest

Canaccord analysts weigh-in with their view of relevance of blockchain for listed HSTM and others.

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Growth-equity firm SSM Partners eyes Nashville investment opportunities
MP Casey West
Growth-equity firm SSM Partners eyes Nashville investment opportunities

With dry powder and 60 transactions under its belt, SSM relishes HealthIT, ecommerce, marcom companies.

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CEO Sinead Miller charts PATH EX course to capital, partner & market
CEO Sinead Miller PhD
CEO Sinead Miller charts PATH EX course to capital, partner & market

Startup's expanding universe of advisors, allies and potential funders may be approaching critical mass.

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Venture Notes - 23 March 2018
Venture Notes - 23 March 2018

Money, moves and management in 30 telegraphic updates from MidTn and State ecosystems.

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Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name<br>to electronic transactions amendment?
Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name
to electronic transactions amendment?

[updated] Some see Tennessee getting a boost from the legislation, others less sanguine.

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Jax is Back: He masters Retail and preps for $2MM capraise for SaaS play
Jax is Back: He masters Retail and preps for $2MM capraise for SaaS play

Serial tech entrepreneur goes deep on Retail, emerges with Vertical SaaS concept.

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VU inventors' Adaptive Technology startup faces IntelliCane funding hurdles
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VU inventors' Adaptive Technology startup faces IntelliCane funding hurdles

Startup commercializing VU IP to reduce injury, death and mitigate $50BN annual medical spend.

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Nashville's Juice Analytics mulls Series A raise and bridge finance options
Zach Gemignani
Co-Founder & CEO
Nashville's Juice Analytics mulls Series A raise and bridge finance options

HealthStream has been minority stakeholder since 2013.

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Porter Road Butcher's new online recipe may call for Series A capital
Co-founder Jamie Preisker
Porter Road Butcher's new online recipe may call for Series A capital

Seed raise underway, startup sees e-commerce and fresh capital producing a national footprint.

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Fuller drives FreightWaves startup, revs-up Blockchain in Transport Alliance
Founder-CEO Craig Fuller
Fuller drives FreightWaves startup, revs-up Blockchain in Transport Alliance

With $5.4MM raised, financial product in-offing, startup may look at Series A this year, if it needs it.

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Venture Notes - 9 February 2018
Venture Notes - 9 February 2018

Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.

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Startups: GymCloud digital platform helps fitness trainers' build businesses
CEO Kenton Boutwell
Startups: GymCloud digital platform helps fitness trainers' build businesses

BunkerLabs grad and cofounders pushing forward toward possible capraise.

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Fintech: Money Services licensing pact could help TN startups, innovators
Greg Gonzales JD
Fintech: Money Services licensing pact could help TN startups, innovators

Startups and mature money transmitters alike will want to watch this space.

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Increased budget for LaunchTN uncertain as influentials ponder the matter
Increased budget for LaunchTN uncertain as influentials ponder the matter

LaunchTN funding would rise in latest interpretation from state agencies.

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DASH Lawtech: Bridgesmith's Legal Alignment startup eyes capital raises
Larry Bridgesmith
DASH Lawtech: Bridgesmith's Legal Alignment startup eyes capital raises

Entrepreneur who knows both sides of the Law coin weighs-in with ambitious offering.

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Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds
Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds

There are similar models in Georgia and other states, some involving a mix of public and private funds.

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Nashville Technology Council honors 9th Annual NTC Awards winners
Nashville Technology Council honors 9th Annual NTC Awards winners

Standouts in 14 categories are singled-out for techcentric leadership.

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Headsup: LaunchTN may have to beard budget lion<br>to fund Tennessee entrepreneurial leadership
CEO Charlie Brock
Headsup: LaunchTN may have to beard budget lion
to fund Tennessee entrepreneurial leadership

CEO Charlie Brock unveils robust plan for LTN advancement, but may be facing budget headwinds.

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TTDC: Launch Tennessee fills gaps in board of directors
TTDC: Launch Tennessee fills gaps in board of directors

Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (dba Launch Tennessee) refreshes board.

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LaunchTN Impact Fund investor committee announced
RONDs O\'Rourke
LaunchTN Impact Fund investor committee announced

Six veterans of early-stage entrepreneurial investment have screened 18 companies.

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Angel Capital Group updates Nashville and Appalachian microfunds
Eric Dobson
Angel Capital Group updates Nashville and Appalachian microfunds

CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.

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Venture Notes - 22 January 2018
Venture Notes - 22 January 2018

17 updates ranging from Fintech, Soccer and Patient warming, to new platforms, VCs and more.

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Pre-Flight grad pilots Noka personal-health products startup toward runway
Founder Lauren Egge
Pre-Flight grad pilots Noka personal-health products startup toward runway

Transplanted entrepreneur mulls capital and advisors, preps for full market entry

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Rosenblatt departs Frost Brown for SVP/GC role at Tech-centric BTC Inc.
Rosenblatt departs Frost Brown for SVP/GC role at Tech-centric BTC Inc.

After helping anchor the upstart Nashville blockchain-crypto community, this lawyer moves over.

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TennSMART Consortium eyes bigger TN role in 'intelligent mobility' industry
TennSMART Consortium eyes bigger TN role in 'intelligent mobility' industry

At least 3 new initiatives could advance the state's mobility R&D, innovation, entrepreneurship and recruitment efforts.

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Advisor entrant: Cherry Bekaert's MP in Nashville also tech-innovation lead
Dawn Patrick CPA
Advisor entrant: Cherry Bekaert's MP in Nashville also tech-innovation lead

Innovation growth draws innovation-centric pro's -- VNC poll provides hint of incubent advisor standings.

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NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest
NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest

Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.

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Healthy Eating: Jumpstart Capital takes a taste of startup Menud
CEO Neil Whitney
Healthy Eating: Jumpstart Capital takes a taste of startup Menud

Girded with Lean Startup mindset, startup moves to finish Seed and launch Series A rounds.

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Ascension's incubation chief invites solutions for 'jobs that need to be done'
Ascension\'s Jason Dinger
Ascension's incubation chief invites solutions for 'jobs that need to be done'

Focusing on success criteria, outcomes takes priority.

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Beacon Center poll says State incentive wasteful, while Entertainment, Blockchain, other industries mobilize for Capitol Hill action
Beacon Center poll says State incentive wasteful, while Entertainment, Blockchain, other industries mobilize for Capitol Hill action

'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.

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Briovation likely to invest in 20+ Health startups outside Nashville in 2018
Vic Gatto
Briovation likely to invest in 20+ Health startups outside Nashville in 2018

[updated] Company recently had first close for its targeted $30MM early-growth fund and has invested.

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Venture Notes - 6 December 2017
Mark Cuban invests
in local startup
Venture Notes - 6 December 2017

27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.

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Rep. Mark White: GOP West TN Economic Caucus<br>should push region's economic development
Rep. Mark White (R-83)
Rep. Mark White: GOP West TN Economic Caucus
should push region's economic development

Legislator observes the Western Division of the State lagging Eastern and Western regions.

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FINTECH: Leaf virtual banking startup eyes global markets, capital raises
Founder Nat Robinson
FINTECH: Leaf virtual banking startup eyes global markets, capital raises

[updated] A seasoned crossborder entrepreneur says he's homesteading in Nashville, for now.

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FINTECH: Franklin-based Core10's Series A propelled by FINTOP Capital
CEO Jeff Martin
FINTECH: Franklin-based Core10's Series A propelled by FINTOP Capital

Nashville entrepreneur Joe Maxwell's win-win strategy spurs 'here-shoring' initiative.

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Tennessee State University, NBIC separate business incubation missions
Tennessee State University, NBIC separate business incubation missions

Startup clients may migrate to either of the incubators - Nashville gets a net incubator increase.

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Four TN startups to pitch this week during Life Science Tennessee conclave
IQuity CEO Spurlock
Four TN startups to pitch this week during Life Science Tennessee conclave

[updated] IQuity, SafeStamp, Frontier Diagnostics, Neurodyne pitch to local VCs.

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