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1.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

2.Venture capitalists standing-down from FONCE battle
A dust-up avoided, the state's venture-capital firms announce they're no longer concerned about certain changes in taxbreak provisions affecting family-owned entities.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 30, 2009 9:44 am

3.TNInvestco engine warms-up, as funds pass crucial test
UPDATED State's capital-formation and high-performance investment program surmounts another milestone, as officials eye another trip to legislature
By Milt Capps Corrected and Last updated 4:34 p.m., Dec. 4, 2009 / Published Wednesday, December 2, 2009 2:00 pm

4.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

5.The 'Deciders': Five men shaping fate of TNInvestco
Within days, Tennesseans should know who state officials have decided should have access to the inaugural $120MM TNInvestco program
By Milt Capps Updated 4:37 p.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2009 3:18 pm

6.Some owners wary as Revenue's Farr argues for equity and 'true VCs'
Amid an awful economy and with the dust from their last scrape still in the air, the State and some business interests may be squaring-off, once again
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 8, 2009 3:04 pm

7.ECD's Kisber reasserts State authority for venture-capital push
With the leverage of the game-changing TNInvestco program becoming more apparent, Bredesen Cabinet officials move to establish control, for the long-haul
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:51 p.m. / Published Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:01 pm

8.HealthIT: Brentwood-based Healthspek eyes $1.5MM Series A capraise
Seed to B-round scenario begins to emerge, with pharmacogenetic testing a driver.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:20 pm

9.TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:58 p.m. Sept. 17 / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am

10.TNInvestco chiefs ask Chancellor to toss Coleman lawsuit
The wrangling over State documents related to the administration of the State's new capital formation program continues today in Chancery Court
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:14 p.m. Feb. 23, 2010 / Published Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:43 am

11.Chancellor's TNInvestco records decision against Coleman
[Updated] Chancery Court Chancellor Russell Perkins upheld some arguments from Bredesen Commissioners. Coleman intends to appeal
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:54 a.m. March 4, 2010 / Published Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3:13 pm

12.Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch accepts
Greystone Infrastructure investment

Canadian company takes minority stake, co-founder former Gov. Phil Bredesen remains significant shareholder
Milt Capps Updated Oct. 20, 2014 / Published Monday, September 8, 2014 3:17 pm

13.Bills in hopper: General Assembly, VCs eye TNInvestco expansion
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 1, 2010 12:19 pm

14.VC Coleman demands access to TNInvestco records
[Updated] Bill to expand TNInvestco on its way... Meanwhile, dissatisfied investor goes public with grievance against Bredesen commissioners
By Milt Capps Updated 2:45 p.m. / Published Thursday, January 28, 2010 10:43 am

15.State venture-capital incentive gains traction in Gen. Assembly
Legislators want to demonstrate support for smaller ventures, advocates say the CAPCO model has been improved since early adopters found serious flaws
By Milt Capps Last Updated 4:09 p.m. May 1, 2009 / Published Friday, May 1, 2009 8:37 am

16.Team at Bredesen-backed Silicon Ranch
believes they've caught the Solar wave

[updated] Strategic buys, if any, would follow organic growth and await sector consolidation.
Milt Capps Updated Jan. 18, 2017 / Published Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:30 pm

17.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

18.Silicon Ranch reports $838MM capraise as investors double-down
[Updated 5 Jan 2023] Largest raise to-date follows project proliferation, Clearloop buy, Canadian market entry, continued support from global Shell.
By Milt Capps updated Jan. 5, 2023 / Published Monday, January 3, 2022 9:01 am

19.Tennessee VCs worry they'll be crowded-out of state pension investments
Overseers look for 'best proposals', VCs press case for homegrown jobs and investment, while FONCE uncertainty continues
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2008 9:21 am

20.TNInvestco finalists named by ECD-Revenue
Ten companies of 25 are advancing toward interviews and a shot at more than $80MM in tax-credit allocations that can be capitalized
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:53 am

21.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

22.Venture Capital tax credit approved by General Assembly
[Updated 5:52 p.m.] The TNSBICCA passed in both House and Senate today, and will next go to Gov. Bredesen. The Senate vote was 30-0. It passed in the full House this morning, 94-0, and in Senate Finance this afternoon 9-0-1PNV. The insurance industry provides the leverage for this economic development and venture-funding move.
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:52 p.. June 18, 2009 / Published Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:12 am

23.TNInvestco: Court date looms, Lobbyists mass, Websites flower
Ligitation to Chancellor in five days..More funds cowboy-up with lobbyists..New TNInvestco funds' Web presences unveiled
By Milt Capps Updated 5:50 p.m., Feb. 12, 2010 / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:38 pm

24.Advocates: 'Protection' could derail TNInvestco locomotive
While some advocate expanding the TNInvestco warchest to $200MM, others want to introduce new requirements others argue would deter investment, competition
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:58 p.m. / Published Monday, February 22, 2010 9:39 am

25.General Assembly spotlights venture investing
The state's new private-equity director debuts and a VC panel gets the lowdown on controversial venture-funding proposal
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:55 a.m. April 6, 2009 / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 12:22 am

26.NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
By Milt Capps Updated 4:44 p.m. / Published Monday, February 14, 2011 7:58 am

27.Gov.-Elect Haslam names Hagerty to key Economic Development post
In a jobs-, economy- and budget-oriented era of challenges, the next Tennessee governor has chosen a private-equity fellow for a linchpin role
VNC Staff Updated 4:57 p.m. / Published Sunday, January 9, 2011 3:56 pm

28.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

29.Senator Ketron would broaden TNInvestco and Institute's mission
Legislator sees synergies not yet tapped in Middle Tennessee, and wants to see discussion of Tullahoma-centered proposal
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2009 8:43 am

30.Tennessee Comptroller reports flaws in TNInvestco
The State's Comptroller today issued a report citing elevated risk of fraud and inadequate administration.
Milt Capps updated 14 November 12:51 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:03 am

31.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

32.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

33.TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
By Milt Capps Last updated 10:29 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

34.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

35.Boon, not gloom? MB Ventures chief looks forward to '09
With a nod to Nashville VCs, this Memphis fund manager sees plenty of targets of opportunity
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:22 am

36.2010 Economy: Kisber, Cromwell both face reckoning
For perhaps the next six months, the pace of development of Tennessee's emerging New Economy will be largely in the hands of elected officials
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 6, 2010 2:47 pm

37.Venture Notes - December 18, 2020
Dozens of news items on startups, capital raises, executive moves and business resources.
By Milt Capps updated 31 May 2021 / Published Friday, December 18, 2020 4:30 pm

38.FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps Last Updaed 2:23 p.m. / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:29 am

39.Cable industry's Briggs ready for General Assembly return
AT&T insists it's stickin' to its knittin', while TCTA's president is inventorying potential trouble spots
Milt Capps Updated 0918 Jan. 6, 2009 / Published Monday, January 5, 2009 9:12 pm

40.FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:28 am

41.Entrepreneurs, VCs, TTDC mobilize for venture funding
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
By Milt Capps Last update 11:05 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 3, 2010 3:06 pm

42.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

43.NEWSBITS May 26, 2009
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:22 am

44.Venture Notes - October 24, 2019
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:00 am

45.NewsBits, February 22, 2011
New ECD appointee, TNInvestco clone idea, updates on Silicon Ranch, JumpStart, Bizen, entrepreneurship and much more
By Milt Capps Updated 11:01 a.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:23 am

46.Venture Notes - December 2, 2021
Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:32 pm

47.Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020
[Updated] A gamble, sure, but the Pandemic Vintage of startups, capraises + executive moves may rival any we've seen in the past decade.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2020 3:30 pm

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