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[Updated with Kewpie news] Ahead of an impending press conference, we offer a thought experiment on investment scenarios.
Funding infusion at stake, as TNECD answers Treasury queries, LaunchTN replenishes board, adds staff as ops grow.
HealthIT, SaaS, Fintech are lead categories for venture growth in Volunteer state.
Launch Tennessee announced latest SBIR fundings.
After weeks of work and months of waiting for the outcome, news breaks on several fronts.
Fintech entrepreneur Eric Satz (AltoIRA) is one of 60+ VCs, entrepreneurs, advisors playing 3686 Festival roles.
Incumbent investor Joe Galante among those paving further runway for split-payments platform.
U.S. Treasury verdict still out, but more staff being recruited for developing TN ecosystem's capital stack.
UPDATES Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.
Consumer Products, Advanced Manufacturing, Fintech, would join advanced energy, agritech, mobility, life-sciences concentrations.
$1BN+ impact could rise in TN in decade of mobilizing investment capital and lending power.
Backed by Cercano Management, Relevance Ventures, Angels, TNInvestco, INCITE, et al, its team shifts principal office.
After seven workdays at the helm of the regional entrepreneur center, CEO looks at capital, staffing, budgets and more.
VentureSouth Fund V raise underway targets $10MM to augment Angels' individual bets and sidecar participation.
Hub praised for its startup drive and innovation emerges from pandemic throes with both strategy and wide-ranging leadership search.
The LaunchTN board has approved the search committee's recommendation. Stanton Chase managed recruiting.
The challenges are real, but this mission-oriented entrepreneur is 'grateful for the journey'.
Updated: VC Marcus Whitney, entrepreneurs Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale are empaneled to share and to judge presentations.
Commentary: Does list of TN gains in 2021 reflect actual lack of 'major' entrepreneurial achievements?
NTC's crucial executive search cranks-up as Launch Tennessee's searches for its next CEO.
[updated] Build Back Better funding via EDA for ventures, biomaking, cyber and more could lift Nashville region's lifesciences ecosystem.
Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.
UPDATED A similar previous national CEO search drew nearly 900 applicants. Results may be known by the beginning of CY22.
Nearly 40 items on capraises, exec moves, major techs, PE, VC, CVC, musictech, fintech, healthtech, ag and much more.
Nashville Entrepreneur Center makes case for $450K in grant to support statewide entrepreneurship inclusion and diversity.
[Updated] Tech-advancement may be among programs getting fresh look, with funding increased and likely to grow further.
[Updated] Chairman says challenges led board to take 'different direction', national search will be mounted for next in a lengthening line of CEOs.
30 actionable newsbits on capital raises, execs, pandemic and events, relocations and more.
Entrepreneurial and economic development allies have crafted roadmap to Rural development leadership.
Opry Entertainment exec eyes YUDU, Shore Cap, Wellview, Martin Ventures, ProCredEx, NOFs and more.
VU-propelled startup, AI for VC, MB Ventures, Claritas, Harbert, McWhorter, lifesci fund, ed tech, SBIR, and more...
[Updated] Deadline set for comments on needed investment capital, loans, training, microlending and more, U.S. Treasury-funded program.
UPdated - EDA's Build to Scale is assessing three 2021 entrepreneurship, commercialization proposals from Memphis.
Healthcare, transportation, mobility among targets of new Chattanooga Regional Catalyst Fund
A simple question, because the issue of early-stage capital formation in TN probably warrants further discussion.
Four teams based in Tennessee, plus businesses from Canada, Illinois, Boston and elsewhere get the nod.
Twenty updates on VC/PE moves, startups, innovation funding, family offices and more, plus Resources.
Former LaunchTN CEO is consulting to Advantage Capital in support of New Markets Tax Credit proposed for TN.
UPDATED: U.S. Treasury program to move economic-development, equity and entrepreneurship needles, soon to be revived.
ETN startup Stone Mountain Tech maps capital, foresees global reach, hundreds of homegrown E.TN jobs.
[Updated] Late-breaking budget amendment proposal may improve odds for funding core SBIR-STTR grant-matching program.
Today: ObjectiveGI | AgAdvisory | EPI Capital | TechTrans | IPE | Lemonade | IMAC | SESAC | Agilon | Nikola
Today: UTXO | Freedman | Heritage | Acquire | FINTOP | Sphere | Ditto | OZ | TNacity | Caduceus | IDB | Avondale | Harbert | Peaker and more.
(16+) Ricci | Whitney | Ghorashi | Dolan | Creel | Mann | Dent | Huddleston | Johns | Wilt | Ramkhelawan | Nagarajan | Ward | Eagle | McAdoo | Joseph
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Launch Tennessee and Life Science Tennessee look to maintain momentum.
UPDATED Advisors in place, early conversations with potential investors underway, founder seeks increased market traction.
Creating impactful companies, changing communities, and nurturing collaboration are just parts of her answer.
Amid pandemic and General Assembly session looming, 'broadest sandbox program in the U.S.' is the goal.
Disruptive 3D Printing manufacturer, backed by a strategic that's backed by Momenta Ventures.
Snap board meeting on Friday covered key issues and produced mandate to seek a contract with Tucker.
New CEO for pro-veterans entrepreneurship efforts focuses on quality services, programs, true community impact.
[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
[updated] Capital raises, executive moves, venture plays, true startups and more.
Intelligent Mobility, Life Sciences, Energy, and Ag-Food networks bolster startup resources
[Updated] A gamble, sure, but the Pandemic Vintage of startups, capraises + executive moves may rival any we've seen in the past decade.
Jumpstart Capital liquidity, LaunchTN, Jammber, virus capital, Fintech, Healthcare, data, Vizion, spinup, spinout, and more updates.
Both LaunchTN and its sponsor, TN ECD, have begun responding to Comptroller requests ahead of hearings later this year.
VNC is here highlighting sessions tied to capital and scale-up. 36|86 also has many other valuable elements.
Annual grant competition draws rigorous programs from campus and accelerator advocates for entrepreneurship, investment.
Potentially pivotal capital-formation event tomorrow, TN investment assessment 'first close' at week's end.
Music innovation push, startup scouts, fintech, Y-Combinator entrant, Angel Tax Credit takers, partnerships, exec moves, resources + more...
New funds, startup capital raises, exec moves, innovation pushes, fintech, and a mayor who supports innovation.
Board voted today on her successor. Dolan made no disclosure of her plans.
Lofty goals, budget cuts and a mission made more challenging amid pandemic and economic pandemonium.
[updated] Capital raises, LaunchTN + Jumpstart updates, M&A, Lifesci deals, Schulz on Chamber, 4 Bridges expansion + more.
[updated] Data science, machine learning tech and prediction services startup brings to bear its SDOH learning curve.
Music production, gamification, fan engagement, shout-out market, backend management and more up for grabs.
Gov. Bill Lee updates us, plus 17 venture updates and resources on telemed, M&A and more.
Opportunities for startup growth and service are plentiful in the new Pandemic Era.
[updated] Conference, tourism and other travel decision-makers worldwide are continually adapting to shifting conditions.
[updated] Convenors say tracks are clear for OZ-advantaged real estate and operating business developments.
[updated] Market Access program prioritizes quickly connecting with customers, vendors, and strategic partners
LTN board and leadership top for empowering ecosystem from post within the partner ranks.
Could lessons learned translate into new push for the innovation economy?
CEO Margaret Dolan has gained an exec who apparently knows a valuable badass when she sees one.
Black female CEO shares 'what it takes' and underscores listening and learning, no matter what.
[Updated] No successor currently being recruited for the role, the fourth mid-level post vacated in the past year.
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Launch Tennessee builds the profile of its Innovation Capital Continuum.
[Updated) There's sharpened focus on capital, as well as on entrepreneurial infrastructure and regional strategy.
A rigorous study of TN lifesciences is afoot and advocates are clearly positioning to push for public and private support.
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Launch Tennessee, Electro-Active, Dynamo, CET, EPIcenter, and more updated in today's roundup.
Eberhardt & Bell press forward with tech solution developed in Nashville for global market.
Meetups blend LaunchTN mission, Kauffman funding, Engine advocate, constituents getting to know legislators.
Startup and growth-oriented entrepreneurship program taking 2020 applications now, through Dec. 15, 2019.
Lackey's latest, Music tech, OZ players, VU Ventures Group, LaunchTN, DRS CMO, Jumpstart Foundry and more.
VCs team with TennesSeed Funders to create momentum to feed flywheel effect in TN economy.
[updated] Straight-talking commercialization and capital advisors from Austin, Nashville and Lexington converge, Aug. 29.
The latest generation of ventures spawned from TN campuses suggests competition must've been intense.
$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.
Event could top last year's 1,200 registrants, including 100 or more presenters, hundreds of serial entrepreneurs and investors.
Tennessee Tech alumna and entrepreneurship intern gets the job.
Updated: Moneytree report from PwC and CBInsights is out, plus we have field notes on TN and Opportunity Zones.
Updated: 21 items on TN capital raises, advisors, entrepreneurs and strategies.
Founder has raised north of $8MM, recruited growing ranks of farmers since inception.
HealthStream ties-up with early-growth cos, Alphabet-backed Clover hits Music City, a startup's $6MM raise, money for June Medical, HempTenn, BeastBrands, SmartRIA, and much more.
Earlier successful exit and relo to homestead in Tennessee helped pave the way for latest gambit.
[Updated] Director joins from PwC as tech development and entrepreneurship nonprofit pursues FY20 funding, strategic objectives.
Commercialization and availability of capital now more fully staffed for a strategic push forward.
As bill-filing deadlines loom, bills that shape TN economy, startups, entrepreneurial momentum are in prospect.
Co-founders Gatto & Whitney keep tacking in healthcare's crosswinds, complete 6th capraise of $21MM, its largest to date.
LaunchTN matches have now supported 24 fledgling firms, mainly in energy, materials and health/biomedical.
Lee Cabinet choices affect ECD, LaunchTN, others..plus updates on capital raises.
Biannual Science & Technology Index shows some TN gains, but weakspots among growth factors
Exits may be ahead for Brentwood-Tullahoma firm seeking stakes in early-stage coastal targets, but at Nashville valuations.
Another batch of entrepreneurial and investment movers, shakers and TBDs.
A sobering report from Brookings Institution researchers inevitably shows there's work yet to be done.
Longtime entrepreneurial consultant and Ingram Industries executive gets the nod.
Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.
Latest updates on capital raises, partners, advisors and more.
Bolus of funding seems likely to produce tidal surge of momentum in region's innovation economy.
[updated] Social-impact technology startup aims to leverage first-to-market advantage in national rollout.
[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.
Having raised north of $7MM and bet on nearly two-dozen ventures, firm founders have traction.
Pass, Punt, Run, Dribble -- Ticket-buyers should have gameplan to get most out of events Aug. 27-30 in Nashville.
Brock steams ahead, with a successor CEO likely to be tapped before year-end.
Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.
[updated] The applications window will soon open for the DOE-backed technology commercialization program.
Finalists are to pitch Aug. 28 during 36|86 event in Nashville.
[updated] High-energy team builder prepares for his next entrepreneurial or service act.
Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.
LaunchTN pushes, TN fintech pivot person, Kisber in K-TENN, capraises for SIGNiX, Metova, others.
Simplr's $8MM Series A, Resolute and Americoin raises, Blockchain congregating and more.
Money, moves and management in 30 telegraphic updates from MidTn and State ecosystems.
[Updated] Startup completed $13M Series A.
LaunchTN funding would rise in latest interpretation from state agencies.
There are similar models in Georgia and other states, some involving a mix of public and private funds.
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (dba Launch Tennessee) refreshes board.
CEO Charlie Brock unveils robust plan for LTN advancement, but may be facing budget headwinds.
State and regional events of interest.
Innovation growth draws innovation-centric pro's -- VNC poll provides hint of incubent advisor standings.
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
'Free-market' combatant of industry incentives may face new players pursuing legislated benefits.
[updated] A seasoned crossborder entrepreneur says he's homesteading in Nashville, for now.
[updated] A pronounced rise in overall ranking comes with weaker showing on some of 25 dimensions.
Applications for investment consideration are being taken now.
'Erosion' in TN investment? Major IT and software cos' raises, TN fund recruiting, startup updates and more.
Exec says harassment 'unacceptable' and LaunchTN will advocate broad adoption of planned policy model
Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.
Exec averse to encouraging all to 'shoot for the middle', notes need for champion investors.
10: VCs' visions, VU exec on healthtech morass, capital raises, startups, sage words from KaiserPerm CEO.
A rich program with speakers by the dozen, including 10 VCs on the stage.
Entrepreneur Jeff Brown works long hours, but loves expanding the Mid-TN ecosystem.
With more than 1,000 attendees projected for the annual conference, Villagers get scrutiny.
Fourteen telegraphic items on startups, investments, exits and more in Tennessee and region.
Entrepreneur who also leads mentor network says his new firm is operational.
Resources that might provide refreshment for those looking to advance Tennessee innovation.
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Less than a month into the mission, new Center director targets numerous objectives.
With the General Assembly and Governor in full budget mode, LaunchTN assesses its options.
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Talked about for a year or more, the effort gets fresh momentum
VTC This entrepreneur must not be working part-time.
More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.
Former MRA exec, turnaround guy and member of the J.C. Bradford diaspora named.
LaunchTN CEO agrees it'd be great to have more data and analyses about all this.
The 3rd cohort has apparently been finely sifted in an effort to ensure success is baked-in.
Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
Journalists to be excluded, Dem's not invited to panel.
TTDC releases another interesting group of startups from instate and out-of-state.
Another regional accelerator goes-it alone, capital formation numbers, and more.
Boyd & Brock of LaunchTN respond on sustainability, Healthcare, Rural Metrics and more.
After six years at ECD agency, Tennessee native returns to private sector.
Entrepreneurs who exited America Access Transport for logistics, transportation startup program.
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Resolute Capital's Fund IV, HCA CEO to speak, new LaunchTN SBIR-STTR writing grants and more.
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
Departing tech-centric Bay Area, co-founder cites Nashville's numerous advantages.
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Question mark hangs over Nashville's shot at being a Consumer startup breeder.
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
TORCH of Chattanooga won the prize.
VTC We've proven we can attract cool companies. How do get them to stay?
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
Johnson City duo is way down the road with their techdev, ahead of investor pitch.
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
IF the first year was great, Year 2 of Project Music is surely greater.
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
VTC Teams arriving for array of Memphis accelerators.
More than 50 entrepreneurs represented in companies in flock of Memphis accelerators.
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.
Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.
Search for entrepreneurship lead begins soon, lead for Ag network is set.
Michael Burcham's term as NACIE co-chair ends in October.
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
VTC Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
Some new public-private stratagems for commercialization may emerge this spring and summer.
[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
Here's a rundown on this week's venture pitches during LST's annual meeting
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; details of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader