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CEO Blake Hogan
CEO Blake Hogan

Tour of Duty: Hogan leads Bunker Labs for veterans marching into business

New CEO for pro-veterans entrepreneurship efforts focuses on quality services, programs, true community impact.

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President Brian Laden PhD
President Brian Laden PhD

Appello Pharma completes Series A to advance treatment of Parkinson's

Less than three years into their mission, Deerfield, Mountain Group and founders press forward.

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Matthew Saul
Matthew Saul

BullVC eyes $75MM raise, aims to help founders, teams sell startup shares

New firm seems industry agnostic, tech-oriented, with entrepreneurial, financial and related experience.

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Creators of LUCI tech for power-wheelchairs + its users prize independence

Creators of LUCI tech for power-wheelchairs + its users prize independence

TIME Magazine cited Nashville startup Luci's hardware-software creation as worthy of Top 100 Innovations for 2020.

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Megan O'Connor
Megan O'Connor

Venture Notes - November 23, 2020

19 updates on funds being raises, startups drawing attention, growth capital being raised.

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CEO John Bass
CEO John Bass

Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health evolves with market, raises capital

CEO John Bass et al today filed for a capital raise north of $8MM to advance 'venture studio' business.

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Spinout COO: Beam Mobile 'bringing Griffin Technology band back together'

Spinout COO: Beam Mobile 'bringing Griffin Technology band back together'

Healthcare is first-up, but other verticals beckon in U.S. and other nations. Capital open for discussion.

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Grant Jackson
Grant Jackson

Council Capital completes $200M raise for Fund IV and affiliates

The firm's currently announced portfolio includes a Tennessee-based firm.

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Founder-CEO Chad Marcum
Founder-CEO Chad Marcum

Nashville's VideoBomb welcomes former Apple CEO and a serial entrepreneur to board, maps capital raises

Founder-CEO Chad Marcum broadens AR startup industry reach and tech footprint.

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Digital Reasoning to be acquired by Portland, Ore.-based Smarsh Inc.

Digital Reasoning to be acquired by Portland, Ore.-based Smarsh Inc.

DRS valuation, other transaction details have not been divulged.

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Bob Corker
Bob Corker

Venture Notes - October 19, 2020

[updated] 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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