|1.||Tennessee Pension Fund names private-equity investment director|
In a much-anticipated announcement, TCRS announces the identity of the man who will be the fund's first private-equity investment director
By Milt Capps Updated 1:25 p.m. / Published Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:19 am
|2.||State to invest $900 Million in private-equity alternatives|
State pension fund is hiring equities director, developing investment policy and will seek advice on targeting a portion of TCRS' $32 billion
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, August 24, 2008 6:32 pm
|3.||TCRS Private equity investment jumps with $50MM placement|
With its third announcement and fifth assignment, the State's retirement plan advances toward its $800MM-plus investment goal
By Milt Capps Updated 3:50 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 9, 2010 3:13 pm
|4.||Startups, Buyouts: TNCRS nears $2BN PE mark|
with Charlesbank, Khosla commitments
TCRS PE program seems to be maintaining its investment pace.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 4, 2014 2:15 pm
|5.||TCRS: Retirement fund commits $40MM total to Bain Capital VF12, Canaan IX|
The state's retirement system advances toward the half-billion dollar level in private-equity commitments
By Milt Capps updated 5:37 p.m., Feb. 11, 2012 / Published Friday, February 10, 2012 2:30 pm
|6.||TN CRS: Hellman & Friedman VIII gets $80MM|
PE commitment from TN retirement system
HFCP is a familiar name to Emdeon, Amsurg, Sedgwick and others in the region.
Milt Capps Updated Sept. 16, 2014 6:50 p.m. / Published Monday, September 8, 2014 9:30 am
|7.||TCRS PE commitments hit $424 Million with nods|
to Khosla Ventures IV, Berkshire Partners fund
Entrepreneurs and business owners up for some 'brutal honesty' might check out these new Tennessee-backed institutional investors.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:50 am
|8.||TCRS copes within private-equity LP competition, no rush for more advisors|
Steady-as-she-goes seems to be the watchboard at cautious, high-performing pension plan.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 6, 2015 9:17 am
|9.||TCRS private-equity commitments approach $700MM, agency says|
A pension-fund program underway three years takes another step forward
By Milt Capps edits 4:14 p.m. / Published Monday, July 16, 2012 12:14 pm
|10.||Private equity: State pension fund commits $150MM|
Heavy-hitters among the threesome of fund managers chosen to handle the state's inaugural PE investments
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:47 am
|11.||Update: State Pension fund searches for private-equity director|
UPDATED Oct. 9 0925 - For the moment, the Pension fund is proroceeding with recruitment that could improve returns on TCRS portfolio
Milt Capps UPDATED Oct. 9, 2008 0925 / Published Tuesday, October 7, 2008 8:26 pm
|12.||Tech targets: TCRS PE program makes $25MM nod to Gen. Catalyst Group VI|
This Massachusetts fund is partial to Internet plays and other technologies.
By Milt Capps Upudated 9:25 a.m. / Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:36 am
|13.||TCRS makes $25MM private-equity commitment|
Well connected Sand Hill firm gets nod, as State pension fund continues implementation of first-year investments
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:32 am
|14.||TN Treasurer names investment deputy, updates private-equity weight|
Treasurer and CIO elevate former Avondale analyst, Owen grad.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 4:45 am
|15.||TCRS PE commitments hit $349 Million|
with decision on Bessemer Venture Partners
[Updated] Fueled by assets of the pension fund for State employees, the TCRS private-equity program advances
By Milt Capps Updated 3:35 p.m. / Published Wednesday, April 6, 2011 8:46 am
|16.||Energy Targets: TCRS PE program makes $50MM commitment to Denham|
Rising interest in metals, natural gas and other energy assets is the driver in Denham's current multi-billion dollar fundraise
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 28, 2011 9:05 am
|17.||TCRS CIO Brakebill provides update on PE investment, other programs|
[Updated] Due to COVID19-induced recession, recent years' stellar fund performance may be 'ancient history'.
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Monday, April 13, 2020 11:08 am
|18.||$800MM: TCRS releases state private equity guidelines|
Much anticipated guidance for VCs and private-equity investors is likely to galvanize Tennessee fund managers
By Milt Capps Last updated 12:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:02 pm
|19.||TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs|
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
By Milt Capps Updated 28 January 2014 / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:44 am
|20.||TCRS AUM 1Q 2020|
graph / Published Monday, April 13, 2020 5:45 am
|21.||$27B State pension fund has 18 advisors after competition|
Given the vagaries of global markets, TCRS pension funds and other assets that are managed in service to employers of government workers and educators enjoy close tending by heavy-hitters
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 5, 2008 9:51 am
|22.||Tennessee CRS private-equity Venrock play|
weighted toward Technology, Healthcare
The state retirement fund's venture capital allocations seem to be gaining momentum
Milt Capps updated 3:25 p.m. 2 July 2014 / Published Monday, June 30, 2014 1:29 pm
|23.||No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain|
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:44 am
|24.||TN State Treasurer demurs on petition of SEC on PE fees transparency |
Questions about institutional GPs' reporting get fresh attention in some quarters.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:30 pm
|25.||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
|26.||VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?|
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
By Milt Capps updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:14 pm
|27.||Strength in numbers: Claritas Capital wants more VCs in Nashville's early-stage deals|
Claritas appreciates recognition for its early-stage investing, but the Nashville VC wants more Tennessee funds to join the party
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:42 am
|28.||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
|29.||Venture Notes - 24 July 2017|
LaunchTN's 36|86 bet, Van Beke promo, Steve Hau's gambit, P/E & TCRS, CoLab CEO and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 24, 2017 4:30 pm
|30.||TNT: Hagerty's state economic-development portfolio gets heavier|
Gov. Haslam's ECD commissioner has a growing list of to-do's, including an international trade portfolio
By Milt Capps updated 20 February 2012 4:40 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:55 am
|31.||GOP nominee for State Treasurer would impact investing|
UPDATED - A change at the helm of the Treasurer's office could mean changes in management of the state's new private-equity investments
Milt Capps Last Updated Jan. 15, 2009 - 1555 / Published Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:26 am
|32.||Claritas Cornerstone Fund likely to invest in 4 to 6 more companies|
[updated] Firm's investor-relations director sees great opportunity, great lifestyle in Nashville area.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:35 pm
|33.||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
|34.||Venture Notes -- May 31, 2019|
Heritage pops new fund, plus raises for healthcare, crypto, CBD, Growth Fund model notes and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 31, 2019 2:30 pm
|35.||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
|36.||Doerr and KPCB: Tennessee ties may be growing|
Visionary who's been called 'center of gravity of the Internet' is also creating a stir in Tennessee
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:28 am
|37.||Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;|
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 8, 2011 2:58 pm
|38.||Venture Notes, May 11, 2015|
Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 11, 2015 2:00 pm
|39.||LaunchTN to ask 5-year, $44MM State support for maturing action plan|
Brock steams ahead, with a successor CEO likely to be tapped before year-end.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 23, 2018 4:45 pm
|40.||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
|41.||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
|42.||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
|43.||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
|44.||Venture Notes - Aug. 2, 2018|
[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.
By Milt Capps updated 17 Sept. 2018 / Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:45 pm
|45.||Venture Notes - March 13, 2019|
[Updated 3/15] 41 items, including SEC $ filings, tech talent, startups, entrepreneurial events, capital formation, exec roles, and more.
By Milt Capps updated March 27, 2019 / Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00 pm
|46.||Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'|
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:36 am
|47.||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
|48.||Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,|
yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'
[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors
Milt Capps Updated 14 August 2016 / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:22 pm
|49.||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