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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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Rubicon's Boehler
Rubicon's Boehler

Venture Notes - November 30, 2021 - Healthtech + Wellness

UPDATED Exclusive health-wellness venture roundup with updates on fund raises, startups...all in Tennessee.

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Founder Chris Cummings
Founder Chris Cummings

Nashville EC cohort CEO raises capital for Iconic Moments NFT marketplace

Cummings' Pass It Down may raise more capital to reach museums, brands and others that must generate NFT revenue.

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Co-founder Bill Frist MD
Co-founder Bill Frist MD

Frist Cressey Ventures' new $200MM fund-raising effort underway

Of the healthcare-focused VC's 22 currently active portfolio companies, 12 are located in the Greater Nashville area.

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Talkwalker's James Horey
Talkwalker's James Horey

Knoxville's Reviewbox sold, Horey eagerly joins PE-backed Talkwalker

Tennessee SaaS entrepreneur sets out on journey that could include IPO by global acquirer.

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CEO search soon to begin.
CEO search soon to begin.

Launch Tennessee unveils 12 CEO search committee members

A similar previous national CEO search drew nearly 900 applicants. Results may be known by the beginning of CY22.

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Nearly 40 updates
Nearly 40 updates

Venture Notes - August 23, 2021

Nearly 40 items on capraises, exec moves, major techs, PE, VC, CVC, musictech, fintech, healthtech, ag and much more.

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CEO Jane Allen JD
CEO Jane Allen JD

EC CEO Allen seeks state direct-appropriation grant for Twende program

Nashville Entrepreneur Center makes case for $450K in grant to support statewide entrepreneurship inclusion and diversity.

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LaunchTN confirms staff departure as it pushes forward on multiple fronts

LaunchTN confirms staff departure as it pushes forward on multiple fronts

[Updated] Tech-advancement may be among programs getting fresh look, with funding increased and likely to grow further.

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Joe Maxwell
Joe Maxwell

Maxwell: NYCB-Figure pact + JAM FINTOP Blockchain Fund are aligned

Joe Maxwell's FINTOP Capital in Nashville plays steadily broadening role in nation's fintech venture + tech ecosystem.

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CEO Rachel Soper Sanders
CEO Rachel Soper Sanders

Claya Inc's precision-nutrition entry Rootine draws $4.5M, mulls roadmap

Optimized nutrition startup producing revenue, eyes roadmap + milestones, with a possible A-round ahead.

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Chairman Eric Thrailkill
Chairman Eric Thrailkill

Project Healthcare 2021-22 cohort revealed by Nashville Entrepreneur Center

14 companies, many farther along in maturation, are convening for advancement and expansion program.

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Aaron Gerber MD MBA
Aaron Gerber MD MBA

Reimagine Care's $25MM raise includes Martin Ventures, Sante, LRV

Vanguard alumni aim to make high-quality cancer care more affordable, accessible, patient-centric.

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Commis. Bob Rolfe, ECD
Commis. Bob Rolfe, ECD

LaunchTN: Van Tucker steps down as CEO, Abby Trotter to serve interimly

[Updated] Chairman says challenges led board to take 'different direction', national search will be mounted for next in a lengthening line of CEOs.

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Mark Moore, Whisper Aero
Mark Moore, Whisper Aero

Venture Notes - Aug. 5, 2021

30 actionable newsbits on capital raises, execs, pandemic and events, relocations and more.

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TN entrepreneurship allies launch AIM HIGH for Appalachian Highlands

TN entrepreneurship allies launch AIM HIGH for Appalachian Highlands

Entrepreneurial and economic development allies have crafted roadmap to Rural development leadership.

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Venture Notes - 22 July 2021

Venture Notes - 22 July 2021

Opry Entertainment exec eyes YUDU, Shore Cap, Wellview, Martin Ventures, ProCredEx, NOFs and more.

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<center>Stuart McWhorter<br><i>CA Chairman</i>
Stuart McWhorter
CA Chairman

McWhorters' CA healthcare innovation impetus reflected in new Fund filings

Latest fund raise could become largest in history of Clayton Associates ecosystem.

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CEO Andrew Walters
CEO Andrew Walters

Venture Notes - July 14, 2021

VU-propelled startup, AI for VC, MB Ventures, Claritas, Harbert, McWhorter, lifesci fund, ed tech, SBIR, and more...

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Responses due by Aug. 2, 2021
Responses due by Aug. 2, 2021

Eyeing $65M SSBCI funds, TN-ECD surveys biz, entrepreneurs, DBE execs

[Updated] Deadline set for comments on needed investment capital, loans, training, microlending and more, U.S. Treasury-funded program.

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