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1.Noted: StartupTN launches state's first startup database
Case Foundation CEO Jean Case joined StartupTN CEO Michael Burcham and others for anniversary observances
By VNC Staff updated 7:57 a.m. / Published Wednesday, February 1, 2012 7:53 am

2.Tennessee doubles down on LaunchTN, 36|86 looms as inflection point
A rich program with speakers by the dozen, including 10 VCs on the stage.
Venture Nashville Connections / Published Sunday, May 14, 2017 2:06 pm

3.Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 20, 2016 5:00 pm

4.Leslie Lynn Smith: Detroit transformer hired to lead EPICenter in Memphis
Memphis Bioworks CEO Steve Bares makes the announcement
Press Release / Published Tuesday, February 17, 2015 10:30 am

5.Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs
John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm

6.Managers see TNInvestco benefits, Sen. Kyle restates case for outreach
TNInvestco's network effect is just one source of encouragement, but there remain issues to ponder
By Milt Capps and Ed Arnold / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:15 am

7.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

8.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

9.CEO: 'Pass It Down' gets strategic interest, eyes Seed, Series A capraises
VTC Boomer aging, story-telling and training needs in industry verticals and rising use of social media, help make the case.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, August 4, 2016 2:32 pm

10.Venture Notes - May 11, 2016
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Milt Capps Dart Music item updated 26 July, 2016 / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:13 pm

11.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

12.Life Science TN convenes GOP panel here to mull Election 2016's impact
Journalists to be excluded, Dem's not invited to panel.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016 5:00 pm

13.Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.
Milt Capps Updated 17 December 2014 1:46pm / Published Monday, July 28, 2014 10:45 am

14.LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30 pm

15.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

16.Checkd.in's rapid evolution, Case award spur launch of Affinity Exchange
Updated: End of the road for much-promoted company? Further capital raises are ahead for the Nashville startup.
Milt Capps Updated 3 April 2015 4:48pm / Published Monday, July 28, 2014 9:55 am

17.Signals: Media veterans Dobie, Davis pursue debt raise for Power Poll LLC
Nashville startup aims to move into 300 U.S. markets, stitching American quilt of opinion.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 15, 2021 5:28 pm

18.Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm

19.[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net
The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.
By Milt Capps Updated 8:04 p.m. / Published Monday, January 31, 2011 7:54 am

20.NVille startup raises Seed for Solar Site Design, draws strategic interest
Construction services marketplace startup rides cresting economic wave, says founder.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017 12:45 pm

21.Update: Artiphon is likely to pursue a Series A capraise in 2016
Now is a great time to 'shake-up' the Music Instrument marketplace, says CEO.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 21, 2015 1:00 pm

22.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

23.Private-Equity backed Incipio rolls-up Nashville Griffin Technology
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 5:00 pm

24.Startup Tennessee launch to draw Gov. Haslam,
Startup America CEO to Entrepreneur Center

[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
By Milt Capps updated 1:14 p.m. June 28, 2011 / Published Monday, June 27, 2011 10:15 am

25.Briefly: ORNL, Tennesseans respond to China's supercomputing rise
Jaguar's fall from No. 1 in the twice-yearly supercomputing 500 may give researchers impetus for funding
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 13, 2010 6:46 am

26.Overdog sale was assets deal; buyer Odd Networks mulls capraise
New York-based principals shed a bit more light on the deal and its origins.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 16, 2016 10:30 am

27.Nashville mobilizes for U.S. Health technology leadership
New healthcare technology push rumored, start-up said relocating to Nashville, as activity heats up
By Milt Capps Updated 3:53 p.m. / Published Monday, January 25, 2010 3:31 pm

28.Limestone Fund LLC
At left, Joe Cook Jr.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

29.Data infrastructure: Nashville's The Nexus Group
sells to Everwatch Capital-backed buyers

One of the pioneers in broadband, VOIP and other services changes hands
Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 24, 2014 3:13 pm

30.NewsBits, July 5, 2011
Remember when things used to slow down for Summer? Tennessee's venture scene seems busier than ever
By Milt Capps Updated July 7, 2011 / Published Monday, July 4, 2011 7:56 pm

31.Reporter's Notebook: Healthcare M&A Conference in Nashville, June 16-17
VNC Discount: Healthcare consolidation is robust and the landscape rapidly shifting.
Milt Capps Updated 3 May 2016 / Published Thursday, April 28, 2016 2:30 pm

32.Event: BTC Media offers VNC readers access to Distributed: Markets
Convergence of Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Tech for FinServices, Fintech, Cap Markets, Insurance
Adapted from submitted sponsor releases / Published Monday, February 13, 2017 12:45 pm

33.'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
By Milt Capps Updated Oct 1, 2011 3:39 p.m. / Published Friday, September 30, 2011 2:23 pm

34.Innova Fund II, LP
At left, Ken Woody
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:06 p.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

35.B2B: Chalkline Sports in $1MM Seed raise for bettor-content platform
Inaugural EC manager Joe Kustelski joins brother in producing U.S. wagering content for sponsors
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 9:00 am

36.Nashville's longer-term role as StartupBus destination not guaranteed
If Music City turns on charm, it could get a longer run as landing-spot for unique program.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 3, 2015 2:30 pm

37.Startup POPVOX could double as case study for LaunchTN tech-venture push
Tech-driven civics venture could mean high-growth jobs for Tennessee, or not
By Milt Capps updated 4:34 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:02 pm

38.ShareableInk CEO 'not yet convinced' he can build techco in Nashville
Steve Hau is hopeful that he can not only change healthcare for the better, but join other locals in creating an engineer's haven
By Milt Capps updated 12:08 p.m. / Published Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:58 am

39.INVEST TN draws Barron's scribe, CCA, Tractor Supply
Local publicly held companies get a rare shot at doing their roadshows in Music City, rather than the Big Apple
By Milt Capps Updated, corrected 3:18 p.m. / Published Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:32 pm

40.Apple Computer Co-Founder Wozniak joins Nashville's Leadership Music
Computer scientist, philanthropist, entrepreneur Wozniak has committed to participating in a demanding 9-month program in Nashville. The program may afford Woz a look inside Music that will benefit a new venture he helps guide.
Milt Capps UPDATED 4:21PM / Published Monday, June 16, 2008 12:16 am

41.Venture Notes - March 7, 2016
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
Milt Capps Updated 11 Jan 2017 / Published Monday, March 7, 2016 4:45 pm

42.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

43.Human Capital sees tech-centric consultants' departures
Veteran recruiters in life sciences, engineering and telecom have started their own consultancies in Franklin.
By Milt Capps Updated 12:51 p.m. / Published Tuesday, December 7, 2010 5:27 am

44.Venture Notes 9 December 2015
Here's an update on salient capital raises and related.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 5:15 pm

45.INC's GROWCO entrepreneurial event arrives Nashville, Spring 2014
The calendar's chock-a-block, but there'll be room for this one
Updated 9:15 a.m. 9 Dec. 2013 / Published Monday, December 9, 2013 7:19 am

46.LifeFileZ startup seeks $3M Seed-B, maps Series A, eyes key partners
[updated] CEO Beth Krauklis and Nashville cofounders seek rapid adoption, take blockchain partner, anticipates VC interest.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:45 pm

47.After Ipreo, Maxwell will shift to raising a Nashville-based FinTech fund
Serial entrepreneur says he's preparing to 'chase his passion' for venture.
Milt Capps edit 1:15pm / Published Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:45 am

48.Nashville investors with hospital savvy eyed by Patientory PHM startup
[updated] Grad of Boomtown, StartupHealth accelerators presses forward.
Milt Capps updated April 25, 2017 / Published Monday, March 6, 2017 1:15 pm

49.Nashville fintech: Waud-backed SphereCommerce eyes M&A opportunities
Sphere eyes multiple payments/security markets -- and its interest in Healthcare has grown.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 26, 2019 4:15 pm

50.Executive Comments Endorsments
Published Friday, January 7, 2005 12:49 pm

51.Shareable Ink names McGraw CEO, succeeding Founder Steve Hau
[update 15 May 2015] Hal Andrews new CEO. A company drawn here by the healthcare magnet gets a new leader.
By Milt Capps posted June 12, 2013, 6:12 a.m. - updated 31 March 2015 8:41 a.m. / Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:20 pm

52.LifeScience Tennessee Venture Forum taps four startups
The association's annual convention convenes today.
Submitted / Published Monday, September 28, 2015 11:15 am

53.Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
By Milt Capps updated with ECD comments 4pm 17 February 2016 / Published Tuesday, February 16, 2016 4:30 pm

54.Venture Notes - 8 September 2016
EVAmore, AgLaunch, Stony Creek Colors, BunkerLabs accelerator for Veterans have news.
Published Thursday, September 8, 2016 2:30 pm

55.Big Win!? Edgenet sells control stake to P/E Marlin Equity Partners
[Updated] A turnaround reaps private equity rewards.
Milt Capps updated January 2019 / Published Monday, November 21, 2016 8:30 am

56.Tailwind: Snaproll Media pursues UAV growth, mulls smart-capital raise
They're not 'stealthy', just bent on growth in a market with shifting winds.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:30 am

57.Venture Notes - 3 January 2017
Accelerator takeoffs, Marijuana, TechStars visit, capital raises and more.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017 8:30 am

58.FINTECH: Organically grown StrategyCorps remains
'intentionally opportunistic' about M&A

Company conceived by media entrepreneurs Bill King, Greg Thurman is aware of broad options.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, April 27, 2017 2:45 pm

59.OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Milt Capps 3:38pm 9 May 2016 / Published Friday, April 29, 2016 3:00 pm

60.Medical Trade Center rivalry simmering twixt Nashville and New York
Against a backdrop of prolonged economic uncertainty, three cities' advocates race to plant their flag atop Health
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 14, 2009 1:17 pm

61.ECD's Boyd prepping ideas for stimulating TN entrepreneurship, investment
Within Haslam Cabinet, ECD Commissioner shapes policy-program options for Chief.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:45 pm

62.HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare
100s of apps reviewed for coveted spots in 2 programs - with app window open on another June 1.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, May 19, 2016 6:45 pm

63.Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare
This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance
Milt Capps updated Nov. 18, 2014 3:15 p.m. / Published Friday, October 10, 2008 11:14 am

64.People: JumpStart's Hendrickson pitched Nashville
for ReadWriteStart's tech-center spotlight

Nashville gets national pub when incubator staffer weighs-in with case for 'Never Mind the Valley'
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 7, 2011 7:53 am

65.Launch Tennessee leaders, staff confront budget headwinds
Lofty goals, budget cuts and a mission made more challenging amid pandemic and economic pandemonium.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 8, 2020 4:30 pm

66.Law ventures simmer in Nashville
Deloitte just announced its new E-Discovery center at Nashville, while other Law-related ventures also bubble-up
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 12, 2008 9:49 am

67.Ark Global Acquisition IPO could give Nashville view of tech-centric M&A
[Updated] With Data/AI target filter, former Google CEO preps to lead SPAC sortie into healthtech, fintech, consumer internet and marketplace
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 1, 2021 10:58 am

68.BIGR Media to raise capital for hyperlocal media and marketing group
Co-founders work to de-risk deal, now must decide how aggressive to be.
Milt Capps updated / Published Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:45 pm

69.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

70.Tennessee VCs worry they'll be crowded-out of state pension investments
Overseers look for 'best proposals', VCs press case for homegrown jobs and investment, while FONCE uncertainty continues
Milt Capps / Published Friday, September 19, 2008 9:21 am

71.Former HMS chief Stephenson now Condra's president/COO
at Dalcon Communications, says Linkedin entry

[Confirmed] Dalcon now sports a gathering of Tech eagles.
By Milt Capps updated Sept. 12, 2012 / Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 5:27 pm

72.Tennessee State official applauds Pantheon Park innovation aims,
but rejects proposal to sell Old TN State Prison as site

Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 28, 2013 4:23 am

73.Feb. 13 event: Nashville+TN financial-tech accelerator options
ADDED Speaker - An unprecedented program designed to illuminate opportunities.
Staff / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2015 5:00 am

74.TTDC grants $100K to Nashville Entrepreneur Center, names two board leaders
Tech economic development group also funds entrepreneurs network and appoints vice chairperson as it heads into legislative fray
By Milt Capps Updated 3:44 a.m. Jan. 22, 2010 / Published Thursday, January 21, 2010 4:34 pm

75.Gary Ferguson named chief healthcare strategist for TIBCO Software
Former NotifyMD joins a major player in the
By Milt Capps Updated 12:04 p.m. / Published Wednesday, December 21, 2011 8:36 am

76.NEWSBITS April 7, 2009
CyberStates report updates TN standing, Rep. Cohen's earmarks for growth, TN Tax Credits for emerging industry, and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 7, 2009 11:52 am

77.Commentary: Crises in Migration, Europe and the Americas
Vanderbilt University professor reminds that law requires nations admit and settle refugees.
Robert F. Barsky, Ph.D., Professor, Vanderbilt University / Published Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:15 am

78.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

79.$5MM NSF grant supports Fisk University Center
for Biological Signatures and Sensing

Program is partnership with Vanderbilt University and others.
submitted release / Published Thursday, March 31, 2016 6:15 am

80.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

81.Tennessee's scitech industry mentor networks finalize LaunchTN grants
Intelligent Mobility, Life Sciences, Energy, and Ag-Food networks bolster startup resources
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, September 24, 2020 3:42 pm

82.Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 27, 2009 1:12 pm

83.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

84.Briefly: Nashville Technology Council freshens its board
12-year-old NTC's next CEO will face dozens of board members, including some new faces
By Staff Updated 2:14 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am

85.Venture Notes - January 16, 2020
13 new capital moves by Pharos, Relode, Blueprint, Curex, Claritas, and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:00 am

86.Angel Capital Group eyes creating microfund focused on Nashville HealthIT
Persistence drives continued evolution for Seed-oriented group amid Series A crunch.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 9:12 am

87.Strategy: Startup ComputeCycles seeks 'defensible' IoT mobile-app roles
Returning to Tennessee, software entrepreneur says Tennessee can be Tech hotbed
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 11, 2014 5:30 am

88.Emdeon shares may get 'bump', but analyst prefers Passport's posture
[Updated] Case for discounting Emdeon stock doesn't rule-out the company's acquiring transformative assets, to be more than a middleman
By Milt Capps Last updated 6:36 a.m. Sept. 22, 2009 / Published Monday, September 21, 2009 9:59 am

89.Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring
This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:30 pm

90.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

91.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

92.Tom Bancroft sees Pencilish Animation Studios as industry disruptor
Franklin-based veteran of Walt Disney has passion for creating path for direct investment in Animation business.
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, April 2, 2021 5:00 pm

93.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

94.Angel Capital Group updates Nashville and Appalachian microfunds
CEO says sees first close on HealthIT fund by end of 1Q 2018.
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, January 25, 2018 11:08 am

95.SpecialOps: ExBellum combat veterans target business imperatives
[updated] Warriors suit-up to place special operations personnel in crucial business roles
By Milt Capps updated / Published Monday, May 6, 2013 9:59 am

96.Board of directors update for Nashville Technology Council
18-year-old trade group updates its governing roster.
Adapted from NTC press release / Published Monday, July 10, 2017 7:12 am

97.Venture Notes - August 3, 2020
Digital Reasoning board said to devise M&A process, Bartholomew-Fox raise capital, hi-tech bicycle venture advances, and more here.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 3, 2020 3:25 pm

98.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

99.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

100.Cost-effective healthcare: Texans join Morphis, Marconcini in Precedent Health launch
With a century or more of collective healthcare and investment experience, this savvy alliance seems to be positioning for the post-Reform reality check
By Milt Capps 11:55 a.m. 1 February 2011 / Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:28 pm

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