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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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