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1.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

2.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

3.2nd Middle Tennessee Tech council being formed in Rutherford County
VTC: Rutherford County Technology Council said forming 30 miles from Nashville
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00 pm

4.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

5.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

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

7.Council Capital completes $200M raise for Fund IV and affiliates
The firm's currently announced portfolio includes a Tennessee-based firm.
adapted from submitted press release / Published Wednesday, November 18, 2020 7:48 am

8.Council Capital and its TNInvestco affiliate invest in Payment America Systems
Revenue-cycle management, a hot sector, attracts more venture capital and TNInvestco-spawned resources
By VNC Staff Updated Jan. 4, 2012 / Published Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:21 pm

9.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

10.Nashville Technology Council outlines Tech progress, priorities
Update spans emphasis on 'Creativity', new HealthTech vertical group and more.
Submitted / Published Thursday, October 5, 2017 8:00 am

11.Maynard asks further look at Metro economy
Having had a public forum, Councilmember At Large says he'll ask for January work session on economic development
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 18, 2008 8:48 am

12.Fetherling to helm of Nashville Technology Council
NTC named a second healthcare-industry veteran to lead the IT-oriented association
VN Staff / Published Wednesday, October 1, 2008 9:25 am

13.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

14.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

15.Their Take on Capital: Grant Jackson, Council Capital managing partner
Managing General Partners gives fresh view of region's Healthcare sector.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:00 pm

16.Council Capital: Rick Apple spreads TNInvestco seeds for Nashville moneytree
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
By Milt Capps updated 9:22 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:28 am

17.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

18.Nashville Technology Council 2013 Awards
The votes are in for the 2013 NTC Awards!
Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:00 pm

19.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

20.Nashville Technology Council opens Tech Hill Commons with Comcast help
Expanded quarters and event space could raise nonprofit NTC's community profile.
adapted from submitted release / Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:00 am

21.Mentor Capitalist: Gary Peat reboots after Council Capital
VC opens new chapter amid a climate of lingering dread and anticipation
By Milt Capps Originally published 10:51 a.m. 9 April 2013 / Published Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:10 pm

22.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

23.NHHC Family Tree Release Oct. 20, 2008
The much-anticipated annual family tree of Nashville-based healthcare ventures has been released by Nashville Health Care Council, and affiliate of the Greater Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Published Monday, October 20, 2008 1:32 pm

24.Files - June 6, 2018 - HHS Startup Day Agenda & Release
Here's the skinny on HHS Startup Day in Nashville, cosponsored by NHCC, LSTN, et al.
Staff / Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:20 pm

25.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

At left, Fran Marcum
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

IDEAS: Helping Tennessee's growth companies
develop leadership capacity and secure capital

A leading private-equity executive puts the Ideas spotlight on an overlooked group
Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6:59 pm

28.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

29.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

30.Governor's e-Health quarterback shifting back to private sector
UPDATED JUNE 25 1015 - While Agassi joins Cogent, continuity for the eHealth Council will be preserved. Agassi's role there, navigating the Council's path among competing healthcare and insurance stakeholders, has been key.
Milt Capps Updated 1423 June 20 / Published Friday, June 20, 2008 9:51 am

31.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

32.Music Council co-chair Randy Goodman adds Lipscomb Univ. Business EIR role
[updated] Goodman addition adds heft to ambitious Lipcomb plans for its business, entrepreneurial offerings
By VNC Staff updated July 8, 2015 / Published Tuesday, February 21, 2012 8:00 am

33.State to invest $900 Million in private-equity alternatives
State pension fund is hiring equities director, developing investment policy and will seek advice on targeting a portion of TCRS' $32 billion
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, August 24, 2008 6:32 pm

34.Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund hasn't exhausted TNInvestco capital
There's a least one TNInvestco that isn't yet exhausted, and is still looking for investible deals
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 24, 2014 3:15 pm

35.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

36.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

37.Nashville Technology Council a step closer to policy-advocacy role
[updated] Moving cautiously, CEO Bryan Huddleston preps for increased NTC influence.
Milt Capps updated Sept. 28, 2015 / Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:27 am

38.Capraises filed by Council Capital, Music City Baseball,
Revolution Partners, Dynamo, SweetBio

Signs of the season? SEC filings pop up in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:57 pm

39.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

40.Trade Mission: Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
By Milt Capps Updated 2:40 p.m. / Published Monday, February 2, 2009 12:07 am

41.Briefly: Nashville Technology Council freshens its board
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
By Staff Updated 2:14 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am

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

43.Board of directors update for Nashville Technology Council
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
Adapted from NTC press release / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 7:12 am

44.Briley Administration rolls-out small-biz, economic development moves
Music City Music Council, which augments Metro ECD, gets new staffer and SMB tools are spotlighted.
Staff adapted from releases / Published Monday, May 6, 2019 4:32 pm

45.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

46.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

47.Nashville Technology Council honors 9th Annual NTC Awards winners
Standouts in 14 categories are singled-out for techcentric leadership.
Staff / Published Friday, January 26, 2018 2:13 pm

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

49.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

50.People: Former Stites lawyer ignited Nashville tech sector
Farris Warfield Kanaday gave a 27-year-old lawyer some running room in the late Nineties, and he used it to launch NTC
The VN Blog / Published Friday, September 5, 2008 8:32 am

51.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

52.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
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 31, 2009 9:07 pm

53.Economy: Music City Music Council moves from rehearsal to live performance
MC2 is moving forward aggressively with planning and action to recruit jobs, spawn startups, build visitors and educate generations
By Milt Capps Sept. 20, 2011 / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:38 am

54.East Nashville business group advances brand and place-making agendas
[Updated] There's fresh life in one of Nashville's most storied communities.
Milt Capps updated with winner / Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014 1:58 pm

55.Nashville Technology Council Awards for 2015 announced
NTC marks another year with competitive awards for excellence.
Staff / Published Friday, January 29, 2016 3:00 am

56.PEOPLE: Cournoyer helms The Iron Yard - Nashville
70 techies have completed coding studies via Nashville's newest training entrant.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 17, 2016 3:45 pm

57.TNInvestco funds still had $84 Million dry powder at year-end 2011, ECD says
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
By Milt Capps updated 10:02 a.m. / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:11 am

58.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

59.Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:36 am

60.NTC-MTSU Tech Workforce Report 2018
Nashville Technology Council and MTSU demonstrate shortage of tech talent in Middle Tennessee
adapted from press release / Published Wednesday, October 3, 2018 8:19 am

61.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

62.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

63.Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength

Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 8, 2011 2:58 pm

64.Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Published Monday, December 31, 2018 7:30 am

65.TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:39 am

66.Capital Confirmation tops Nashville Technology Council Awards roster
14 accolades awarded during annual event.
Staff / Published Friday, January 27, 2017 8:22 am

67.Bredesen finance chief eyes legislation for eHealth
Bredesen Administration and its allies believe there's no time like the present to push forward with e-health information, encouraging businesses to spawn on the infohighway.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 22, 2008 2:09 pm

68.Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated
[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:00 am

69.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

70.Economy: Nashville Business Outlook Summit set for Winter '09
Rippee leads monitoring group; Chamber helps local businesses survive and thrive, despite the plummeting economy
Milt Capps UPDATED 10:45 A.M. / Published Sunday, December 7, 2008 7:31 pm

71.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

72.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

73.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

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

75.Finalists chosen for Nashville Technology Council Awards XII
Winners in each of category are to be announced during an April 15, 2021, ceremony.
From submitted release / Published Monday, December 14, 2020 4:35 pm

76.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

77.Bills in hopper: General Assembly, VCs eye TNInvestco expansion
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 1, 2010 12:19 pm

78.Chairman: Nashville Tech Council preps CEO search
as Brian Moyer eyes return to entrepreneurship

NTC's crucial executive search cranks-up as Launch Tennessee's searches for its next CEO.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 8, 2021 3:15 pm

79.10 Years: Nashville Technology Council claims broader role
NTC's 10th Anniversary took a symbolic step forward this morning, led by a new CEO intent on a bigger regional role for the association
By Milt Capps Latest Update 10:32 a.m. / Published Thursday, January 22, 2009 6:29 am

80.Nashville Entrepreneur Center gets project manager
Tech veteran of digital entertainment and online media is coordinating online resource center
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:50 p.m. / Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:25 pm

81.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

82.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

83.Venture Calendar - 2017 - Updated
State and regional events of interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:45 am

84.TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
By Milt Capps Updated 28 January 2014 / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:44 am

85.Project Music: Musicians Council preps capraise for lead experts platform
Earlier successful exit and relo to homestead in Tennessee helped pave the way for latest gambit.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 18, 2019 4:30 pm

86.CEO search seeks Huddleston successor at Nashville Technology Council
[Updated with recruiter] The nonprofit announced Huddleston's September departure this morning.
Milt Capps updated 12 August 2016 0652 / Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016 10:00 am

87.Coming Venture Events for your earliest consideration next 10 days
We're breaking-out eight events in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis as being of special interest.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 18, 2020 3:43 pm

88.NCN-NHCC reports Startup surge and growing venture-capital gap for Nashville
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
By Milt Capps updated 8:54 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:31 am

89.Maxwell: Silicon Valley tip spurred Shareholder InSite M&A deal
[updated] Joe Maxwell is having way too much fun in growing another tech venture in the finance sector
By Milt Capps Updated 4 Nov. 2014 / Published Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:40 am

90.Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21
[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
Milt Capps updated 25 February 2016 / Published Monday, January 18, 2016 1:00 pm

91.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

92.Next Nashville Technology Council CEO is Liza Lowery Massey
[CEO departure] Sixth CEO brings national perspective, oversees an NTC on shifting economic, educational and professional terrain.
By Milt Capps updated 11 July 2013 11:34 a.m. / Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011 1:29 pm

93.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

94.Growth-equity firm SSM Partners eyes Nashville investment opportunities
[updated] With dry powder and 60 transactions under its belt, SSM relishes HealthIT, ecommerce, marcom companies.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:30 am

95.Greater Nashville Technology Council reveals 2020 NTC Awards Finalists
WINNERS out! 42 entrants vied to win top honors in 14 categories.
By Milt Capps updated 24 January 2020 / Published Thursday, December 5, 2019 7:00 pm

96.CapControls' $3.8m cap raise and AnalytX pact
drive Maxwell start-up's pursuit of growth

He took a break after his successful exit from Investment Scorecard, now he's pushing his startup toward deeper waters
By Milt Capps Updated 7:05 p.m., May 23, 2011 / Published Sunday, May 22, 2011 6:03 pm

97.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

98.NEWSBITS March 30, 2009
Notes from Northshore Capital Management, TTDC, VCs, wealth-management moves and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 30, 2009 9:44 am

99.Spotlight: Nashville's WPC's Taproot a finalist for SIIA Codie healthIT award
SIIA led by board of execs from within Thomson Reuters, Google, Adobe and others.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 25, 2016 11:00 am

100.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

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