|1.||XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC|
At left, Mike Shmerling
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am
|2.||Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check|
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 pm
|3.||Studio Bank's Shmerling offers reality check for Nashville entrepreneurs|
Particularly if you're trying to grow a business that's not in Healthcare or Music, you may need to hear this -- again.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:36 pm
|4.||Shmerling's XMi will offer free offices to startups|
XMi venture unit's plans are revealed on the eve of the launches of a local Entrepreneur Center and TNInvestco venture funds
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2009 9:59 am
|5.||'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville|
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:40 P.M. / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 4:17 pm
|6.||NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners|
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm
|7.||XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise|
XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00 pm
|8.||Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding|
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:01 a.m., June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 2:20 pm
|9.||VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,|
Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver
[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more
By Milt Capps Updated 19 Nov. 2014 11:15 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:32 am
|10.||Jim Phillips CEO of relaunched XMI backed by Engelbrecht's SCI of Evansville|
[updated] Former XMi executive holds minority stake, in wake of entrepreneur Shmerling's peel-off.
Milt Capps updated 4:55pm 2 May 2017 / Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:56 am
|11.||CEO: XMi Acquisition has $15MM dry powder, more M&A moves likely|
With access to funds that have total $50MM AUM, XMi believes it can complete 1-2 deals per year.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:55 pm
|12.||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
|13.||Strategy notes: Family advisers shape investments|
Entrepreneurs are slow to think of family-office managers, like entertainment-industry accountant Mike Vaden, as gatekeepers in raising capital.
The VN Blog / Published Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:47 pm
|14.||VentureNotes: Mike Carroll licenses PYA tech; Joy Fisher eyes UT assets|
VTC Commercializing the UT brand, localizing entertainment with streaming audio
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 11:00 am
|15.||Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups|
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:51 p.m. / Published Wednesday, October 14, 2009 2:12 pm
|16.||Startup AVVAY taking the Oy! out of briefly using venues, talent, services|
[updated] With capraise underway, Techstars grad says knowledge of painpoints, plus discipline and data are crucial.
By Milt Capps updated 13 Sept 2018 / Published Thursday, August 9, 2018 2:30 pm
|17.||Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B|
[Updated] About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.
Milt Capps Updated 2 April 2018 1046 / Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 1:00 pm
|18.||VentureNotes June 29, 2016|
Updates on InCrowd Capital, VRTIFY, Arkis, Addiction Campuses
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:05 pm
|19.||Entrepreneur, Angel investor Freedman still has eye for startups|
after selling majority of tents-events biz to PE funds
CEO has fresh powder for growing leasing biz, while still helping fund or drive startups.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:45 pm
|20.||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
|21.||TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?|
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am
|22.||Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:21 pm
|23.||Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city|
putting 'money where mouth is'
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
By Milt Capps Updated December 17, 2012 1:59 p.m. / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am
|24.||Entrepreneurs' advice for 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'|
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:31 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:05 pm
|25.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor|
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 8:06 am
|26.||Video as a Service: Smartvue seeks Angels, gives Hapner new wings|
Marty Renkis isn't backing-off his $100 million goal, as he works to finesse his B Round raise and adds a veteran IT exec to push sales
Milt Capps Updated 0827 June 19 / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:25 pm
|27.||Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership |
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
By Milt Capps Updated 11:25 a.m. / Published Monday, March 8, 2010 8:42 am
|28.||Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model|
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Milt Capps last edited 0815 23 Jan. 2016 / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00 pm
|29.||CEO search: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to seek Brody-Waite successor |
Brody-Waite plans to leave the decade-old entrepreneurship center.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 1, 2019 3:56 pm
|30.||Venture Notes, April 5, 2010|
TNInvestco.. Gibson Guitar.. Medical Trade Center.. $5MM private placement.. ICGLink.. Green VC.. VW and more
By Milt Capps Last Updated 12:33 p.m. / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:27 am
|31.||FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens|
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps Last Updaed 2:23 p.m. / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:29 am
|32.||'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures|
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 9, 2008 6:46 am
|33.||FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens|
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:28 am
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
By Milt Capps updated 9 July 2014 10:52 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:36 am
|35.||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
|36.||'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches|
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
By Milt Capps Updated 10:20 a.m., Sept. 26, 2009 / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm
Ralph Schulz on tackling Brookings initiative, Charlie Martin eyes HealthIT
Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:15 pm
|38.||Venture Notes - 24 February 2017|
A healthcare disrupter's latest move, Accelerators updates and much more.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 pm
|39.||$26MM+: EdTech consolidator LTG buys Rustici SW, stake in Watershed|
[updated] Performance payments could reach $11MM, all hands benefit, says co-owner.
Milt Capps updated Nov. 15, 2018 / Published Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 am
|40.||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
|41.||Mike Muhney, Harry Jacobson team on VIPOrbit's $2.7MM capital raise|
Another rodeo: Partners target evolving team/interpersonal relationship- and project-management market.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:45 pm
|42.||Venture Notes, 17 June 2016|
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 4:32 pm
|43.||Sohr's Powered Health wraps key Growthwright services around startups|
President Mike Cerino is leading the business push.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 15, 2016 2:15 pm
|44.||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
|45.||New $100MM venture fund creator retains 2nd Generation|
Entrepreneur who hit jackpot in technology for gambling is establishing a rigorous process for targeting his investments
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 1, 2008 8:40 am
|46.||Silicon Heartbeat: Comments from NTC Award speakers set the tone|
Execs from Digital Reasoning, Rustici and State Economic Development are highlighted.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 23, 2015 9:01 am
|47.||Gov. Haslam's INCITE program stirs to life via 'Venture Incite' A-round|
There are some new faces among the 'usual suspects' applying at INCITE Fund
By Milt Capps updated May 26, 2012 / Published Monday, May 14, 2012 10:08 am
|48.||Cortac, Hubble Telemed and venture follow-ons get TNInvestco nods|
Seven portfolio companies get new or follow-on commitments, plus other updates.
By Milt Capps updated 7:15 p.m. / Published Monday, January 23, 2012 7:43 am
|49.||Noted: Gibson Guitar $3.8MM SEC filing notes Tek Group|
The big-brand Nashville manufacturer may be picking-up its M&A tempo
By VNC Staff / Published Monday, February 6, 2012 9:37 am
|50.||Memphis VC-allied MB Innovations eyes medical-devices development|
VC and industry veteran Mike Sherman will leave work, starting with Spine Wave
By Milt Capps updated 9:31 a.m. / Published Thursday, December 22, 2011 8:58 am
|51.||SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC|
More speaker announcements, with event just a month away!
Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 2:45 pm
|52.||InvestTennessee: State launching biz-development site|
The State and its public-private partners are launching a website to advance economic-development objectives
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 2, 2009 12:44 pm
|53.||Briefly: Petra Capital invests in med transcription company|
Today's announcement is further evidence of the attraction of healthcare-savvy investors to health IT, wherever it resides
By Venture Nashville Staff Updated 5:30 p.m. / Published Friday, October 23, 2009 3:18 pm
|54.||Frist-Cressey Ventures in near-$5MM round for Nashville's Monogram Health |
VC expands its portfolio with its entrepreneur in residence at the helm.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:59 pm
|55.||Charlotte's Frontier Capital eyes Nashville market for investments|
With the closing of its Fund IV, Frontier activity here may rise.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 24, 2015 12:30 am
|56.||MB Ventures makes its first TNInvestco bet: Veracity Medical Solutions|
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am
|57.||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
|58.||Bandbox, RedRovor founders sell to Social Chutes|
Digital-music entrepreneurs exit a crowded field; new owners plan a 'bigger umbrella'
By Milt Capps Updated May 23 4:44 p.m. / Published Sunday, May 22, 2011 10:16 pm
|59.||People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga|
[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 12, 2015 4:45 pm
|60.||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
|61.||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
|62.||Jammber CEO eyes capital raises, confirms buyout approaches|
[Updated] Chicago-bred Project Music grad may find Series A dough outside Nashville.
Milt Capps updated 3 July 2019 / Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:45 pm
|63.||Venture Notes - 6 December 2017|
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 pm
|64.||Internet, broadband providers join Arts creators in Nashville briefing|
AT&T, the Songwriters Guild and other interests brought their roadshow to Nashville this morning, to highlight industry and consumer interests
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 25, 2008 11:16 am
|65.||Venture Notes - 8 June 2017|
Dart Music bankruptcy buyers step up, startup, PE and Fund news, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 8, 2017 4:45 pm
|66.||Local FiledBy startup asks authors to claim 1.8 million webpages|
Former Ingram exec aims to enable authors to market their goods independently
By Milt Capps UPDATED 2:22 PM / Published Wednesday, March 25, 2009 12:41 pm
|67.||Maptic eyes capital raise for mapping, analytics platform|
targeting the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
CEO Hulsey outlines steps toward market and investors.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:45 am
|68.||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
|69.||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
|70.||VC-backed former Ingram exec launches online business|
Entrepreneur's new company means fresh links between Nashville and the Creatives
Milt Capps Update 10:55 a.m. / Published Wednesday, December 17, 2008 10:37 am
|71.||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
|72.||The VNC Reader's Guide to the Best of 2008|
'Respect must be paid' to 2008, with a sample drawn from nearly 200 VNC stories, setting the stage for 2009
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 2, 2009 2:15 pm
|73.||Sidebar: Opinions on CAPCO vary among VCs|
Tennessee executives see both problems and opportunities in proposal for stimulation of early-stage investment
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 1, 2009 8:35 am
|74.||NEWSBITS Feb. 13, 2009|
Updates on ICA, iPayment, Tractor Supply, Solar Institute interest, Stimulus, Tech competition, and Med-devices firms...
Published Friday, February 13, 2009 8:00 am
|75.||Anthem Healthcare Intelligence capital raise underway with NEST-TN aboard|
[Updated] Agilum, fka Anthem Health Intelligence, updated its $5.5MM capital raise.
By Milt Capps updated 7:53 a.m. 21 Sept. 2012 / Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:46 pm
|76.||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
|77.||Beachy CEO vows to keep finger off cap-raise trigger until late 2020|
Mergers and acquisitions requirements likely to factor into decision on another raise by autumn 2020.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 27, 2020 3:15 pm
|78.||Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?|
Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 2:45 pm
|79.||Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event|
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2016 2:20pm / Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016 5:15 pm
|80.||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
|81.||Nashville's VideoBomb welcomes former Apple CEO and a serial entrepreneur to board, maps capital raises|
Founder-CEO Chad Marcum broadens AR startup industry reach and tech footprint.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 16, 2020 4:16 pm
|82.||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
|83.||NEC's Project Music & Entertainment inducts 14 teams for latest cohort|
Four teams based in Tennessee, plus businesses from Canada, Illinois, Boston and elsewhere get the nod.
By VNC Staff / Published Tuesday, May 4, 2021 12:55 pm
|84.||AeroWALL Dynamics: NVille startup to leverage TN's transportation sector|
Healthcare veteran finding more 'fun' in Transportation startup.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 6, 2016 2:15 pm
|85.||NEXT TN: Research-industry-capital links are key|
to state's intellectual-property commercialization
An overhaul of Tennessee connections, communications and capital is prerequisite to strong gains in commercialization
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:54 am
|86.||MedPass Health data-workflow startup aces Seed round, eyes Series A raise|
[updated] This immunization data-collection startup is being accelerated via a university alliance.
Milt Capps Updated Nov. 14, 2016 / Published Tuesday, March 24, 2015 12:45 pm
|87.||Drug-discovery linchpin PMI BioPharma Solutions hoists flag in Tennessee|
The word is just getting out about new entrant in Tennessee biopharm ecosystem.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:00 pm
|88.||PassAlong dies, Jaworski lives, Bandbox bets on boom|
As Nashville's startup ecosystem matures, wisdom from failures nourishes new digital ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 1, 2009 1:41 pm
|89.||Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations|
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 27, 2016 4:35 pm
|90.||People: TuneCore's Kennedy sees Nashville as 'heaven for creators'|
Nashville Creatives use vision and talent to produce important things, out of nothing.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 29, 2014 12:45 pm
|91.||Startup Garage Coffee enters E. Nashville,|
Garage Leathers widens accessories line
GC's new location choice seems to suggest a preference for Creatives
Milt Capps updated Aug. 6, 2015 / Published Monday, October 20, 2014 12:42 pm
|92.||Vanderbilt CFO retires, Zeppos names interims|
Amid a bear economy and with expensive promises to keep, Vanderbilt relies on continuity in ranks
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 29, 2008 6:53 am
|93.||'Secret Sauce': Debut Broadcasting hopes investors smell what it's cookin'|
Are 'Radio Days' back? The capital crunch has hit this Nashville-based media roll-up, which aims to take a page from the consolidation playbook of Clear Channel and other giants
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 3, 2008 10:35 am
|94.||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
|95.||Venture Notes: EO-Nashville, Back Porch Group,|
Sagents, PBM365, Frontier Capital, Tandum
Updates on Endorsee, Sagents, Tandum, EO Nashville, PBM365, Back Porch Group, Exile.
Milt Capps updated 31 Oct. 2015 / Published Monday, October 6, 2014 8:26 am
|96.||Cell Journalist says it's expanding clientele|
Startup in video content say it's doing well, despite plenty of competition
Milt Capps UPDATED 2:45 P.M. / Published Monday, December 22, 2008 11:51 am
|97.||'One Vanderbilt': VU retains recruiters for leadership searches|
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
By Milt Capps Updated 11:18 a.m. March 17, 2010 / Published Wednesday, March 17, 2010 8:38 am
|98.||HealthIT: Both hard realities and major opportunities are C4MI targets|
Center for Medical Interoperability begins ramping-up its architectural and assessment work.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 11, 2016 2:45 pm
|99.||BeachyApp: Nashville's Beach Chairs pursues $2MM Angel raise|
Entrepreneurs have their eyes on the prize, and future investment in other startups.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:15 am
|100.||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