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1.Venture Notes, March 26, 2010
A Nashville MoonPie? Plus, a Claritas exec on i-couponing and Innova walks away from an interesting technology
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 11:54 am

2.Rosen's Atiba creates SLK Digital for acquisitions, starting with FiledBy
An entrepreneur and sometime Angel eases into the Web-media acquisitions mode
By Milt Capps Updated 1:17 p.m. 19 December 2011 / Published Sunday, December 18, 2011 6:52 pm

3.Noted: Claritas Capital reports $10 MM raised so far in 2 funds
Claritas has been broadening its footprint in a number of ways, not content to be just another regional VC. But, no details.
By VNC Staff Updated 4:26 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 3:09 pm

4.Briefly: edo Interactive files for $8MM private placement
Early-stage gift-card provider may be building warchest for aggressive rollout in Southeast
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:05 a.m. June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 1:38 pm

5.Strength in numbers: Claritas Capital wants more VCs in Nashville's early-stage deals
Claritas appreciates recognition for its early-stage investing, but the Nashville VC wants more Tennessee funds to join the party
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:42 am

6.Tennessee VCs worry they'll be crowded-out of state pension investments
Overseers look for 'best proposals', VCs press case for homegrown jobs and investment, while FONCE uncertainty continues
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2008 9:21 am

7.TwelveStone Health Partners aims to connect acute-, post-acute worlds
[updated] Company's $3.35MM capital infusion from Claritas Capital to help expand footprint and advance technology.
Milt Capps updated July 24, 2018 / Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:00 pm

8.FOH&BOH: Nashvillians raise capital to soothe global Hospitality painpoint
VC led signal raise, now founders map a Seed-plus + Series A to take turnover solution to market.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 2, 2019 4:45 pm

9.Claritas Capital invests in Entrada Healthcare, eyes EHRs
Rebranded company attempts to leverage its transcription track-record to provide gateway to increasingly common e-health records
By Milt Capps Updated 7:47 p.m., April 4, 2010 / Published Friday, March 12, 2010 2:26 pm

10.'Voodoo venture valuations', other truths told at Forum
Hopes fired, worst fears confirmed in latest iteration of the art form known as venture panels
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:54 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:35 am

11.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

12.Passing: John Seigenthaler dies at 86
One of Nashville's most respected citizens has left the newsroom, but not in spirit.
Updated 4:58 p.m. / Published Friday, July 11, 2014 12:45 pm

13.Quick Take: TN VCs comment on Private-Company Exchanges
If the IPO door is still barely cracked, maybe some portfolio managers will find these alternatives attractive
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:37 pm

14.TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:58 p.m. Sept. 17 / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am

15.Smryna-based VGT will invest $100 million in deals
Founder John Yarbrough (left) says he's finding locally sourced investment candidates.
The VN Blog / Published Wednesday, April 16, 2008 8:07 am

16.Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,
yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'

[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors
Milt Capps Updated 14 August 2016 / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2014 12:22 pm

17.Claritas Capital-backed PGT entrant Genomind pursues $13MM capraise
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
Milt Capps Updated 8 Feb 2017 / Published Friday, November 6, 2015 1:30 pm

18.Venture Notes - 17 January 2017
$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 12:15 pm

19.Shockwave Motors eyes $1.5MM raise for Defiant electric roadster production
VTC John McMillian of Russellville, Tenn., pursues AC-driven roadster market.
VTC By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:00 am

20.June 14, Oct. 3 events target Blockchain adoption
in Healthcare, Supply Chain, Financial Services

Updated - Nashville's BTCMedia is examining Blockchain in Nashville and St. Louis.
Staff updated 28 June 2016 / Published Friday, May 20, 2016 3:29 pm

21.Claritas Capital: Montgomery is now resident entrepreneur
Digital branding and marketing pioneer will help herd dealflow, counsel startups and lend hand at raising funds
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:11 p.m. / Published Monday, March 1, 2010 8:53 am

22.INC's GROWCO entrepreneurial event arrives Nashville, Spring 2014
The calendar's chock-a-block, but there'll be room for this one
Updated 9:15 a.m. 9 Dec. 2013 / Published Monday, December 9, 2013 7:19 am

23.Females in Finance focus of Templeton's UT-C work
Sir John Templeton's grand-niece is taking on neuro-economics and gender issues, with backing from a hedge-fund pioneer
By Milt Capps Updated Dec. 20, 2010 10:47 a.m. / Published Saturday, December 18, 2010 6:24 am

24.Doerr and KPCB: Tennessee ties may be growing
Visionary who's been called 'center of gravity of the Internet' is also creating a stir in Tennessee
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:28 am

25.Venture Notes - May 19, 2021
Couple-dozen bulletins on spacs, letter rounds, startups, innovators, execs in motion, resources from around the ecosystem
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 19, 2021 4:29 pm

26.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

27.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

28.$5MM E-Dough: Edo Interactive re-loads with local VCs
Fresh capital and guerrilla marketing help Nashville firm catch the Gen Y wave, as bigger players wade into the space
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 6, 2008 3:49 am

29.NBIC Incubator Clients Nov. 13, 2017
Current listing.
from NBIConline / Published Monday, November 13, 2017 2:52 pm

30.Venture Notes - 15 August 2017
[updated] Nashville lawyers push for Blockchain coalition...Entrepreneur sees opportunity in preserving Tweets.
Milt Capps updated 28 Aug 2017 1301 / Published Tuesday, August 15, 2017 4:00 pm

31.Franklin-based Metova mobile-appmaker sells control to Arkansas' A4Solutions
Franklin-based mobile-app leader announces control sale to firm created by Army veteran
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 5, 2012 10:57 am

32.InSage's 2nd Data Monetization event Feb. 1 at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
[Updated] Event focuses on hidden earnings and risk inherent in deep user-data dives.
Adapted from submission - Updated Jan. 5, 2017 / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:00 am

33.Nashville Entrepreneur Center update on startup capital recruitment
EC staff, led by COO John Murdock provide fresh details on EC capital-formation efforts.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 25, 2022 4:45 pm

34.LaunchTN comment on Pando court filing
Dispute settled between LaunchTN and PandoMedia, parties announce.
Milt Capps Updated 8:06 pm 25 February / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 2:45 pm

35.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

36.E-Commerce: StyleNet allies help Franklin firm advance
The Reader-Cherry e-commerce startup serving salons may not have every hair in-place, but it survived the recession.
By Milt Capps Updated 1:25 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 7, 2010 9:04 am

37.Former VC Les Wilkinson now Hashed Health chief development officer
After eight years with Martin Ventures, Wilkinson joins portfolio company.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:30 pm

38.2019 Mayoral Candidate Cooper on questions posed by Venture Nashville
Early voting begins Aug. 23, ahead of the Sept. 12, 2019 Runoff General Election.
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:30 am

39.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

40.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

41.NOHO DENTAL INC. in Nashville filed Friday on a $124.9M raise
[Updated] Serial healthcare entrepreneur stacks C-round capital for TEND business from his Tennessee base.
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Monday, April 12, 2021 8:17 am

42.Touching base: Van Tucker, John Murdock on growing TN Angel capital
A simple question, because the issue of early-stage capital formation in TN probably warrants further discussion.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 24, 2021 3:54 pm

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

44.With Hank Ingram aboard, Brown Water Spirits raises capital for startup
Another Ingram wades into entrepreneurial pool, preserving a bit of legacy.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 5, 2018 4:07 pm

45.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

46.Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am

47.Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down
to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties

President and COO Sam Lingo will also be Acting CEO.
Adapted from submitted press release / Published Thursday, April 7, 2016 2:00 pm

48.Noted: Bootstrap Nashville 2015 plans under review
Bootstrapping event may be about to get a reboot.
Milt Capps - edited 7:10 pm / Published Monday, April 13, 2015 4:06 pm

49.Fintech: Maxwell leads FINTOP II fund raise
[updated] FINTOP has drypowder from Fund I, expands team, likes what it sees in non-coastal dealflow.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 15, 2019 3:16 pm

50.EC, Ingram announce first 1440 publishing accelerator cohort members
[Updated] Seven cohort companies include 3 U.S.-based, including a Tennessee startup.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 20, 2016 7:37 am

51.Healthbox grad Axial Healthcare completes $8MM equity raise
Healthbox grad, chronic pain management player pops-up with raise
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015 3:45 pm

52.Former HMS chief Stephenson now Condra's president/COO
at Dalcon Communications, says Linkedin entry

[Confirmed] Dalcon now sports a gathering of Tech eagles.
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 12, 2012 / Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:27 pm

53.Briefly: NEXT Nashville Legacy Entrepreneurs named
Five local worthies (including Hal Cato at left) will be honored by Chamber and Entrepreneur Center for achievements
By VNC Staff / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 10:20 am

54.VentureNote: Digital Reasoning Systems $7MM raise reported
Stealthy Tim Estes and his stealthy company are making another move of some kind
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:05 am

55.People: EC President Sam Lingo has a heart for economic empowerment
The EC team is rewarded with added responsibilities.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 15, 2015 4:45 pm

56.Vanderbilt University seeks ExecDirector for new VU Innovation Center
[update] There'll be plenty of interest on-campus and off- for this job.
Milt Capps Updated 1 Nov. 2015 / Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:30 am

57.LogoGarden says $2MM B-raise underway,
Brentwood firm vamps as strategic target

Founder sees slew of logical future bidders from ranks of strategic corporates
Milt Capps Updated 24 July / Published Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:04 am

58.Tech2020 venture leadership shifts to entrepreneur John Morris
[Updated: Morris departing, 30 Aug 14] Tennessee's 19-year-old growth advocate transits to new leadership
By Milt Capps Updated 30 Aug. 2014 9:45 a.m. CT / Published Monday, January 30, 2012 8:11 am

59.Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center
[updated] Former InQuicker CEO sees traditional '100-day' assessment.
Milt Capps updated 5:11pm / Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:00 pm

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.VentureNotes: McWhorter, Ingram, Bredesen touch on venture investment
Three leaders' separate comments illuminate a common thread of concern.
Milt Capps last edited 6:25pm / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:00 pm

62.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

63.Ventures: BlankSlate fund debuts, 5 venture updates
Five ventures are updated, some raising millions, others bootstrapping, none waiting for others to make it real.
By Milt Capps Updated June 6, 2011, 9:28 p.m. / Published Sunday, June 5, 2011 11:12 pm

64.Venture Notes - June 30, 2021
Two-dozen+ venture newcomers, startups, capraises, investments in CREtech, Fintech, Edtech, Healthtech, and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, June 30, 2021 7:45 am

65.Emerging blockchain-industry is focus of TokenizeTN skull session at ECD
Waller attorney leads prospective not-for-profit advocacy group through private 'summit' at ECD.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 23, 2018 5:30 pm

66.Ingram Content Group ends 1440 accelerator gambit, keeps innovation focus
No Cohort 2 planned for now, but ICG keeps all innovation options on table.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 24, 2016 4:15 pm

67.Embold Health files on $22MM+ capital raise
[Updated] VNC seeks comment from team, meanwhile research suggests interesting ecosystem forming around company.
By Milt Capps Updated 15 Dec 2021 / Published Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:57 am

68.Signals: Media veterans Dobie, Davis pursue debt raise for Power Poll LLC
Nashville startup aims to move into 300 U.S. markets, stitching American quilt of opinion.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 15, 2021 5:28 pm

69.Rash hospital startup draws Warburg Pincus investment
[Updated] In the best Nashville tradition, a veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another dip in the nation's hospital gene pool
By Milt Capps Updated 22 March 2016 9:25a / Published Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:09 pm

70.Venture Notes - Sept. 15, 2020
Jumpstart Capital liquidity, LaunchTN, Jammber, virus capital, Fintech, Healthcare, data, Vizion, spinup, spinout, and more updates.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 15, 2020 4:00 pm

71.Nashville Mayor Cooper names SBA veteran LaTanya Channel director of Economic Growth and Small Business Development
Administration's appointment of business and economic advisor comes ahead of Metro Nashville's mayoral election in 2023.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:15 pm

72.Nashville Mayoral Candidates reply to questions posed by Venture Nashville
Early voting begins Aug. 23, ahead of the Sept. 12, 2019 Runoff General Election.
Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:45 am

73.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

74.SaaS: Affirm Health startup preps for Seed capital raise
[updated] Opioid abuse crisis is latest driver in startup business opportunity.
Milt Capps updated / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 3:36 pm

75.Kauffman Foundation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center confirm Nashville pact
With EC as primary Kauffman liaison, EC and others will spur local entrepreneurial innovation.
Milt Capps Updated 18 Nov 1346 / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:51 am

76.INVESTTennessee convenes June 21, registration offered VNC readers
Tractor Supply, AmSurg, Regal Entertainment and 7 other TN companies will present
By VNC Staff / Published Monday, May 21, 2012 7:46 am

77.Drumbeat: Another signal on HealthStream's blockchain interest
Canaccord analysts weigh-in with their view of relevance of blockchain for listed HSTM and others.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:30 pm

78.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

79.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

80.Publishing startup Leafless pivots, plots course to profits + 1440 Demo Day
Three-year-old company sees mainstream publishing industry with fresh eyes.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 11, 2016 2:30 pm

81.NTC Awards judges disclosed by Greater Nashville Technology Council
Nearly 70 judges listed here contributed centuries of relevant experience in choosing 14 Winners.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:30 pm

82.Venture Notes - March 14, 2016
Pendleton Square, NextDocVisit, VU commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2016 5:00 pm

83.Cardiovascular Care Group seeks $40MM capital infusion
Long-time allies go to the well once more for one of their many healthcare businesses.
By VNC Staff updated 5:16 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:23 pm

84.John Liu stealthy about startup Intelluron,
but vocal about 2020 Sci-Engineering event

Digital Reasoning exec felt called to pursue ML venture, extols Nashville and its STEM-oriented youth.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:15 pm

85.Venture Notes - December 19, 2018
People on the move, capraises for Soccer, healthIT and others -- and maybe a tech employer in play.
By Milt Capps updated Jan. 7, 2019 / Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:48 pm

86.Williamson's Largen, EC's McWhorter confirm 'Pre-Flight' collaboration
[updated] Williamson County aims to breed its Tech sector, leverages NEC resources
Milt Capps updated 28 January 2016 / Published Monday, January 4, 2016 1:45 pm

87.Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 pm

88.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

89.Newsbits, Feb. 24, 2010
Co-founders of TNInvestco TriStar head out to share wisdom with colleagues in New Orleans, while a local entrepreneur may've taken-up residence at Claritas...
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:10 p.m. Feb. 25, 2010 / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 3:10 pm

90.Nashville's Rouland confirms Phosphorus Cybersecurity Raises $38MM
UPDATED Co-founders love Nashville, but concentration of talent in HQ here is not a driver in recruitment.
By Milt Capps updated 6 April 2022 / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:05 am

91.Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives
Maxwell, Bailey comment on technologies' interrelationship ahead of Oct. 3 event
Publisher's Update / Published Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00 am

92.Nashville Entrepreneur Center appointments heavy with longtime advocates
Experience, expertise and continuity seem reflected in selections.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 6:12 a.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:45 pm

93.Venture Notes - November 30, 2021 - Healthtech + Wellness
UPDATED Exclusive health-wellness venture roundup with updates on fund raises, startups...all in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps UPDATED 28 June 2022 / Published Tuesday, November 30, 2021 4:30 pm

94.Waddey Patterson IP lawyer ranks rising
Firm founded by two former engineers will soon have a record number of Nashville-based lawyers
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 1:24 pm

95.Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
By Milt Capps Updated 2:19 p.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:16 am

96.Healthtech veteran sees blockchain technology upside for Nashville, industry
John Bass, CEO of HCA's InVivoLink, has joined the Blockchain expedition.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 22, 2016 5:45 pm

97.Governor, ECD Commissioner announce rural development task force
[Updated] Too many Rural communities are not sharing in Tennessee's economic momentum, they say.
Milt Capps Updated Aug. 19, 2015 / Published Monday, August 17, 2015 3:30 pm

98.Altitude Ventures eyes $100M Fund III for digital health, HC services
Backed/advised by key players, firm hits quick first close, attracts Kleiner Perkins veteran Deshpande
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:56 am

99.Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm

100.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

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