|1.||PE-backed Aegis Sciences acquires startup Diagnovus' assets|
Two Tennessee-born science-centered companies are united
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 6, 2015 9:00 am
|2.||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
|3.||LifeScience: TNInvestco-funded Diagnovus' growth may lie in hands of East/West coastal investors|
President James Stover says company has good talks with potential strategic partners
Milt Capps updated Jan. 6, 2015 / Published Monday, December 9, 2013 11:39 am
|4.||Latest TTDC grants meant to vault Tennessee|
startups beyond 'Valley of Death'
Eight ventures are $50K TTDC maturation grant awardees
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 21, 2011 8:27 am
|5.||Tennessee Technology Development Corp. sharpens venture focus|
TTDC presses ahead on numerous fronts, with a deadline looming just over the horizon, amid a rough economy, and political changes
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 7, 2008 10:56 am
|6.||Former LaunchTN Chairman William Evans|
hands St. Jude CEO reins to James Downing, M.D.
A change at the helm of one of Tennessee's most recognized institutions.
Staff / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:15 pm
|7.||TTDC supports innovation with $500K for six teams|
TTDC gets its second wind, releases funding for technology and commercialization grants, looks toward future
By Milt Capps Last Updated 5:46 a.m., Sept. 29 / Published Monday, September 28, 2009 1:54 pm
|8.||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
|9.||VUMC spin-up Nashville Biosciences taps advisors, builds team, eyes growth|
[Updated] The campus newco is keeping open the option of raising outside capital.
By Milt Capps Updated 4 Jan. 2019 / Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:45 pm
|10.||People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup|
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Milt Capps updated 24 July 2014 10:50 a.m. / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:45 pm
|11.||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
|12.||LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks|
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:54 am
|13.||Entrepreneurs, VCs, TTDC mobilize for venture funding|
Spring 2010 may go down in the annals of modern Tennessee history as a period of innovation breakthroughs
By Milt Capps Last update 11:05 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 3, 2010 3:06 pm
|14.||Nashville Technology Council 2013 Awards|
The votes are in for the 2013 NTC Awards!
Published Thursday, January 30, 2014 10:00 pm
|15.||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
|16.||TTDC-as-LaunchTN gets vital runway extension from Haslam Administration|
With fingers crossed and funds in-hand, the tech-centric nonprofit forges ahead
By Milt Capps edits June 9, 2012 8:50 a.m. / Published Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:55 pm
|17.||Innovators and allies seek $20MM to improve Tennessee research, economy and culture|
Vanderbilt institute gets a key role with ORNL and UT, in scenario for improving university collaboration and state's entrepreneurism
By Milt Capps Last updated 9:38 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Wednesday, November 4, 2009 1:33 pm
|18.||Commercialization: UTSC's Dale reviews Vaxent's progress on Strep-A vaccine|
In Memphis, this Innova-backed venture's fate is still years away, but rewards may be huge
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 6, 2011 2:25 pm
|19.||NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011|
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
By Milt Capps updated 29 Oct. 9:35 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am
|20.||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
|21.||Credibility Crunch: Health M&A and innovation shaped by Feds|
At deal-making summit, investment bankers and others say focus on regulatory pressure for cost-reductions, rather than on next President
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 17, 2008 9:04 am
|22.||LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO|
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
By Milt Capps corrected 3:24 p.m. / Published Monday, August 6, 2012 11:25 am
|23.||Meharry Medical College Data Science Institute to impact|
health policy, talent pipeline, clinical standards
Years of work have prepared Meharry researchers to play influential role by drawing data from Nashville General Hospital.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 19, 2018 10:31 am
|24.||Recapitalization at Documentary Channel, after founder-filmmaker cedes CEO role|
Neff makes the hand-off to Ackerman, as firm positions for next phase of development
Published Thursday, July 23, 2009 9:26 am
|25.||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
|26.||ORNL's Ballard joins PYA, hands-off portfolio to scientist Roberto|
Veteran emissary to institutions' stakeholders and allies is re-potting himself after a 41-year-career
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 31, 2011 6:40 am
|27.||Venture Notes - 11 July 2017|
Publisher rating VCs!? plus new capital raises, deals, NVille EC scholarships and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 5:15 pm
|28.||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
|29.||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
|30.||Nashville Business Incubation Center closer to Executive Director?|
A TSU appointment may signal NBIC is closer to leadership choice
By Milt Capps May 13, 2013 7:45 a.m. / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 8:02 am
|31.||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
|32.||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
|33.||NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009|
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:26 p.m. / Published Monday, September 28, 2009 10:28 am
|34.||Tech Startup: O'Connell launches SearchViz|
Tech guru, civic activist and talkshow host, this Nashvillian sets out on a new quest
By Milt Capps Updated 10:47 a.m. / Published Wednesday, August 5, 2009 9:03 am
|35.||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
|36.||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
|37.||VentureNotes September 4, 2018|
New tech CEO, Ingram M&A, capital raises, data sciences, and more.
By Milt Capps - updated 22 Jan 2019 / Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018 12:15 pm
|38.||Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups|
The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.
Milt Capps Edit July 30, 2015 / Published Monday, July 27, 2015 3:15 pm
|39.||Healthtech: Spera Health F&F raise likely prelude to true Seed round|
Behavioral Health, particularly addiction treatment, is the launchpad.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016 3:45 pm
|40.||Proponents of 'OneC1ty' techbiz campus may need a bigger Bandwagon|
Life sciences, healthcare services and technology and more could cluster in a redeveloping area of Metro Nashville
By Milt Capps updated 14 December 2012 10:27 a.m. / Published Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:50 am
|41.||Clayton Associates' McWhorter increases stake in Clemson University|
VC co-founder takes a paws for philanthropy that may inspire other executives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 12, 2017 7:15 am
|42.||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
|43.||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
|44.||Kimberlin: Nashville EC's UAV/Drones event may be pivotal for TN industry|
Nashville Entrepreneur Center panel comes at key juncture for new industry.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 3, 2015 10:45 am
|45.||Music Row veteran pushing Highnote venture raise|
Some may call it 'just another' Internet play, but Google gurus on the team could make this venture stand up and say Howdy!
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 20, 2008 8:41 am
|46.||2014 Jumpstart Foundry cohort directory|
Here are the nine 2014 Jumpstart Foundry graduates and their capital goals.
Staff / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 5:30 am
|47.||Sohr-backed MEDarchon taps CEO, puts growth ahead of any capital raise|
CEO Baxter: MEDarchon is tracked by potential suitors outside Nashville.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 8, 2017 3:30 pm
Bass Berry IPO 'roadmap' could help in following Ayers' or other IPOs
After a slothful 1H16, IPOs may heat up, and resources like this shed light on the process.
Milt Capps updated 16 September 2016 1009 / Published Monday, September 12, 2016 12:31 pm
|49.||ShareableInk CEO 'not yet convinced' he can build techco in Nashville|
Steve Hau is hopeful that he can not only change healthcare for the better, but join other locals in creating an engineer's haven
By Milt Capps updated 12:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:58 am
|50.||Porter Road Butcher's new online recipe may call for Series A capital|
[updated] Seed raise underway, startup sees e-commerce and fresh capital producing a national footprint.
By Milt Capps updated 25 May 2018 0855 / Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:15 pm
|51.||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
|52.||UK exec views Nashville's 'unrivalled' pool of health execs|
Briton observes Nashville healthcare execs as they contemplate their fates, amid an uncertain economy
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 11, 2009 12:29 pm
|53.||Bizplans: Churchill asks no equity from Young Entrepreneur Contest entrants|
Winners - Mortgage company's anniversary may fund a birthday for a startup
By Milt Capps Updated 12 March 2013 / Published Thursday, December 20, 2012 12:22 pm
|54.||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
|55.||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
|56.||Nashville-linked RecordGram to launch $300MM TUNE token sale|
[updated] Supported by Block Gemini in Dubai, RecordGram aims to set a record raise.
Milt Capps updated 3 April 2018 / Published Wednesday, September 20, 2017 4:45 pm
|57.||Big Win!? Edgenet sells control stake to P/E Marlin Equity Partners |
[Updated] A turnaround reaps private equity rewards.
Milt Capps updated January 2019 / Published Monday, November 21, 2016 8:30 am
|58.||7th Round: Latest Sohr Grants help fund tenant-matching,|
carp-harvesting startups led by VU Owen alumni
Via VU's Owen GSM, Sohr awards total more than $500K in typically $25K shots for interesting array of ideas.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 2, 2018 2:30 pm
|59.||Newsbits, August 29, 2011|
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am
|60.||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
|61.||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
|62.||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
|63.||'Corner man' Forrest Shoaf joins Dobie Media as advisor|
With a capital raise on the horizon, early-stage company adds to advisor ranks
By Milt Capps updated 10:39 a.m. / Published Monday, April 30, 2012 9:02 am
|64.||New Constructs rates Brookdale Senior Living, other local stocks|
Brentwood firm's tools include AI, machine learning, forensic accounting methods.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 19, 2018 12:30 pm
|65.||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
|66.||Pass-It-Down eyes $1MM Seed round to 'revolutionize' genealogy biz|
[updated] Entrepreneur steps away from lawyering to disrupt personal history making and storytelling.
Milt Capps updated 18 July 2017 0910 / Published Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:45 pm
|67.||FinTech: Singular Payments CEO says Nashville is Payments hub|
Serial entrepreneur says simplified offering is disrupting payments sector.
Milt Capps edit 7:38am June 3 2015 / Published Tuesday, June 2, 2015 3:45 pm
|68.||Airplay Direct chooses Nashville, attracts investors|
A native Music veteran and a tech-savvy investor have prevailed on early-stage digitainment company to call Music City home
By Milt Capps Last Updated 5:56 p.m. / Published Thursday, June 11, 2009 3:01 pm
|69.||NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011|
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 31, 2011 7:48 am
|70.||Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan|
for technology & emerging companies
Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am
|71.||Nashville's Axios LLC builds platform for Tech, Logistics companies|
Capital raise considered, and a fifth venture may tackle custom IT talent development
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 22, 2014 7:44 pm
|72.||Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience|
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
By Milt Capps Updated 19 November 2011 / Published Wednesday, November 9, 2011 9:21 am
|73.||IMAC Regeneration IPO prices with modest target and broader aims|
[updated] Completing process, this startup's listing could help with elite athlete partners, banks, investors.
By Milt Capps updated April 2, 2019 / Published Wednesday, February 13, 2019 11:25 am
|74.||Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening|
[Sale updated] Entrepreneur says youth need to develop 'hunger' to accomplish goals.
Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:30 am
|75.||FinTech: Seed-stage BancList pops-up in Nashville, eyes capital raise|
Sector veteran Pete Scully leads the reconstituted company, which aims for rapid growth.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015 11:00 am
|76.||Venture Notes 9 December 2015|
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:15 pm
|77.||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
|78.||NEWSBITS Feb. 18, 2009|
NCN's latest investment... Luminetx startup possibly touched by SEC-accused Stanford Financial...Consensus Point and NHI get new officers... ORNL exec goes corporate... Stimulus roundup...
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:43 am
|79.||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
|80.||Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski|
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Milt Capps Updated 17 March 2016 / Published Monday, February 1, 2016 12:00 pm
|81.||Venture Notes - January 19, 2016 |
Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:00 pm
|82.||Idea: Curt Hahn presses case for Nashville Film & TV Investment Fund|
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 11, 2016 4:45 pm
VU Music, Mind & Society Program may feed Nashville innovation
Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 15, 2016 10:30 am
|84.||Cofounders: Startup ObjectiveGI is ramping-up ahead of Series B raise|
Colleen Hoke, Don Lazas are fresh off Frist-backed Series A, now at 12 centers and running.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 13, 2020 3:30 pm
|85.||Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring|
This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:30 pm
|86.||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
|87.||Eleven9's Mixtroz founders pitch Creative Startups, pursue $600K capraise|
[updated] The challenges are real, but two women entrepreneurs declare their determination.
Milt Capps updated 17 Nov 2017 0603 / Published Thursday, September 14, 2017 4:30 pm
|88.||NewBits, March 14, 2011|
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am
|89.||LifeScienceTN: Drug discovery gets spotlight in venture-oriented event |
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:36 am
|90.||Venture Notes - September 26, 2018|
Latest updates on capital raises, partners, advisors and more.
By Milt Capps updated 26 Oct 2018 / Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:45 am
|91.||Venture Notes -- June 25, 2019|
The startup/venture cauldron bubbles across Tennessee. 40 abstracts here.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:00 pm
|92.||Liverpool's Ditto Music has Nashville foothold, mulls taking outside capital|
Now there's a cap-raise ahead - the accelerating shift to digital media drive this multinational startup
By Milt Capps and Jessica Capps - Updated Dec. 12, 2012 5:58 a.m. / Published Sunday, July 17, 2011 6:40 pm
|93.||Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar|
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
Milt Capps last edited 6:23pm Feb. 5, 2016 / Published Friday, February 5, 2016 3:00 pm
|94.||LaunchTN: Randy Boyd accepts baton from Hagerty, who returns to PE firm|
Commissioner now also presides over board of Tennessee Technology Development Corp.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:30 pm
|95.||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
|96.||Great Expectations: Informatics Corporation of America|
[updated] ICA's strategic alliances may have put this VU spin-out in good position in the race for EHR market share
By Milt Capps updated March 1, 2018 / Published Thursday, March 18, 2010 8:04 am
|97.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center's 27 InFlight teams debut Thurs., Dec. 12|
New cohort includes software, hospitality, fitness, beauty-style, wellness - and, yes, coffee and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:15 pm
|98.||Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services |
Founders with Nashville stripes and strategic partners vow to leverage ties for innovation, growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:48 am
|99.||ProjectMusic's Ciari Guitars unpacks Ascender™ amid series of capital raises|
A Seed, a Kickstarter, a Series A are already in sight for San Diego startup with fresh take on NVille.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 2:30 pm
|100.||Citizengine eyes capital raise, sees 2016 election cycle as inflection point|
New CEO and founding chairman are apparently planning an aggressive push.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:30 pm