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1.Waddey Patterson IP lawyer ranks rising
Firm founded by two former engineers will soon have a record number of Nashville-based lawyers
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:24 pm

2.Waddey & Patterson adds IP lawyer in Nashville
Nashville's largest pure IP and patents law firm continues to add attorneys
Staff Report / Published Tuesday, November 24, 2009 9:26 am

3.Commercialization: Eagle's VU team launching Vitalnx Corporation
Med Center and Biomed Engineering faculty and students collaborate in commercialization effort
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:45 am

4.Fauchet to succeed Ken Galloway as Dean
of Vanderbilt University School of Engineering

Vanderbilt University's 34-ranked Engineering Schools bows recognition of one Dean's contributions, announces his successor
VNC Staff updated 1:47 p.m. / Published Thursday, December 8, 2011 11:30 am

IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry
collaboration in Information Technologies

IDEAS begins with straight talk from the VU campus about Nashville's IT challenges and opportunities
Published Monday, February 13, 2012 6:07 am

6.Feb. 25: Design for America Co-founder Chung at VU School of Engineering
[updated] Trained as Engineer, school by Life in empathy as a key design ingredient for social good.
Milt Capps updated 27 Feb. 2016 / Published Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:30 pm

7.VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security
Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 25, 2016 11:15 am

8.OOPSLA! Nashville hosts milestone computer-languages event
Though we hear over and over that Nashville isn't top o' mind in software and technologies, a major conference here this fall serves as a reminder of the true depth of local resources.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 11, 2008 5:23 pm

9.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

10.Google exec who launched Earth, Moon & Mars
returns to Vanderbilt School of Engineering

Chikai Ohazama, a Vanderbilt Engineering alum, drops-in later this week to share his Google adventure with students
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:23 am

11.Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force
advances at VU School of Engineering

Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 15, 2014 3:46 pm

12.Vanderbilt names former Harvard exec to CFO post
Former U.S. Navy officer brings Boston Consulting Group credentials to post, as well
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 6, 2009 8:22 am

13.LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
Submitted, updated 18 March 16 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 3:31 pm

14.Investment Scorecard execs are at it, again
Maxwell, Blankenship have nearly completed a raise, according to SEC filing
Milt Capps UPDATED 12:36 P.M. / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2008 6:56 am

15.Tech Commercialization Notes - April 28, 2021
Current and future startups being spawned by TTO focused on commercializing innovation.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:00 am

16.VU-branded 'Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp' to debut via Trilogy partnership
Helping meet tech-talent demand in Nashville beyond, while extending VU brand are among primary goals.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:45 am

17.VU School of Engineering alumni spawn businesses
It may be only the tip of the Engineering iceberg at Vanderbilt, but here's a sample of the fruits of education and research
By Milt Capps Last updated 10:04 p.m. / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 10:01 am

18.'Smart' tech ventures spawned by VU student-entrepreneurs
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:22 p.m. / Published Friday, August 14, 2009 9:20 am

19.Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
Milt Capps Updated 18 Nov 1346 / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:51 am

20.Grajewski: VU Innovation Center likely to seal some partnerships by August
Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 25, 2016 1:01 pm

21.VU Engineering alum helms new Engage VC with Atlanta corporate impetus
New firm is closely allied with ATDC and Georgia Tech, first cohort app deadline July 8.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:30 pm

22.Vanderbilt University seeks to become a hub for music research in the heart of Music City
New program could influence music-entertainment-ed entrepreneurship.
Submitted / Published Thursday, September 3, 2015 9:01 am

23.Tennesseans push Industry-Scitech partnering in D.C.
VU, Bart Gordon, ORNL among partners: Meeting in D.C. seeks better ways to link business, science and national labs
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, December 7, 2008 7:30 pm

24.President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:15 pm

25.Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic
After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.
Milt Capps edits 10:07 a.m. Oct. 4, 2014 / Published Friday, October 3, 2014 3:00 pm

26.The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness
[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system
By Milt Capps May 13, 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:51 am

27.Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups
The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.
Milt Capps Edit July 30, 2015 / Published Monday, July 27, 2015 3:15 pm

28.Scientist asks Nashville help, VU institutes move to Music Row
Prominent technology groups need more than better real estate to compete in 'brutally' competitive funding environment
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 30, 2008 9:33 pm

29.Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
Milt Capps last edited 6:23pm Feb. 5, 2016 / Published Friday, February 5, 2016 3:00 pm

30.People: Charleson Bell, Ph.D., innovator at Vanderbilt University
Still fully engaged Postdoc Fellow has entrepreneurial vision.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 18, 2016 3:39 pm

31.Wearables startup WiseWear's Series A underway, plans Nashville office
Founder spent nearly a decade here earning degrees at Vanderbilt University.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 13, 2017 1:45 pm

32.VUMC's Jacobson will never buy lunch in this town, again
Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:25 pm

33.Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Milt Capps Updated 17 March 2016 / Published Monday, February 1, 2016 12:00 pm

34.Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase
[Updated] nPhase CEO identified. Software with global users and a serious track record is a friendly target.
Milt Capps updated 6 March 2016 / Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 3:00 pm

35.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

36.VU Space-Defense institute growing on Music Row
When NASA, Boeing, Cisco and others look for savvy about vulnerability of microelectronics, they look to ISDE
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 6, 2009 8:22 am

37.Cybersecurity startup Optio Labs creates Nashville dev foothold with VUSE grad
The Cyber-industrial complex creates a foothold in Music City, as cyber risks proliferate
By Milt Capps updated 2:17 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012 10:37 am

38.Kodiak tech venture is latest from Engineering grads making Nashville home
A Virginian and a Chicagoan set up shop in Nashville to pursue their ed-tech startup
By Milt Capps updated 1:58 p.m. / Published Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:51 am

39.Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center
[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
Milt Capps Updated 1 Nov. 2015 / Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:30 am

40.NVille's Virtuoso Surgical talks with coastal bankers
ahead of $3MM Seed raise

Technology commercialization venture preps Seed and letter-round raises.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018 4:30 pm

At left, Fran Marcum
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

42.Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?
[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.
Milt Capps updated Nov. 16, 2015 4:20pm / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 2:45 pm

43.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

44.VU OGSM reveals Ventures Group; Owens succeeds Grajewski at Wond'ry
Mixture of Entrepreneurship and innovation are further stirred and shaken at VU.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 7, 2019 11:45 am

45.Startup Stroll preps $1.5MM Seed raise to catch destination-marketing wave
Eberhardt & Bell press forward with tech solution developed in Nashville for global market.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:00 pm

46.Bouncing Ideas: VU prof takes 'non-trivial' science to Microsoft
Preparing for a visit to Mount Microsoft, this VU Engineering scientist shares his thoughts about his low-profile work in an area some others think could provide further energy for the Big Bang in video-on-demand. Given a glimpse of the findings, one local entrepreneur doesn't find it 'trivial', at all.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 6, 2008 8:24 am

47.Video-content monetizer GameWisp raised $843K, has runway to Series A
[updated] Two Vanderbilt alumni target celeb-streamers who seek shares in 200MM fan universe.
Milt Capps updated / Published Friday, February 5, 2016 1:00 pm

48.InfoWorks' Clayton names Heard president
Citing confidence in the face of economy, veteran Nashville technology executive entrusts reins to long-time Nashville executive
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 3, 2008 1:09 pm

49.Venture Notes - February 8, 2016
[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
Milt Capps updated 3 May 2016 / Published Monday, February 8, 2016 5:15 pm

50.Grajewski: VU brands the Wond'ry innovation center, ramps-up programs
The new center's portfolio, mission, identity and reach are getting steadily sharper.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 27, 2016 5:30 pm

51.Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
By Milt Capps Last updated 9:38 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Wednesday, November 4, 2009 1:33 pm

52.Vanderbilt University steps-up pace in pursuit of international agenda
VU seeks reputational gains, greater awareness of research, more diversity.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 22, 2017 3:45 pm

53.Nashville startup PredictGov joins Duke Law Tech Lab, eyes capital raises
AI-Machine Learning-oriented startup must consider other HQ cities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 23, 2017 8:00 am

54.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

55.VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2015 3:00 pm

56.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

57.VenturePeople, June 20, 2011
Ian Rogers from TopSpin, Lehmans on the move, VUSE prof knows something of ventures, new UT ag exec, Avondale analyst and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 20, 2011 8:19 am

58.Universal Robotics sets VC round, plants flag in N'ville
UR has a tight grip on its Vanderbilt technology license, as it prepares to go to market, globally
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:42 p.m. Dec. 8, 2009 / Published Monday, December 7, 2009 2:45 pm

59.CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months
[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville
Milt Capps Updated April 27, 2016 / Published Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:25 pm

60.Strategy: Startup ComputeCycles seeks 'defensible' IoT mobile-app roles
Returning to Tennessee, software entrepreneur says Tennessee can be Tech hotbed
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 11, 2014 5:30 am

61.Automotive supplier Dana Corp. has tech scout and liaison in Nashville
For those hoping companies will leverage TN assets, Eve Steigerwalt is among key contacts.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 21, 2015 8:30 am

62.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

63.Venture Notes - Dec. 5, 2016
Update on Angel Tax Credit, Jobs recruitment and more.
Milt Capps updated Dec. 6, 2016 5:24pm / Published Monday, December 5, 2016 8:30 am

64.Metro Innovation: Music City Center adopts
VUSE Prof's wayfinding app by startup Ziiio

Other cities may want Ziiio app, and startup's VU license sets stage for entry into healthcare
Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014 10:15 am

65.VentureNotes: Consensus Point, Tandum, PinPtr, HouseLens
[Updated] Startups' capital raises, one leadership shift may be driven by Mayor's race
Milt Capps updated 6 Nov. 2014 / Published Monday, September 15, 2014 3:37 pm

66.Reporter's Notebook:
VU Music, Mind & Society Program may feed Nashville innovation

Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 15, 2016 10:30 am

67.NEXT TN: Research-industry-capital links are key
to state's intellectual-property commercialization

An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:54 am

68.MedPass Health data-workflow startup aces Seed round, eyes Series A raise
[updated] This immunization data-collection startup is being accelerated via a university alliance.
Milt Capps Updated Nov. 14, 2016 / Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:45 pm

69.Internet of Things: BLEON's Filaroski eyes $1MM raise for Beacon entry
Serial entrepreneur maps-out a fast track for his Internet of Things entry
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 4, 2014 1:15 pm

70.VU inventors' Adaptive Technology startup faces IntelliCane funding hurdles
Startup commercializing VU IP to reduce injury, death and mitigate $50BN annual medical spend.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 19, 2018 10:45 am

71.eProcurement startup GreenLight Medical maps Series A-B raises
[Updated] Nebraska-born Dirks believes e-procurement startup likely to thrive in Nashville ecosystem.
Milt Capps Last updated 13 Oct 2017 0910 / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 2:30 pm

72.NewsBits, May 23, 2011
New VC council forming, less TNInvestco info, Marcums' Tullhoma venture Launch Pad and news here and elsewhere
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 23, 2011 8:29 am

73.New Beasley-Rolfe PE firm targets 'business orphans'
Leveraging personal networks, two entrepreneurs look for things bigger companies should sell.
By Milt Capps Updated 11:51 a.m. / Published Monday, April 11, 2011 7:54 am

74.CEO Sinead Miller charts PATH EX course to capital, partner & market
Startup's expanding universe of advisors, allies and potential funders may be approaching critical mass.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:45 am

75.NewsBits, May 11, 2011
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:10 p.m. / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:21 am

76.Venture Notes - 12 June 2017
Updates on LaunchTN, entrepreneurs once and future, Vanderbilt, ORNL, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 1:00 pm

77.Opening gambit: DisastersNet partners with HealthStream
The stakes for hospitals are high and rising, amid disasters and other incidents, and two tech-driven Nashville companies respond
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:25 am

78.Venture Notes - 28 November 2016
A fresh dozen items from around the state of interest to the venture sector.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 28, 2016 8:30 am

79.NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
By Milt Capps updated 29 Oct. 9:35 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am

80.LASSO aims to corral $4MM+ Series A for workforce management platform
[updated] Serial entrepreneur Sifford sees array of vertical markets ahead.
Milt Capps updated 17 July 2017 1214 / Published Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:00 pm

81.Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
By Milt Capps Updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:07 am

82.Venture Notes - December 6, 2018
Mayor Briley maker-manufacturer initiatives, capital raises aplenty and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:52 pm

83.NewsBits, May 3, 2011
Speaker Harwell's tech agenda.. Schulz on ECD strategy.. new TN tech jobs.. Chattanooga Ventures.. Dream CS, DigiChart and more..
By Milt Capps Updated 9:14 a.m. / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:06 am

84.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

85.Beat Check: Sitemason. No news, just want you to know they're not hiring
Two of Nashville's Internet veterans seem to be sailing through the economic downturn, in a venture that's really going somewhere, slowly.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, November 29, 2008 4:22 pm

86.Intelligent Systems wins Sohr Grant at VU Owen GSM, eyes Seed raise
CEO Timothy Darrah will present his company to the Vanderbilt Ventures Group this month.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 7, 2020 11:44 am

87.Venture Notes - 1 May 2017
Fourteen telegraphic items on startups, investments, exits and more in Tennessee and region.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 1, 2017 9:45 am

88.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

89.NewsBits, April 18, 2011
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 18, 2011 9:38 am

90.NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
By Milt Capps Updated 2:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:37 am

91.Wearables: Mark Harris-led HeroWear raising Seed, maps Series A round
Serial entrepreneur leverages technology create by Vanderbilt University investigators.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 5, 2020 11:15 am

92.NewsBits, April 4, 2011
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
By Milt Capps Updated 9:15 a.m. / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am

93.Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:30 pm

94.Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
Milt Capps updated 8 June 2017 / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 4:00 pm

95.Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 pm

96.Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
Milt Capps updated 28 February 2016 / Published Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:15 am

97.Software founder exits Doorport to PointCentral, recounts startup journey
Tennessee native, VU EE grad takes vision from startup to exit in under 4 years, still embracing both risk and calling.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 26, 2020 3:52 pm

98.Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 pm

99.Venture Notes - June 1, 2021
Eighteen updates on startups, capital raises, and more from TN, KY, ALA
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 1, 2021 3:43 pm

100.Venture Notes - February 1, 2021
Action: UGP, Grabbr, VoluMetrix, SSM Partners, new PE fund, FINTOP, FilterX, Redwood, SocialBot, Shockwave.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 1, 2021 3:54 pm

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