|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.||Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down|
to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties
President and COO Sam Lingo will also be Acting CEO.
Adapted from submitted press release / Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 2:00 pm
|3.||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
|4.||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
|5.||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
|6.||FCA Venture Partners said to co-manage Dioko fund, files for $75M Fund VI|
[Updated] Clayton Associates affiliate obviously pushing on more than one front.
Milt Capps UPDATED March 15, 2016 11:23 a.m. / Published Monday, February 22, 2016 2:52 pm
|7.||InfoWorks' Clayton names Heard president|
Citing confidence in the face of economy, veteran Nashville technology executive entrusts reins to long-time Nashville executive
Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 3, 2008 1:09 pm
|8.||Stuart McWhorter succeeds Burcham as CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
The son of the EC's founding chairman, Clayton McWhorter, takes the helm.
Press Release / Published Thursday, April 2, 2015 10:57 am
|9.||Clayton Associates' McWhorter increases stake in Clemson University|
VC co-founder takes a paws for philanthropy that may inspire other executives.
Milt Capps updated May 8, 2020 / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 7:15 am
|10.||Stuart McWhorter unveils 400-acre Rolling Hills Retreat on Lewisburg Pike|
Providing more intimate meeting spaces and helping local nonprofits are among the goals.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 27, 2018 7:15 am
|11.||CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity|
[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.
Milt Capps updated Jan. 24, 2016 5:10pm / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:15 pm
|12.||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
|13.||Briefly: McWhorter launches another Health advocate|
A former CMS official is senior advisor to the veteran health exec's new coalition for budget-neutral healthcare reform
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 1:24 pm
|14.||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
|15.||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
|16.||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
|17.||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
|18.||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
|19.||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
|20.||McWhorter-backed coalition, Solidus-backed company are health-reform allies|
Veteran healthcare leader and venture-capitalist joins youthful advocates for a fresh, and aggressive look at health care reform
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:24 pm
|21.||Pathfinder Therapeutics gets $5.2MM A-round infusion|
After a long sojourn in the VC desert, a VU spinout finds it A-round lead in North Carolina
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:06 pm
|22.||LaunchTN Impact Fund investor committee announced|
Six veterans of early-stage entrepreneurial investment have screened 18 companies.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:49 pm
|23.||LogoGarden says $2MM B-raise underway,|
Brentwood firm vamps as strategic target
Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
Milt Capps Updated 24 July / Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:04 am
|24.||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
|25.||With NEC running, Echomusic execs launch Rockhouse|
[Updated] With the Nashville Entrepreneur Center unveiled this morning, this entrepreneur is turning his sights to a venture in entertainment
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Thursday, September 24, 2009 1:52 pm
|26.||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
|27.||FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund|
bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
By VNC Staff Updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 2:09 pm
|28.||Clayton's FCA Venture Partners leads One Medical Passport Series A raise|
[Updated] Healthcare-centric VC makes growth investment in Connecticut healthIT entrant.
Milt Capps updated 7 March 16 1024 / Published Monday, December 21, 2015 1:45 pm
|29.||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
|30.||Message at Samford bears McWhorter legacy and son's challenge to serve|
Stuart McWhorter: Community service a kind of moral obligation
Published Monday, May 9, 2016 3:30 pm
|31.||Venture Notes - 9 February 2018|
Solaster capraise out of Jumpstart, new crypto fund, some blockchain plays and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 9, 2018 4:16 pm
|32.||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
|33.||$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
|34.||Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016|
Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 2, 2016 2:45 pm
|35.||Noted: NuScriptRx's Taylor succeeds Mercadante as CEO|
Mercadante departs, and former Healthways exec steps in
By VNC Staff / Published Monday, August 20, 2012 11:47 am
|36.||Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
[updated] Former InQuicker CEO sees traditional '100-day' assessment.
Milt Capps updated 5:11pm / Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 pm
|37.||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
|38.||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
|39.||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
|40.||edo Interactive: $20MM Series E, Badran CEO, Braswell exec chairman|
Venture-backed edo's new CEO is based in Chicago.
Press release - updated May 26, 2015 / Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:00 pm
|41.||Parental Health attracts Innova Fund II as investors close Series A cap raise|
Hudsmith's HP-allied startup executes on its telemedicine strategy for seniors aging-in-place
By Milt Capps updated January 4, 2012 / Published Thursday, December 1, 2011 10:16 am
|42.||'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
|43.||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
|44.||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
|45.||Ferdowsi's latest venture was obvious path|
after his Austin Ventures gig ended
Paymaxx veteran was surrounded by investors awaiting his next venture and say he's gotten 'second wind'
By Milt Capps Updated 9:22 p.m. / Published Monday, June 6, 2011 6:25 am
|46.||Passport Health founder once faced 'blank stares'|
Today, he's just put another notch on his acquisitions belt, but not long ago Jim Lackey was begging for that first customer as he attempted to introduce technology in a sector fond of sticky notes, faxes and phone calls.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:42 am
|47.||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
|48.||EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare|
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
adapted from submitted release updated 14 June 2016 / Published Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:45 am
|49.||Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York|
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:17 pm
|50.||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
|51.||Nashville Medical Trade Center team blitzes NV influentials|
[Updated] At the end of an intensive week of meetings here, the CEO of the proposed trade center says a competing NYC group offered has made overtures
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:45 p.m., Aug. 23 / Published Friday, August 21, 2009 9:40 am
|52.||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
|53.||Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'|
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 pm
|54.||NBIC Incubator Clients Nov. 13, 2017|
from NBIConline / Published Monday, November 13, 2017 2:52 pm
|55.||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
|56.||Healthcare leaders aboard, Parental Health builds traction|
2011 could see profitability for this Nashville telemedicine startup, which gathers luminaries
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:23 am
|57.||Inova Payroll gets $1MM bump from CRF, Nashville Angels|
Farsheed Ferdowsi updates us on the raise he saw coming in VNC's earlier story
By Milt Capps Updated 12:25 p.m. / Published Thursday, July 7, 2011 11:13 am
|58.||Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016|
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 pm
|59.||Nashville tech ventures to pitch at Southeast Venture Conference|
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:36 am
|60.||M&A ahead: Fetherling's Perception Health|
teams with PYA Analytics, XSolis/Advent
Serial entrepreneur doesn't understand why the Tech sector consolidation is so hesitant.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2014 11:30 am
|61.||VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work|
Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup
By Milt Capps updated 31 August 0719 / Published Monday, August 27, 2012 12:54 pm
|62.||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
|63.||TN companies at pivot-points might attract funding via River Associates|
This private-equity firm attracted out-of-state institutionals to its $222MM fund VI
By Milt Capps updated May 19, 2012 6:57 a.m. / Published Thursday, May 17, 2012 10:05 am
|64.||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
|65.||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
|66.||Venture Notes - March 7, 2016|
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
Milt Capps Updated 11 Jan 2017 / Published Monday, March 7, 2016 4:45 pm
|67.||LaunchTN eyes creation of model anti-sexual harassment policy|
Exec says harassment 'unacceptable' and LaunchTN will advocate broad adoption of planned policy model
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 17, 2017 5:45 pm
|68.||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
|69.||VC CEO steps aside for new man at Pathfinder Therapeutics|
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
By Milt Capps UPDATED 12:44 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:40 am
|70.||Aegis Health Security, Global Action eye impact-investment partnership|
[Updated] Partnership would support a network of investors and entrepreneurs.
Milt Capps updated 3 December 2015 / Published Wednesday, November 18, 2015 12:30 pm
|71.||SSM Partners quietly files for Growth Equity III raise;|
Exec sees Nashville edge in youthful exhuberance
Fund exec sees little to envy in Silicon Valley models, says bringing youthful talent into Nashville has been a boon.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:45 pm
|72.||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
|73.||M&A: Nashville Software, IT firms mull buying, selling|
Nick Holland of CentreSource says approaches by bidders caused him to look at his firm with fresh eyes
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 7, 2011 7:53 am
|74.||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
|75.||ProfitPoint invites M&A candidates, moves corporate flag to Pennsylvania|
Even as the company's center of gravity shifts further, this VC-funded business aims for more M&A deals
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:38 PM / Published Tuesday, October 28, 2008 4:33 am
|76.||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
|77.||In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation|
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
By Milt Capps Updated 12:14 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am
|78.||eProcurement startup GreenLight Medical maps Series A-B raises|
[Updated] Nebraska-born Dirks believes e-procurement startup likely to thrive in Nashville ecosystem.
Milt Capps Last updated 13 Oct 2017 0910 / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 2:30 pm
|79.||Venture Notes - May 2, 2018|
LaunchTN pushes, TN fintech pivot person, Kisber in K-TENN, capraises for SIGNiX, Metova, others.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018 4:45 pm
|80.||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
|81.||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
|82.||Martin Cos. deepens bench at DisastersNet, as HealthStream ally broadens target sectors|
Shifts in command, marketing duties may add momentum in company now backed by entrepreneur with deepest pockets
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:40 am
|83.||PEOPLE: Anand Sanwal's CB Insights has eyes on Nashville + Tennessee|
A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 8, 2014 1:30 pm
|84.||PE-backed PhyMed eyes 2016 M&A strategy, welcomes sell-side approaches|
[updated] Sector veteran Weaver leads the charge, as aggressively as makes sense.
Milt Capps updated 1:45pm 24 February 2016 / Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 2:45 pm
|85.||Jumpstart Capital recaps Casetabs in search of surgery-coordination lead|
Vreeland completes 9th transaction. Growth Fund I has dry powder, and Fund II is a target for 2020.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:00 pm
|86.||Jim Phillips CEO of relaunched XMI backed by Engelbrecht's SCI of Evansville|
[updated] Former XMi executive holds minority stake, in wake of entrepreneur Shmerling's peel-off.
Milt Capps updated 4:55pm 2 May 2017 / Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:56 am
|87.||LaunchTN: McWhorter board resignation adds to agency's to-do's|
[updated] Litigation, uncertainty over INCITE funding, turnover and more.
Milt Capps Updated 10:02 a.m. 28 January 2015 / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:15 pm
|88.||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
|89.||Fetherling joins Moore in rebranded Stratasan startup;|
Nashville Tech Council CEO search makes strides, says Sloan
Strategic allies will include marketing, PR and healthcare strategy firms, among others
By Milt Capps Updated 5:00 p.m. / Published Saturday, July 2, 2011 3:27 pm
|90.||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
|91.||Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge|
A long-standing friendship, economic pressure and the vagaries of family business are among factors cited in the sale.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am
|92.||Venture Notes - November 12, 2018|
New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:40 pm
|93.||Dashiff departs MedCare Investments to head|
Healthcare Services at Cannaccord Genuity
Veteran i-banker moves to bigger house.
Adapted from submitted release / Published Friday, January 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
By Milt Capps updated 9 July 2014 10:52 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:36 am
|95.||'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
|96.||Fund-manager interviews set by City of Franklin|
A VU MBA alum happens to be on the team out of New York State interviewing would-be fund managers
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm
|97.||Life Sciences: VC-backed Nodality opens Franklin lab|
By enlisting a squad of scientists based here, this California firm has created a pathway of its own into Nashville's fledgling biotechnology community
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 3, 2009 8:55 am
|98.||Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges|
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
By Milt Capps Last updated 9:52 a.m. Feb. 9, 2010 / Published Monday, February 8, 2010 11:05 am
|99.||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
|100.||VU School of Medicine ramps-up The Radx incubator|
with 17 entrants in Innovation Challenge
Incubator management plans to keep potential businesses on-pace for development, commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 19, 2017 4:00 pm