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Doug Hudson
Doug Hudson

NOHO DENTAL INC. in Nashville filed Friday on a $124.9M raise

[Updated] Serial healthcare entrepreneur stacks C-round capital for TEND business from his Tennessee base.

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Margaret Dolan
Margaret Dolan

Margaret Dolan says TN startup funding lags, state should weigh tax credit

Former LaunchTN CEO is consulting to Advantage Capital in support of New Markets Tax Credit proposed for TN.

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Tennessee $65.4M share in nation's $10BN SSBCI initiative confirmed

Tennessee $65.4M share in nation's $10BN SSBCI initiative confirmed

UPDATED: U.S. Treasury program to move economic-development, equity and entrepreneurship needles, soon to be revived.

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CEO Michael Garrabrant
CEO Michael Garrabrant

Garrabrant's SMTI maps Series A, preps heat-pump debut in OEM markets

ETN startup Stone Mountain Tech maps capital, foresees global reach, hundreds of homegrown E.TN jobs.

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CEO Tom Bancroft
CEO Tom Bancroft

Tom Bancroft sees Pencilish Animation Studios as industry disruptor

Franklin-based veteran of Walt Disney has passion for creating path for direct investment in Animation business.

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Venture Notes - April 2, 2021

Venture Notes - April 2, 2021

Fintech VC in major alliance, plus filings in banking, film industry, med devices and more.

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Marcus Whitney
Marcus Whitney

Jumpstart Health principals file for $30MM Jumpstart Nova Fund I raise

Impetus for fund has been growing amid rampant awareness of inequities in backing for Black entrepreneurs.

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General Assembly leader, advocates keep LaunchTN SBIR fund hopes alive

General Assembly leader, advocates keep LaunchTN SBIR fund hopes alive

[Updated] Late-breaking budget amendment proposal may improve odds for funding core SBIR-STTR grant-matching program.

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DeWitt Thompson V
DeWitt Thompson V

Venture Notes - March 29, 2021

Today: ObjectiveGI | AgAdvisory | EPI Capital | TechTrans | IPE | Lemonade | IMAC | SESAC | Agilon | Nikola

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Lamar Stanley
Lamar Stanley

Director: Gen Cap America discipline, portfolio teams rise to pandemic test

Deal flow again robust, as GCA requires owners seeking exits, successor management in-place, strong fundamentals

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Dustin Salomon
Dustin Salomon

Venture Notes - March 19, 2021

Today: UTXO | Freedman | Heritage | Acquire | FINTOP | Sphere | Ditto | OZ | TNacity | Caduceus | IDB | Avondale | Harbert | Peaker and more.

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Josh Joseph
Josh Joseph

Venture People - March 19, 2021

(16+) Ricci | Whitney | Ghorashi | Dolan | Creel | Mann | Dent | Huddleston | Johns | Wilt | Ramkhelawan | Nagarajan | Ward | Eagle | McAdoo | Joseph

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Bruce Dobie
Bruce Dobie

Signals: Media veterans Dobie, Davis pursue debt raise for Power Poll LLC

Nashville startup aims to move into 300 U.S. markets, stitching American quilt of opinion.

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Relevance Ventures seeks 'first-call' from Technology entrepreneurs

Relevance Ventures seeks 'first-call' from Technology entrepreneurs

TN-based VC maps capital, aims to be top-ranked Tech VC in SE and frequent actor on national VC scene.

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Founder Sara Bellos
Founder Sara Bellos

Sarah Bellos, Lewis + Clark AgriFood chart Stony Creek Colors' Indigo path

Its $9MM B-round nearly done, the startup's cornerstone is an amalgam of purpose, agriculture, supply chain and global economics.

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Tennessee State Capitol
Tennessee State Capitol

LaunchTN eyes capital access, SBIR matches, possible renewed Fed funding

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Launch Tennessee and Life Science Tennessee look to maintain momentum.

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Venture Notes - February 24, 2021

Venture Notes - February 24, 2021

37 items on startups, PE-VC-Angel-Crowd-Seed raises, entrepreneurs, events, deadlines, resources and more.

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Metros are a path forward
Metros are a path forward

Tennessee economy tied to cities' tech-weighted industry expansion

City-performance research may help state's flywheels pursue critical mass in key industries.

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Memphis Regional Megasite awaits 'honest' report<br>on potential users, programs, development

Memphis Regional Megasite awaits 'honest' report
on potential users, programs, development

UPDATED Massive economic project conceived 16 years ago now seems under no-holds-barred assessment.

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Interim CEO Ed Caldwell
Interim CEO Ed Caldwell

Hodges exits, Caldwell named interim CEO for CarePayment Technologies

PE-backed fintech, services company expands role as consumers, providers seek solutions.

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