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TVA is looking to startups to help solve its big energy problems
TVA\'s Amy Henry
TVA is looking to startups to help solve its big energy problems

Teaming with ORNL + Innovation Crossroads, power producer looks tech targets, maybe some surprises.

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Passings: Celebration of Sal Novin's life set for 12/1 at NTCH Tech Hill
Sal Novin of Cognizant
Passings: Celebration of Sal Novin's life set for 12/1 at NTCH Tech Hill

Updated - Those who knew this Nashville new-era software entrepreneur will gather this weekend.

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Entrepreneur preps DOT-Ready trucking tech, mulls partner + capital ideas
CEO Tyna Bryan
Entrepreneur preps DOT-Ready trucking tech, mulls partner + capital ideas

Bootstrapper likes idea of strategic partner or investor with sector savvy -- maybe KeepTruckin?

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Mid-TN biometric ID startup 'Global e-dentity' eyes $38MM Series A
Robert Adams
Mid-TN biometric ID startup 'Global e-dentity' eyes $38MM Series A

Franklin entrepreneur says eventual IPO is only exit option he's focused on, given global demand for ID assurance.

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'Not raining, it's pouring: E&Y + Amazon news means 5,600 jobs in Nashville
'Not raining, it's pouring: E&Y + Amazon news means 5,600 jobs in Nashville

Two solid hits reinforce Nashville economic status.

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Venture Notes - November 12, 2018
Shore Capital\'s Ishbia
Venture Notes - November 12, 2018

New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.

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Blockchain, AI: Capital raises ahead for Hashed Health-partnered ProCredEx
CEO Anthony Begando
Blockchain, AI: Capital raises ahead for Hashed Health-partnered ProCredEx

Startup charts path for Seed, Series A and customer acquisition in healthcare and perhaps beyond.

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Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services
Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services

Founders with Nashville stripes and strategic partners vow to leverage ties for innovation, growth.

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Healthcare accelerator pact among Company Lab, Erlanger, Unum<br>leverages Chattanooga's broad innovation impulse
CO.LAB\'s Marcus Shaw
Healthcare accelerator pact among Company Lab, Erlanger, Unum
leverages Chattanooga's broad innovation impulse

Months and years of ecosystem development might help make Chattanooga an 'overnight' entrepreneurial success.

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BlueSky Medical stands-up NurseBackPack for credentials management
BlueSky Medical stands-up NurseBackPack for credentials management

Co-founders see sector receptive to Cloud-linked technology and sensitive to search and review costs.

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Relevance Capital pursues Fund IV raise + regional tech-VC leadership
Relevance Capital pursues Fund IV raise + regional tech-VC leadership

Exits may be ahead for Brentwood-Tullahoma firm seeking stakes in early-stage coastal targets, but at Nashville valuations.

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Emerging blockchain-industry is focus of TokenizeTN skull session at ECD
Kristen Johns Esq.
Emerging blockchain-industry is focus of TokenizeTN skull session at ECD

Waller attorney leads prospective not-for-profit advocacy group through private 'summit' at ECD.

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Venture Notes - October 19, 2018
Venture Notes - October 19, 2018

Another batch of entrepreneurial and investment movers, shakers and TBDs.

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Meharry Medical College Data Science Institute to impact<br>health policy, talent pipeline, clinical standards
Meharry Medical College Data Science Institute to impact
health policy, talent pipeline, clinical standards

Years of work have prepared Meharry researchers to play influential role by drawing data from Nashville General Hospital.

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Brookings: TN located in 'Heartland' region<br>with weakspot for entrepreneurship
Brookings: TN located in 'Heartland' region
with weakspot for entrepreneurship

A sobering report from Brookings Institution researchers inevitably shows there's work yet to be done.

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CEO TJ Wilt says E|Spaces multiplies partners as it enters new markets
CEO TJ Wilt
CEO TJ Wilt says E|Spaces multiplies partners as it enters new markets

Entrepreneurial team aims to move from 3 operating units to 25 or more before grow-or-exit decision.

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Margaret Dolan named to succeed Charlie Brock as CEO of Launch Tennessee
CEO Margaret Dolan
Margaret Dolan named to succeed Charlie Brock as CEO of Launch Tennessee

Longtime entrepreneurial consultant and Ingram Industries executive gets the nod.

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Founder: Startup ALECIA maps capital raise, keeps IPO option in its sites
Founder Alecia Vimala
Founder: Startup ALECIA maps capital raise, keeps IPO option in its sites

Content may be king, but this Nashville digital network aims to take the crown.

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Entrepreneur Gordon preps Cloud Range Cyber + Nashville Cyber Range
CEO Debbie Gordon
Entrepreneur Gordon preps Cloud Range Cyber + Nashville Cyber Range

[updated] VU drew her to Nashville, where she cut her entrepreneurial teeth in e-commerce.

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NTC-MTSU Tech Workforce Report 2018
NTC-MTSU Tech Workforce Report 2018

Nashville Technology Council and MTSU demonstrate shortage of tech talent in Middle Tennessee

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HealthStream Q3 earnings ahead, with analysts poised on the sidelines
HealthStream Q3 earnings ahead, with analysts poised on the sidelines

[update] A unique Tennessee business makes its way step-by-step through SaaS growth-company terrain.

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People: CEO Gregg Lehman leads Pharos-backed <i>The Difference Card</i>
CEO Gregg Lehman PhD
People: CEO Gregg Lehman leads Pharos-backed The Difference Card

Entrepreneur updates EB Employee Solutions, shares observations regarding impediments to corporate growth.

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TN innovators seek i6 Challenge grants for innovation, entrepreneurship
TN innovators seek i6 Challenge grants for innovation, entrepreneurship

Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.

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Memphis' Epicenter meets FedEx challenge, nets $40M for entrepreneurship
Memphis' Epicenter meets FedEx challenge, nets $40M for entrepreneurship

Bolus of funding seems likely to produce tidal surge of momentum in region's innovation economy.

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Venture Notes - September 26, 2018
Don Lazas MD
Venture Notes - September 26, 2018

Latest updates on capital raises, partners, advisors and more.

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Ingram Industries CEO, directors reflect on principles, practices and growth
CEO Orrin Ingram II
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.

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Drug-discovery linchpin PMI BioPharma Solutions hoists flag in Tennessee
CEO David Sunseri PhD
Drug-discovery linchpin PMI BioPharma Solutions hoists flag in Tennessee

The word is just getting out about new entrant in Tennessee biopharm ecosystem.

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Hytch LLC arrives intersection of cars, carbon and Series A capital
CEO Mark Cleveland
Hytch LLC arrives intersection of cars, carbon and Series A capital

Social-impact technology startup aims to leverage first-to-market advantage in national rollout.

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VentureNotes September 4, 2018
Mina Sartipi PhD
VentureNotes September 4, 2018

New tech CEO, Ingram M&A, capital raises, data sciences, and more.

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VU-branded 'Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp' to debut via Trilogy partnership
VU-branded 'Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp' to debut via Trilogy partnership

Helping meet tech-talent demand in Nashville beyond, while extending VU brand are among primary goals.

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Ideas: Is TechAlpharetta entrepreneur center a model for Mid-TN cities?
Ideas: Is TechAlpharetta entrepreneur center a model for Mid-TN cities?

Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro may need localized recipes for entrepreneurship.

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New VU Entrepreneurship Conference powered by Owen's C4E + donors
New VU Entrepreneurship Conference powered by Owen's C4E + donors

Nov. 9, 2018 event could set fresh precedent for VU-Owen outreach to Greater Nashville community.

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Venture Notes - 21 August 2018
Venture Notes - 21 August 2018

Capraises, Angels, VCs, biotech, automotive, publishing, healthcare, fintech, Agbiz, TN-Women rock, and more...

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FINTOP Capital DealCloud exit transaction marks Joe Maxwell's first as a VC
Joe Maxwell
FINTOP Capital DealCloud exit transaction marks Joe Maxwell's first as a VC

Entrepreneurial operator turned VC says his new role is a really good fit.

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CEO Kayla Graff maps SweetBio capital raises, market entries
CEO Kayla Rodriguez Graff
CEO Kayla Graff maps SweetBio capital raises, market entries

[Updated] With Innova and MBVP onboard and an eye on the field, startup heads toward veterinarian, wound, dental sectors.

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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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