|1.||XMi High Growth Development Fund, LLC|
At left, Mike Shmerling
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am
|2.||'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville|
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:40 P.M. / Published Monday, September 29, 2008 4:17 pm
|3.||Studio Bank's Shmerling offers reality check for Nashville entrepreneurs|
Particularly if you're trying to grow a business that's not in Healthcare or Music, you may need to hear this -- again.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:36 pm
|4.||Shmerling's XMi will offer free offices to startups|
XMi venture unit's plans are revealed on the eve of the launches of a local Entrepreneur Center and TNInvestco venture funds
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 21, 2009 9:59 am
|5.||Nashville entrepreneur Mike Shmerling offers Seed Capital reality-check|
State-backed programs like TNInvestco 'have a place', but capital complaints seem exaggerated.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 pm
|6.||NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners|
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm
|7.||XMi Holdings' XMi High Growth & Opportunity Fund sets $20MM fund raise|
XMi unit is sector agnostic, but expects to see plenty of healthcare.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 30, 2015 4:00 pm
|8.||VentureNotes: Change|Healthcare, XMi High Growth,|
Shareable Ink, StreamWeaver
[UPDATED] A newly created healthcare fund gives the nod to a Nashville startup, plus updates from XMi, Shareable Ink and more
By Milt Capps Updated 19 Nov. 2014 11:15 a.m. / Published Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:32 am
|9.||VentureNotes June 29, 2016|
Updates on InCrowd Capital, VRTIFY, Arkis, Addiction Campuses
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:05 pm
|10.||Clayton McWhorter to chair Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
Four business leaders formed the core of group that picked the NEC's inaugural board
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:15 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:21 pm
|11.||Legal-services entrepreneur Freedman tackles more startups|
A serial entrepreneur continues to embrace Nashville, even tho its investors are 'too damn nice'
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:51 p.m. / Published Wednesday, October 14, 2009 2:12 pm
|12.||Jim Phillips CEO of relaunched XMI backed by Engelbrecht's SCI of Evansville|
[updated] Former XMi executive holds minority stake, in wake of entrepreneur Shmerling's peel-off.
Milt Capps updated 4:55pm 2 May 2017 / Published Tuesday, May 2, 2017 9:56 am
|13.||CEO: XMi Acquisition has $15MM dry powder, more M&A moves likely|
With access to funds that have total $50MM AUM, XMi believes it can complete 1-2 deals per year.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017 4:55 pm
|14.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center appointments heavy with longtime advocates|
Experience, expertise and continuity seem reflected in selections.
Milt Capps updated 30 Oct. 2015 6:12 a.m. / Published Tuesday, October 27, 2015 4:45 pm
|15.||Entrepreneurs' advice for 'Best of Times, Worst of Times'|
It seems like more than mere whistlin' in the dark, as these entrepreneurs discussed opportunities and sources of confidence
By Milt Capps Last updated 3:31 p.m. / Published Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:05 pm
|16.||TNInvestco pace mounts; Consensus Point next up?|
NEST-TN busy adding portfolio companies as the TN capital-formation program enters second cycle
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am
|17.||Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city|
putting 'money where mouth is'
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
By Milt Capps Updated December 17, 2012 1:59 p.m. / Published Monday, February 28, 2011 8:43 am
|18.||Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B|
[Updated] About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.
Milt Capps Updated 2 April 2018 1046 / Published Tuesday, April 5, 2016 1:00 pm
|19.||Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding|
The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:01 a.m., June 13, 2009 / Published Friday, June 12, 2009 2:20 pm
|20.||Partnership 2010/Chamber call for 'Virtual Entrepreneur Center'|
With an eye toward the long haul, and against a backdrop of economic crisis, Co-Chairs Frist and Shmerling (L-R) release Entrepreneur Project recommendations
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 8, 2008 3:34 pm
|21.||Video as a Service: Smartvue seeks Angels, gives Hapner new wings|
Marty Renkis isn't backing-off his $100 million goal, as he works to finesse his B Round raise and adds a veteran IT exec to push sales
Milt Capps Updated 0827 June 19 / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:25 pm
|22.||Entrepreneur, Angel investor Freedman still has eye for startups|
after selling majority of tents-events biz to PE funds
CEO has fresh powder for growing leasing biz, while still helping fund or drive startups.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, July 21, 2016 2:45 pm
|23.||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
|24.||Consensus Point sets B-round, reveals Euro partnership |
Tech-marketing veteran Linda Rebrovick looks to create a crowd around SaaS predictive marketing provider
By Milt Capps Updated 11:25 a.m. / Published Monday, March 8, 2010 8:42 am
|25.||Nashville Entrepreneur Center gains Galen Partners as lead Healthcare sponsor|
Galen-Burcham alliance goes back years; other firms had a shot at top-billing in NEC healthcare work
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 7, 2011 8:06 am
|26.||FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens|
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps Last Updaed 2:23 p.m. / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:29 am
|27.||FourBridges exec: More insurers would invest if TNInvestco reopens|
Some believe the General Assembly should next move to increase the TNInvestco pot to $200 million
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 15, 2010 10:28 am
|28.||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
|29.||Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model|
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Milt Capps last edited 0815 23 Jan. 2016 / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00 pm
|30.||CEO search: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to seek Brody-Waite successor |
Brody-Waite plans to leave the decade-old entrepreneurship center.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 1, 2019 3:56 pm
|31.||'Creative Nashville' may lure high-growth ventures|
Tonight, NBC provides another test of Nashville's brand-image -- while the Entrepreneur Project confronts 'lagging innovative capacity', inadequate capital and slow tech commercialization.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 9, 2008 6:46 am
|32.||LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies|
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 17, 2016 3:00 pm
|33.||Venture Notes - 24 February 2017|
A healthcare disrupter's latest move, Accelerators updates and much more.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 24, 2017 1:00 pm
|34.||Jammber CEO eyes capital raises, confirms buyout approaches|
[Updated] Chicago-bred Project Music grad may find Series A dough outside Nashville.
Milt Capps updated 3 July 2019 / Published Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:45 pm
|35.||Venture Notes, April 5, 2010|
TNInvestco.. Gibson Guitar.. Medical Trade Center.. $5MM private placement.. ICGLink.. Green VC.. VW and more
By Milt Capps Last Updated 12:33 p.m. / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:27 am
Fred Goad, Eric Satz, Beth Seigenthaler: entrepreneurs older and newer are hard at-work
By Milt Capps updated 9 July 2014 10:52 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:36 am
|37.||VC, Techie, Startup speakers pack March 12-17 week|
with Nashville entrepreneurship at several venues
More than 40 speakers, panelists, startup pitchers at several venues.
Staff / Published Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00 pm
|38.||'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches|
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
By Milt Capps Updated 10:20 a.m., Sept. 26, 2009 / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm
|39.||Maptic eyes capital raise for mapping, analytics platform|
targeting the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
CEO Hulsey outlines steps toward market and investors.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:45 am
Ralph Schulz on tackling Brookings initiative, Charlie Martin eyes HealthIT
Response to Brookings Institution researchers will require deep knowledge.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, September 3, 2016 3:15 pm
|41.||Fintech founder-CEO Marcus Cobb raises capital for Mozaic platform|
Incumbent investor Joe Galante among those paving further runway for split-payments platform.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 2, 2022 5:00 pm
|42.||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
|43.||Venture Notes, 17 June 2016|
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110 / Published Friday, June 17, 2016 4:32 pm
|44.||TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms|
[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:58 p.m. Sept. 17 / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am
|45.||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
|46.||Venture Notes - 6 December 2017|
27 short takes on Venture developments statewide, from robots and healthcare, to hair dye and video security.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 6, 2017 4:00 pm
|47.||NewsBits, March 7, 2011|
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
By Milt Capps updated 3:15 p.m. March 8, 2011 / Published Monday, March 7, 2011 8:04 am
|48.||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
|49.||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 updated 18 May 2022 / Published Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:45 pm
|50.||Venture Notes -- August 21, 2019|
32 actionable and/or useful news, people and background bulletins focused on Tennessee entrepreneurship and capital.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019 2:42 pm