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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.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

9.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

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.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

12.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

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.Memphis's ESO Fund files for $150MM Fund V to back venture option moves
Memphians Lackie, Roberts, Sousoulas and San Mateo-backed Chou are among leaders.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 2, 2022 4:03 pm

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

16.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

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.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

19.Heritage Group execs plant flag for $400MM Healthcare Innovation Fund IV
Private equity execs and their strategic investors set sail on next fund amid crosswinds.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 10, 2023 4:57 pm

20.CEO confirms Meharry MMC VC partnerships with Ambitna, ReCoVer Health
New organization promises to raise even further Meharry's regional and national standing among innovators.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:45 pm

21.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

22.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

23.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

24.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

25.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

26.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

27.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

28.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

29.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

30.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

31.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

32.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

33.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

34.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

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.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

37.VU Wond'ry PreLaunch ideas target travel,
autonomous tech, visual empowerment

A sample of what VU student and faculty ideas for producing better life experiences.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 25, 2020 2:30 pm

38.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

39.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

40.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

41.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

42.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

43.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

44.RoundingWell capraise decision ahead for workflow orchestration platform
Care management tech company has new customers for repointed platform, mulls priced round guided by advisor.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 7, 2021 1:15 pm

45.Venture Notes -- Feb. 18, 2020
Updates on EC strategic planning, plus fintech, music tech startups, healthcare raises and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:15 pm

46.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

47.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

48.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

49.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

50.Whitney unmasks Jumpstart Nova VC focused on Black-led HC companies
[Updated] Four Black-led companies are already in the portfolio of $55MM fund, with a half-dozen more deals likely in the next 12 months.
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:30 am

51.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

52.2014 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

53.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

54.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

55.Coffee Minute:
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

56.Fintech: Sonata Financial raising capital to leverage market-proven solutions
Targeting underserved segments + adroit tech adoption seen as key to growing recap'd financial institution.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 22, 2023 4:30 pm

57.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

58.Healthtech entrant 86Borders maps capital raises to advance ConnectAllCare
Platform company draws Greater Nashville venture, policy veterans + mulls further advisors and capital options.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 4, 2021 3:21 pm

59.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

60.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

61.Meharry Medical College's MMC Ventures names Reginald Holt its CEO
Meharry chooses U.S. and international health and healthtech veteran to lead transformative venture unit.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 28, 2023 2:00 pm

62.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

63.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 April 27, 2021 / Published Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:15 pm

64.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

65.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

66.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

67.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

68.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

69.CEO Tasia Malakasis ramps-up The Company Lab in Chattanooga
After seven workdays at the helm of the regional entrepreneur center, CEO looks at capital, staffing, budgets and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:30 pm

70.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

71.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

72.7th 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

73.DigitalSelf eyes $300MM raise, has 'major' focus here + fan of Nashville SC
CEO sees office open in Nashville by January, major focus on Music City brands and other targets.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 20, 2023 3:47 pm

74.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

75.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

76.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

77.Venture Notes - July 18, 2023
Raises by Rubicon, Pharos Capital, Medaxion, Yoshi, Whisper Aero, EDA Tech Hubs, SSM pipeline signal
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 17, 2023 4:58 pm

78.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

79.'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

80.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

81.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

82.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

83.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

84.Hodges exits, Caldwell named interim CEO for CarePayment Technologies
PE-backed fintech, services company expands role as consumers, providers seek solutions.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 8, 2021 3:51 pm

85.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

86.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

87.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

88.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

89.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

90.Venture Notes - November 17, 2022
15 bulleted updates on deals, funds, leaders and innovation in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 17, 2022 5:15 pm

91.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

92.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

93.Tour of Duty: Hogan leads Bunker Labs for veterans marching into business
New CEO for pro-veterans entrepreneurship efforts focuses on quality services, programs, true community impact.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:57 pm

94.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

95.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

96.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

97.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

98.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

99.Recession ahead, Maxwell's FINTOP Capital Fund II passes goal, hits $125M
[updated] VC looks to do at least six deals per year, and watches portfolio companies' KPIs amid chaos.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, March 17, 2020 2:37 pm

100.Rick Kushel: FINTOP Capital a disciplined investor amid Fintech surge
Nashville VC adds advisor marketing-automation startup Snappy Kraken to portfolio, has other initiatives afoot.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, April 23, 2021 10:13 am

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