|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.||'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
|3.||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
|4.||BCA execs creating $25MM fund here|
In a buyer's market and with incentives for fund creation proliferating, well known Nashvillians make their move
By Milt Capps Lasted updated 2:55 p.m. / Published Friday, July 10, 2009 12:53 pm
|5.||Nashville Capital Network prepares twin deals|
Sid Chambless says he's hanging on for the ride, as NCN queues-up two more financing deals, leveraging its new Fund with investors from 50-Angel network
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 16, 2008 7:39 am
|6.||Statewide 'Tennessee Angel Fund' launched as TNInvestco deadline nears|
Sid Chambless has gained a third leadership hat, as Nashville Capital Network and its allies launch a third investment vehicle
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:28 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:32 pm
|7.||NeighborMD's $2.5MM raise attracts Nashville Capital Network |
Healthcare gets another boost from local investors, successfully closes round.
By VNC staff updated Feb. 7, 2012 11:57 a.m. / Published Monday, January 9, 2012 9:00 am
|8.||Angel-backed Chattanooga Renaissance Fund launches|
Brock of FourBridges joins XMi-linked Lupton executive in finishing-out Chattanooga early-stage infrastructure
By Milt Capps Updated 5:45 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 15, 2011 9:56 am
|9.||Executive Comments Endorsments|
Published Friday, January 7, 2005 12:49 pm
|10.||ISO Capital: American Hometown Media, OnFocus Healthcare sally forth|
Hammond and Mason are leading these growth companies' capital raises
By Milt Capps Updated 10:46 a.m. / Published Friday, December 16, 2011 9:23 am
|11.||Inova Payroll gets $1MM bump from CRF, Nashville Angels|
Farsheed Ferdowsi updates us on the raise he saw coming in VNC's earlier story
By Milt Capps Updated 12:25 p.m. / Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:13 am
|12.||TTDC, Mind2Marketplace relationship expands|
With ties to key members of the Congressional delegation, M2M has a leg-up in seeking funding of various sorts
By Milt Capps Last Updated 1:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, April 21, 2009 12:12 pm
|13.||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
|14.||Advisors: LBMC took its time picking pivotal M&A services leader|
Firm feels it surprised some folks by doubling-down on transactions-services work.
Milt Capps edit 3:44 p.m. / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:00 am
|15.||NewsBits, December 20, 2010|
Nashville Capital Network has plans, that Amazon deal, a new incubator in Bradley and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 20, 2010 10:50 am
|16.||Former HMS chief Stephenson now Condra's president/COO|
at Dalcon Communications, says Linkedin entry
[Confirmed] Dalcon now sports a gathering of Tech eagles.
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 12, 2012 / Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:27 pm
|17.||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
|18.||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
|19.||State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities|
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
By Milt Capps Updated 6:27 AM Oct. 27, 2009 / Published Monday, October 26, 2009 1:50 pm
|20.||LaunchTN names Capital Formation, Entrepreneurship leaders|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC), aka Launch Tennessee, fills posts.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:45 pm
|21.||JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital|
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
By Milt Capps Updated 8:39 a.m. / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am
|22.||Video as a Service: Smartvue seeks Angels, gives Hapner new wings|
Marty Renkis isn't backing-off his $100 million goal, as he works to finesse his B Round raise and adds a veteran IT exec to push sales
Milt Capps Updated 0827 June 19 / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:25 pm
|23.||TriStar Technology Ventures files for $40MM capital raise for Tech Fund II|
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
By Milt Capps updated 10:01 a.m. / Published Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:57 am
|24.||Digital Nashville launches innovation mentorship service|
DN's new service is aimed at corporate innovators and freelancers, as well as entrepreneurs, and leaves the capital-raising to others
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:33 AM Oct. 27, 2009 / Published Monday, October 26, 2009 11:01 am
|25.||Venture Notes - November 29, 2018|
HealthIT startup winds-down, VC tags talent for Nashville, Angels raising, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:00 pm
|26.||Board of directors update for Nashville Technology Council|
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
Adapted from NTC press release / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 7:12 am
|27.||BreatheAmerica B-round hits $22MM with Essex Woodlands in lead|
A veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another stride toward scaling-up his venture.
VNC Staff updated Sept. 6, 2011 / Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:09 am
|28.||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
|29.||VenturePeople: Heritage Group gains Wallace from SVLS|
Nashville VC finds his way home and once more into the healthcare arena
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:20 am
|30.||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
|31.||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
|32.||Pathfinder Therapeutics gets $5.2MM A-round infusion|
After a long sojourn in the VC desert, a VU spinout finds it A-round lead in North Carolina
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:06 pm
|33.||Nashville 'venture creed' could be powerful|
Declaring Nashville's strengths could help startups like Bravato Music, and help entrepreneurs and investors create common ground
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1:03 pm
|34.||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
|35.||VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named|
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 25, 2008 8:06 am
|36.||VC CEO steps aside for new man at Pathfinder Therapeutics|
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
By Milt Capps UPDATED 12:44 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:40 am
|37.||Tennessee Angel Fund|
At left, Sid Chambless
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|38.||Farr sides with Angels, sees tougher investor standards as 'paternalistic' and hurting ventures|
Revenue Commissioner notes that his focus is tightly focused on expanding and tweaking TNInvestco
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 11:04 am
|39.||Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role|
[updated] NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.
Milt Capps updated 10 July 2017 / Published Thursday, October 27, 2016 5:15 pm
At left, Townes Duncan
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|41.||Condra's Amplion Clinical Communications elevates Grant to presidency|
Cisco, Adreima, IBM veteran shoulders growth-stage responsibilities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 1, 2017 9:15 am
|42.||Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan|
for technology & emerging companies
Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am
|43.||PEOPLE: Anand Sanwal's CB Insights has eyes on Nashville + Tennessee|
A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 8, 2014 1:30 pm
|44.||FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund|
bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
By VNC Staff Updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:09 pm
|45.||Capital Confirmation reports bank mandates, growth surge|
Major banks and accounting firms are mandating use of Brentwood company's technology
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 21, 2009 4:53 am
|46.||Pathfinder Therapeutics CEO is out|
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:08 am
|47.||Briefly: TNInvestco officials will discuss 'shortcomings' of losing bids|
State officials who ran the recent TNInvestco competition say they have an open door
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:55 p.m., Nov. 16, 2009 / Published Monday, November 16, 2009 11:46 am
|48.||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
|49.||'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
|50.||NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010|
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:52 a.m. / Published Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:15 am
|51.||ShareableInk CEO 'not yet convinced' he can build techco in Nashville|
Steve Hau is hopeful that he can not only change healthcare for the better, but join other locals in creating an engineer's haven
By Milt Capps updated 12:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:58 am
|52.||Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup|
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm
|53.||Nashville's hotel-meetings Groups360 platform attracts $5MM|
Gaylord veterans continues to advance their matchmaking offering.
Updated Milt Capps 29 Dec 2016 / Published Thursday, September 3, 2015 2:47 pm
|54.||TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'|
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
By Milt Capps Last Updated July 17 10:40 a.m. / Published Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:13 pm
|55.||Healthier NTC will refocus on venture ties and serving Nashville region|
With regional ambitions and a foundation restored, Fetherling assumes NTC command from Costantine
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:10 am
|56.||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
|57.||NEWSBITS, Feb. 11, 2010|
Carried-interest threat to VCs' takehome..VU on entrepreneurship..Microloans in the Boro..Solar investment and more...
By Milt Capps Updated 4:40 p.m. / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:38 pm
|58.||Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round|
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
By Milt Capps updated May 26, 2012 / Published Monday, May 14, 2012 10:08 am
|59.||Dan Hammond's American Hometown Media cooks-up $5MM Series B raise|
[updated] Serial media entrepreneur Dan Hammond knows way 'round venture kitchen.
Milt Capps Updated 20 Oct. 2015 / Published Monday, August 4, 2014 2:30 pm
|60.||Venture Notes - June 13, 2018|
Capital raises by SportsSense, 7 Springs, Branch Technology, Ambition, Freightwaves and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:00 pm
|61.||Briefly: Nashville Technology Council freshens its board|
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
By Staff Updated 2:14 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am
|62.||Tech Economy: TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs|
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:19 pm
|63.||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
|64.||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
|65.||edo Interactive: $20MM Series E, Badran CEO, Braswell exec chairman|
Venture-backed edo's new CEO is based in Chicago.
Press release - updated May 26, 2015 / Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:00 pm
|66.||Venture Notes - 23 May 2017|
AIC-TTU | SAGENTS | NCN | FCA Venture | Change:HC | Hashed Health | GigEcon
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 pm
|67.||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
|68.||Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader|
Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 16, 2009 11:18 am
|69.||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
|70.||Venture Notes, 17 June 2016|
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 4:32 pm
|71.||Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011|
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am
|72.||Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus|
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 7, 2008 10:56 am
|73.||Brian Fox: Taking Confirmation global like launching series of startups|
Post-sale, Nashville native leads growth push, tracks M&A targets, and grows his Angel/LP investment portfolio.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:15 pm
|74.||Nashville Medical Trade Center team blitzes NV influentials|
[Updated] At the end of an intensive week of meetings here, the CEO of the proposed trade center says a competing NYC group offered has made overtures
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:45 p.m., Aug. 23 / Published Friday, August 21, 2009 9:40 am
|75.||Venture Notes - December 19, 2018|
People on the move, capraises for Soccer, healthIT and others -- and maybe a tech employer in play.
By Milt Capps updated Jan. 7, 2019 / Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:48 pm
|76.||Noted: Pathfinder Therapeutics has named Jim Cloar president, CEO|
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
By VNC Staff updated March 6, 2012 8:36 a.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 2:24 pm
|77.||FinTech: Capital Confirmation eyes $20MM revenue, broadens global stride|
[updated] Chris Schellhorn and Brian Fox have roadmapped their way globally, like FinTech focus.
Milt Capps Updated Oct. 28, 2016 / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:00 am
|78.||Digital Reasoning Systems secures $24MM GS + Credit Suisse NEXT capital|
Press release / Published Thursday, October 9, 2014 9:00 am
|79.||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
|80.||Digital Reasoning Systems secures $24MM GS + Credit Suisse NEXT capital|
DRS's passage via the New York City Fintech accelerator was apparently right step.
Press release / Published Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:55 am
|81.||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
|82.||Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated|
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Published Monday, December 31, 2018 7:30 am
|83.||Nashville tech ventures to pitch at Southeast Venture Conference|
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:36 am
|84.||Dalcon and C7 Technologies put new alliance in context|
One CEO says 'meaningful use' may be the Y2K of this decade, and these firms see opportunities
By Milt Capps Updated 7:37 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:36 am
|85.||VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work|
Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup
By Milt Capps updated 31 August 0719 / Published Monday, August 27, 2012 12:54 pm
|86.||HRtech: XOi Technologies' founder aims for 'optionality' at inflection points|
Startup has raised more than $17MM and has entered Canada, UK markets.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:15 pm
|87.||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
|88.||Venture File: Solidus Company|
Townes Duncan and Vic Gatto now say grace over quite a clutch of portfolio companies
Milt Capps Last updated June 4, 2019 / Published Wednesday, December 10, 2008 9:51 am
|89.||Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO|
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm
|90.||Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B|
[Updated] About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.
Milt Capps Updated 2 April 2018 1046 / Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 1:00 pm
|91.||Cortac, Hubble Telemed and venture follow-ons get TNInvestco nods|
Seven portfolio companies get new or follow-on commitments, plus other updates.
By Milt Capps updated 7:15 p.m. / Published Monday, January 23, 2012 7:43 am
|92.||Stakes are rising for TTDC, as VC group presses for change|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation has a great gameplan, but the clock is ticking for policymakers, VCs, scientists and entrepreneurs
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 28, 2008 2:50 pm
|93.||Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit|
[Updated] Investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.
Milt Capps Updated 23 May 2019 / Published Monday, May 18, 2015 12:45 pm
|94.||LaunchTN eyes creation of model anti-sexual harassment policy|
Exec says harassment 'unacceptable' and LaunchTN will advocate broad adoption of planned policy model
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 17, 2017 5:45 pm
|95.||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
|96.||TNInvestco ranks may grow if idea gets legs|
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:35 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:49 pm
|97.||Fintech: Ed Braswell's G2Lytics startup targets sales-tax cheats globally|
[Updated] E-commerce sellers and others will want to know about this startup.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 23, 2017 10:15 am
|98.||Kozicki: Brentwood Capital Advisors eyes pure-play Technology deals|
Veteran of the Nashville HIT, software and entrepreneurial scenes joins boutique.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:06 pm
|99.||Nashville Tech Council wants more to 'Feel the Beat'|
Last night's awards bash at the Schermerhorn drew nearly 400, but NTC CEO says it's a launch to build upon
By Milt Capps Last updated 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28, 2009 / Published Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:08 am
|100.||Venture Notes - November 23, 2020|
19 updates on funds being raises, startups drawing attention, growth capital being raised.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 23, 2020 4:45 pm