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Venture Voices: Julie Samuels of TECH:NYC shares views with Nashville
TECH:NYC\'s Julie Samuels
Venture Voices: Julie Samuels of TECH:NYC shares views with Nashville

VU Law alum, Case ally and tech-policy veteran shares views on startup regulation, capital, talent, diversity and more.

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We asked TN Gubernatorial aspirants about State industry incentives, risk-capital formation, tech commercialization and more
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.

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Venture Notes - 13 August 2018
DST CEO Brett Shaw
Venture Notes - 13 August 2018

Capital raises and a strategic partnership multiply in Nashville and Chattanooga.

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TN startup formation, market entries may rise with SE XOR platform launch
TN startup formation, market entries may rise with SE XOR platform launch

UT, VU, KY officials see hundreds of successfully exited entrepreneurs possibly leading startup teams.

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Startup AVVAY taking the Oy! out of briefly using venues, talent, services
CEO Jon Howard
Startup AVVAY taking the Oy! out of briefly using venues, talent, services

[updated] With capraise underway, Techstars grad says knowledge of painpoints, plus discipline and data are crucial.

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U.S. Marine Veteran forms ECD Capital Partners,<br>Opportunity Zone Fund in Nashville
Road Ammons
U.S. Marine Veteran forms ECD Capital Partners,
Opportunity Zone Fund in Nashville

Federally legislated OZFund prepares for take-off roll in Tennessee.

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Nashville robots: Tailwind likely for startup Hirebotics after NBC-News story
Nashville robots: Tailwind likely for startup Hirebotics after NBC-News story

Company's own highly skilled workforce could triple in size in next 12 months.

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Vreeland confirms Jumpstart Capital's<br>SimplifyASC and HIGI SH LLC investments
Vreeland confirms Jumpstart Capital's
SimplifyASC and HIGI SH LLC investments

[Updated] While still growing its $30MM-$50MM growth fund, JSCap adds notches to its moneybelt.

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Venture Aug. 2, 2018
Venture Aug. 2, 2018

[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.

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JumpFund spurs women-led investment,<br>entrepreneurship, economic development
Kristina Montague
JumpFund spurs women-led investment,
entrepreneurship, economic development

Having raised north of $7MM and bet on nearly two-dozen ventures, firm founders have traction.

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Entrepreneurs, Investors place bets on LaunchTN 3686 & Health:Further
Tsunami heads to Nashville
Entrepreneurs, Investors place bets on LaunchTN 3686 & Health:Further

Pass, Punt, Run, Dribble -- Ticket-buyers should have gameplan to get most out of events Aug. 27-30 in Nashville.

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HC adaptive learning entrant OnSomble targets Nashville, mulls capraise
CEO Enderson Miranda
HC adaptive learning entrant OnSomble targets Nashville, mulls capraise

Healthtech startup signals emergence from customer validation -- and it's ready to tackle Nashville market.

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Guest commentary: Growing SaaS requires shift to Account Based Selling
Lauren Kelley
Guest commentary: Growing SaaS requires shift to Account Based Selling

With Investors and Entrepreneurs focusing strongly on Growth and Performance, VNC invites a SaaS benchmarking expert to comment.

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LaunchTN to ask 5-year, $44MM State support for maturing action plan
LaunchTN to ask 5-year, $44MM State support for maturing action plan

Brock steams ahead, with a successor CEO likely to be tapped before year-end.

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Roadtrip! Memphis Demo Day startups beckon entrepreneurs, investors
Roadtrip! Memphis Demo Day startups beckon entrepreneurs, investors

Consider going: Array of startups queued-up for the Aug. 16 culmination of 'Summer of Acceleration'

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CO.LAB's 17 startups prep for Demo Day July 26 in Chattanooga
CO.LAB's 17 startups prep for Demo Day July 26 in Chattanooga

New ventures in Consumer Goods and in the Gigtank category are to be highlighted.

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LaunchTN CEO search draws 900 resumes, dozens of qualified candidates
LaunchTN CEO search draws 900 resumes, dozens of qualified candidates

Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.

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EC's new Project Healthcare model now full-bore with 17 startups
EC's new Project Healthcare model now full-bore with 17 startups

The EC's remodeled healthcare startup-support program aims to leap ahead with 1st formal Class.

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Mountain Group affiliate targets raising $125MM in venture capital funds
Mountain Group affiliate targets raising $125MM in venture capital funds

[updated] New fund may continue trend of Life Sciences and Technology investments.

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ORNL's Innovation Crossroads energy startup accelerator preps for Cohort 3
Tom Rogers
ORNL's Innovation Crossroads energy startup accelerator preps for Cohort 3

[updated] The applications window will soon open for the DOE-backed technology commercialization program.

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Cleantech startup Active Energy Systems maps path toward market
Mitch Ishmael PhD
Cleantech startup Active Energy Systems maps path toward market

Clean Energy commercialization gets boost via ORNL's Innovation Crossroads

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LaunchTN taps 13 potential startups from campus entrepreneurship pipeline
LaunchTN taps 13 potential startups from campus entrepreneurship pipeline

Finalists are to pitch Aug. 28 during 36|86 event in Nashville.

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B2B Beachy startup aims to 'take over the beach' as it eyes capital raises
CEO Matt Houston
B2B Beachy startup aims to 'take over the beach' as it eyes capital raises

[updated] Nashville co-founder Matt Houston puts early focus on bizdev, leadership, culture and efficient use of capital.

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Blockchain startup <i>The Opinion Economy</i> maps token, ICO, equity offerings
CEO Ted Waz
Blockchain startup The Opinion Economy maps token, ICO, equity offerings

CEO maps next five years to ensure an extensible platform and array of options for owners.

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Healthtech: Iasis, BulldogIT veteran Ken Perry<br>raising capital for Servicesdot startup
Founder-CEO Ken Perry
Healthtech: Iasis, BulldogIT veteran Ken Perry
raising capital for Servicesdot startup

After three decades in health-sector Finance/Technology, founder makes another run at processes and outcomes.

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Venture Notes - June 13, 2018
Venture Notes - June 13, 2018

Capital raises by SportsSense, 7 Springs, Branch Technology, Ambition, Freightwaves and more.

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ProjectMusic's Ciari Guitars unpacks Ascenderâ„¢ amid series of capital raises
Co-founders Cornwall, Spangler (L-R)
ProjectMusic's Ciari Guitars unpacks Ascenderâ„¢ amid series of capital raises

A Seed, a Kickstarter, a Series A are already in sight for San Diego startup with fresh take on NVille.

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Stuart McWhorter leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC
Stuart McWhorter
Stuart McWhorter leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC

[Updated] $6MM raise apparently found quick acceptance - McWhorter foresees $100MM impact.

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Petra Capital files for $150 Million Growth Fund IV
Petra Capital files for $150 Million Growth Fund IV

Twenty-one-year-old firm could hit $600MM raised since inception.

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NVille's Virtuoso Surgical talks with coastal bankers<br>ahead of $3MM Seed raise
NVille's Virtuoso Surgical talks with coastal bankers
ahead of $3MM Seed raise

Technology commercialization venture preps Seed and letter-round raises.

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Update: SEC gives nod to Greg Daily's i3 Verticals IPO, NASDAQ listing
CEO Greg Daily
Update: SEC gives nod to Greg Daily's i3 Verticals IPO, NASDAQ listing

[Updated] Veteran of Nashville payments scene inevitably has played his cards close to the vest.

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Nashville Entrepreneur Week Pitch winner's Seed raise well underway
CEO Stephanie Cummings
Nashville Entrepreneur Week Pitch winner's Seed raise well underway

[updated] Ten startups competed, one stood out. Here are highlights and the list of judges.

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Urmy: Artist Growth's new CEO drives capital raises for roadmap, scaleup
Urmy: Artist Growth's new CEO drives capital raises for roadmap, scaleup

[updated] A bevy of partnerships and a Series C capital raise north of $5MM may be in-the-offing.

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CEO Charlie Brock announces departure from Launch Tennessee
CEO Charlie Brock
CEO Charlie Brock announces departure from Launch Tennessee

[updated] High-energy team builder prepares for his next entrepreneurial or service act.

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LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief
Ted Townsend
LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief

Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.

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Venture Notes - May 2, 2018
Venture Notes - May 2, 2018

LaunchTN pushes, TN fintech pivot person, Kisber in K-TENN, capraises for SIGNiX, Metova, others.

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7th Round: Latest Sohr Grants help fund tenant-matching,<br>carp-harvesting startups led by VU Owen alumni
7th Round: Latest Sohr Grants help fund tenant-matching,
carp-harvesting startups led by VU Owen alumni

Via VU's Owen GSM, Sohr awards total more than $500K in typically $25K shots for interesting array of ideas.

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American Hometown Publishing to 'saturate' mid-TN with Rover media
AHP\'s Rover debuts
American Hometown Publishing to 'saturate' mid-TN with Rover media

[updated] Nashville PE West End Holdings is powering the hyperlocal media push.

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Venture Notes - 17 April 2018
Venture Notes - 17 April 2018

Simplr's $8MM Series A, Resolute and Americoin raises, Blockchain congregating and more.

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PlayMakerCRM's backer Mainsail Partners ranks<br>Nashville best for bootstrapping healthcare
CEO John Griscavage
PlayMakerCRM's backer Mainsail Partners ranks
Nashville best for bootstrapping healthcare

Growth-equity firm says Music City, Austin, Atlanta and others each has a superniche.

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Project Music: & ME LLC startup weighs Nashville HQ advantages
Project Music: & ME LLC startup weighs Nashville HQ advantages

A visit to CMA Fest may have helped spawn this Charleston fan-engagement idea.

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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

[Updated] 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
Got IntelliCane?
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

[updated] 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

[Updated] Startup completed $13M Series A.

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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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