|1.||Confluence Solar is landing in TN with 250 jobs and raising Venture capital for new operations|
Gov. Phil Bredesen's string of successes in the Solar sector continues to lengthen
By Milt Capps Last updated Jan. 21, 2010 11:50 a.m. / Published Wednesday, January 20, 2010 4:38 pm
|2.||Gov. Bredesen: Talks underway for Solar Institute|
[UPDATED] The Governor's proposal for a Solar Institute, despite pressing fiscal and economic priorities, is an attempt to seize momentum
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:39 am
|3.||NEWSBITS Feb. 13, 2009|
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
Published Friday, February 13, 2009 8:00 am
|4.||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
|5.||NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest|
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:45 pm
|6.||Against clock, Bredesen pushes Green jobs, innovation|
At the midpoint in Gov. Bredesen's second term, he's not letting-up on the accelerator for New Economy jobs
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 11, 2009 2:17 pm
|7.||Venture Notes -- April 20, 2009|
Goad reported suing former TVA director, Petra and Innova invest, $20MM the number for startup, tech transfer event, views on IPO climate...
By Milt Capps Last Updated 2:29 p.m. / Published Monday, April 20, 2009 1:47 pm
|8.||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
|9.||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
|10.||Cleantech: TN's Shoals Technologies + PE Oaktree prep public stock offering|
Sponsor Oaktree recently ran IPO process for Array Technologies, which is not a Shoals competitor.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2021 8:52 am
|11.||Silicon Ranch reports $838MM capraise as investors double-down|
[Updated] Largest raise to-date follows project proliferation, Clearloop buy, Canadian market entry, continued support from global Shell.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, January 3, 2022 9:01 am
|12.||Nashville's Crom Carmichael, TJ Wilt pursue Opportunity Zone strategies|
[updated] Nashvillians' latest efforts could generate $80MM or more for OZ plays for growth, socioeconomic impact.
By Milt Capps updated 11:25a 22 Jan 2020 / Published Thursday, January 2, 2020 2:30 pm
|13.||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
|14.||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
|15.||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
|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.||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
|18.||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
|19.||NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011|
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 31, 2011 7:48 am
|20.||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
|21.||NewsBits, April 25, 2011|
JumpStart's 'brightest'... EmergeMemphis' 45 startups.. Haslam-Hagerty gameplan... David Wilds in cap raise.. Blackstone venture aid...
By Milt Capps Updated 3:14 p.m. / Published Monday, April 25, 2011 8:56 am
|22.||UTRF: Genera Energy launches Innovation venture fund|
The first of several potential new funds will soon test the waters for venture investment
By Milt Capps Updated 7:49 a.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:32 am
|23.||Regional Roundup, Aug. 29, 2011|
Venture Incite's Y12 ties, capital raises, a TNInvestco, accelerators blossom and news statewide
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am
|24.||NewsBits, January 10, 2011|
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:27 pm
|25.||Tech commerce: Leadership shakeup reported at UT Research Foundation|
[Updated] As the stakes get higher for tech transfer and R&D, UT makes far-reaching changes in governance of its research, licensing and venture arm
By Milt Capps Last Updated 8:59 a.m. Oct. 30, 2009 / Published Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:15 pm
|26.||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
|27.||36|86 Nashville: LaunchTN cohort of 36 startups has 21 from out of state|
With more than 1,000 attendees projected for the annual conference, Villagers get scrutiny.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 1, 2017 8:00 am
|28.||NewsBits, August 1, 2011|
Watching a TNInvestco watcher, Scripps Interactive, Harbert, Solidus, Fresenius, key hires and more.
By Milt Capps Updated 6:54 a.m. Aug. 3, 2011 / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am
|29.||New 'Green energy' venture revealed in wake of Vencap legislation|
The governor's signature will soon be affixed to the State's new venture law, but already there are hundreds of new jobs on the horizon
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 22, 2009 4:06 pm
|30.||NewsBits, Dec. 13: Böer, Ivy, TNInvestco and more|
Herewith, items of interest from around the state.
By Milt Capps Updated 7 p.m. Dec. 27, 2010 / Published Monday, December 13, 2010 8:28 am
|31.||Regional Roundup, Nov. 7, 2011|
Streamweaver 'stealth' no more...Unconference events... ECD budget comments... much more in this regional roundup
By Milt Capps updated 1:55 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 5:48 am
|32.||Tech2020 venture leadership shifts to entrepreneur John Morris|
[Updated: Morris departing, 30 Aug 14] Tennessee's 19-year-old growth advocate transits to new leadership
By Milt Capps Updated 30 Aug. 2014 9:45 a.m. CT / Published Monday, January 30, 2012 8:11 am
|33.||NEWSBITS, March 30, 2010|
EMMA.. HMS Tech hire.. Lodge helps for-profits ..Noro and Chrysalis announce staffing ..PerfectServe ..IMI Health and more..
By Milt Capps Updated 2:37 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:57 pm
|34.||Venture Notes - 22 January 2018|
17 updates ranging from Fintech, Soccer and Patient warming, to new platforms, VCs and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 22, 2018 4:30 pm
|35.||Gov. Bredesen spies more Energy jobs after Hemlock|
If it were football, we'd say the Governor wants to see what his economic-development team can do with 2 minutes left, in the Red Zone
Milt Capps Last Updated 1:36 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 16, 2008 1:07 pm
|36.||Dobie Media adds Rick Blair; A-round to give EvieSays more to talk about|
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
By Milt Capps updated 11:41 a.m. / Published Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:06 am
|37.||Venture Notes - March 1, 2016|
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:15 am
|38.||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
|39.||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
|40.||At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride|
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:13 pm
|41.||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
|42.||Venture Notes, April 5, 2010|
TNInvestco.. Gibson Guitar.. Medical Trade Center.. $5MM private placement.. ICGLink.. Green VC.. VW and more
By Milt Capps Last Updated 12:33 p.m. / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:27 am
|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.||Reality check: Memphis Regional Megasite faces Sunset timer|
State begins refining strategy, aims to bring 4,100-acre OEM project to fruit, if it can be done.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:27 pm
|45.||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
|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 - January 23, 2019|
Latest roundup of Tennessee startups, capital raises, economic development and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:45 pm
|48.||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