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WAP's Paddock
WAP's Paddock

VU Owen alumni's ESG entrant Atmos acquired by WAP Sustainability

WAP founder-CEO says he's no classic sector consolidator, but eyes more value-adding technologies for his platform.

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Fintech: SavvyFi's latest SEC filing draws our attention

Fintech: SavvyFi's latest SEC filing draws our attention

Such small steps as this often lead somewhere interesting.

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Laurel Orley ... Got game.
Laurel Orley ... Got game.

CPG Brief: Woman-owned Daily Crunch Snacks busts a move on Series A

Okay, we're easy, but it's good to see Nashville CPG products flying-off grocery shelves.

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CEO Bob Doherty
CEO Bob Doherty

Carbon Conversion Group S1 may prove R&D, commercialization venture's step toward scaleup

CCG lands amid rising global interest in scitech commercialization, engineering, adv-manufacturing and more.

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CEO Jim Creason
CEO Jim Creason

ThriveAP investor's $3MM bet focuses on Advanced Practice Provider needs

Labordemic hits employers recovering from COVID19 pressures + workers drive for upskilling, certification and licensing.

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Karl Zelik PhD Herowear
Karl Zelik PhD Herowear

Venture Notes - February 7, 2024

Our latest update in more than 20 briefs on startups, funding, and more.

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EPB CEO David Wade
EPB CEO David Wade

UT-C's Quantum Center awaits chief, as EPB, ORNL, QT partnerships grow

UPDATED 26 Jan 24 - Growing emphasis placed on bringing impactful QT innovations into commercialization.

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Hard choices: TN venture scene pops with dozens of events just ahead

Hard choices: TN venture scene pops with dozens of events just ahead

UPDATED 23 Feb 2024 A myriad of scheduled events lies just ahead and we're pointing you to several dozen in this collection.

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Co-Lead Shani Dowell MBA
Co-Lead Shani Dowell MBA

Minding the Gap: Re:Generate funds grants for Black, Hispanic founders

Entrepreneurs and change-agents focus on early capital access for founders of color.

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CEO Brian Moyer
CEO Brian Moyer

Moyer-led Innovation Studio raising $2.5MM to advance Industry AI mission

Filing could be precursor of larger raise. Staff expansion seems imminent.

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Lauren Glass Mullins
Lauren Glass Mullins

Personality Pool is first startup to receive InvestTN backing via LaunchTN

Dozens of Tennessee's 95 counties are represented by applicants in three key funding programs.

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Amol Deshpande
Amol Deshpande

Altitude Ventures taps Deshpande, eyes Fund III-driven portfolio expansion

New Strategic Limited Partner says Altitude is a 'good fit', given it understands how to add value beyond capital.

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Mike Meyerhoff
Mike Meyerhoff

UMemphis Crews Center exec search runs, Hoffmeyer settles at UMaryland

Long-time Crews chief accepts his "builder" mentality in search for fresh challenges, wider resources.

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Warren Ratliff JD
Warren Ratliff JD

Erstwhile Nashville change-agent Ratliff leads AdaptX amid capraises

Where Are They Now? series traces current and former Nashville influentials having impact here and elsewhere.

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DigitalSelf's Craig Muir
DigitalSelf's Craig Muir

DigitalSelf eyes $300MM raise, has 'major' focus here + fan of Nashville SC

CEO sees office open in Nashville by January, major focus on Music City brands and other targets.

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Company Lab, TennSmart to sort Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch innovators to confront Challenges during EXPO in Nashville

Company Lab, TennSmart to sort Sustainable Mobility Reverse Pitch innovators to confront Challenges during EXPO in Nashville

Deadline Nov. 20, 2023 - Q&A session just ahead, Pitches Dec. 5-6 as part of Expo in Nashville.

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Tennessee lags peers in commercializing ideas + products, now TN ECD, Launch Tennessee and allies aim to grow resources

Tennessee lags peers in commercializing ideas + products, now TN ECD, Launch Tennessee and allies aim to grow resources

RTI report illuminates TN funding + performance lag, advancement opportunities

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Brandon Bruce MBA
Brandon Bruce MBA

TN's Techstars IoF's Brandon Bruce advises seedcos hit pipeline by Nov. 29

Program lead stresses immediate and persistent benefits - program's 4th year option to be reviewed.

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Christopher Savoie JD MD
Christopher Savoie JD MD

Nashville Boston Indy execs eye Zapata AI + Andretti SPAC combo

Quantum-inspired, Industrial AI-centric enterprise software firm, dba Zapata AI, has motorsports innovation suitor.

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Founder Bonnie Anderson
Founder Bonnie Anderson

Mountain Group Partners joins Bonnie Anderson on $40M PinkDx raise

Joe Cook III, who leads one of Tennessee two most active LifeSci investors, represents the VC.

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