|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