|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.||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
|17.||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
|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.||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
|25.||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
|26.||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
|27.||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
|28.||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
|29.||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
|30.||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
|31.||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
|32.||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
|33.||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
|34.||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
|35.||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
|36.||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
|37.||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
|38.||Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC|
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|39.||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
|40.||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
|41.||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
|42.||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
|43.||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
|44.||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
|45.||$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
|46.||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
|47.||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
|48.||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
|49.||Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, LLC|
At left, Denny Bottorff
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am
|50.||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
|51.||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
|52.||Martin Ventures Founder Charlie Martin to Keynote Distributed: Health|
SPONSORED RELEASE / Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm
|53.||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
|54.||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
|55.||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
|56.||'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
|57.||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
|58.||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
|59.||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
|60.||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
|61.||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
|62.||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
|63.||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
|64.||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
|65.||Tennessee Angel Fund|
At left, Sid Chambless
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|66.||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
|67.||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
|68.||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
|69.||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
|70.||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
|71.||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
At left, Fran Marcum
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|73.||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
|74.||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
|75.||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
|76.||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
|77.||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
|78.||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
|79.||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
|80.||'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
|81.||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
|82.||Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC|
At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|83.||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
|84.||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
|85.||VU Engineering alum helms new Engage VC with Atlanta corporate impetus|
New firm is closely allied with ATDC and Georgia Tech, first cohort app deadline July 8.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:30 pm
|86.||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
|87.||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
|88.||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
|89.||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
|90.||Blockchain, AI: Capital raises ahead for Hashed Health-partnered ProCredEx|
Startup charts path for Seed, Series A and customer acquisition in healthcare and perhaps beyond.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:00 pm
|91.||The VNC Reader's Guide to the Best of 2008|
'Respect must be paid' to 2008, with a sample drawn from nearly 200 VNC stories, setting the stage for 2009
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 2, 2009 2:15 pm
|92.||TCRS PE commitments hit $424 Million with nods|
to Khosla Ventures IV, Berkshire Partners fund
Entrepreneurs and business owners up for some 'brutal honesty' might check out these new Tennessee-backed institutional investors.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 26, 2011 9:50 am
|93.||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
|94.||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
|95.||Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership|
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
By Milt Capps Updated 3:53 p.m. / Published Monday, January 25, 2010 3:31 pm
|96.||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
|97.||Entrepreneurs: Jacobson weaves healthcare, technology, ventures|
Here, an effort to provide a primer on ventures undertaken by Harry Jacobson
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 9, 2009 3:41 pm
|98.||Mayor names Galante to lead Nashville Music Council|
[updated] Galante succeeds Goodman. City continues building awareness of Creative/Music sector
By Milt Capps Updated 10 Nov. 2015 0800 / Published Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:03 am
|99.||Briefly: NEXT Nashville Legacy Entrepreneurs named|
Five local worthies (including Hal Cato at left) will be honored by Chamber and Entrepreneur Center for achievements
By VNC Staff / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 10:20 am
|100.||Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup|
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm