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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.Updated: Frist Cressey Ventures ups to $300MM Fund III fundraising target
Updated 4/18/22: Of the healthcare-focused VC's 22 currently active portfolio companies, 12 are located in the Greater Nashville area.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 20, 2021 11:45 am

5.XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC
At left, Mike Shmerling
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

6.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

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.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

9.Bill Frist launches Collective with ears to ground, eyes on better healthcare
Nashville's Frist Cressey Ventures brings together its first cohort of thought-leaders.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:37 am

10.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

11.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

12.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

13.Updating Mike Uchrin-led Monogram Health's latest growth-capital raise
Updated 9 Jan. 2023: VC expands its portfolio with its entrepreneur in residence at the helm.
By Milt Capps Updated 9 January 2023 / Published Monday, January 9, 2023 9:00 am

14.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

15.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

16.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

17.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

18.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

19.'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

20.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

21.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

22.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

23.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

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.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

26.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

27.'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

28.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

29.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

30.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

31.Reporter's Notebook:
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

32.Bryan Frist grows Yoshi portfolio, lauds TN edge ahead of Series C raise
B2B2C startup confirms convertible raise ahead of a Series C, expands services, values leverage of GM and other strategics.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:11 pm

33.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

34.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

35.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

36.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

37.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

38.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

39.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

40.Altitude Ventures eyes $100M Fund III for digital health, HC services
Backed/advised by key players, firm hits quick first close, attracts Kleiner Perkins veteran Deshpande
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:56 am

41.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

42.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

43.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

44.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

45.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

46.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

47.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

48.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

49.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

50.Venture Notes - July 18, 2023
Raises by Rubicon, Pharos Capital, Medaxion, Yoshi, Whisper Aero, EDA Tech Hubs, SSM pipeline signal
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 17, 2023 4:58 pm

51.CEO: Nashville 'center of gravity' for BehaVR's Virtual Reality in HC push
[Updated M&A] Backed by Frist, Sumitomo, et al, digital therapeutics startup mulls Series B capital raise.
By Milt Capps updated 13 December 2022 / Published Thursday, March 3, 2022 2:15 pm

52.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

53.Adam Boehler-led Rubicon hits $471MM in Opp Fund I for HC investments
The PE has pulled trigger on early transactions, and its trajectory suggests more deals and 'thought leadership' ahead.
By Milt Capps updated Aug. 31, 2022 / Published Tuesday, August 30, 2022 4:00 pm

54.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

55.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

56.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

57.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

58.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

59.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

60.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

61.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

62.Nashville EC CEO Allen soon to be succeeded by Batch Gifts' Davidson
Serial entrepreneur becomes entrepreneur center's fifth chief exec in about 13 years.
NEC press release / Published Wednesday, June 28, 2023 4:00 pm

63.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

64.Claritas Capital's Chadwick puts forward Sharecare share buyout offer
Nashville-based Claritas' co-founder is director of digital health company that went public via SPAC -- co. now has est. EV of as much as $586MM.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 11, 2023 9:39 am

65.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

66.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

67.Market Monitor:
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

68.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

69.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

70.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

71.UMemphis Crews Center exec search runs, Hoffmeyer settles at UMaryland
Long-time Crews chief accepts his "builder" mentality in search for fresh challenges, wider resources.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:00 am

72.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

73.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

74.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

75.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

76.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 updated 18 May 2022 / Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:45 pm

77.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

78.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

79.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

80.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

81.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

82.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

83.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

84.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

85.Venture Notes - July 11, 2023
Twenty-three items on new funds, startups and early-growth businesses, people in transition, state programs and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 11, 2023 4:28 pm

86.'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

87.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

88.Claya Inc's precision-nutrition entry Rootine draws $4.5M, mulls roadmap
Optimized nutrition startup producing revenue, eyes roadmap + milestones, with a possible A-round ahead.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 13, 2021 3:21 pm

89.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

90.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

91.Venture Notes - June 30, 2021
Two-dozen+ venture newcomers, startups, capraises, investments in CREtech, Fintech, Edtech, Healthtech, and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:45 am

92.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

93.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

94.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

95.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

96.CEO: Gimme Radio $3MM raise targets Country, Metal artist-fan engagement
Tyler Lenane relo'd to Nashville from San Francisco to ramp a series of online communities built around music genres.
By Milt Capps updated 11 April 2023 / Published Monday, May 24, 2021 3:15 pm

97.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

98.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

99.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

100.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

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