|1.||Frist: Quorum alliance, M&A to boost HealthStream 'earnings power'|
HealthStream seems ready to use its cash to innovate or acquire products, buy companies and sell more aggressively alongside its partners
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:42 PM Oct. 27, 2009 / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2009 1:06 pm
|2.||HealthStream faces another round of challenges|
HealthStream analyst asks when company will 'get legs', while reinforced management team seeks fresh traction to integrate the company
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 28, 2008 6:33 am
|3.||Drumbeat: Another signal on HealthStream's blockchain interest|
Canaccord analysts weigh-in with their view of relevance of blockchain for listed HSTM and others.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:30 pm
|4.||Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem|
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:00 am
|5.||Former US Senator Frist 'cautiously optimistic'|
nation will address healthcare effectively
Expresses confidence stage is set for constructive engagement about insurance exchanges and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:45 pm
|6.||XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC|
At left, Mike Shmerling
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am
|7.||Shmerling's XMi will offer free offices to startups|
XMi venture unit's plans are revealed on the eve of the launches of a local Entrepreneur Center and TNInvestco venture funds
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2009 9:59 am
|8.||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
|9.||Frist-Cressey Ventures in near-$5MM round for Nashville's Monogram Health |
VC expands its portfolio with its entrepreneur in residence at the helm.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:59 pm
|10.||HealthStream 'Constitution' sharpens focus|
CEO-driven initiative aims to heighten employee engagement in the company's success
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, December 28, 2008 4:28 pm
|11.||Will Pinkston takes lessons learned into Sync Strategies|
Former Bredesen aide and Haslam supporter starts independent communications practice
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 21, 2011 8:07 am
|12.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor|
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 8:06 am
|13.||Entrepreneurs' advice for 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'|
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:31 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:05 pm
|14.||Partnership 2010/Chamber call for 'Virtual Entrepreneur Center'|
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:34 pm
|15.||Aegis Sciences muscles-up for growth in Nashville|
Corporate ambitions may suggest a role for outside capital in this high-profile local growth company
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:16 am
|16.||HC adaptive learning entrant OnSomble targets Nashville, mulls capraise|
Healthtech startup signals emergence from customer validation -- and it's ready to tackle Nashville market.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:15 pm
|17.||Healthcare: Former Avondale analyst Dolliver has global mindset|
Kemp Dolliver says ties to developing nations' companies are important
Milt Capps updated 1:50 p.m. July 30, 2014 / Published Sunday, July 27, 2014 3:17 pm
|18.||'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville|
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:40 P.M. / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 4:17 pm
|19.||CEO search: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to seek Brody-Waite successor |
Brody-Waite plans to leave the decade-old entrepreneurship center.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 1, 2019 3:56 pm
|20.||NOHO DENTAL INC. in Nashville filed Friday on a $124.9M raise|
[Updated] Serial healthcare entrepreneur stacks C-round capital for TEND business from his Tennessee base.
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Monday, April 12, 2021 8:17 am
|21.||Venture Nashville Calendar of Coming Events|
Whether you're an entrepreneur, VC, techie or community leader for growth, you'll want to examine these offerings, closely
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:25 am
|22.||Tennessee doubles down on LaunchTN, 36|86 looms as inflection point|
A rich program with speakers by the dozen, including 10 VCs on the stage.
Venture Nashville Connections / Published Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:06 pm
|23.||VentureNotes 17 December 2015|
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:15 pm
|24.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center appointments heavy with longtime advocates|
Experience, expertise and continuity seem reflected in selections.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 6:12 a.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:45 pm
|25.||'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures|
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 9, 2008 6:46 am
|26.||ConnectivHealth divests unit, focuses on key business|
Evolving Brentwood company focuses fresh capital on latest acquisition, divests once flagship business
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 20, 2009 10:15 am
|27.||Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city|
putting 'money where mouth is'
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
By Milt Capps Updated December 17, 2012 1:59 p.m. / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am
|28.||McQuigg tweaks management at ConnectivHealth|
Facing waves of technologies and possible future M&A deals, this venture-backed organization gets a tuneup
Milt Capps UPDATED Oct. 6, 2008 0749 / Published Sunday, October 5, 2008 3:32 pm
Ralph Schulz on tackling Brookings initiative, Charlie Martin eyes HealthIT
Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:15 pm
|30.||Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:21 pm
|31.||Medaxion goes mobile to capture medical charges|
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
By Milt Capps Updated 25 July 2016 / Published Monday, December 14, 2009 7:03 am
|32.||HealthStream Q3 earnings ahead, with analysts poised on the sidelines|
[update] A unique Tennessee business makes its way step-by-step through SaaS growth-company terrain.
By Milt Capps Updated 17 Ja 2019 / Published Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:22 pm
|33.||Venture Notes - 11 July 2017|
Publisher rating VCs!? plus new capital raises, deals, NVille EC scholarships and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:15 pm
|34.||Venture Notes - June 13, 2018|
Capital raises by SportsSense, 7 Springs, Branch Technology, Ambition, Freightwaves and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:00 pm
|35.||NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009|
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:26 p.m. / Published Monday, September 28, 2009 10:28 am
|36.||Venture Notes, 17 June 2016|
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 4:32 pm
|37.||Exploring an Alt-scenario for Bill Frist's filings for $40MM RSV QOZB LTSS|
[updated] Frist discloses details about what's under the hood of the healthtech startup now in stealth mode.
By Milt Capps updated 13 January 2020 / Published Thursday, January 9, 2020 5:30 pm
|38.||VCs: Nashville 'doesn't exist' in minds of many healthcare, tech investors|
Former U.S. Sen. Bill Frist (left) predicted 'we're going to spend more on healthcare', but four VCs told local execs that few investors know much about Nashville's healthcare track record -- unwelcome news for Kin Clinton's Woolsthorpe Technologies.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 21, 2008 8:55 pm
|39.||Franklin-based Metova mobile-appmaker sells control to Arkansas' A4Solutions|
Franklin-based mobile-app leader announces control sale to firm created by Army veteran
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:57 am
|40.||WeCounsel relocates headquarters to Franklin from Chattanooga|
CEO says company's offering is 'widely applicable' in healthcare.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 30, 2018 11:40 am
|41.||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
|42.||Dalcon and C7 Technologies put new alliance in context|
One CEO says 'meaningful use' may be the Y2K of this decade, and these firms see opportunities
By Milt Capps Updated 7:37 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:36 am
|43.||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
|44.||NVille's GoNoodle gets strategic investment from Children's Health of Texas|
[updated] CEO McQuigg has had quite a journey. Now, he sees a global opportunity.
Milt Capps updated 31 Jan 2019 0827 / Published Tuesday, December 8, 2015 4:45 pm
|45.||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
|46.||Cofounders: Startup ObjectiveGI is ramping-up ahead of Series B raise|
Colleen Hoke, Don Lazas are fresh off Frist-backed Series A, now at 12 centers and running.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 13, 2020 3:30 pm
|47.||iCitizen gets Sen. Corker visit; iCitizen app nears V2.0 launch|
Rapid, but selective hiring, while software development runs apace toward V2 debut.
Milt Capps updated 14 October 2015 / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015 4:45 pm
|48.||HealthStream performance draws analyst's tough love|
[Updated] There's food for thought, some of which may cause indigestion, in a Noble Financial analyst's views on what is arguably Nashville's oldest Internet-driven company
By Milt Capps Last updated Sept. 22, 2009, 9:02 a.m. / Published Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:15 pm
|49.||Nashville's Roger Brown sells Segway, but continues M&A|
He's added California and Chicago companies to his holdings in the past six weeks.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 15, 2015 10:15 am
|50.||Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force|
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Milt Capps Updated Aug. 19, 2015 / Published Monday, August 17, 2015 3:30 pm
|51.||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
|52.||Venture Notes - 18 May 2017|
10: VCs' visions, VU exec on healthtech morass, capital raises, startups, sage words from KaiserPerm CEO.
Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, May 18, 2017 3:15 pm
|53.||Nashville Edtech veteran to lead eRepublic's Center for Digital Education|
Kecia Ray says she is the first e.Republic exec dedicated entirely to CDE advancement.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 6, 2015 3:46 pm
|54.||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
|55.||Reporter's Notebook: Healthcare M&A Conference in Nashville, June 16-17|
VNC Discount: Healthcare consolidation is robust and the landscape rapidly shifting.
Milt Capps Updated 3 May 2016 / Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 2:30 pm
|56.||Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point|
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:30 pm
|57.||Venture People - Sept. 21, 2020|
A batch of updates on executive moves, appointments, roles and other ties to Tennessee
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Investor, Entrepreneur schedules in next 30 days could test road warriors
Time is money, not every meeting's worthwhile, but these warrant your scrutiny.
Staff / Published Wednesday, August 31, 2016 9:45 am
|59.||VU Owen GSM's partnership awards EMBA tuition gift|
A youthful executive from a business-oriented nonprofit benefits from Owen's partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 13, 2009 8:27 am
|60.||Health IT Roundup: Executives comment on Nashville's leadership options|
Energy and ideas abound among a sample of Nashville healthcare, investment and technology executives rounded-up in just the past few days
By Milt Capps Updated 4:05 p.m. / Published Monday, January 25, 2010 3:31 pm
|61.||Qualderm Partners raises $31.8MM for practice growth,|
PE Cressey and VC Apple Tree back the transaction
A consolidator has been quietly established in Nashville, focusing on an aging-driven sector.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:15 pm
|62.||Nashville healthcare services, HealthIT players|
urged to innovate and engage policy-rulemakers
[Update] A panel focuses on the need for value-adding innovation and public-policy advocacy.
Milt Capps updated, edits 9:48am 13 Nov 2015 / Published Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:45 am
|63.||Venture Notes -- August 21, 2019|
32 actionable and/or useful news, people and background bulletins focused on Tennessee entrepreneurship and capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:42 pm
|64.||Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated|
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:00 am
|65.||Venture Notes - January 25, 2021|
TN IPO enlarges, Pharos and other VC updates, plus action in spacs, fintech, insuretech, sports odds and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 25, 2021 2:24 pm
|66.||Venture Notes - April 24, 2019|
HealthStream ties-up with early-growth cos, Alphabet-backed Clover hits Music City, a startup's $6MM raise, money for June Medical, HempTenn, BeastBrands, SmartRIA, and much more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:45 pm
|67.||The Street: Nashville investor Heidtke thinks worst could be over|
A veteran of earlier recessions, this investment-fund manager still has plenty of 'Buzz'
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 15, 2008 9:22 am
|68.||Venture Notes - May 14, 2019|
News from Frist Cressey, fintechs, Washtopia, Episode Sols, Sphere, Veterans VC, FedEx, Ballast, VendEngine, and many more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:07 pm
|69.||Venture Notes - Kentucky ventures - December 4, 2020|
20 pieces of evidence that startup-, innovation- and deal-oriented folks find plenty to like in Kentucky.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 4, 2020 3:58 pm
|70.||Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services |
Founders with Nashville stripes and strategic partners vow to leverage ties for innovation, growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:48 am
|71.||Venture Notes 15 August 2016|
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 15, 2016 4:53 pm
|72.||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
|73.||We asked TN Gubernatorial aspirants about State industry incentives, risk-capital formation, tech commercialization and more|
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 13, 2018 10:29 am
|74.||Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium|
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:57 am
|75.||'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money|
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 9, 2009 2:03 pm
|76.||People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup|
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Milt Capps updated 24 July 2014 10:50 a.m. / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:45 pm
|77.||Idea: Curt Hahn presses case for Nashville Film & TV Investment Fund|
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 11, 2016 4:45 pm
|78.||Venture Notes -- June 1, 2020|
[updated] Capital raises, LaunchTN + Jumpstart updates, M&A, Lifesci deals, Schulz on Chamber, 4 Bridges expansion + more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 1, 2020 4:45 pm
|79.||Venture Notes - November 23, 2020|
19 updates on funds being raises, startups drawing attention, growth capital being raised.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 23, 2020 4:45 pm
|80.||Nashville's CrowdPC: $50MM on-tap|
for global launch of computing platform
[Updated 24 July 2014] Entrepreneurial venture apparently ceased operations.
By Milt Capps Update 6:41 a.m. 24 July 2014; published 10 June 2013 / Published Sunday, June 9, 2013 12:16 pm
|81.||High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,|
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Milt Capps updated 8:05pm Dec. 16, 2015 / Published Monday, June 23, 2014 12:55 pm
|82.||Venture Notes -- October 18, 2019|
Launch Tennessee, Electro-Active, Dynamo, CET, EPIcenter, and more updated in today's roundup.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 18, 2019 10:45 am
|83.||Angel Capital Group updates Nashville and Appalachian microfunds|
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:08 am
|84.||Crabb hopes 'perfect storm' will drive surge in M&A deals|
A stalemate on reform of healthcare policy and reimbursements may provide stability that will embolden fence-sitters
By Milt Capps Last updated 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 2010 / Published Monday, February 15, 2010 8:12 pm
|85.||Endeavor Business Media opportunistic buyer, ramps events, mulls capital|
PE-backed CEO's vision for Endeavor warrants keeping IPO among longer-term growth options.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:06 am
|86.||Venture Notes - March 29, 2021|
Today: ObjectiveGI | AgAdvisory | EPI Capital | TechTrans | IPE | Lemonade | IMAC | SESAC | Agilon | Nikola
By Milt Capps - Updated / Published Monday, March 29, 2021 5:30 pm
|87.||Venture Notes - 21 August 2018|
Capraises, Angels, VCs, biotech, automotive, publishing, healthcare, fintech, Agbiz, TN-Women rock, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:00 pm
|88.||Venture Notes - October 19, 2020|
[updated] Capital raises, executive moves, venture plays, true startups and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, October 19, 2020 5:15 pm
|89.||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
|90.||X Factor: NextGxDx eyes fresh capital raise, dismisses exit notion|
[updated] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
Milt Capps Updated 8 March 2018 / Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:15 pm
|91.||Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed|
VNC is here highlighting sessions tied to capital and scale-up. 36|86 also has many other valuable elements.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:02 pm
|92.||Venture Notes - September 26, 2018|
Latest updates on capital raises, partners, advisors and more.
By Milt Capps updated 26 Oct 2018 / Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:45 am
|93.||Venture Notes -- March 13, 2020|
Nearly 30 items of extraordinary range, from capital raises, to exec appointments, uncertainty and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 13, 2020 5:00 pm
|94.||Series A ahead, Tammy Hawes has always seen Virsys12 as scalable venture|
With Salesforce Ventures as a shareholder, longtime healthtechie sees running room in cloud-apps sector.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 24, 2019 3:45 pm
|95.||Venture Notes - February 24, 2021|
[updated] 37 items on startups, PE-VC-Angel-Crowd-Seed raises, entrepreneurs, events, deadlines, resources and more.
By Milt Capps updated April 19, 2021 / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:45 pm
|96.||Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated|
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 25, 2016 12:00 pm
|97.||Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated|
[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:00 am
|98.||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
|99.||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
|100.||VC's Lucro Marketplace for Healthcare solutions seeks array of partners|
[updated] Startup greenlighted with patient capital, golden Roladexes.
Milt Capps Updated 17 Sept. 2018 / Published Tuesday, December 1, 2015 2:30 pm
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