|1.||Ahead: Pathway Lending CEO eyes expansion of regional operations|
Eighteen years into nonprofit lender's mission, Clint Gwin aims to expand footprint in key markets
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:01 pm
|2.||Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests|
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
By Milt Capps Updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:07 am
|3.||NVille Chamber's 'Business Studio' to run SBA-backed Scaleup America push|
Chamber-SBA program supports scaling potential high-growth businesses
Submitted / Published Monday, November 2, 2015 9:09 am
|4.||Entrepreneurs welcomed at Southeast Community Capital|
Your business is 'real', but you can't look 'friends and family' in the eyes, you've maxed-out your credit-cards or embezzlement's hit your books... Remember Clint Gwin.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 6, 2008 4:09 pm
|5.||Founder: Startup ALECIA maps capital raise, keeps IPO option in its sites|
Content may be king, but this Nashville digital network aims to take the crown.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 5, 2018 1:00 pm
|6.||Bottorff: TNInvestco shows 'creativity' in TN capital-formation;|
entrepreneurial sector is an American source of strength
Nashville leader says the sometimes controversial program is 'worthwhile experiment' in jobs creation.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 8, 2011 2:58 pm
|7.||Nashville startups, market movers due for fresh look at NEXT Awards|
Startups, market-movers and cities, themselves, often seek 'network effects', reputation and visibility -- which makes an inclusive Award program vital.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2019 3:30 pm
|8.||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
|9.||Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE|
innovation and jobs-formation campaign
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; details of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
By Milt Capps Updated May 6, 2011 12:12 p.m. / Published Thursday, May 5, 2011 4:12 pm
|10.||Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push|
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
By VNC Staff / Published Tuesday, August 16, 2011 2:37 pm
|11.||CEO: Nashville EC steps-up transparency, surveils market,|
aims to serve diversity of constituents and biz models
Resources are proliferating in Nashville's entrepreneurial ecosystem, so the EC makes strategic shift.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 20, 2017 4:30 pm
|12.||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
|13.||Epicenter CEO: Mobilizing Black-owned firms can bring Memphis surge|
With Black-owned ventures front and center, CEO shares playbook for forging just, inclusive, growing regional economy.
By Leslie Lynn Smith, President & CEO, Epicenter - Guest Columnist / Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019 9:00 am
|14.||At 16, Technology 2020 takes innovation challenges in stride|
Tech2020 embraces state initiatives, keeps its own counsel in pressing ahead with regional initiatives
By Milt Capps / Published Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:13 pm
|15.||Memphis' Epicenter meets FedEx challenge, nets $40M for entrepreneurship|
Bolus of funding seems likely to produce tidal surge of momentum in region's innovation economy.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 2:00 pm
|16.||Briley Administration rolls-out small-biz, economic development moves|
Music City Music Council, which augments Metro ECD, gets new staffer and SMB tools are spotlighted.
Staff adapted from releases / Published Monday, May 6, 2019 4:32 pm
|17.||2019 Mayoral Candidate Briley 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
|18.||JPMorgan Chase CEO to muster this week with Bunker Labs in Nashville|
Military veteran entrepreneurs, speakers and invited public join financial services leader, Aug. 8.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 6, 2019 2:30 pm
|19.||Venture Notes - 12 September 2016|
[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.
Milt Capps updated November 2017 / Published Monday, September 12, 2016 3:00 pm
|20.||Strategy for gauging 'transformative' TNInvestco value yet to be determined|
[updated] Only rudimentary financial and compliance reporting was explicitly called for by law
Milt Capps updated 8:51 a.m. 30 December 2014 / Published Wednesday, December 10, 2014 9:37 am
|21.||Sohr-backed DataFi mulls further Seed capital for fintech platform|
[Updated] Company has rebranded as Built Technologies, raised a total $25MM since inception.
Milt Capps Updated 21 January 2020 / Published Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:30 pm
|22.||Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad|
[updated] Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.
Milt Capps Updated / Published Monday, November 28, 2016 8:45 am
|23.||Venture Notes 14 July 2016|
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
Milt Capps updated 18 July 2016 1403 / Published Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:30 pm
|24.||JumpFund spurs women-led investment,|
entrepreneurship, economic development
Having raised north of $7MM and bet on nearly two-dozen ventures, firm founders have traction.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 3:30 pm
|25.||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
|26.||Spitz counsels skepticism to counter 'seductive' markets|
Recently accorded industry's lifetime-achievement award, former VU treasurer suggests cynicism may be among best responses to financial crisis still unfolding
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 9, 2008 9:20 am
|27.||Brock: Company Lab CEO search advances in gateway City of Chattanooga|
Hub praised for its startup drive and innovation emerges from pandemic throes with both strategy and wide-ranging leadership search.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 26, 2022 2:27 pm
|28.||VC panelists: Entrepreneurs in good standing, please rise|
They're still paid to invest wisely, but watch-out for VCs wearing neckties. Yesterday's NCN panel provided depth for current outlook
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 29, 2008 11:03 am
|29.||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
|30.||TN Treasurer names investment deputy, updates private-equity weight|
Treasurer and CIO elevate former Avondale analyst, Owen grad.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 4:45 am
|31.||From Cicero to Church Street:|
Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending
[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt
By Milt Capps updated July 1, 2013 / Published Monday, August 27, 2012 12:53 pm
|32.||Passport Health founder once faced 'blank stares'|
Today, he's just put another notch on his acquisitions belt, but not long ago Jim Lackey was begging for that first customer as he attempted to introduce technology in a sector fond of sticky notes, faxes and phone calls.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:42 am
|33.||TCRS CIO Brakebill provides update on PE investment, other programs|
[Updated] Due to COVID19-induced recession, recent years' stellar fund performance may be 'ancient history'.
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Monday, April 13, 2020 11:08 am
|34.||Startup: Network Contract Solutions leverages legal experience|
[updated] Former Goldleaf counsel turns Angel money and admin frustrations into what's now Ncontracts
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:22 am
|35.||Tennessee layoffs rising at dawn of 2009|
With Tennessee's toughest year for layoffs since 2001 behind us, late-arriving news indicates closings and layoffs will continue
Milt Capps Last Updated Jan. 29, 2008, 3:45 p.m. / Published Thursday, January 29, 2009 3:43 pm
|36.||LaunchTN eyes capital access, SBIR matches, possible renewed Fed funding|
Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Launch Tennessee and Life Science Tennessee look to maintain momentum.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 26, 2021 5:30 pm
|37.||Belmont bootstrapping advocate Jeff Cornwall unveils family business|
Advocate of organic growth and taut planning follows his North Star.
Milt Capps updated 10:31pm 10 Aug. 2015 / Published Monday, August 10, 2015 4:45 pm
|38.||FINTOP Capital Fund III eyes $250MM, Joe Maxwell active on multi-fronts|
Fund Close Updated: This fintech VC's execs are involved not only in deals, but in potentially industry-transforming efforts.
By Milt Capps Updated / Published Friday, January 14, 2022 4:51 pm
|39.||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
|40.||LaunchTN announces 2015-2016 Class of The TENN|
Third Cohort of Master Accelerator Program Kicks Off Oct. 21
Submitted Updated 21 January 2016 / Published Tuesday, October 6, 2015 3:15 am
|41.||Maxwell-led FINTOP Capital FTP1 fintech fund closes north of $50MM goal|
Nashvillian-led fund could invest up to $10MM in current operating year.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 3, 2017 11:00 am
|42.||Eyeing $65M SSBCI funds, TN-ECD surveys biz, entrepreneurs, DBE execs|
[Updated] Deadline set for comments on needed investment capital, loans, training, microlending and more, U.S. Treasury-funded program.
By Milt Capps updated 12 July 2021 / Published Saturday, July 10, 2021 3:15 pm
|43.||Venture Notes - October 19, 2020|
[updated] Capital raises, executive moves, venture plays, true startups and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, October 19, 2020 5:15 pm
|44.||Game-changing ideas for Tennessee venture capital|
Could new Angel tax credits, grant programs and quasi-debt facilities provide the critical mass of capital Tennessee needs?
Milt Capps / Published Friday, November 28, 2008 2:47 pm
|45.||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
|46.||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
|47.||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
|48.||Gem founder ranks NVille Healthcare sector as a key Blockchain market|
CEO Winkelspecht is working with HC customers on proof of concept technologies.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:30 am
|49.||FINTECH: Leaf virtual banking startup eyes global markets, capital raises|
[updated] A seasoned crossborder entrepreneur says he's homesteading in Nashville, for now.
By Milt Capps updated 14 Dec 2017 / Published Friday, December 1, 2017 5:00 pm
|50.||'Growth advisor' Campbell stays close to the money|
Native daughter turns drive and contacts into a series of healthcare-oriented ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 9, 2009 2:03 pm
|51.||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
|52.||Nashville EC tells 2019 NEXT Awards finalists + Hall of Fame inductees|
[Updated] Here is the fullest rundown you'll find on Awards entrants, judges and related matters ahead of this November event.
By Milt Capps Updated 7 Nov 2019 / Published Friday, September 6, 2019 5:00 pm
|53.||Maxwell: NYCB-Figure pact + JAM FINTOP Blockchain Fund are aligned|
Joe Maxwell's FINTOP Capital in Nashville plays steadily broadening role in nation's fintech venture + tech ecosystem.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 16, 2021 1:15 pm
|54.||Entrepreneur plans entertainment districts in Nashville, the Shoals, NOLA|
Files for $1.1MM preliminary capraise, ahead of much larger funding for projects in Tennessee and elsewhere.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 1, 2019 1:03 pm
|55.||Money, technology, consumerism converge in Medical Banking Project|
Only one local bank exec, it seems, is currently a vocal fan of MBP, but this healthtech entrepreneur just may be over the hump, nonetheless
Milt Capps UPDATED 2:58 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 11, 2008 2:24 pm
|56.||Nashville's investor-backed YouScience startup charts paths to marketplace|
[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.
By Milt Capps last updated 8:38 a.m. 7 May 2015 / Published Sunday, October 27, 2013 1:45 pm
|57.||Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply|
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 9, 2008 5:43 pm
|58.||TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs|
[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.
By Milt Capps Updated 28 January 2014 / Published Monday, May 13, 2013 6:44 am
|59.||Roadtrip! Memphis Demo Day startups beckon entrepreneurs, investors|
Consider going: Array of startups queued-up for the Aug. 16 culmination of 'Summer of Acceleration'
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 4:15 pm
|60.||Venture Capital tax credit approved by General Assembly|
[Updated 5:52 p.m.] The TNSBICCA passed in both House and Senate today, and will next go to Gov. Bredesen. The Senate vote was 30-0. It passed in the full House this morning, 94-0, and in Senate Finance this afternoon 9-0-1PNV. The insurance industry provides the leverage for this economic development and venture-funding move.
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:52 p.. June 18, 2009 / Published Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:12 am
|61.||Chattanooga's Charlie Brock rumored likely to become LaunchTN CEO|
The deal may not yet be done, but CEO search may be nearing its end
By Milt Capps updated 2:32 p.m. 13 December / Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:44 am
|62.||mobileMed devices: Franklin-based Cardiac Profiles pursues Series A2 raise|
CEO maps course for Series A-2, Series B raises and views Goggle and Apple moves as reinforcing vision.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 21, 2019 5:15 pm
|63.||Headsup: LaunchTN may have to beard budget lion|
to fund Tennessee entrepreneurial leadership
CEO Charlie Brock unveils robust plan for LTN advancement, but may be facing budget headwinds.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 5:00 pm
|64.||Venture Notes - Dec. 5, 2016|
Update on Angel Tax Credit, Jobs recruitment and more.
Milt Capps updated Dec. 6, 2016 5:24pm / Published Monday, December 5, 2016 8:30 am
|65.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center's 27 InFlight teams debut Thurs., Dec. 12|
New cohort includes software, hospitality, fitness, beauty-style, wellness - and, yes, coffee and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 10, 2019 3:15 pm
|66.||Venture Notes - Aug. 2, 2018|
[updated] 36 alerts in today's summary as mid-summer Venture energy brings multiple new funds, capraises, and more.
By Milt Capps updated 17 Sept. 2018 / Published Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:45 pm
|67.||CEO: Nashville Fashion Alliance may pivot into strategic relationship|
With a merger or other transition afoot, NFA chief and Mayor Briley restate value of supporting Creatives, Fashion entrepreneurs.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019 2:07 pm
|68.||Petra Capital's Blackburn: Maybe 'everyone's on-strike'|
Waiting for the economy's turn, this VC keeps it real by focusing on performance, processes and pairing-up golfers
By Milt Capps Updated Jan. 28, 2009, 5:15 a.m. / Published Tuesday, January 27, 2009 10:00 pm
|69.||HRtech: XOi Technologies' founder aims for 'optionality' at inflection points|
Startup has raised more than $17MM and has entered Canada, UK markets.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 8, 2019 12:15 pm
|70.||Wink! Vanderbilt Owen grad's Georgie Beauty venture is NY-LA-focused|
Megan Allen is assaulting the Left Coast, boosted by ties to Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 20, 2012 11:42 am
|71.||Venture Notes, May 11, 2015|
Steve Case, Jim Lackey, Sal Novin, Marc Guthrie, PE gig -- and the late Dave Chapman.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 11, 2015 2:00 pm
|72.||Advisor entrant: Cherry Bekaert's MP in Nashville also tech-innovation lead|
Innovation growth draws innovation-centric pro's -- VNC poll provides hint of incubent advisor standings.
By Milt Capps updated 14 Sept. 2018 / Published Tuesday, January 2, 2018 3:36 pm
|73.||Innovator AgLaunch seeks EDA grant for agrifood value-chain disruption|
WIN-UPDATE Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.
By Milt Capps updated 5 Oct 2022 / Published Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:30 pm
|74.||Venture Notes - July 7, 2020|
Music innovation push, startup scouts, fintech, Y-Combinator entrant, Angel Tax Credit takers, partnerships, exec moves, resources + more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:45 pm
|75.||Foundation Instruments, Stony Creek Colors receive SBIR grants|
Nondilutive capital gives entrepreneurs advantages in research, bizdev and raising capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 8, 2016 12:45 pm
|76.||Venture Notes- 3 Jan. 2019 - Gov.-Elect Lee retains ECD chief,|
plus updates on tech startup capital raises
Lee Cabinet choices affect ECD, LaunchTN, others..plus updates on capital raises.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 3, 2019 2:15 pm
|77.||Fintech: Money Services licensing pact could help TN startups, innovators|
Startups and mature money transmitters alike will want to watch this space.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018 1:27 pm
|78.||36|86: Village 36 startup presenters|
LaunchTN has described each of the startup's presenting during 36|86, reprinted here.
Reprinted / Published Sunday, May 24, 2015 1:28 pm
|79.||NEA partner eyes 'huge opportunity' for Nashville healthcare technologists|
Sandbox, Brentwood Capital, Citigroup, NEA, EDG Partners execs share views.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 16, 2016 10:45 am
|80.||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
|81.||Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville|
Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 12, 2015 9:30 am
|82.||Liquidity event: Passport Health deal shows power of health-revenue cycle|
Angels, VCs from near and far: Nashville gets a look inside another hot health technology sector, which some think will be driven by M&A activity for years to come.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 5, 2008 5:53 am
|83.||Fintech CEO: Mainsale-backed Ncontracts has pipeline of M&A 'discussions'|
[updated] Nashville has proven a 'phenomenal', 'fabulous' place for VC-backed fintech-regtech co's launch.
By Milt Capps Updated 31 August 2020 / Published Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:15 pm
|84.||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
|85.||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
|86.||Venture Notes - October 19, 2018|
Another batch of entrepreneurial and investment movers, shakers and TBDs.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 19, 2018 1:30 pm
|87.||Venture Notes - December 2, 2021 |
Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, December 2, 2021 12:32 pm
|88.||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
|89.||3 Winners! among TN challengers for 2019 EDA Regional Innovation grants|
$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.
By Milt Capps updated July 23, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 23, 2019 4:45 pm
|90.||Venture Notes - September 26, 2018|
Latest updates on capital raises, partners, advisors and more.
By Milt Capps updated 26 Oct 2018 / Published Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:45 am
|91.||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
|92.||Venture Notes - March 13, 2019|
[Updated 3/15] 41 items, including SEC $ filings, tech talent, startups, entrepreneurial events, capital formation, exec roles, and more.
By Milt Capps updated March 27, 2019 / Published Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:00 pm
|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 - 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