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101.BreatheAmerica B-round hits $22MM with Essex Woodlands in lead
A veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another stride toward scaling-up his venture.
VNC Staff updated Sept. 6, 2011 / Published Thursday, September 1, 2011 9:09 am

102.VenturePeople, August 1, 2011
Five more updates from a VCs, an entrepreneur, a couple of developers and a bizdev pro.
By Milt Capps Corrected / Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:58 am

103.NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011
New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more
By Milt Capps Updated 4:44 p.m. / Published Monday, February 14, 2011 7:58 am

104.Venture Notes -- June 1, 2020
[updated] Capital raises, LaunchTN + Jumpstart updates, M&A, Lifesci deals, Schulz on Chamber, 4 Bridges expansion + more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 1, 2020 4:45 pm

105.Sal Novin: Nashville tech entrepreneur's alternative to startup accelerators
[updated] Entrepreneur who sold to Trizetto, Cognizant suggests startup traction priority.
Milt Capps Updated 28 Nov 2018 1010 / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 10:45 am

106.VenturePeople: Kate O'Neill of Metamarketer
A well-traveled transplant shares her mission and her views of Nashville potential as crossroads
By Milt Capps Updated 12:09 p.m. / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am

107.Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions
[updated] Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.
Milt Capps Updated 1401 9 Aug 2022 / Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:45 pm

108.Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed
VNC is here highlighting sessions tied to capital and scale-up. 36|86 also has many other valuable elements.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 5, 2020 5:02 pm

109.Launch Tennessee unveils 12 CEO search committee members
UPDATED A similar previous national CEO search drew nearly 900 applicants. Results may be known by the beginning of CY22.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 27, 2021 2:35 pm

110.Venture Notes -- September 30, 2019
Lackey's latest, Music tech, OZ players, VU Ventures Group, LaunchTN, DRS CMO, Jumpstart Foundry and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 30, 2019 5:00 pm

111.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

112.Men┼źd, Plankk merge for growth via fitness influencers, pro's, brands, fans
Nashville+ Calgary startups partnered more than a year, chose to merge, now raising capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 11, 2020 2:01 pm

113.Nashville-based CrowdVest.co investment-target website cranks up
Regulatory changes spawn new entrants, one of which plants flag in Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:16 pm

114.Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors comment
on Nashville deal dynamics, traditions

Capital vs Culture may be the main event when entrepreneurs, investors go head to head
Staff / Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:15 am

115.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

116.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

117.Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
Milt Capps updated 28 February 2016 / Published Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:15 am

118.NewsBits, June 6, 2011
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
By Milt Capps Updated June 6, 2011, 9:25 p.m. / Published Sunday, June 5, 2011 4:31 pm

119.Pandoland June 15-17: Tennessee startups among festival's $100K seekers
Still under wraps, but a startup team you know may be about to get great exposure.
Milt Capps updated 11 June 2015 / Published Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:00 am

120.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

121.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

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

123.Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015
CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:00 am

124.PEOPLE: Anand Sanwal's CB Insights has eyes on Nashville + Tennessee
A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 8, 2014 1:30 pm

125.JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'
[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push
Milt Capps Updated Oct. 23, 2015 / Published Thursday, September 4, 2014 2:00 pm

126.Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Milt Capps Updated 17 December 2014 1:46pm / Published Monday, July 28, 2014 10:45 am

127.NBIC: Nashville incubator seeks next executive director, while strategy unfolds
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
By Milt Capps updated 1:35 p.m. / Published Wednesday, June 6, 2012 11:43 am

128.VentureNotes
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

129.Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner
[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha
Milt Capps last edited 8:51am 27 January 2016 / Published Wednesday, January 27, 2016 3:45 pm

130.Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence
[Updated] In alliance with Code2040, Kauffman Foundation and others, the EC pushes forward.
Milt Capps Update issued March 12, 2016 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 3:51 pm

131.2019 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

132.CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns
Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.
Milt Capps edits 9:39 a.m. / Published Friday, April 3, 2015 8:00 am

133.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

134.TN ECD, LaunchTN, allies await $117M SSBCI impact-funding call
$1BN+ impact could rise in TN in decade of mobilizing investment capital and lending power.
By Milt Capps - last edited 1931 8 Aug 2022 / Published Monday, August 8, 2022 5:15 pm

135.Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm

136.Venture Notes - December 1, 2022
15 bulletins on newcomer VCs, fintech, healthtech, edtech, Web3, logistitech, materials, med devices and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, December 1, 2022 4:45 pm

137.Reg A+ candidate? Franklin startup Grabbr
eyes Publishing, Music, Med, Financial

[updated] Veteran of the publishing world see wide application for his new platform and may trigger new breed IPO.
By Milt Capps updated 12 March 2019 / Published Tuesday, October 24, 2017 1:45 pm

138.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

139.Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise
Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 8, 2016 2:45 pm

140.Nashville pioneer Pathfinder Technologies moving to sell to Analogic
After a decade widening Nashville's lifesciences entrepreneurship, a strategic move.
Milt Capps edits 10:07 a.m. Oct. 4, 2014 / Published Friday, October 3, 2014 3:00 pm

141.NEWSBITS, March 18, 2010
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
By Milt Capps Last updated 6:52 p.m. / Published Thursday, March 18, 2010 12:19 pm

142.Venture Notes - December 18, 2020
Dozens of news items on startups, capital raises, executive moves and business resources.
By Milt Capps updated 31 May 2021 / Published Friday, December 18, 2020 4:30 pm

143.Nashville answer to Brookings HealthIT challenge to emerge within 120 days
An action plan for leadership may soon come off the drawing-board.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 17, 2017 2:15 pm

144.Michael Dukes' brand coming to life in high-touch Royal Circus retailer
[Updated] Decades after busking in Paris, adopting a child in Nepal and building brands for others, Nashvillian unfurls new banner.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 15, 2017 11:45 am

145.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

146.Satchel Health eyes major Series A raise, aims for eventual homerun exit
CEO says innovation can indeed be done competitively in low-margin sectors.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 5, 2016 8:45 am

147.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

148.CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months
[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville
Milt Capps Updated April 27, 2016 / Published Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:25 pm

149.Oasis Venture entrepreneurship program for 'often marginalized'
Nashville teens folds after budget review

Realities of youth services and the breeding of entrepreneurs bring abrupt changes in local programs.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019 4:35 pm

150.Venture Notes - July 14, 2021
VU-propelled startup, AI for VC, MB Ventures, Claritas, Harbert, McWhorter, lifesci fund, ed tech, SBIR, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:15 pm

151.Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 8, 2014 2:22 pm

152.In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
By Milt Capps Updated 12:14 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am

153.Venture Notes - May 11, 2016
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Milt Capps Dart Music item updated 26 July, 2016 / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:13 pm

154.LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive
Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign

The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks
By Milt Capps updated 31 May / Published Monday, May 20, 2013 9:36 am

155.Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force
advances at VU School of Engineering

Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 15, 2014 3:46 pm

156.'Go-Mode': Healthtech Hackathon results come ahead of Distributed: Health
International and national attendees gather in Nashville to focus on blockchain.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2016 9:30 am

157.CEO says Medalogix's Series A journey
brings Nashville investment issues into focus

[updated] Dan Hogan earned his stripes in healthcare delivery, aims to win stars in predictive analytics
Milt Capps Updated 11:51a 6 Nov. 2015 / Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:30 am

158.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

159.Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
This serial entrepreneur offers sage advice we might have missed if he hadn't tried Rotier's
By Milt Capps updated 9:12 a.m. 28 November / Published Sunday, November 27, 2011 8:59 pm

160.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

161.Innertainment Delivery Systems broadens footprint, mulls capital needs
[Updated with IDS sale] California Corrections confirms major edtech contract for early-stage company.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 3, 2015 2:00 pm

162.3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers
Sign-up: Gatto, Meisner, Perdue, Polk et al on roster for Software companies' financial success.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016 3:00 pm

163.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

164.Venture Exit: Jim Cumbee united Metova-A4, drawing on M&A experience
Founder Ross stepping-aside; a trusted advisor helped make strategic merger happen
By Milt Capps Updated 10:35 a.m. 13 December / Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:16 am

165.X Factor: NextGxDx eyes fresh capital raise, dismisses exit notion
[updated] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
Milt Capps Updated 8 March 2018 / Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:15 pm

166.Venture Notes -- May 13, 2020
Updated - Another bevy of entrepreneurs seeking capital, an innovative Fund ponders next steps, details on corporate relo's, and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, May 13, 2020 4:00 pm

167.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

168.EC's new Project Healthcare model now full-bore with 17 startups
The EC's remodeled healthcare startup-support program aims to leap ahead with 1st formal Class.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 13, 2018 8:45 am

169.Venture Notes - 1 May 2017
Fourteen telegraphic items on startups, investments, exits and more in Tennessee and region.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 1, 2017 9:45 am

170.NewsBits, February 28, 2011
Our latest roundup of VU searches, capital raises, marketing pushes, digital music, tech commercialization and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am

171.Brian Fox: Taking Confirmation global like launching series of startups
Post-sale, Nashville native leads growth push, tracks M&A targets, and grows his Angel/LP investment portfolio.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:15 pm

172.Venture Notes -- March 13, 2020
Nearly 30 items of extraordinary range, from capital raises, to exec appointments, uncertainty and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 13, 2020 5:00 pm

173.TNECD-LaunchTN $117MM SSBCI request still under US Treasury's review
Funding infusion at stake, as TNECD answers Treasury queries, LaunchTN replenishes board, adds staff as ops grow.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2022 2:42 pm

174.Venture Notes - 23 March 2018
Money, moves and management in 30 telegraphic updates from MidTn and State ecosystems.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 23, 2018 3:15 pm

175.BOS Framework eyes cap-raises to accelerate tech across biz spectrum
[updated] Tech veteran preps for ramping-up sales, scouts for talent in Nashville and beyond.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, November 18, 2019 4:06 pm

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

177.Venture People - March 19, 2021
(16+) Ricci | Whitney | Ghorashi | Dolan | Creel | Mann | Dent | Huddleston | Johns | Wilt | Ramkhelawan | Nagarajan | Ward | Eagle | McAdoo | Joseph
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 19, 2021 3:00 pm

178.Venture Notes - Sept. 29, 2016
VU spawns Predictgov, Clayton Associates, REDCap Cloud update, NextGxDx raise, Project Healthcare, The TENN and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 29, 2016 4:30 pm

179.Venture Notes - 12 April 2016
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:15 pm

180.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

181.NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:15 p.m. March 8, 2011 / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am

182.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

183.Monique Villa holds pivotal role in ECD-LaunchTN $1BN SSBCI vision
U.S. Treasury verdict still out, but more staff being recruited for developing TN ecosystem's capital stack.
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 16, 2022 0934 / Published Monday, August 29, 2022 3:14 pm

184.Venture Notes - June 18, 2021
TN U.S. Senators oppose Innovation bill over China issues, capital raises, big day for Uncle Nearest, new startup cohorts, EIR + grant invitations,
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 18, 2021 3:41 pm

185.NewsBits, May 11, 2011
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:10 p.m. / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:21 am

186.Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated
Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.
Milt Capps updated Dec. 2, 2015 / Published Wednesday, December 2, 2015 6:00 am

187.VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands
Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2015 3:00 pm

188.Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled
NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 9:00 am

189.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

190.Executive response on the Nashville FinTech opportunity
The question remains whether the Change Agents' enthusiasm is contagious.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:30 pm

191.Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:54 am

192.NewsBits, March 28, 2011
Get that extra cup o' coffee, you'll need it for news from McWhorter, Council Ventures, Vaden Landers and more.
By Milt Capps updated 3:38 p.m. / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm

193.Venture People - Sept. 21, 2020
A batch of updates on executive moves, appointments, roles and other ties to Tennessee
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2020 12:27 pm

194.Tennessee entrepreneurs, government
coalesce for COVID-19 counterattack

Opportunities for startup growth and service are plentiful in the new Pandemic Era.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:30 am

195.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

196.Venture Notes - February 24, 2021
[updated] 37 items on startups, PE-VC-Angel-Crowd-Seed raises, entrepreneurs, events, deadlines, resources and more.
By Milt Capps updated April 19, 2021 / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:45 pm

197.'Person First Alliance' emerges in response to Brookings' HealthIT challenge
Designation of leader for coalition's next phase of work may bring acceleration.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 16, 2017 5:15 pm

198.MidTN Coalition may launch Lifeworks Accelerator and VC+AI+Data initiatives to deepen Greater Nashville life-sciences ecosystem
[updated] Build Back Better funding via EDA for ventures, biomaking, cyber and more could lift Nashville region's lifesciences ecosystem.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, December 7, 2021 3:30 pm

199.Venture Notes -- August 21, 2019
32 actionable and/or useful news, people and background bulletins focused on Tennessee entrepreneurship and capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:42 pm

200.Venture Notes - Sept. 21, 2020
[Updated] A gamble, sure, but the Pandemic Vintage of startups, capraises + executive moves may rival any we've seen in the past decade.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2020 3:30 pm

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