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Bob Corker
Bob Corker

Venture Notes - October 19, 2020

Capital raises, executive moves, venture plays, true startups and more.

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Marcus Whitney
Marcus Whitney

Whitney to lead Jumpstart Eclipse investing in Black-owned Health startups

Jumpstart Health Investors deploys new VC to pursue compelling opportunities among Black-owned firms.

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Newly formed VC Caduceus Capital Partners eyes early-stage digital health

Newly formed VC Caduceus Capital Partners eyes early-stage digital health

[updated] Co-founder Vreeland responds to questions about potential fund target, investment pace modeled, provision for follow-on's.

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Israel Rollins MBA MPA
Israel Rollins MBA MPA

Exec launches Rocket Propulsion Fund via AngelList rolling-funds platform

Nashville Founder/GP targets fintech, insurtech, digital-health verticals, affirms cap-table diversity goal

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Tennessee's scitech industry mentor networks finalize LaunchTN grants

Tennessee's scitech industry mentor networks finalize LaunchTN grants

Intelligent Mobility, Life Sciences, Energy, and Ag-Food networks bolster startup resources

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Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020

Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020

[Updated] A gamble, sure, but the Pandemic Vintage of startups, capraises + executive moves may rival any we've seen in the past decade.

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Bo Bartholomew
Bo Bartholomew

Venture People - Sept. 21, 2020

A batch of updates on executive moves, appointments, roles and other ties to Tennessee

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Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated

[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

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Carson King
Carson King

Venture Notes - Sept. 15, 2020

Jumpstart Capital liquidity, LaunchTN, Jammber, virus capital, Fintech, Healthcare, data, Vizion, spinup, spinout, and more updates.

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Menūd + Plankk Technologies
Menūd + Plankk Technologies

Menūd, Plankk merge for growth via fitness influencers, pro's, brands, fans

Nashville+ Calgary startups partnered more than a year, chose to merge, now raising capital.

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The Tennessee Capitol
The Tennessee Capitol

TTDC Launch Tennessee preps for its Sunset hearing at Comptroller request

Both LaunchTN and its sponsor, TN ECD, have begun responding to Comptroller requests ahead of hearings later this year.

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Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed

Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed

VNC is here highlighting sessions tied to capital and scale-up. 36|86 also has many other valuable elements.

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'Build To Scale' entries target TN entrepreneurial pipeline, capital, rural

'Build To Scale' entries target TN entrepreneurial pipeline, capital, rural

Annual grant competition draws rigorous programs from campus and accelerator advocates for entrepreneurship, investment.

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Maura Cunningham
Maura Cunningham

Venture Notes - August 3, 2020

Digital Reasoning board said to devise M&A process, Bartholomew-Fox raise capital, hi-tech bicycle venture advances, and more here.

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LaunchTN, UpSkill 901 seek grants for innovation marketplace, talent

LaunchTN, UpSkill 901 seek grants for innovation marketplace, talent

Despite massive headwinds, NGOs and other nonprofits seek to help drive transformation of state and its regional economies.

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Investor Derrick Morgan
Investor Derrick Morgan

LaunchTN Capital Call tomorrow, survey-response incentive ends soon

Potentially pivotal capital-formation event tomorrow, TN investment assessment 'first close' at week's end.

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Jewel Burks Solomon
Jewel Burks Solomon

Venture Notes - July 23, 2020

Fintech updates, exec and advisor appointments, special events in Nashville and Memphis.

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CEO Beth Krauklis
CEO Beth Krauklis

LifeFileZ startup seeks $3M Seed-B, maps Series A, eyes key partners

CEO Beth Krauklis and Nashville cofounders seek rapid adoption, take blockchain partner, anticipates VC interest.

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CEO Daniel McGugin
CEO Daniel McGugin

Fintech entrepreneur McGugin expands CoreCommerce role in payments

Payments veteran eyes market opportunities, strategic capital and M&A options after acquiring company entering growth mode.

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CEO Scott Boruff
CEO Scott Boruff

Scott Boruff-led startup Healthcare Integrated Technologies eyes capraise

A veteran of tough slogs, CEO sees lift in enterprise demand for critical care monitoring of seniors in communities.

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