|1.||Tennessee Angels investors expanding U.S. reach|
Budding U.S. network aims to increase deal flow and investment
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 1, 2008 1:23 pm
|2.||VTC: Angel Capital Group's Ewing wrangles deal flow, VentureIncite exits ETN|
Expanding multi-state network gets COO to manage opportunity pipeline
Milt Capps at VentureTennessee / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 9:30 am
|3.||Angel Capital Group to acquire RAIN Source Management, raise capital|
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
VTC Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 2:00 pm
|4.||Angel Capital Group outlines deal-syndication strategy|
Leveraging a North Carolina Angel-investing network and attempting to launch a microfund, the ACG hasn't lowered its expectations, as it makes a fresh push to gain traction in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 26, 2008 11:06 pm
|5.||'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow|
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
By Milt Capps updated 4:52 p.m. / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 12:34 pm
|6.||GrowthX partners eye $50MM fund, visit Nashville startups, investors|
[updated] Fledgling SFO VC and angel ties could be put to work in Tennessee.
Milt Capps updated 16 Nov. 2015 / Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:15 pm
|7.||Tech entrepreneurs make public pitches to Angels|
During today's event at Cummins Station, the Angel Capital Group takes another step toward transparency -- while a few caveats are offered by a veteran observer
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:16 am
|8.||Angel Tax Credit: Prayers for passage not on all lips|
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
By Milt Capps Updated 11:55 a.m. / Published Monday, April 11, 2011 8:34 am
|9.||Angels' complaint to Corker may precede stepped-up TN efforts |
In rare overt action, Angel advocates try out their legislative wings, in what may be a training flight for other efforts
By Milt Capps Updated 10:47 a.m. / Published Monday, March 22, 2010 8:31 am
|10.||Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis|
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am
|11.||Angel Capital Group, RightSide fund confirm collaboration|
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:44 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:42 am
|12.||Angel Capital Group leaders tackle 'rev-up' challenge|
ACG's fate is still unfolding, as its founder takes on co-owners with experience in Nashville culture, business finance and the ways of the world
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:34 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:15 pm
|13.||People: Local Angel Capital Group names chief for Knoxville|
ACG says it has expanded the ranks of its angel investors and has invested in four companies
By Milt Capps Last Updated 1:44 p.m. / Published Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:31 am
|14.||Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'|
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Milt Capps updated 14 April 2016 0721 / Published Friday, January 15, 2016 4:15 pm
|15.||VentureNotes: DAIO and Pearescope score|
Mobile and Social are popular criteria these days, and these seed-stage operations have lured investment.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:28 am
|16.||NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners|
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm
|17.||Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society|
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
Milt Capps updated 7:56 p.m. 26 June / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:21 pm
|18.||TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative|
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:39 am
|19.||Angel Capital Group updates Nashville and Appalachian microfunds|
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:08 am
|20.||CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint|
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 am
|21.||Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further|
[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.
Milt Capps updated 3:05 pm / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 1:45 pm
|22.||Angel Capital Group eyes creating microfund focused on Nashville HealthIT|
Persistence drives continued evolution for Seed-oriented group amid Series A crunch.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 9:12 am
|23.||LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30 pm
|24.||VentureNotes June 29, 2016|
Updates on InCrowd Capital, VRTIFY, Arkis, Addiction Campuses
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:05 pm
|25.||Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda|
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm
|26.||Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move|
As entrepreneurial tide keeps rising, accelerators and Angels test their wings
By Milt Capps updated 1:58 p.m. / Published Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:10 am
|27.||Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise|
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 8, 2014 2:22 pm
|28.||Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising|
Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 am
|29.||VenturePeople: LeShane Greenhill and Sagents|
With sales-revenue at a premium, this startup could prove smartly timed.
By Milt Capps updated 4:58 p.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:10 am
|30.||Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary|
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 27, 2009 1:12 pm
|31.||Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply|
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 9, 2008 5:43 pm
|32.||Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem|
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:00 am
|33.||Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;|
Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 3:45 am
|34.||VentureNotes: June 25, 2011|
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
By Milt Capps edit 10:35 a.m. June 26, 2011 / Published Monday, June 25, 2012 11:12 am
|35.||Angel Capital Group criteria and deal flow|
ACG shares its criteria and recent portfolio additions
Abstracts by VNC staff / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:28 pm
|36.||Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies|
[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.
Milt Capps updated Oct. 4, 2016 / Published Monday, December 28, 2015 5:00 pm
|37.||Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants|
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
Last Updated 2:21 p.m., Aug. 14, 2009 / Published Friday, August 14, 2009 9:31 am
Scott Ewing offers founders or enterprise owners his 'telltales' for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Published Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46 am
|39.||Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors comment|
on Nashville deal dynamics, traditions
Capital vs Culture may be the main event when entrepreneurs, investors go head to head
Staff / Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:15 am
|40.||VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010|
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:30 pm
|41.||Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide|
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:35 a.m. March 17, 2010 / Published Monday, March 1, 2010 10:50 am
|42.||Venture Notes - January 16, 2020|
13 new capital moves by Pharos, Relode, Blueprint, Curex, Claritas, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:00 am
|43.||In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation|
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
By Milt Capps Updated 12:14 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am
|44.||NewBits, March 14, 2011|
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am
|45.||JumpStart Foundry wants tech-enabled startups by Friday|
March 18th is the fish-or-cut-bait date for teams of would-be entrepreneurs who want 90 days worth of rations to tide them over during a push toward launch
By VNC Staff Updated March 14, 2011, 4:56 a.m. / Published Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:41 pm
|46.||NEWSBITS, Jan. 19, 2010|
OnFocus Healthcare's new cap raise underway, Joe Cook appointment, Inkflip update, Venture Pitch events and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:13 am
|47.||'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls|
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:15 am
|48.||'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls|
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:14 pm
|49.||The VNC Reader's Guide to the Best of 2008|
'Respect must be paid' to 2008, with a sample drawn from nearly 200 VNC stories, setting the stage for 2009
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 2, 2009 2:15 pm
|50.||People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup|
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Milt Capps updated 24 July 2014 10:50 a.m. / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:45 pm
|51.||Knoxville's Reviewbox sold, Horey eagerly joins PE-backed Talkwalker|
Tennessee SaaS entrepreneur sets out on journey that could include IPO by global acquirer.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:49 pm
|52.||LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks|
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:54 am
|53.||Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,|
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
By Milt Capps updated 12:19 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 7:49 am
|54.||VCs form industry consortium, as TNInvestco nears kickoff|
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
By Milt Capps Last updated 12:16 PM, July 28 / Published Monday, July 27, 2009 7:25 am
|55.||TNInvestco funds stay busy with further tech-sector investments|
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
By Milt Capps updated 8:46 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:35 am
|56.||Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city|
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
Milt Capps Updated 5:11 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 7, 2009 11:42 am
|57.||Start-up 'Border Jump' leaps into Aeropost alliance|
Ad execs aim for international e-commerce, thanks in part to links to former Bluestar co-founder Goldner
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 13, 2009 8:01 am
|58.||LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO|
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
By Milt Capps corrected 3:24 p.m. / Published Monday, August 6, 2012 11:25 am
|59.||Venture Notes - 11 April 2017|
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Milt Capps updated 12 April 2017 / Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:15 pm
|60.||Venture Notes - June 12, 2020|
New Angel fund, resource for family offices, OZ fund, Innova bets, Techstars eyes Knox, batch of raises, exec moves + more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 12, 2020 3:16 pm
|61.||Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing|
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
By Milt Capps Updated 9:42 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:35 pm
|62.||NewsBits, February 7, 2011|
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
By Milt Capps Updated 7:54 a.m. 9 Feb / Published Monday, February 7, 2011 7:53 am
|63.||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.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:15 pm
|64.||Baker Donelson programs advance Atlanta Cybersec accelerator + HealthIT|
[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.
Milt Capps Updated 25 May 2016 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 2:45 pm
|65.||3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants|
$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.
By Milt Capps updated July 23, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:45 pm
|66.||'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches|
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
By Milt Capps Updated 10:20 a.m., Sept. 26, 2009 / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm
|67.||Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products|
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:39 pm
|68.||Venture Notes - 6 December 2017|
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 pm
|69.||Venture Notes - May 11, 2016|
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Milt Capps Dart Music item updated 26 July, 2016 / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:13 pm
|70.||Customers queued, SIGNiX asks $5MM from VCs|
For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity
By Milt Capps Last Updated March 27, 2010 at 6:40 p.m. / Published Monday, March 22, 2010 6:26 am
|71.||Nashville Business Incubation Center strategic review advances|
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
By Milt Capps updated 3:55 p.m. / Published Monday, January 30, 2012 8:12 am
|72.||Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model|
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Milt Capps last edited 0815 23 Jan. 2016 / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00 pm
|73.||VentureNotes, September 10, 2012|
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 10, 2012 7:53 am
|74.||Venture Notes -- April 8, 2019|
Weaver mulls spinout, Angels active, fintech adds, SiRanch bucks, tech commercialization, Briovation bread on the waters and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:43 pm
|75.||Venture Notes - May 14, 2019|
News from Frist Cressey, fintechs, Washtopia, Episode Sols, Sphere, Veterans VC, FedEx, Ballast, VendEngine, and many more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:07 pm
|76.||Venture Notes -- Aug. 1, 2019|
OppZone platform in works, Legility M&A, SEC filings, Veteran Ventures, H2O and Lirio raises and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 1, 2019 4:48 pm
|77.||TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism|
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
By Milt Capps Updated 7:28 p.m. / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am
|78.||TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs|
and investors begin charting path forward
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014 / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:03 pm
|79.||Venture Notes -- August 21, 2019|
32 actionable and/or useful news, people and background bulletins focused on Tennessee entrepreneurship and capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:42 pm