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Shovel ready in early 2022?
Shovel ready in early 2022?

Reality check: Memphis Regional Megasite faces Sunset timer

State begins refining strategy, aims to bring 4,100-acre OEM project to fruit, if it can be done.

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U.S. Sen. Blackburn
U.S. Sen. Blackburn

Venture Notes - June 11, 2021

New funds, capital raises, Blackburn and Cooper in tech caucuses, startup momentum, and more.

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Courtney Pogue
Courtney Pogue

Nashville ECD Director Pogue reaches out, preps plan, mulls target options

Veteran of finance, recruitment and development and other fields cites fintech as hypothetical target vertical.

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Gov. Bill Lee
Gov. Bill Lee

Gov. Lee opens Memphis Regional Megasite study, vows to advance project

With potential tenants in sight, authorized funding will be free for wastewater pipeline, partnership development and more.

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E. Douglas Grindstaff
E. Douglas Grindstaff

Venture Notes - June 1, 2021

Eighteen updates on startups, capital raises, and more from TN, KY, ALA

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EVA leverages Pandemic Pivot
EVA leverages Pandemic Pivot

Moreland & Stokel raising Seed for grownup EVA's post-pandemic push

Founders emerged from Pandemic Pivot with fresh view of prospects for curated talent and tech-supported deals.

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Touching base: Van Tucker, John Murdock on growing TN Angel capital

Touching base: Van Tucker, John Murdock on growing TN Angel capital

A simple question, because the issue of early-stage capital formation in TN probably warrants further discussion.

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CEO Tyler Lenane
CEO Tyler Lenane

CEO: Gimme Radio $3MM raise targets Country, Metal artist-fan engagement

Tyler Lenane relo'd to Nashville from San Francisco to ramp a series of online communities built around music genres.

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LaunchTN IMPACT group grows to 21, with $65.4MM SSBCI decisions due

LaunchTN IMPACT group grows to 21, with $65.4MM SSBCI decisions due

If Tennessee enlists for SSBCI funding, TTDC investment committee could get pretty busy.

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Claritas' Theresa Sexton
Claritas' Theresa Sexton

Venture Notes - May 19, 2021

Couple-dozen bulletins on spacs, letter rounds, startups, innovators, execs in motion, resources from around the ecosystem

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CEO Veronica Mallett CEO
CEO Veronica Mallett CEO

CEO confirms Meharry MMC VC partnerships with Ambitna, ReCoVer Health

New organization promises to raise even further Meharry's regional and national standing among innovators.

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Founder Stephen DeGrazia
Founder Stephen DeGrazia

SangCash to speed payments to songwriters, publishers as venues reopen

Nashville, Austin or elsewhere may be home long-term for Music fintech startup raising capital.

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Fintech's Joe Maxwell
Fintech's Joe Maxwell

Maxwell's interests go beyond Venture to Banking, bank-embedded fintech

One of TN's most aggressive fintech builders + bettors joins others to grow a new ecosystem.

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Co-Founder CEO Rick Margaritov
Co-Founder CEO Rick Margaritov

Startup brewer Pure Land Sake eyes capital raises, Nashville entry

Veteran of NYC, LA, Singapore hospitality, beverages strategy, branding + growth plants flag in Nashville.

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Co-founder Will Weaver
Co-founder Will Weaver

RoundingWell capraise decision ahead for workflow orchestration platform

Care management tech company has new customers for repointed platform, mulls priced round guided by advisor.

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NEC's Project Music & Entertainment inducts 14 teams for latest cohort

NEC's Project Music & Entertainment inducts 14 teams for latest cohort

Four teams based in Tennessee, plus businesses from Canada, Illinois, Boston and elsewhere get the nod.

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Andrew Seamons
Andrew Seamons

Venture Notes - April 28, 2021

Twenty updates on VC/PE moves, startups, innovation funding, family offices and more, plus Resources.

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Evelyn Tichenor
Evelyn Tichenor

Dealflow update: Kentucky and Alabama - April 28, 2021

15 bullets on VC/PE raises, plus startups in healthcare, power, fintech and more.

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Nicholas Deng
Nicholas Deng

Tech Commercialization Notes - April 28, 2021

Current and future startups being spawned by TTO focused on commercializing innovation.

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GP Rick Kushel
GP Rick Kushel

Rick Kushel: FINTOP Capital a disciplined investor amid Fintech surge

Nashville VC adds advisor marketing-automation startup Snappy Kraken to portfolio, has other initiatives afoot.

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