|101.||Crypto-blockchain attorney, ops exec Rosenblatt joins Thesis* studio|
Nashville attorneys still homesteading here, joins virtual-first techco with apparent major VC backing.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, July 19, 2019 3:45 pm
|102.||TN-based Genera Energy raises $118MM to advance Earthable line|
Funding fuels manufacturing and market priorities, but team is alert for other 'sustainable' opportunities.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019 2:45 pm
|103.||EirSystems maps capital raises for P.A.G.R. e-prescribing platform launch|
Hyperledger Fabric tech used to fight errors, fraud, adverse effects, illicit drug access.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 3:45 pm
|104.||Venture Notes -- July 16, 2019|
Updated: Moneytree report from PwC and CBInsights is out, plus we have field notes on TN and Opportunity Zones.
By Milt Capps update January 22, 2020 / Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019 4:07 pm
|105.||Venture Notes -- July 9, 2019|
Updated: 21 items on TN capital raises, advisors, entrepreneurs and strategies.
By Milt Capps updated July 10, 2019 / Published Tuesday, July 9, 2019 1:30 pm
|106.||Startup IP dispute: Global e-dentity founder squares-off against Apple Inc.|
Founder says he continues planning for capital raise and Nashville presence.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 3, 2019 5:00 pm
|107.||Venture Notes -- June 25, 2019|
The startup/venture cauldron bubbles across Tennessee. 40 abstracts here.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019 5:00 pm
|108.||Knoxville's EDP Biotech eyes $5MM Series A, atop $17.5MM raised|
Fighting colorectal cancer, CEO eyes growing Knoxville biotech scene and Euro and U.S. markets
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, June 18, 2019 2:15 pm
|109.||Startup bio-dyemaker Stony Creek Colors closes Series A, eyes B-round|
Founder has raised north of $8MM, recruited growing ranks of farmers since inception.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 13, 2019 5:00 pm
|110.||Amplion Clinical Communications CEO affirms capital raise among options|
A Select Medical exec is also Amplion chair; CEO says tech advantage makes a raise reasonable.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 5:02 pm
|111.||Agrin Health eBiography raises capital to transform healthcare consumerism|
Founder says consumers will transform healthcare; she eyes series of raises, senior hires, partnerships.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 pm
|112.||VU OGSM reveals Ventures Group; Owens succeeds Grajewski at Wond'ry|
Mixture of Entrepreneurship and innovation are further stirred and shaken at VU.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 7, 2019 11:45 am
|113.||Concinnity Company's capital raise underway, with likely Series A ahead|
CEO, author, advisor moves from bootstrapping to scale-up for board governance platform.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 6, 2019 2:00 pm
|114.||Venture Notes -- May 31, 2019|
Heritage pops new fund, plus raises for healthcare, crypto, CBD, Growth Fund model notes and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, May 31, 2019 2:30 pm
|115.||Chattanooga's healthcare accelerator entrants enter homestretch|
Eight teams are enrolled in the Erlanger-Unum-CoLab HealthTech Accelerator.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 22, 2019 2:30 pm
|116.||Lee Molette eyes new fund for minority- and women-owned businesses|
Nashville entrepreneur's business and social-impact lenses are focused on venture gap.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:00 pm
|117.||EvidenceCare secures capstone Jumpstart Capital role in $7.3MM Series A|
Medical Decisions team believes it has unique offering, propelled by quality-of-care and economics tailwinds.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 20, 2019 4:55 pm
|118.||Venture Notes - May 14, 2019|
News from Frist Cressey, fintechs, Washtopia, Episode Sols, Sphere, Veterans VC, FedEx, Ballast, VendEngine, and many more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, May 14, 2019 3:07 pm
|119.||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
|120.||Remedichain LLC in blockchain drug transfer pilot closely watched by FDA|
Serial social-impact entrepreneur creates several potentially investable Pharmacy-related startups.
By Milt Capps updated 24 May 2019 / Published Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4:23 pm
|121.||Venture Notes - April 24, 2019|
HealthStream ties-up with early-growth cos, Alphabet-backed Clover hits Music City, a startup's $6MM raise, money for June Medical, HempTenn, BeastBrands, SmartRIA, and much more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:45 pm
|122.||Bellhops veterans' startup 'The House' enters Nashville|
Eat on the House eschews ratings in favor of consumer intercepts at point of decision.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 8, 2019 4:45 pm
|123.||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
|124.||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
|125.||WillCo entrepreneurship center eyes advisory board, Placemaker funding|
[Updated] WillCo EC to serve established businesses seeking scale in TN's fast-growing Williamson County.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:00 pm
|126.||CEO: Wealth Access aggressive growth options could include strategic-sale|
Founder says company is ready to make scaleup push, amid active fintech M&A landscape.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019 3:37 pm
|127.||NTC Awards judges disclosed by Greater Nashville Technology Council|
Nearly 70 judges listed here contributed centuries of relevant experience in choosing 14 Winners.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 21, 2019 1:30 pm
|128.||Change Healthcare $100MM IPO prep comes out of stealth onto SEC shelf|
[updated] Its delta symbol for change may prove a harbinger of this tech-centric company.
By Milt Capps updated 14 June 2019 / Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019 10:15 am
|129.||Nashville EC's 'Twende' event focuses on Black, Brown founders' funding|
Unprecedented EC gathering meant to improve minority entrepreneurs' access to contacts, capital and growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2:11 pm
|130.||Project Music: Musicians Council preps capraise for lead experts platform|
Earlier successful exit and relo to homestead in Tennessee helped pave the way for latest gambit.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 18, 2019 4:30 pm
|131.||Jeff Cohu now leads Center for Entrepreneurship at Lipscomb University|
Entrepreneurship, innovation, social impact, blockchain, networking are threads running in parallel.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 15, 2019 9:00 am
|132.||Fintech: Maxwell leads FINTOP II fund raise|
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
|133.||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
|134.||SimplifyASC platform Series A advances as 'people-first' brand emerges|
Core enterprise platform expected to have drawn north of $7MM total by summer's end.
By Milt Capps updated 2 August 2019 / Published Monday, March 11, 2019 2:08 pm
|135.||Strategic hire: LaunchTN communications chief now in place |
[Updated] Director joins from PwC as tech development and entrepreneurship nonprofit pursues FY20 funding, strategic objectives.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 10:45 am
|136.||Edtech: RANDA Solutions says growth precedes outside-money decision|
CEO has deflected suitor interest, but after RANDA expands to more states, investment may get a re-think.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 25, 2019 3:30 pm
|137.||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
|138.||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
|139.||PE-backed Gotcha Mobility's capraise underway, Nashville entry imminent|
[updated] Fast-moving Mobility-as-a-Service entrant backed by MSouth aims to add 50 markets in 2019.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2:15 pm
|140.||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
|141.||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
|142.||CEO: LaunchTN hires tackle Capital requirements, Commercialization|
Commercialization and availability of capital now more fully staffed for a strategic push forward.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:47 pm
|143.||TN General Assembly, Lobbyists + Clients engage on ed, tech,|
medicine, taxes, myriad other issues
As bill-filing deadlines loom, bills that shape TN economy, startups, entrepreneurial momentum are in prospect.
By Milt Capps updated 13 Feb 2019 / Published Monday, February 4, 2019 4:00 pm
|144.||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
|145.||Venture Notes - January 23, 2019|
Latest roundup of Tennessee startups, capital raises, economic development and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:45 pm
|146.||Briovation drops Festival V, will instead draw on Health:Further|
as it pursues innovation advisory roles + investor entrée
Co-founders Gatto & Whitney keep tacking in healthcare's crosswinds, complete 6th capraise of $21MM, its largest to date.
By Milt Capps 0822 hrs. / Published Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:00 am
|147.||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
|148.||State, Federal partnership spawns 24 grants for Tennessee tech companies|
LaunchTN matches have now supported 24 fledgling firms, mainly in energy, materials and health/biomedical.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019 4:45 pm
|149.||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
|150.||SaaS M&A: In wake of Initial State sale to Tektronix, founder|
makes case for non-healthcare SaaS venture push
Nashville needs more SaaS startups and talent pool is adequate now for those who engage with ecosystem.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 21, 2018 4:15 pm
|151.||Edtech startup Possip Inc. offers 2-way feedback glue for parents, schools|
Education champion + entrepreneur is raising Seed capital, mapping growth
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018 11:47 am
|152.||Venture Notes - December 19, 2018|
People on the move, capraises for Soccer, healthIT and others -- and maybe a tech employer in play.
By Milt Capps updated Jan. 7, 2019 / Published Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:48 pm
|153.||Milken Institute Data 2018|
The latest in a series of biannual rankings of the States on science and technology competitiveness.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:30 am
|154.||Milken Institute says Tennessee advances, yet struggles with tech commercialization and venture funding|
Biannual Science & Technology Index shows some TN gains, but weakspots among growth factors
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 18, 2018 11:42 am
|155.||Nashville's Black tech entrepreneurs sometimes weigh locating elsewhere|
[Updated] Birmingham among alternatives, as some Women, Blacks and other minorities report struggling for traction.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 11, 2018 9:43 am
|156.||Venture Notes - December 6, 2018|
Mayor Briley maker-manufacturer initiatives, capital raises aplenty and more.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, December 6, 2018 1:52 pm
|157.||Fintech: Acquisitive startup Celero Commerce|
picks Nashville for headquarters
[updated] CEO sees IPO likely outcome for new platform company, ETA elites to gather in Nashville.
By Milt Capps updated 18 June 2019 / Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018 3:02 pm
|158.||Passings: Celebration of Sal Novin's life set for 12/1 at NTCH Tech Hill|
Updated - Those who knew this Nashville new-era software entrepreneur will gather this weekend.
By Milt Capps updated 20 June 2019 / Published Thursday, November 29, 2018 9:15 am
|159.||Venture Notes - November 29, 2018|
HealthIT startup winds-down, VC tags talent for Nashville, Angels raising, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 29, 2018 4:00 pm
|160.||Entrepreneur preps DOT-Ready trucking tech, mulls partner + capital ideas|
Bootstrapper likes idea of strategic partner or investor with sector savvy -- maybe KeepTruckin?
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:00 pm
|161.||Mid-TN biometric ID startup 'Global e-dentity' eyes $38MM Series A|
Franklin entrepreneur says eventual IPO is only exit option he's focused on, given global demand for ID assurance.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018 3:30 pm
|162.||Venture Calendar - 2018 - Updated|
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
Published Monday, November 19, 2018 7:30 am
|163.||'Not raining, it's pouring: E&Y + Amazon news means 5,600 jobs in Nashville|
Two solid hits reinforce Nashville economic status.
By Milt Capps updated / Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018 10:30 am
|164.||Blockchain, AI: Capital raises ahead for Hashed Health-partnered ProCredEx|
Startup charts path for Seed, Series A and customer acquisition in healthcare and perhaps beyond.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:00 pm
|165.||Venture Notes - November 12, 2018|
New $20MM Angel fund, Shore Capital hoists flag higher in Nashville, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 12, 2018 3:40 pm
|166.||Health Velocity Capital's $185MM Fund I invests solely in HC tech + services |
Founders with Nashville stripes and strategic partners vow to leverage ties for innovation, growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 8, 2018 9:48 am
|167.||Healthcare accelerator pact among Company Lab, Erlanger, Unum|
leverages Chattanooga's broad innovation impulse
Months and years of ecosystem development might help make Chattanooga an 'overnight' entrepreneurial success.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 1, 2018 1:44 pm
|168.||Relevance Capital pursues Fund IV raise + regional tech-VC leadership|
Exits may be ahead for Brentwood-Tullahoma firm seeking stakes in early-stage coastal targets, but at Nashville valuations.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 25, 2018 3:18 pm
|169.||Brookings: TN located in 'Heartland' region|
with weakspot for entrepreneurship
A sobering report from Brookings Institution researchers inevitably shows there's work yet to be done.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:30 am
|170.||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
|171.||Entrepreneur Gordon preps Cloud Range Cyber + Nashville Cyber Range|
[updated] VU drew her to Nashville, where she cut her entrepreneurial teeth in e-commerce.
By Milt Capps updated 5 Dec 2018 0758 / Published Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:20 am
|172.||People: CEO Gregg Lehman leads Pharos-backed The Difference Card|
Entrepreneur updates EB Employee Solutions, shares observations regarding impediments to corporate growth.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, October 2, 2018 8:45 am
|173.||HealthStream Q3 earnings ahead, with analysts poised on the sidelines|
[update] A unique Tennessee business makes its way step-by-step through SaaS growth-company terrain.
By Milt Capps Updated 17 Ja 2019 / Published Tuesday, October 2, 2018 2:22 pm
|174.||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
|175.||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
|176.||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
|177.||Ingram Industries CEO, directors reflect on principles, practices and growth|
For private company boards, no substitute for 'people you can trust' who care about your success.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:15 pm
|178.||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
|179.||Hytch LLC arrives intersection of cars, carbon and Series A capital|
Social-impact technology startup aims to leverage first-to-market advantage in national rollout.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018 3:00 pm
|180.||VentureNotes September 4, 2018|
New tech CEO, Ingram M&A, capital raises, data sciences, and more.
By Milt Capps - updated 22 Jan 2019 / Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018 12:15 pm
|181.||Ideas: Is TechAlpharetta entrepreneur center a model for Mid-TN cities?|
Franklin, Clarksville, Murfreesboro may need localized recipes for entrepreneurship.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:14 pm
|182.||New VU Entrepreneurship Conference powered by Owen's C4E + donors|
Nov. 9, 2018 event could set fresh precedent for VU-Owen outreach to Greater Nashville community.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 27, 2018 2:30 pm
|183.||Venture Notes - 21 August 2018|
Capraises, Angels, VCs, biotech, automotive, publishing, healthcare, fintech, Agbiz, TN-Women rock, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018 12:00 pm
|184.||CEO Kayla Graff maps SweetBio capital raises, market entries|
[Updated] With Innova and MBVP onboard and an eye on the field, startup heads toward veterinarian, wound, dental sectors.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:00 pm
|185.||FINTOP Capital DealCloud exit transaction marks Joe Maxwell's first as a VC|
Entrepreneurial operator turned VC says his new role is a really good fit.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 16, 2018 4:54 pm
|186.||Venture Voices: Julie Samuels of TECH:NYC shares views with Nashville|
VU Law alum, Case ally and tech-policy veteran shares views on startup regulation, capital, talent, diversity and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018 3:30 pm
|187.||We asked TN Gubernatorial aspirants about State industry incentives, risk-capital formation, tech commercialization and more|
Many of these issues gained salience during the Haslam and Bredesen years.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 13, 2018 10:29 am
|188.||Venture Notes - 13 August 2018|
Capital raises and a strategic partnership multiply in Nashville and Chattanooga.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 13, 2018 6:15 am
|189.||TN startup formation, market entries may rise with SE XOR platform launch|
UT, VU, KY officials see hundreds of successfully exited entrepreneurs possibly leading startup teams.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 10, 2018 4:31 pm
|190.||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
|191.||U.S. Marine Veteran forms ECD Capital Partners,|
Opportunity Zone Fund in Nashville
Federally legislated OZFund prepares for take-off roll in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 4:45 pm
|192.||Nashville robots: Tailwind likely for startup Hirebotics after NBC-News story|
Company's own highly skilled workforce could triple in size in next 12 months.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018 10:15 am
|193.||Vreeland confirms Jumpstart Capital's|
SimplifyASC and HIGI SH LLC investments
[Updated] While still growing its $30MM-$50MM growth fund, JSCap adds notches to its moneybelt.
By Milt Capps updated 22 Aug 2018 1650 / Published Friday, August 3, 2018 3:00 pm
|194.||Venture 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
|195.||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
|196.||Entrepreneurs, Investors place bets on LaunchTN 3686 & Health:Further |
Pass, Punt, Run, Dribble -- Ticket-buyers should have gameplan to get most out of events Aug. 27-30 in Nashville.
By Milt Capps last edite 6am 31 July 2018 / Published Monday, July 30, 2018 1:20 pm
|197.||HC adaptive learning entrant OnSomble targets Nashville, mulls capraise|
Healthtech startup signals emergence from customer validation -- and it's ready to tackle Nashville market.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:15 pm
|198.||Guest commentary: Growing SaaS requires shift to Account Based Selling|
With Investors and Entrepreneurs focusing strongly on Growth and Performance, VNC invites a SaaS benchmarking expert to comment.
By Lauren Kelley, CEO and Founder OPEXengine / Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:14 am
|199.||LaunchTN to ask 5-year, $44MM State support for maturing action plan|
Brock steams ahead, with a successor CEO likely to be tapped before year-end.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 23, 2018 4:45 pm
|200.||CO.LAB's 17 startups prep for Demo Day July 26 in Chattanooga|
New ventures in Consumer Goods and in the Gigtank category are to be highlighted.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:17 am
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