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MP Tyler Evans
MP Tyler Evans

Nashville Bitcoin execs ramp $10MM raise with eye on crypto market cycle

In what could become $100MM fund, crypto exec aim to connect digital-asset investors with trading opportunities.

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Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated

Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated

Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

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CEO David Stange
CEO David Stange

Beachy CEO vows to keep finger off cap-raise trigger until late 2020

Mergers and acquisitions requirements likely to factor into decision on another raise by autumn 2020.

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CEO Margaret Dolan
CEO Margaret Dolan

CEO Dolan: LaunchTN aims for authentic partnerships,
while blazing paths to capital, investors, corporates

LTN board and leadership top for empowering ecosystem from post within the partner ranks.

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Tennessee capital formation back on front burner, says LaunchTN CEO

Tennessee capital formation back on front burner, says LaunchTN CEO

Could lessons learned translate into new push for the innovation economy?

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Venture Notes -- January 21, 2020

Venture Notes -- January 21, 2020

Nashvillian in ABLE Channel debut, Bill Butler's new biz, Castillo in hunt for startup award, fund update and more.

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Mental healthtech startup eyes Series A for Happego cognition-priming

Mental healthtech startup eyes Series A for Happego cognition-priming

Knox entrepreneur has amassed knowledge and team bent on advancing mental health, motivation, goal achievement and social good.

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COPILOT TRAVEL in Seed raise, eyeing Series A<br>to drive ticketing from any website or device

COPILOT TRAVEL in Seed raise, eyeing Series A
to drive ticketing from any website or device

New technology enables most website owners to get a piece of action in ticket-marketing arena.

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Venture Notes - January 16, 2020

Venture Notes - January 16, 2020

13 new capital moves by Pharos, Relode, Blueprint, Curex, Claritas, and more.

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New in Town: Kansas City's Bungii thinks Music City likes Pickup Trucks

New in Town: Kansas City's Bungii thinks Music City likes Pickup Trucks

Founders had questions about Nashville as a market priority, but were quickly won over.

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COO Van Tucker, MBA
COO Van Tucker, MBA

Launch Tennessee names Van Tucker to strategic COO role

CEO Margaret Dolan has gained an exec who apparently knows a valuable badass when she sees one.

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CEO Colleen G. Hoke
CEO Colleen G. Hoke

Cofounders: Startup ObjectiveGI is ramping-up ahead of Series B raise

Colleen Hoke, Don Lazas are fresh off Frist-backed Series A, now at 12 centers and running.

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William H. 'Bill' Frist M.D.
William H. 'Bill' Frist M.D.

Exploring an Alt-scenario for Bill Frist's filings for $40MM RSV QOZB LTSS

[updated] Frist discloses details about what's under the hood of the healthtech startup now in stealth mode.

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Sarah Fisher Gardial PhD
Sarah Fisher Gardial PhD

Belmont Dean Gardial expands Massey College business, campus outreach

Both Venture + Corporate entrepreneurship embraced, because not everyone's cut-out for doing startups from scratch.

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Founder-CEO Shani Dowell
Founder-CEO Shani Dowell

StartupEquity: Shani Dowell on lessons honed during Possip's rise

Black female CEO shares 'what it takes' and underscores listening and learning, no matter what.

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Timothy Darrah
Timothy Darrah

Intelligent Systems wins Sohr Grant at VU Owen GSM, eyes Seed raise

CEO Timothy Darrah will present his company to the Vanderbilt Ventures Group this month.

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Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants

Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants

EDA has $33MM pot, says previous grant wins no reason to withhold well defined, competitive ideas.

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Jill Van Beke
Jill Van Beke

LaunchTN confirms former Chief Program Officer Van Beke has exited

[Updated] No successor currently being recruited for the role, the fourth mid-level post vacated in the past year.

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Crom Carmichael
Crom Carmichael

Nashville's Crom Carmichael, TJ Wilt pursue Opportunity Zone strategies

[updated] Nashvillians' latest efforts could generate $80MM or more for OZ plays for growth, socioeconomic impact.

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center's 27 InFlight teams debut Thurs., Dec. 12

Nashville Entrepreneur Center's 27 InFlight teams debut Thurs., Dec. 12

New cohort includes software, hospitality, fitness, beauty-style, wellness - and, yes, coffee and more.

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