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1.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

2.Noted: Claritas Capital reports $10 MM raised so far in 2 funds
Claritas has been broadening its footprint in a number of ways, not content to be just another regional VC. But, no details.
By VNC Staff Updated 4:26 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 3:09 pm

3.Claritas-backed Pace Investment makes acquisition in Payments sector
A veteran of Massey Burch and iPayment is in the mix as Claritas and Pace push payments rollup venture
By Milt Capps Last updated 6:09 p.m. Nov. 17, 2009 / Published Wednesday, October 28, 2009 11:21 am

4.Claritas Cornerstone Fund likely to invest in 4 to 6 more companies
[updated] Firm's investor-relations director sees great opportunity, great lifestyle in Nashville area.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017 4:35 pm

5.Claritas Capital-backed PGT entrant Genomind pursues $13MM capraise
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
Milt Capps Updated 8 Feb 2017 / Published Friday, November 6, 2015 1:30 pm

6.Claritas Capital invests in Entrada Healthcare, eyes EHRs
Rebranded company attempts to leverage its transcription track-record to provide gateway to increasingly common e-health records
By Milt Capps Updated 7:47 p.m., April 4, 2010 / Published Friday, March 12, 2010 2:26 pm

7.Strength in numbers: Claritas Capital wants more VCs in Nashville's early-stage deals
Claritas appreciates recognition for its early-stage investing, but the Nashville VC wants more Tennessee funds to join the party
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:42 am

8.Rosen's Atiba creates SLK Digital for acquisitions, starting with FiledBy
An entrepreneur and sometime Angel eases into the Web-media acquisitions mode
By Milt Capps Updated 1:17 p.m. 19 December 2011 / Published Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:52 pm

9.Claritas Capital: Montgomery is now resident entrepreneur
Digital branding and marketing pioneer will help herd dealflow, counsel startups and lend hand at raising funds
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:11 p.m. / Published Monday, March 1, 2010 8:53 am

10.Briefly: edo Interactive files for $8MM private placement
Early-stage gift-card provider may be building warchest for aggressive rollout in Southeast
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:05 a.m. June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 1:38 pm

11.UPDATE: Claritas-backed StudioNow a startup again, leaves AOL fold
[updated] StudioNow fundraising again, years after being bought by AOL
By Milt Capps Updated 20 August 2014 / Published Monday, January 25, 2010 8:02 am

12.TwelveStone Health Partners aims to connect acute-, post-acute worlds
[updated] Company's $3.35MM capital infusion from Claritas Capital to help expand footprint and advance technology.
Milt Capps updated July 24, 2018 / Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:00 pm

13.Claritas Capital invests alongside Emerald Plus ally in Web3.0-M&E
Claritas busy with SEC filings and stealthy moves to build new portfolio with 'cultural relevance', and market potential.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 2, 2023 2:46 pm

14.Venture Notes -- July 16, 2019
Updated: Moneytree report from PwC and CBInsights is out, plus we have field notes on TN and Opportunity Zones.
By Milt Capps update January 22, 2020 / Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:07 pm

15.Venture Notes, March 26, 2010
A Nashville MoonPie? Plus, a Claritas exec on i-couponing and Innova walks away from an interesting technology
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 11:54 am

16.Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:01 am

17.EDO Interactive in $20MM deal, expands in Chicago
EDO Interactive proves it can keep raking-in the venture bucks. No word on how much will go to marketing and how much, if any, is for recap.
Staff / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 11:20 am

18.Local investors said acquiring Nashville exec-search business
as Salt Lake firm drops Nashville from Tech-city list

[Updated] Veteran Nashville search entrepreneur said to be among new owners.
Milt Capps updated 8 January 2016 / Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015 2:45 pm

19.'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:54 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:35 am

20.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

21.VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:30 pm

22.Entrada ramps-up marketing, products with B-round capital infusion
[Sale updated] Early-stage company has room for further capital recruitment, as it aims to leverage rising interest in electronic health records-related technology
By Milt Capps Updated 12 April 2017 / Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:40 am

23.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

24.Venture Notes - April 3, 2024
Project Fintech, Montecito, Altitude VC, SubSplit, Sharecare, Claritas, EQL Games, Melt Pharma
By Milt Capps Updated April 4, 2024 / Published Monday, April 1, 2024 5:30 pm

25.FOH&BOH: Nashvillians raise capital to soothe global Hospitality painpoint
VC led signal raise, now founders map a Seed-plus + Series A to take turnover solution to market.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 2, 2019 4:45 pm

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.StudioNow spinning-out Octerra marcom startup, conference debut ahead
[updated] 12 years into the mission, six years after leaving AOL, team has been prepping its next move for months.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 16, 2019 3:53 pm

28.TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:58 p.m. Sept. 17 / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am

29.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

30.$5MM E-Dough: Edo Interactive re-loads with local VCs
Fresh capital and guerrilla marketing help Nashville firm catch the Gen Y wave, as bigger players wade into the space
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 6, 2008 3:49 am

31.Venture Notes - 17 January 2017
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:15 pm

32.Local FiledBy startup asks authors to claim 1.8 million webpages
Former Ingram exec aims to enable authors to market their goods independently
By Milt Capps UPDATED 2:22 PM / Published Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:41 pm

33.ISO Capital: Dobie Media sets next capital raise for EvieSays
In a crowded field, Nashville startup is relying on strategy of providing 'free' content to customers among old media
By Milt Capps Last updated March 12, 2012 / Published Monday, December 21, 2009 12:22 pm

34.Venture Notes - 22 January 2018
17 updates ranging from Fintech, Soccer and Patient warming, to new platforms, VCs and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 22, 2018 4:30 pm

35.VC-backed former Ingram exec launches online business
Entrepreneur's new company means fresh links between Nashville and the Creatives
Milt Capps Update 10:55 a.m. / Published Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:37 am

36.Entrepreneur Jane Allen to be CEO of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center
New CEO will rely on a lawyerly eye and entrepreneurial chops as she begins fresh assessment of the EC.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 2, 2019 2:03 pm

37.Venture Notes - 22 July 2021
Opry Entertainment exec eyes YUDU, Shore Cap, Wellview, Martin Ventures, ProCredEx, NOFs and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 22, 2021 3:03 pm

38.Venture Notes - August 3, 2020
Digital Reasoning board said to devise M&A process, Bartholomew-Fox raise capital, hi-tech bicycle venture advances, and more here.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 3, 2020 3:25 pm

39.Quick Take: TN VCs comment on Private-Company Exchanges
If the IPO door is still barely cracked, maybe some portfolio managers will find these alternatives attractive
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:37 pm

40.'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

41.Cybera trims sails to remain on-course
[Sale update] VC-supported venture promises new products, more allies and net hiring
Milt Capps Updated Sept. 16, 2015 / Published Sunday, October 19, 2008 3:43 pm

42.Founder Mason: Nashville's StudioNow eyes M&A,
capital, global markets and $1BN revenue goal

IPO and other options are on the table and a decision is likely to be taken in 2018.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 26, 2017 4:50 pm

43.Fintech: Ed Braswell's G2Lytics startup targets sales-tax cheats globally
[Updated] E-commerce sellers and others will want to know about this startup.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 23, 2017 10:15 am

44.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

45.Venture Notes - May 19, 2021
Couple-dozen bulletins on spacs, letter rounds, startups, innovators, execs in motion, resources from around the ecosystem
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:29 pm

46.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

47.VC-backed StudioNow adding capital, clients and creativity
In the virtual Arms Race to add video as part of companies' online presence, StudioNow is staying atop the wave, thanks to steady flows of capital
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 5, 2009 8:49 am

48.Venture Notes - 12 April 2016
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:15 pm

49.Venture Notes - February 8, 2016
[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
Milt Capps updated 3 May 2016 / Published Monday, February 8, 2016 5:15 pm

50.Tennessee VCs worry they'll be crowded-out of state pension investments
Overseers look for 'best proposals', VCs press case for homegrown jobs and investment, while FONCE uncertainty continues
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2008 9:21 am

51.NEWSBITS, March 30, 2010
EMMA.. HMS Tech hire.. Lodge helps for-profits ..Noro and Chrysalis announce staffing ..PerfectServe ..IMI Health and more..
By Milt Capps Updated 2:37 p.m. / Published Tuesday, March 30, 2010 1:57 pm

52.Venture Notes - January 23, 2019
Latest roundup of Tennessee startups, capital raises, economic development and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:45 pm

53.Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match
In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2011 11:21 am

54.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

55.Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
By Milt Capps Last updated Mon., April 5, 2010 12:11 p.m. / Published Saturday, April 3, 2010 5:39 pm

56.Venture Notes - July 14, 2021
VU-propelled startup, AI for VC, MB Ventures, Claritas, Harbert, McWhorter, lifesci fund, ed tech, SBIR, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:15 pm

57.Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,
yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'

[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors
Milt Capps Updated / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:22 pm

58.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

59.DMA taps Buffkin Group to find CEO to face Digital Era
Local executive recruiter gets high-profile challenge to secure leader for major trade association serving half the Fortune 100
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:25 am

60.Deep Cuts: Songness discovers 'invisible' performers
The man who briefly shared the reins at United Press International presses ahead with confidence in a very crowded field.
By Milt Capps Updated Dec. 23, 2010 8:29 a.m. / Published Monday, December 20, 2010 7:25 am

61.Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 9, 2008 5:43 pm

62.TwelveStone Health Partners to create techco,
raise venture capital, add JVs and M&A deals

[updated] After sales of specialty pharmacy and other assets to Fred's, Shane Reeves has 100% control.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 7, 2016 2:30 pm

63.Local advisors: Punching Nun's Cecconi has advised 25+ portfolio companies
Her competitive spirit was partly honed by being a standout player in competitive sports.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 5, 2018 12:15 pm

64.Dobie Media adds Rick Blair; A-round to give EvieSays more to talk about
He may not yet be a 'media wild-catter', but he's got real startup chops
By Milt Capps updated 11:41 a.m. / Published Tuesday, March 13, 2012 10:06 am

65.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

66.Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley
consultant work separately to keep it real

Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
By Milt Capps - Corrected March 14, 2011 1:55 p.m. / Published Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:09 pm

67.Venture Notes - October 24, 2019
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 24, 2019 11:00 am

68.Video Venture -- Nashville's HouseLens positions for Series A raise
[Update] Corporate IT technologist now CEO ultimately had to follow his passion for this startup
By Milt Capps updated 18 Feb. 2016 / Published Monday, June 16, 2014 1:18 pm

69.Venture Notes - 6 December 2017
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 pm

70.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

71.Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies
[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.
Milt Capps updated Oct. 4, 2016 / Published Monday, December 28, 2015 5:00 pm

72.Venture Notes - December 2, 2021
Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:32 pm

73.Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
By Milt Capps updated May 26, 2012 / Published Monday, May 14, 2012 10:08 am

74.Update: SEC gives nod to Greg Daily's i3 Verticals IPO, NASDAQ listing
[Updated] Veteran of Nashville payments scene inevitably has played his cards close to the vest.
By Milt Capps Updated 8 June 2019 0800 / Published Friday, May 25, 2018 5:01 pm

75.Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'
[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2015 / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am

76.Venture Notes - November 30, 2021 - Healthtech + Wellness
UPDATED Exclusive health-wellness venture roundup with updates on fund raises, startups...all in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps UPDATED 27 July 2023 / Published Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:30 pm

77.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

78.Venture Notes - Aug. 2, 2018
[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.
By Milt Capps updated 17 Sept. 2018 / Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:45 pm

79.Venture Notes - Sept. 15, 2020
Jumpstart Capital liquidity, LaunchTN, Jammber, virus capital, Fintech, Healthcare, data, Vizion, spinup, spinout, and more updates.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:00 pm

80.Liquidity event: Passport Health deal shows power of health-revenue cycle
Angels, VCs from near and far: Nashville gets a look inside another hot health technology sector, which some think will be driven by M&A activity for years to come.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 5, 2008 5:53 am

81.NEWSBITS May 26, 2009
Jacobson's new digs, Universal Robotics' placement, WSJ taps local analysts, Solidus' stake, antitrust cautions and more...
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:22 am

82.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

83.Venture Notes - February 7, 2024
Our latest update in more than 20 briefs on startups, funding, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 7, 2024 9:36 am

84.Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020
[Updated] A gamble, sure, but the Pandemic Vintage of startups, capraises + executive moves may rival any we've seen in the past decade.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2020 3:30 pm

85.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

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