|1.||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
|2.||Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund|
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 8, 2016 11:30 am
|3.||Nashville's Whistler Capital affiliate sets $500MM healthcare raise|
Whistler affiliates have previously invested in locally based Embold Health, Hashed Health, et al.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 24, 2023 6:32 pm
|4.||Anthem Healthcare Intelligence capital raise underway with NEST-TN aboard|
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
By Milt Capps updated 7:53 a.m. 21 Sept. 2012 / Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:46 pm
|5.||TNInvestco-backed startup 'Krush' raises $4.5MM for predictive-network entry|
The Gina Ashe-Eric Satz team presses ahead in a potentially disruptive offering for the retail sector.
By Milt Capps updated Jan. 11, 2012 3:54 p.m. / Published Monday, January 9, 2012 9:00 am
|6.||LaunchTN IMPACT group grows to 21, with $65.4MM SSBCI decisions due|
If Tennessee enlists for SSBCI funding, TTDC investment committee could get pretty busy.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:48 pm
|7.||Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC|
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|8.||Tech Economy: TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs|
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009 3:19 pm
|9.||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
|10.||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
|11.||ECD-LaunchTN's 3686 could spike capital, entrepreneurial velocity|
Fintech entrepreneur Eric Satz (AltoIRA) is one of 60+ VCs, entrepreneurs, advisors playing 3686 Festival roles.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:30 pm
|12.||Nashville EC tells 2019 NEXT Awards finalists + Hall of Fame inductees|
[Updated] Here is the fullest rundown you'll find on Awards entrants, judges and related matters ahead of this November event.
By Milt Capps Updated 7 Nov 2019 / Published Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00 pm
|13.||Local newspaper relaunches as The Nashville Ledger|
A former Nashville Banner journalist is leading a Memphis company's entry into the Mid-TN market
By Milt Capps Updated 9:07 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:28 am
|14.||TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs|
and investors begin charting path forward
Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum
Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014 / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:03 pm
|15.||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
|16.||Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform|
Continuing-education content monetization is the mission for this startup.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 25, 2016 2:34 pm
|17.||Tech Commercialization Notes - April 28, 2021|
Current and future startups being spawned by TTO focused on commercializing innovation.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:00 am
|18.||Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate|
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 6, 2008 2:19 pm
|19.||CEO Sinead Miller charts PATH EX course to capital, partner & market|
Startup's expanding universe of advisors, allies and potential funders may be approaching critical mass.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 29, 2018 11:45 am
|20.||SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC|
More speaker announcements, with event just a month away!
Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:45 pm
|21.||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
|22.||Dan Hogan's Medalogix files to pursue $1.5MM capraise|
Healthcare analytics player follows $5MM raise with a smaller, possible bridge move.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 6, 2015 1:12 pm
|23.||Mental healthtech startup eyes Series A for Happego cognition-priming|
Knox entrepreneur has amassed knowledge and team bent on advancing mental health, motivation, goal achievement and social good.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:15 pm
|24.||Launch Tennessee gameplan may eventually include $50MM Fund of Funds|
There are similar models in Georgia and other states, some involving a mix of public and private funds.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 26, 2018 5:21 pm
|25.||Mountain Group Partners joins Bonnie Anderson on $40M PinkDx raise|
Joe Cook III, who leads one of Tennessee two most active LifeSci investors, represents the VC.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 26, 2023 5:45 pm
|26.||CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint|
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 am
|27.||State's TechDevCorp adapting to threats and opportunities|
Warning TNInvestco's not enough, TTDC hopes to keep its mission alive, maybe by spinning-off new ventures
By Milt Capps Updated 6:27 AM Oct. 27, 2009 / Published Monday, October 26, 2009 1:50 pm
|28.||Online Plumgood expiring, but Satz still running|
Barring an ardent suitor, Nashville's first free-standing online grocery gambit has played out, but the CEO's staying put
Milt Capps LAST UPDATED 5:58 P.M. / Published Friday, December 5, 2008 8:32 am
|29.||Growing TN: Hagerty chairs ECD-funded TTDC development group|
Leadership shift was accomplished August 19, with Hagerty now chairman of TTDC
By Milt Capps Updated August 19, 2011 3:38 p.m. / Published Thursday, August 18, 2011 2:24 pm
|30.||CEO: Startup CEAdvisory doesn't rule-out some M&A ahead of strategic exit|
Global continuing professional education demand is viewed as rising sharply.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:45 pm
|31.||Policy: Innovation & Startups Equity Investment Program draws TN interest |
Proposed federal funding could rekindle TN entrepreneurship and innovation, much as during the earlier Haslam Administration.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 9, 2020 5:30 pm
|32.||Venture Notes - June 25, 2020|
New funds, startup capital raises, exec moves, innovation pushes, fintech, and a mayor who supports innovation.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 25, 2020 4:00 pm
|33.||Nashville's Saltvest Alto-IRA fintech startup enters LittleRock accelerator|
[updated] Satz, Tanner quietly target the needs of the 'mass affluent'.
Milt Capps updated 30 Aug 2019 / Published Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:45 am
|34.||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
|35.||Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis|
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am
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
|37.||Nashville ECD Director Pogue reaches out, preps plan, mulls target options|
Veteran of finance, recruitment and development and other fields cites fintech as hypothetical target vertical.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 9, 2021 1:37 pm
|38.||'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches|
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
By Milt Capps Updated 10:20 a.m., Sept. 26, 2009 / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm
|39.||Eyes on TNInvestco: New funds commit an estimated $30MM+ for TN startups|
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
By Milt Capps Updated July 12, 2011, 9:45 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 9:33 pm
|40.||CEO: Insight Genetics could galvanize Biotech, likely Series A ahead|
Breast cancer target, regulatory progress and further capital raise action likely.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 22, 2015 4:45 pm
|41.||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
|42.||Angel Capital Group updates Nashville and Appalachian microfunds|
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:08 am
|43.||NEWSBITS, Feb. 18, 2010|
TTDC forum, TNInvestco website, VU tech transfer, PureSafety, Tricycle, Memphis leadership, and more...
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:52 a.m. / Published Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:15 am
|44.||OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent|
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Milt Capps 3:38pm 9 May 2016 / Published Friday, April 29, 2016 3:00 pm
|45.||Obit: Nashville's Ed Braswell, 65, serial fintech-payments entrepreneur|
Entrepreneur's tech gambits had rippling impact. No decision yet on G2Lytics succession.
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, April 16, 2023 4:26 pm
|46.||Project Healthcare 2021-22 cohort revealed by Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
14 companies, many farther along in maturation, are convening for advancement and expansion program.
Adapted from submitted release / Published Thursday, August 12, 2021 12:10 pm
|47.||TTDC says it plans no funding for TN Bio Assn.|
Technology-enterprise advocate believes life-sciences sector cannot advance without stronger leadership
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 21, 2009 12:37 pm
|48.||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
|49.||Adam Boehler-led Rubicon hits $471MM in Opp Fund I for HC investments|
The PE has pulled trigger on early transactions, and its trajectory suggests more deals and 'thought leadership' ahead.
By Milt Capps updated Aug. 31, 2022 / Published Tuesday, August 30, 2022 4:00 pm
|50.||Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital|
Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:00 pm
|51.||Brain Gain: Bio Business Plan deadline to be extended|
Future lawyers, docs and business leaders, as well as life-sciences students, are invited to imagine new bio businesses for Tennessee Biotechnology Association's annual bizplan competition
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:25 pm
|52.||Mayor Barry seeks 'Nashville Vision' for economic inclusion, empowerment|
A new platoon of civic-minded influentials picks-up the challenge.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30 am
|53.||Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator|
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:30 pm
|54.||Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary|
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 27, 2009 1:12 pm
|55.||Angel Capital Group eyes creating microfund focused on Nashville HealthIT|
Persistence drives continued evolution for Seed-oriented group amid Series A crunch.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 9:12 am
|56.||Strategics: Nashville's Emma invests in New Zealanders|
Rapidly growing e-mail campaigner buys into firm with messaging savvy and its own budding international following
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 20, 2009 1:48 pm
|57.||BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate|
to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep
Former BioMimetic Therapeutics executives at center of new initiatives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 24, 2017 9:15 am
|58.||Venture Notes -- April 8, 2019|
Weaver mulls spinout, Angels active, fintech adds, SiRanch bucks, tech commercialization, Briovation bread on the waters and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:43 pm
|59.||EO Nashville board of directors for 2016-17 announced|
Prominent business group announces next cohort of leaders.
Staff / Published Monday, February 8, 2016 8:00 am
|60.||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
|61.||Knoxville's EDP Biotech eyes $5MM Series A, atop $17.5MM raised|
[updated] Fighting colorectal cancer, CEO eyes growing Knoxville biotech scene and Euro and U.S. markets
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:15 pm
|62.||Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda|
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm
|63.||Nashville EC: 17 local startups report INFLIGHT takeoff efforts|
Sure, there's some HIT, but also a wide range of products, apps and services in a variety of sectors.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:45 pm
|64.||VU-branded 'Vanderbilt Coding Boot Camp' to debut via Trilogy partnership|
Helping meet tech-talent demand in Nashville beyond, while extending VU brand are among primary goals.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:45 am
|65.||TTDC predicts venture-cap program will be 'over-subscribed'|
There may be fences to mend, but now it's time for the state's VCs to Cowboy Up and make a move
By Milt Capps Last Updated July 17 10:40 a.m. / Published Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:13 pm
|66.||Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city|
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
Milt Capps Updated 5:11 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 7, 2009 11:42 am
|67.||TTDC's Stover is departing for Diagnovus venture backed by TNInvestco's|
Scholar and entrepreneur will co-found molecular diagnostics startup in Nashville
By Milt Capps Updated 10:23 p.m. / Published Friday, September 30, 2011 3:00 pm
|68.||Venture Notes - November 23, 2020|
19 updates on funds being raises, startups drawing attention, growth capital being raised.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 23, 2020 4:45 pm
|69.||VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,|
Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver
[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more
By Milt Capps Updated 19 Nov. 2014 11:15 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:32 am
|70.||LaunchTN CEO search draws 900 resumes, dozens of qualified candidates|
Rolfe and Brock doubtless plan a smooth transition to maintain momentum, but there are vagaries to ponder.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:45 pm
|71.||New VU Entrepreneurship Conference powered by Owen's C4E + donors|
Nov. 9, 2018 event could set fresh precedent for VU-Owen outreach to Greater Nashville community.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 27, 2018 2:30 pm
|72.||B2B: Chalkline Sports in $1MM Seed raise for bettor-content platform|
Inaugural EC manager Joe Kustelski joins brother in producing U.S. wagering content for sponsors
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 9:00 am
|73.||VentureNotes, September 10, 2012|
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 10, 2012 7:53 am
|74.||Life-sciences startup aims to leverage Vanderbilt technology|
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
By Milt Capps Last updated 12:40 p.m. / Published Monday, December 7, 2009 8:42 am
|75.||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
|76.||Analysis: Cromwell still pushing for traction at TTDC|
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 8, 2008 9:02 am
|77.||Modeling TNINVESTCO 'fraught' with challenges, but maybe worthwhile|
Some would like to see a bold, rigorous assessment of TNInvestco that would better assess value and improve the model.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 2, 2020 3:00 pm
|78.||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
|79.||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
|80.||CEO: Nashville workable for Fintech startups eyeing community banks|
Nashville investor Crom Carmichael is in his second Krajicek-led venture.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 2, 2016 3:00 pm
|81.||RADx Innovation Challenge cohort of May 15, 2017|
Seventeen concepts that could become businesses, spawned by new incubator.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 19, 2017 3:30 pm
|82.||HealthQRS current investors can fund ramp-up,|
but strategic money + marketshare attractive
HealthIT entrepreneur Eric Winter signs-on for another startup rodeo.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 5, 2016 3:15 pm
|83.||Center for Entrepreneurship staffs-up within|
VU Owen Graduate School of Management
Less than a month into the mission, new Center director targets numerous objectives.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4:55 pm
|84.||Venture Notes 15 August 2016|
Frontier Capital, Petra Capital, TextRequest, CEAdvisory raise, Pharos Cap, VU Med Innovators, MDSave.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 15, 2016 4:53 pm
|85.||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
|86.||Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium|
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:57 am
|87.||New owner TJ Wilt pushes Cumberland Transit along e-commerce trail|
There's a venture element to extending the life and footprint of iconic Nashville businesses.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 21, 2013 7:07 pm
|88.||Roy Dano: Sports & Entertainment focus for NVille entrepreneur-investor|
Relocated New Yorker says Nashville and SEC territory are prime sector launchpads
Milt Capps edits 1:46 p.m. / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:30 am
|89.||TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism|
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
By Milt Capps Updated 7:28 p.m. / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am
|90.||[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net|
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
By Milt Capps Updated 8:04 p.m. / Published Monday, January 31, 2011 7:54 am
|91.||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
|92.||LaunchTN eyes capital access, SBIR matches, possible renewed Fed funding|
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Launch Tennessee and Life Science Tennessee look to maintain momentum.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 26, 2021 5:30 pm
|93.||Leadership succession at Tennessee Technology Development Corporation|
TTDC lands prominent healthcare CEO, scientist and policy influential to help navigate the shores of business, academe and government
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 8:04 am
|94.||NewsBits, January 10, 2011|
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:27 pm
|95.||Expansion-minded Addiction Campuses has raised $20MM -- and it's early|
Year-old company may consider Series B raise within 12 months
Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 15, 2015 4:00 pm
|96.||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
|97.||VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week|
with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues
More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.
Staff / Published Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm
|98.||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
|99.||Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities|
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:43 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:08 pm
|100.||FinTech Nashville: Bitcoin, Blockchain at center of BTCMedia event plans|
[updated] Advocates believe Healthcare could be linchpin in new cyberindustrial role for Nashville.
Milt Capps Updated 25 March 2016 / Published Monday, February 1, 2016 11:30 am