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1.Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
By Milt Capps Updated 2:19 p.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:16 am

2.Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am

3.Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures
A well-connected management team has savvy onboard.
By Milt Capps updated 7:49 a.m. 10 June / Published Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:38 pm

4.'Populr' decision: Bullpen Ventures corrals CentreSource's Nick Holland
The first young bull into the chute is driving a venture that could benefit a startup, an accelerator and the EC
By Milt Capps updated 10:55 a.m. / Published Monday, December 19, 2011 9:05 am

5.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

6.Noted: Joe Galante is Entrepreneur in Residence at Entrepreneur Center
The many who spent nearly 40 years in the same label family has a new gig, atop his Angel investing.
By VNC Staff updated 9:20 p.m. / Published Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:10 pm

7.Series A: Holland hopes Populr shows Nashville techies can be 'global players'
Founder Holland provides update for Bullpen & Solidus-backed venture
By Milt Capps Updated June 12, 2013 11:35 a.m. / Published Monday, December 3, 2012 11:18 am

8.Noted: Tailwind, McWhorters buy into Cumberland Consulting
Now a Delaware company, CCG looks to diversify offerings and targets platform growth, including M&A
VNC Staff updated 7:09 a.m. / Published Thursday, January 5, 2012 6:58 am

9.Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups
Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 11:30 am

10.King: FCA Venture Partners now follows more 'ideas' for possible investment
Scrutiny of entrepreneurs has increased mightily and this Clayton Associates affiliate presses onward raising capital
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 19, 2012 9:51 am

11.VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion
and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation

Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am

12.Ingram Content Group ends 1440 accelerator gambit, keeps innovation focus
No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 24, 2016 4:15 pm

13.VenturePeople: LeShane Greenhill and Sagents
With sales-revenue at a premium, this startup could prove smartly timed.
By Milt Capps updated 4:58 p.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:10 am

14.McWhorter sets Entrepreneur Center diligence,
mulls accelerators, capital links, other ideas

All program offerings are to be subjected to diligence befitting the next EC phase.
Milt Capps edits 4:13 pm / Published Monday, April 6, 2015 3:30 pm

15.Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,
sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues

A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
By Milt Capps updated Nov. 21, 2012 6:26 a.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:09 pm

16.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

17.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

18.New LaunchTN CEO Brock cites innovation 'momentum', surveys challenges
First permanent CEO in three years begins a stem-stern review as he wades-in
By Milt Capps updated 11:17 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:11 am

19.Mobile: EnhanceWorks eyes capraises for Expo totaling $2.0MM-3.5MM
Charlie Corts executes on convertibles, ahead of larger round.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015 2:45 pm

20.Populr's progress attracts potential bidders,
creates fork in road for Nick Holland

UPDATED Entrepreneur aims to win; 'location thing' often a problem when Coastal VCs chat.
Milt Capps updated 28 April 2015 / Published Monday, October 20, 2014 12:30 pm

21.NBIC: Nashville incubator seeks next executive director, while strategy unfolds
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
By Milt Capps updated 1:35 p.m. / Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012 11:43 am

22.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

23.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

24.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

25.Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 30, 2015 12:45 pm

26.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

27.Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise
Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach
By Milt Capps updated 5:45 a.m. January 4, 2012 / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2012 7:06 pm

28.Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
Last Updated 2:21 p.m., Aug. 14, 2009 / Published Friday, August 14, 2009 9:31 am

29.Solidus' Venture Incite options ORNL technology
to bring its start-up 'assembly line' to life

Nashville VC's Oak Ridge affiliate has focused one of its startups on commercializing 'the Moses effect'
By Milt Capps Updated 2:47 p.m. / Published Sunday, June 19, 2011 2:32 pm

30.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

31.Council Ventures' portfolio company said closing after a lead investor balks
Nashville-based investor's fourth asset may prove to be a casualty of the economic crisis
Milt Capps Last updated 2:25 p.m. / Published Wednesday, November 12, 2008 2:15 pm

32.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

33.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

34.Memphis Biomed Ventures Tennessee I LLC
At left, Gary Stevenson
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2011 2:06 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

35.VTC: Money flows: DataFlyte raise embraced by Blank Slate Ventures
VentureTennessee reports on Knoxville firm being funded out of Chattanooga.
Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:15 am

36.Report: PanoramicVC's 'State of Startups in the Southeast'
HealthIT, SaaS, Fintech are lead categories for venture growth in Volunteer state.
Submitted / Published Wednesday, October 12, 2022 7:33 am

37.VentureNashville seeks comments from Venture pro's and entrepreneurs
In a couple of minutes, you can shape coverage of Ventures in Tennessee.
Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am

38.Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

39.Morris, Cruze create ClearPath Ventures to propel startups in KVL region
Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups
VTC: Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 1:45 pm

40.Briefly: Council Ventures leads New Day Pharmacy raise
Council Ventures tells raise for once-fragile Nashville company, with an undisclosed strategic partner
By VNC Staff Updated 8:38 a.m. May 30, 2009 / Published Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:46 pm

41.CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
Milt Capps edits 9:39 a.m. / Published Friday, April 3, 2015 8:00 am

42.Startup Thrivist eyes further capital after Crimson Ventures takes stake
Andrew McGarrity now leads digital group in Tennessee Book Company (Ingram).
Milt Capps updated 30 May 2017 / Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:45 pm

43.Former VC Les Wilkinson now Hashed Health chief development officer
After eight years with Martin Ventures, Wilkinson joins portfolio company.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:30 pm

44.Council Ventures adds VC general partner
Eight-year-old VC adds its fourth general partner, heading into a buyer's market
Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 26, 2008 11:05 am

45.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

46.MB Ventures' 3rd fund emerging in time to reap 'Vintage 2009' values
The Pitt Hyde-founded life-sciences investor will soon be on the prowl again, in a target-rich marketplace of down-valued companies
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:30 am

47.$40MM in 'lumps': PassAlong demise spurs entrepreneur onward
Dave Jaworski has his hands in at least three new ventures, and is out on the money trail again, undeterred
By Milt Capps Sept. 28, 2009 5:29 p.m. / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm

48.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

49.Background: NotifyMD and Ferguson
During his 13 years with the physicians-messaging company, this entrepreneur drove corporate evolution
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:25 am

50.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

51.PassAlong Networks names VC to Presidency
Deep into its latest capital raise, one of Nashville's most active digital-entertainment companies puts a new hand on the tiller
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:50 pm

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

53.Southland Update: Pitch winner Sr.Pago in Bay Area this week
Nashville was just this startup's first U.S. stop, now they're after real money
Milt Capps edits 25 July 1807 / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:15 pm

54.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

55.TriStar Technology Ventures files for $40MM capital raise for Tech Fund II
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
By Milt Capps updated 10:01 a.m. / Published Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:57 am

56.Martin Ventures Founder Charlie Martin to Keynote Distributed: Health
SPONSORED RELEASE / Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm

57.Martin, O'Rourke lead formation of new ROND Capital buyout firm
[Updated] New entity focuses on "underserved" small and medium-sized businesses.
Milt Capps updated 1021 8 Feb 2019 / Published Friday, October 14, 2016 11:45 am

58.Law ventures simmer in Nashville
Deloitte just announced its new E-Discovery center at Nashville, while other Law-related ventures also bubble-up
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:49 am

59.VU Tech Transfer takes company's liquidation in stride
There are still 21 active portfolio companies over which Chris McKinney says grace.
Published Monday, April 14, 2008 6:35 am

60.'Mobile' startups targeted by incubator in Chattanooga
Pace of startup's investments will be determined by success of FFA round now underway
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:02 a.m. Dec. 8, 2008 / Published Monday, December 7, 2009 10:25 am

61.MB Ventures makes its first TNInvestco bet: Veracity Medical Solutions
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am

62.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

63.Nashville 'Startup Weekend' for tech ventures is still a long shot
Could Nashville 'capture lightning' in a bottle with a Startup Weekend? In other cities, this technology-oriented endurance test has produced stronger venture communities, new businesses -- but, thus far, no one seems to have claimed the lead to win one for Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 9, 2008 10:57 am

64.STHS Ventures 'accelerates' companies reshaping healthcare
From his Nashville vantage-point, Jason Dinger works to find opportunities that produce a plus for the community's healthcare
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 5, 2009 10:39 am

65.Cardiovascular Care Group seeks $40MM capital infusion
Long-time allies go to the well once more for one of their many healthcare businesses.
By VNC Staff updated 5:16 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:23 pm

66.Reimagine Care's $25MM raise includes Martin Ventures, Sante, LRV
[Updated] Vanguard alumni aim to make high-quality cancer care more affordable, accessible, patient-centric.
By Milt Capps Updated 25 Jan 2022 0807 / Published Monday, August 9, 2021 4:45 pm

67.Altitude Ventures taps Deshpande, eyes Fund III-driven portfolio expansion
New Strategic Limited Partner says Altitude is a 'good fit', given it understands how to add value beyond capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 30, 2023 8:45 am

68.LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:00 pm

69.Stuart McWhorter leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC
[Updated] $6MM raise apparently found quick acceptance - McWhorter foresees $100MM impact.
By Milt Capps updated 3:42pm 4 June 2018 / Published Monday, June 4, 2018 12:15 pm

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

71.TNInvestco finalists named by ECD-Revenue
Ten companies of 25 are advancing toward interviews and a shot at more than $80MM in tax-credit allocations that can be capitalized
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:53 am

72.Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm

73.Year-old Nashville-Seattle platform startup Goodship raised at least $7.4M
Dynamo VC, FUSE, Cercano, Ironspring, Innovation Endeavors, and others backers are early-in. [updated]
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, April 14, 2023 3:37 pm

74.Deadline 6/21: Impact Lab to prep Nashville startups to face investors
For-profit and nonprofit social-impact ventures are invited to compete for 10 slots.
adapted from submitted materials / Published Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:45 pm

75.Update: VGT's Yarbrough investing along twin paths
There's a job open at Video Gaming Technologies, where entrepreneur is investing $100MM
By Milt Capps Updated 11:01 a.m. June 18, 2009 / Published Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:12 am

76.Healthcare disruptors: Jacobson's Healthcare Investment Group
adds MK-ShattuckHammond's Dashiff to create innovative businesses

It seems that as promised, this portfolio of private equity and venture capital assets will be deployed for innovation
VNC Staff updated 5:47 p.m. / Published Friday, December 2, 2011 5:32 pm

77.Branch Technology secured patents, files on a nearly $12MM capital raise
Disruptive 3D Printing manufacturer, backed by a strategic that's backed by Momenta Ventures.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:00 pm

78.NEST-TN, LLC
At left, Fran Marcum
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

79.Venture Notes - 12 October 2016
Rumors of a sale, new hand at Emma, Martin Ventures bet, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:44 pm

80.TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
By Milt Capps Last updated 10:29 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

81.Next Awards 2016 finalists from Chamber, Entrepreneur Center
The annual Chamber, EC lists of competing entrants.
Submitted release / Published Friday, September 9, 2016 8:00 am

82.TNInvestco portfolios: Hapten, ConsensusPoint, iScreen, Cagenix updates
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10:54 am

83.Update: Martin-, Heritage-backed Wellvana files further $10MM capraise
[updated] Amid sector consolidation, Wellvana financings now total at least $150MM.
By Milt Capps with updates / Published Friday, July 21, 2023 4:33 pm

84.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

85.McWhorters' CA healthcare innovation impetus reflected in new Fund filings
Latest fund raise could become largest in history of Clayton Associates ecosystem.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 16, 2021 2:48 pm

86.Briefly: TriStar Technology Ventures invests in Cerebrotech
Another bet in medical devices is m ade by Jacobson-led venture firm
By VNC Staff edits 4:42 p.m. / Published Thursday, June 7, 2012 3:03 pm

87.Pathfinder Therapeutics CEO is out
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:08 am

88.Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health evolves with market, raises capital
CEO John Bass et al today filed for a capital raise north of $8MM to advance 'venture studio' business.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:58 pm

89.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

90.Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med
[Updated] Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities
Milt Capps Updated 12 April 2016 / Published Friday, October 24, 2014 3:15 pm

91.'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
By Milt Capps updated 4:52 p.m. / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 12:34 pm

92.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

93.Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC
At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

94.Another VC to join Obama Administration
FCC loses Tennessean Deborah Tate, but gains an Obama chum with a track-record of public service and entrepreneurship
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 16, 2009 6:54 am

95.TNInvestco ranks may grow if idea gets legs
UPDATED The capital pool might grow to $200MM; State officials are said to have held private meetings with group of TNInvestco players
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:35 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 24, 2009 2:49 pm

96.Newsbits, Feb. 24, 2010
Co-founders of TNInvestco TriStar head out to share wisdom with colleagues in New Orleans, while a local entrepreneur may've taken-up residence at Claritas...
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:10 p.m. Feb. 25, 2010 / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:10 pm

97.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

98.ESPN-backed company buys Nashville ventures
Local transactions players snapped-up by a California firm with private-equity heavyweights. By Milt Capps
Published Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:23 pm

99.Diabetes Care Group adds Cook's MGC/Limestone via $5MM round
The rising tide of diabetes attracts investment to companies with convincing models
By Milt Capps updated 11:15 a.m. / Published Monday, May 21, 2012 10:15 am

100.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

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