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<center><b>Doug French</b><br><i>Chairman</i></center>
Doug French
Chairman

VC-backed Reimagine Care urges systems, oncologists
to ally for tech-enabled transformation of cancer care

Its $25M Series A in-hand, its healthcare- and tech-deep board, investors and management chart an ambitious path.

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TN General Assembly urged to de-couple state R&D tax deductions rule

TN General Assembly urged to de-couple state R&D tax deductions rule

Beacon Impact advocates seek to preserve status quo (ante) of Tennessee companies' R&D-cost expensing.

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BTC's David Bailey
BTC's David Bailey

Nashville bitcoin founder David Bailey also seeks growth in Puerto Rico

HQ remains in Nashville, with incumbent VCs still aboard and growing BTC footprint in San Juan.

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Charlie Martin
Charlie Martin

Charlie Martin chairs SPAC as First Digital Health Acquisition preps listing

Nashville HC venture veteran marshals team and money to sort hundreds of potential targets, against the clock.

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Joe Maxwell
Joe Maxwell

FINTOP Capital Fund III eyes $250MM, Joe Maxwell active on multi-fronts

This fintech VC's execs are involved not only in deals, but in potentially industry-transforming efforts.

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Smarsh's Brian Cramer
Smarsh's Brian Cramer

One to Watch: DRS's Tim Estes retires, Smarsh brand prevails

Estes' departure from Smarsh's DRS unit signals break from DRS identity, and prologue to future.

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Pandemic tailwind? Lake Hop startup raises capital for boating marketplace

Pandemic tailwind? Lake Hop startup raises capital for boating marketplace

D.J. Boggs is an entrepreneur, a bass-man and determined to get you outdoors to 'Lake Like Locals'.

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Founder Marcus Whitney
Founder Marcus Whitney

Whitney unmasks Jumpstart Nova VC focused on Black-led HC companies

[Updated] Four Black-led companies are already in the portfolio of $55MM fund, with a half-dozen more deals likely in the next 12 months.

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TN Sports-wagering startup WAGR's $12MM raise a launch harbinger?

TN Sports-wagering startup WAGR's $12MM raise a launch harbinger?

A legislative initiative may be paying-off in both tech-startup entrepreneurship and tax revenue.

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NVL-based social media platform
NVL-based social media platform

Socialmedia entrant PARLER raises $22MM + CloutHub too eyes Music City

Nashville-based PARLER and peer platforms rev-up funding and stride line between discourse and mere cacophony.

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Founder-CEO Katie Lappe
Founder-CEO Katie Lappe

Entrepreneur Lappe ramps DirectOffer funding for real-estate tech startup

This Left Coast-reared, Kentucky-vetted media entrepreneur moved to Nashville, where she's raising capital for a possible capstone venture.

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Jim Ward
Jim Ward

Ward: Graham Healthcare Capital investment firm grows Nashville presence

With discipline and fresh capital, firm aims for control investments up to $30MM per firm in businesses that match its criteria.

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Governor Bill Lee
Governor Bill Lee

Gov. Lee samples major 2021 feats -- no entrepreneurial gains highlighted

Commentary: Does list of TN gains in 2021 reflect actual lack of 'major' entrepreneurial achievements?

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SR CEO Reagan Farr
SR CEO Reagan Farr

Silicon Ranch reports $838MM capraise as investors double-down

[Updated] Largest raise to-date follows project proliferation, Clearloop buy, Canadian market entry, continued support from global Shell.

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Harry R. Jacobson MD
Harry R. Jacobson MD

Harry Jacobson, Tony Harkin advance iCitizen civic-engagement platform

Veteran investor, serial entrepreneur and data scientist advance civil engagement platform, mull capital raise.

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Clovers' Jackie White
Clovers' Jackie White

Venture Notes - Dec. 17, 2021

Funds, capital raises by Health Velocity, Brentwood Capital, Mountain Group, Caduceus, Clovers, UpperLine and more.

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CEO Bryan Frist MBA
CEO Bryan Frist MBA

Bryan Frist grows Yoshi portfolio, lauds TN edge ahead of Series C raise

B2B2C startup confirms convertible raise ahead of a Series C, expands services, values leverage of GM and other strategics.

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Exiting CEO Brian Moyer
Exiting CEO Brian Moyer

Chairman: Nashville Tech Council preps CEO search
as Brian Moyer eyes return to entrepreneurship

NTC's crucial executive search cranks-up as Launch Tennessee's searches for its next CEO.

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MidTN Coalition may launch Lifeworks Accelerator and VC+AI+Data initiatives to deepen Greater Nashville life-sciences ecosystem

MidTN Coalition may launch Lifeworks Accelerator and VC+AI+Data initiatives to deepen Greater Nashville life-sciences ecosystem

[updated] Build Back Better funding via EDA for ventures, biomaking, cyber and more could lift Nashville region's lifesciences ecosystem.

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Resolute's Bill Nutter
Resolute's Bill Nutter

Venture Notes - December 2, 2021

Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.

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