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1.Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville
American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.
Milt Capps updated 5:48pm / Published Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:15 pm

2.VenturePeople: Rick Oliver, Jay Frank, Jason Dinger, Jeff Nahley
Music, healthcare, online education and investment banking are the focal-points for these fellows
By Milt Capps Updated Oct. 10, 2011 / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am

3.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

4.Rick Oliver's American Sentinel launches D-Round capital raise
A supposed transformation of education, plus sustained support from key moneymen seem to have given ALS staying-power
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 3, 2008 10:49 am

5.VenturePeople, Sept. 20, 2011
Luke Simons of Council Capital, Les Wilkinson of The Martin Companies and Si Deane's new sidebiz
By Milt Capps Updated 1:49 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:18 am

6.TNInvestco funds stay busy with further tech-sector investments
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
By Milt Capps updated 8:46 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:35 am

7.Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies
Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.
Staff / Published Monday, August 3, 2015 1:15 pm

8.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

9.New $100MM venture fund creator retains 2nd Generation
Entrepreneur who hit jackpot in technology for gambling is establishing a rigorous process for targeting his investments
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 1, 2008 8:40 am

10.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

11.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

12.West End Holdings acquires American Hometown Publishing media group
[updated] Company also has a pipeline of media acquisition targets.
Milt Capps updated 2 Oct. 2017 / Published Monday, July 17, 2017 5:30 pm

13.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

14.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

15.UT-Battelle, NellOne Therapeutics license patents for tissue therapy
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
By Milt Capps Updated Jan. 29, 2006 7:16 a.m. / Published Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:58 pm

16.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

17.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

18.Nashville Technology Council 2013 Awards
The votes are in for the 2013 NTC Awards!
Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:00 pm

19.Nashville's SeniorMetrix sells to stealthy NaviHealth,
backed by Welsh Carson, Select Medical, Universal American

Rick Glanz exits in a big way, via a stealthily formed buyer backed by biggies
By VNC Staff updated 6:21 p.m. / Published Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:40 pm

20.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

21.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

22.Briefly: ORNL, Tennesseans respond to China's supercomputing rise
Jaguar's fall from No. 1 in the twice-yearly supercomputing 500 may give researchers impetus for funding
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 13, 2010 6:46 am

23.Army veteran Wegner raises capital to fortify
new 'Authentically American' apparel brand

[updated] Former U.S. Army Ranger aims to take the high ground in made-in-USA product branding
Milt Capps Updated 21 May 2020 / Published Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:21 pm

24.Cell Journalist says it's expanding clientele
Startup in video content say it's doing well, despite plenty of competition
Milt Capps UPDATED 2:45 P.M. / Published Monday, December 22, 2008 11:51 am

25.NewsBits, February 7, 2011
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
By Milt Capps Updated 7:54 a.m. 9 Feb / Published Monday, February 7, 2011 7:53 am

26.TVA is looking to startups to help solve its big energy problems
Teaming with ORNL + Innovation Crossroads, power producer looks tech targets, maybe some surprises.
By Larisa Brass / Published Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:15 pm

27.U.S. economy in 'depression', says prominent former TN official
Economist, author, former TN ECD commissioner offers a prescription for warding-off disaster
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:25 pm

28.Early exit: Welsh Carson-backed naviHealth said sold to Cardinal Health
[CONFIRMED] Cardinal takes majority stake; naviHealth's model examined for other verticals.
Milt Capps 11:00 a.m. 25 August 2015 / Published Monday, August 24, 2015 3:15 pm

29.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

30.Angel Brennan says EC, StartupTN help
prepare entrepreneurs to seek capital

There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round
By Milt Capps Updated 5:57 p.m. / Published Sunday, December 4, 2011 4:04 pm

31.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

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 21, 2011
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
By Milt Capps Updated 8:57 p.m. April 1, 2011 / Published Monday, March 21, 2011 8:35 am

34.Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:51 p.m. / Published Wednesday, October 14, 2009 2:12 pm

35.Socialmedia entrant PARLER raises $22MM + CloutHub too eyes Music City
[updated] Nashville-based PARLER and peer platforms rev-up funding and stride line between discourse and mere cacophony.
By Milt Capps Updated 17 Oct. 2022 / Published Friday, January 7, 2022 3:31 pm

36.LaunchTN taps 13 potential startups from campus entrepreneurship pipeline
Finalists are to pitch Aug. 28 during 36|86 event in Nashville.
By Milt Capps updated 5 July 2018 / Published Monday, July 2, 2018 6:00 pm

37.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

38.Passing: John Seigenthaler dies at 86
One of Nashville's most respected citizens has left the newsroom, but not in spirit.
Updated 4:58 p.m. / Published Friday, July 11, 2014 12:45 pm

39.Tennessee Angel Fund
At left, Sid Chambless
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

40.Briefly: Petra Capital invests in med transcription company
Today's announcement is further evidence of the attraction of healthcare-savvy investors to health IT, wherever it resides
By Venture Nashville Staff Updated 5:30 p.m. / Published Friday, October 23, 2009 3:18 pm

41.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

42.Meharry Medical College Data Science Institute to impact
health policy, talent pipeline, clinical standards

Years of work have prepared Meharry researchers to play influential role by drawing data from Nashville General Hospital.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 19, 2018 10:31 am

43.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

44.Tennessee ranks in Tech trade globally
Tennessee made a strong showing in a key high-tech sector, even while the industry continues to fall short of the heights achieved prior to the Tech Bust
VN Staff / Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:00 am

45.TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am

46.NHHC Family Tree Release Oct. 20, 2008
The much-anticipated annual family tree of Nashville-based healthcare ventures has been released by Nashville Health Care Council, and affiliate of the Greater Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Published Monday, October 20, 2008 1:32 pm

47.Signals: Media veterans Dobie, Davis pursue debt raise for Power Poll LLC
Nashville startup aims to move into 300 U.S. markets, stitching American quilt of opinion.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 15, 2021 5:28 pm

48.Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, LLC
At left, Denny Bottorff
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

49.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

50.Briefly: PureSafety has acquisition target list
Bill Grana has hunting list of about 350 firms, and says money's no problem
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:43 p.m. / Published Monday, November 30, 2009 2:08 pm

51.Healthcare-focused Council Ventures adds HealthSpring CEO Fritch
for CEO council that guides health and related portfolio companies

Bottorff-, Gambill-led firm is amassing quite a healthcare brain trust
By Milt Capps Corrected Aug. 21, 20011 / Published Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:24 pm

52.Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:17 pm

53.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

54.Dan Hammond whets VCs' appetites
for 'Just A Pinch' media spin-out

The man, the plan, the brand...an energetic entrepreneur with a flair for promotion may typify players who 'leave it all on the field'
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:22 am

55.Council Capital: Rick Apple spreads TNInvestco seeds for Nashville moneytree
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
By Milt Capps updated 9:22 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:28 am

56.Memphis Regional Megasite Lands $5.6BN investment from Ford Motor Co, SK Innovation
A manufacturing campus in West TN conceived in about 2005, has come to fruit.
ECD submitted release / Published Monday, September 27, 2021 7:20 am

57.NewsBits, March 28, 2011
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
By Milt Capps updated 3:38 p.m. / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm

58.Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening
[Sale updated] Entrepreneur says youth need to develop 'hunger' to accomplish goals.
Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:30 am

59.Harpeth Venture Advisors signals 1st close of $27.5M Opportunity Fund
[updated] Longtime Nashville i-bankers will apply experience as venture-capital investors.
By Milt Capps updated 12 November 2020 / Published Thursday, May 21, 2020 11:00 am

60.Expansion-minded Addiction Campuses has raised $20MM -- and it's early
Year-old company may consider Series B raise within 12 months
Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 15, 2015 4:00 pm

61.American Hometown Publishing to 'saturate' mid-TN with Rover media
[updated] Nashville PE West End Holdings is powering the hyperlocal media push.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 30, 2018 2:45 pm

62.NEWSBITS, Jan. 19, 2010
OnFocus Healthcare's new cap raise underway, Joe Cook appointment, Inkflip update, Venture Pitch events and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:13 am

63.Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund launches in N'ville
Vanguard's Martin, Community Health's Smith among those signing-on to to drive outcomes, drive down costs.
VNC Staff / Published Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:40 am

64.Summer 2011: Most Popular Articles
'Venture' in our region has been cookin', with Nashville leading the way in many respects. The Top 25 reads of Summer 2011 are here
Published Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:42 am

65.Startup's GeoAir recipe calls for Drones, pest DNA and AgBiz savvy
Young entrepreneur finds curious farmers allow testing his tech in their fields.
By Larisa Brass / Published Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00 pm

66.Twende: Black execs see entrepreneurship opportunities beyond hurdles
Marcus Whitney, Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale speak from head and heart about realities.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 25, 2022 5:00 pm

67.Epicenter CEO: Mobilizing Black-owned firms can bring Memphis surge
With Black-owned ventures front and center, CEO shares playbook for forging just, inclusive, growing regional economy.
By Leslie Lynn Smith, President & CEO, Epicenter - Guest Columnist / Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:00 am

68.Gov. Haslam senses Tennessee 'making headway' in tech commercialization
LaunchTN CEO agrees it'd be great to have more data and analyses about all this.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 8:45 am

69.VC-backed MetroLight loses U.S. leader to competitor
[Updated] Top lighting executive says he declined West Coast offer til company relented and allowed him to stay in Nashville
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:34 p.m. / Published Monday, August 24, 2009 4:29 pm

70.36|86: Getting tech to market with max partnerships, with or without grants
[updated] Straight-talking commercialization and capital advisors from Austin, Nashville and Lexington converge, Aug. 29.
By Milt Capps updated Aug. 6, 2019 / Published Monday, August 5, 2019 2:45 pm

71.EvidenceCare secures capstone Jumpstart Capital role in $7.3MM Series A
[updated] Medical Decisions team believes it has unique offering, propelled by quality-of-care and economics tailwinds.
By Milt Capps updated 12 May 2020 / Published Monday, May 20, 2019 4:55 pm

72.Southland's 50 StartupVillage residents announced
Here's more information on startups that'll have berths in StartupVillage June 12-13
VNC Staff / Published Friday, May 31, 2013 3:26 pm

73.Venture Notes - January 19, 2016
Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:00 pm

74.'Hospitals' primary focus of new Avondale analyst
With all eyes on Nashville's healthcare services sector, Avondale fills a key slot on its bench, leaving Health IT for another day
By Milt Capps UPDATE 11:30 A.M. / Published Monday, February 2, 2009 12:07 am

75.VNC Member Release: Nashville's Nexus Group expands leadership ranks
Nexus Group, formerly ISDN Net, announces appointment of Joy Mangrum to direct operations of data centers and services
Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:37 am

76.Coming Venture Events for your earliest consideration next 10 days
We're breaking-out eight events in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis as being of special interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:43 pm

77.Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors
Stepped-up focus, funding and Diversity-focused Enterpreneur in Residence in place paying off.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 2, 2016 3:49 pm

78.Exec launches Rocket Propulsion Fund via AngelList rolling-funds platform
Nashville Founder/GP targets fintech, insurtech, digital-health verticals, affirms cap-table diversity goal
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 28, 2020 4:30 pm

79.Updated: Former Frist staffer Ketchel files for MDSave capital raises
[Updated] Patient-pay firm continues its capital-raising.
By Milt Capps Updated 26 Feb 2020 / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 10:18 am

80.VenturePeople, July 18, 2011
The Row's Galante eyes startups and Crom's at it again, as well as Ganier, Van Hoesen and others.
By Milt Capps Updated Aug. 2, 2011 / Published Monday, July 18, 2011 7:09 am

81.Fintech: Money Services licensing pact could help TN startups, innovators
Startups and mature money transmitters alike will want to watch this space.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:27 pm

82.Tennessee artificial-intelligence center among Presidential advisors' ideas
White House scitech advisors suggest AI, biotech, comms, quantum infoscience, advanced manufacturing initiatives.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 10, 2020 2:57 pm

83.Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2016 2:20pm / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:15 pm

84.VenturePeople: Highly interactive Dave Delaney makes a move
For all his talents, there's one thing social-marketer Delaney is not: A buzzkill.
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, February 5, 2012 5:14 pm

85.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

86.Care Technology Systems says Healthcare venture veteran Hertik joins board
There are other shoes to drop at Care Technology, but today's is a good start
By Milt Capps edits 11:54 a.m. / Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 11:29 am

87.Entrepreneur preps DOT-Ready trucking tech, mulls partner + capital ideas
Bootstrapper likes idea of strategic partner or investor with sector savvy -- maybe KeepTruckin?
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:00 pm

88.State-backed LaunchTN Awards $7MM in matching funds to 37 TN firms
Launch Tennessee announced latest SBIR fundings.
adapted from submitted release / Published Wednesday, October 5, 2022 10:00 am

89.Relevance Ventures seeks 'first-call' from Technology entrepreneurs
TN-based VC maps capital, aims to be top-ranked Tech VC in SE and frequent actor on national VC scene.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 8, 2021 10:12 am

90.BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
By VNC Staff Updated 6:27 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 6:29 am

91.JourneyPure preps $20MM raise ahead of larger private equity round
The five-year-old company has already secured $70MM capital and is at 400 employees.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:17 pm

92.BIGR Media to raise capital for hyperlocal media and marketing group
Co-founders work to de-risk deal, now must decide how aggressive to be.
Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:45 pm

93.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

94.CEO: Healthcare Management Systems passing $75MM mark
PE-backed HMS acquires technology from undisclosed company, aims to leverage Stimulus funding for further momentum
By Milt Capps Last updated 6:42 p.m. Oct. 19, 2009 / Published Monday, October 19, 2009 2:34 pm

95.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

96.LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive
Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign

The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks
By Milt Capps updated 31 May / Published Monday, May 20, 2013 9:36 am

97.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

98.Venture Notes -- Feb. 18, 2020
Updates on EC strategic planning, plus fintech, music tech startups, healthcare raises and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:15 pm

99.NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:15 p.m. March 8, 2011 / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am

100.Nashville exec immersed in Cisco's healthcare mission
Based out of Nashville, Frank Grant works overtime to stay on top of the healthcare industry's needs and his own company's initiatives
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 30, 2008 9:23 pm

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