|1.||Noted: Pathfinder Therapeutics has named Jim Cloar president, CEO|
The latest CEO appointment at the helm of Pathfinder has a med-devices background.
By VNC Staff updated March 6, 2012 8:36 a.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 2:24 pm
|2.||Pathfinder Therapeutics gets $5.2MM A-round infusion|
After a long sojourn in the VC desert, a VU spinout finds it A-round lead in North Carolina
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:06 pm
|3.||Pathfinder Therapeutics CEO is out|
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:08 am
|4.||Nashville tech ventures to pitch at Southeast Venture Conference|
Two very different enterprises - Uloop and Pathfinder Therapeutics - are on the money trail, once again
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 28, 2009 7:36 am
|5.||UPDATE: Pathfinder Therapeutics is back on the money trail|
Making scientific discoveries that can survive the punishing path toward the market is hard enough. Now that the FDA has approved marketing that could save liver-cancer patients' lives, Pathfinder Therapeutics hopes local investors and the State of Tennessee can lend a hand. But, they're not holding their breath.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:48 pm
|6.||Pathfinder's Stefansic comments on Nashville leverage, challenges|
Quiet figure behind the scenes of a Vanderbilt-spawned startup steps forward with observations and appreciation
By Milt Capps Last updated 9:52 a.m. Feb. 9, 2010 / Published Monday, February 8, 2010 11:05 am
|7.||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
|8.||Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital|
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
By Milt Capps Last Updated 4:56 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:07 pm
|9.||Faros Healthcare names board chair, as Centerstone plan advances|
[updated] Former Pathfinder exec is CEO in the business that got running start in Centerstone.
Milt Capps updated 9:55am 25 Oct 2016 / Published Monday, October 24, 2016 4:08 pm
|10.||VC CEO steps aside for new man at Pathfinder Therapeutics|
UPDATED 12:44 p.m.Nationwide search lands med-devices veteran for persistent Vanderbilt spin-out
By Milt Capps UPDATED 12:44 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:40 am
|11.||LaunchTN's Gindt departs to lead LinkdCare healthcare startup|
[updated] Stefansic and Hogin among those departing, with interest in private-sector jobs.
Milt Capps updated Nov. 2, 2015, 1939hrs / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 2:45 pm
|12.||LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks|
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:54 am
|13.||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
|14.||TNInvestco portfolios: Hapten, ConsensusPoint, iScreen, Cagenix updates|
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10:54 am
|15.||VU Tech Transfer takes company's liquidation in stride|
There are still 21 active portfolio companies over which Chris McKinney says grace.
Published Monday, April 14, 2008 6:35 am
|16.||Passport's Lackey stands aside for new CEO|
After nearly 13 years at the helm, revenue-cycle pioneer steps up to the chairman's office, with health IT veteran now aboard
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 6, 2009 1:01 pm
|17.||NV Entrepreneur Center tells startups in 2019 ProjectHealthcare cohort|
The EC says four of the 14 teams announced today originate in Tennessee.
updated 25 July 2019 / Published Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:50 pm
|18.||VU School of Engineering alumni spawn businesses|
It may be only the tip of the Engineering iceberg at Vanderbilt, but here's a sample of the fruits of education and research
By Milt Capps Last updated 10:04 p.m. / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 10:01 am
|19.||Vanderbilt University picks Cleveland Clinic exec|
to drive transfer and commercialization of IP
' Overhaul and investment ' could lead to accelerated enterprise development from VU research and development
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:00 am
|20.||Nashville Capital Network prepares twin deals|
Sid Chambless says he's hanging on for the ride, as NCN queues-up two more financing deals, leveraging its new Fund with investors from 50-Angel network
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 16, 2008 7:39 am
|21.||VUMC's Jacobson will never buy lunch in this town, again|
Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 31, 2009 1:25 pm
|22.||EC's Project Healthcare cohort grows to 18 companies gathering tonight|
Nashville EC says Portfolio companies are more advanced, separate pilot will help newer startups.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:30 pm
|23.||TechVenture Challenge spurs entrepreneurism|
among Vanderbilt University students
Students have decided they can't wait on the rest of the world to create the great jobs they want
By Milt Capps updated 10:35 a.m. / Published Thursday, February 9, 2012 8:34 am
|24.||NewsBits, Sept. 20, 2011|
Executive transitions, capital raises, alliances and innovations.
By Milt Capps Updated 2:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2011 10:37 am
|25.||UT-Battelle, NellOne Therapeutics license patents for tissue therapy|
Biomed venture that spun-out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory now has intellectual property to address heart damage
By Milt Capps Updated Jan. 29, 2006 7:16 a.m. / Published Thursday, January 28, 2010 1:58 pm
|26.||TNInvestco data flows, funds mull providing more updates|
Stakeholders may soon find that just keeping up with the funds' data is a challenge all its own
By Milt Capps Updated March 31, 2011, 10:08 a.m. / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm
|27.||Life-sciences startup aims to leverage Vanderbilt technology|
UPDATED 12:40 p.m. -- Suddenly, there are two groups targeting VU technology to improvement treatment of degenerative eye diseases
By Milt Capps Last updated 12:40 p.m. / Published Monday, December 7, 2009 8:42 am
|28.||Brain Gain: Bio Business Plan deadline to be extended|
Future lawyers, docs and business leaders, as well as life-sciences students, are invited to imagine new bio businesses for Tennessee Biotechnology Association's annual bizplan competition
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, January 18, 2009 4:25 pm
|29.||Venture Notes -- October 18, 2019|
Launch Tennessee, Electro-Active, Dynamo, CET, EPIcenter, and more updated in today's roundup.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 18, 2019 10:45 am
|30.||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
|31.||Centerstone Research Institute eyes capital for healthcare analytics spin-out|
Centerstone of America seeks commercial prowess to get technologies to market.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 28, 2015 3:15 pm
|32.||'Educating the money' may be answer to diversifying Nashville techventures|
[EMIDS update Dec. 5, 2013] Maybe it's time to focus on something more than our reported shortage of coders
By Milt Capps updated Dec. 5, 2013 / Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:17 am
|33.||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
|34.||Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis|
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am
|35.||Relay Life Science commercial development startup raising capital|
Entrepreneur who also leads mentor network says his new firm is operational.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 3:00 pm
|36.||FCA Venture Partners said to co-manage Dioko fund, files for $75M Fund VI|
[Updated] Clayton Associates affiliate obviously pushing on more than one front.
Milt Capps UPDATED March 15, 2016 11:23 a.m. / Published Monday, February 22, 2016 2:52 pm
|37.||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
|38.||Memphis Biomed Ventures Tennessee I LLC|
At left, Gary Stevenson
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2011 2:06 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am
|39.||Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products|
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:39 pm
|40.||BioTN: Entrepreneurs Lynch, Elmquist rally midstate|
to lifescience and healthIT incubator, STEM prep
Former BioMimetic Therapeutics executives at center of new initiatives.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 24, 2017 9:15 am
|41.||Commercialization: Eagle's VU team launching Vitalnx Corporation|
Med Center and Biomed Engineering faculty and students collaborate in commercialization effort
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:45 am
|42.||Monsor: Statewide Mentor Net has traction with early-stage companies|
LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 25, 2016 4:30 pm
|43.||CEO: Nashville 'center of gravity' for BehaVR's Virtual Reality in HC push|
Backed by Frist, Sumitomo, et al, digital therapeutics startup mulls Series B capital raise.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 3, 2022 2:15 pm
|44.||MB Ventures' 3rd fund emerging in time to reap 'Vintage 2009' values|
The Pitt Hyde-founded life-sciences investor will soon be on the prowl again, in a target-rich marketplace of down-valued companies
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:30 am
|45.||VentureNotes 17 December 2015|
TNInvestco, Bill Frist, Accolade, eClinic, Clayton Associates, Pharos Capital, Infusense, Celgentek and more.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:15 pm
|46.||Leaders: Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco|
The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:00 p.m. / Published Thursday, October 8, 2009 1:08 pm
|47.||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
|48.||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
|49.||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
|50.||TN Biotech group confirms its new chair's resignation|
Departing exec says she sought 'sense of urgency', while interim chairman says he hopes TBA will find 'someone like Leslie' to help group become 'more relevant'
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 31, 2009 11:10 pm
|51.||Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator|
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 14, 2016 1:30 pm
|52.||BioMimetic shakes-off FDA bruise,|
carves-out Biotechnology niche
Now, after selling its first FDA-approved product to a close ally, BioMimetic is flush with cash and experience -- and committed to developing biotechnologies in Middle Tennessee.
By Milt Capps updated March 1, 2013 / Published Friday, May 16, 2008 12:53 am
|53.||CredenceHealth leverages Angel money and Feds' pressure|
With $17.2 billion soon under the scalpel, startup feels it has a better mousetrap for improving quality and financial returns
By Milt Capps Last Updated 5:35 P.M. / Published Thursday, May 14, 2009 8:58 am
|54.||TriStar, Limestone TNINvestco funds|
form Device Innovation Group
Medical devices may get a boost from the collaboration of two life-science weighted funds and an innovation driver
By VNC staff Updated 8:50 a.m. March 9, 2011 / Published Tuesday, March 8, 2011 10:49 am
|55.||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
|56.||TN Biotech may get boost from relaunched Alliance|
If advanced degrees and the tenacity of two athletes can make a difference, this could be the year
By Milt Capps Last updated 8:10 a.m. / Published Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:00 am
|57.||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
|58.||LifeScienceTN chairman is now UM's Townsend, former ECD Staff Chief|
Chair's experience brings continuity, clear sense of value of legislative ties and momentum.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 4, 2018 4:15 pm
|59.||Venture Notes - Kentucky ventures - December 4, 2020|
20 pieces of evidence that startup-, innovation- and deal-oriented folks find plenty to like in Kentucky.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 4, 2020 3:58 pm
|60.||Gordon-Wamp give fresh push to Mid-TN Tech consortium|
Although slow to crystallize, the Mind2Marketplace technology initiative has won support from a growing number of participants, as it attempts to become a formal organization
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 2, 2008 6:57 am
|61.||TNInvestcos-funded 'S2 Interactive' debuts at Musculoskeletal venture forum|
Larry Foster's been nursing this idea for improving surgi-team proficiency for years; the iPad made it possible
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 26, 2011 10:58 am
|62.||Nashville loses Veran Medical Technologies|
[Updated] Results-oriented Nashville entrepreneur in hot medical-devices sector accepts VC investment, relocates firm. Should Nashville focus on more familiar sectors and 'focus on its knitting'?
Milt Capps updated May 25, 2016 10:25am / Published Monday, May 12, 2008 12:28 pm
|63.||Tech Commercialization Notes - April 28, 2021|
Current and future startups being spawned by TTO focused on commercializing innovation.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:00 am
|64.||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
|65.||VUMC scientists seek partners for neuro-drug discovery|
Two pharmas are already aboard and other allies for accelerating drug development may be in-the-offing
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 21, 2011 8:07 am
|66.||Tennessee Biotechnology Association wrestles with leadership and priorities|
TBA is apparently regrouping, and still dealing with basic organizational and strategy issues as it confront a crisis of opportunity, because of the growing importance of the life sciences
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:43 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:08 pm
|67.||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
|68.||Entrepreneur Mark Harris is a CEO for startup in 36|86 Student Edition|
The latest generation of ventures spawned from TN campuses suggests competition must've been intense.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 30, 2019 12:41 pm
|69.||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
|70.||Game-changer: Jacobson's Tri-Star group aims for impact|
A trio of Vanderbilt executives aims to do well, by doing good - and perhaps upset the tech-commercialization model
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 9, 2009 3:41 pm
|71.||Appello Pharma completes Series A to advance treatment of Parkinson's|
[Updated] Less than three years into their mission, Deerfield, Mountain Group and founders press forward.
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:15 pm
|72.||Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirms|
connections of Devices, IT/Data, Services
Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.
Milt Capps Updated 16 May 2016 11:51am / Published Friday, May 6, 2016 1:15 pm
|73.||BioMimetic CEO urges 'build on Bredesen's start', plus greater Vanderbilt role in life-sciences ventures|
Lynch cites workforce challenges and the need for more collaboration throughout the region as essential to lift Nashville from lower tier of life-science centers
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:23 p.m. / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1:23 pm
|74.||Regional Roundup, Aug. 29, 2011|
Venture Incite's Y12 ties, capital raises, a TNInvestco, accelerators blossom and news statewide
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 29, 2011 8:01 am
|75.||Bionic Woman: Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum|
While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, September 14, 2008 4:45 pm
|76.||Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants|
[Updated] EDA has $33MM pot, says previous grant wins no reason to withhold well defined, competitive ideas.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Friday, January 3, 2020 4:30 pm
|77.||TN innovators seek i6 Challenge grants for innovation, entrepreneurship|
Regardless of grant outcomes, these strategic proposals warrant scrutiny across Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 27, 2018 4:44 pm
|78.||Cumberland IPO now active: 10-year journey with Vanderbilt reaches milestone|
[UPDATED Aug. 11, 6:53 a.m.] Cumberland Pharmaceuticals' IPO filing became effective yesterday and trades today as CPIX, 27 months after the shelf registration and 20 subsequent amendments
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 7, 2009 9:51 am
|79.||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
|80.||VU's Conn advocates new models for drug discovery|
Vanderbilt pharma program inches cautiously toward tech transfer, while key faculty member keeps firm hand on the tiller
By Milt Capps Last updated 4:17 p.m. Dec. 24, 2009 / Published Tuesday, December 22, 2009 1:15 pm
|81.||Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, experts sought for LSTN statewide network|
Bio veteran Jim Monsor leads pilot effort to deepen TN's startup resources
Milt Capps edit 12:49 p.m. / Published Monday, May 4, 2015 12:00 pm
|82.||Davidson: IPO's or not, TN's 'capital-starved' venture sector has fresh energy|
A little realism about the burdens and advantages of IPO go a long way at decision time
By Milt Capps updated March 6, 2012 6:40 a.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:16 am
|83.||GE Healthcare, Vanderbilt University Medical Center release on precision immunotherapy cancer treatment partnership|
Submitted release / Published Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:15 am
|84.||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
|85.||LifeScienceTN: Drug discovery gets spotlight in venture-oriented event |
Drug-discovery, partnerships and commercialization among conference highlights
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 8:36 am
|86.||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
|87.||Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'|
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:36 am
|88.||Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,|
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization
Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
By Milt Capps updated 12:19 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 7:49 am
|89.||BIONewsTN, Nov. 7, 2011|
Gleanings from Tennessee media touching upon life-sciences issues and opportunities
By VNC Staff Updated 6:27 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 6:29 am
|90.||Venture Notes - August 23, 2021|
Nearly 40 items on capraises, exec moves, major techs, PE, VC, CVC, musictech, fintech, healthtech, ag and much more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 23, 2021 5:30 pm
|91.||Venture Notes - June 11, 2021|
New funds, capital raises, Blackburn and Cooper in tech caucuses, startup momentum, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 11, 2021 3:42 pm
|92.||Startup 'Hypersence' seeks $2.5M to advance MemorySPEX + its platform|
Michigan entrepreneur discovering Nashville's robust healthcare venture ecosystem.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 14, 2021 8:00 am
|93.||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
|94.||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