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1.Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
Last Updated 2:21 p.m., Aug. 14, 2009 / Published Friday, August 14, 2009 9:31 am

2.Tennessee Community Ventures Fund, LLC
At left, Eric Satz
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

3.Council Ventures' portfolio company said closing after a lead investor balks
Nashville-based investor's fourth asset may prove to be a casualty of the economic crisis
Milt Capps Last updated 2:25 p.m. / Published Wednesday, November 12, 2008 2:15 pm

4.Nashville 'Startup Weekend' for tech ventures is still a long shot
Could Nashville 'capture lightning' in a bottle with a Startup Weekend? In other cities, this technology-oriented endurance test has produced stronger venture communities, new businesses -- but, thus far, no one seems to have claimed the lead to win one for Nashville.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, June 9, 2008 10:57 am

5.Council Ventures adds VC general partner
Eight-year-old VC adds its fourth general partner, heading into a buyer's market
Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 26, 2008 11:05 am

6.$40MM in 'lumps': PassAlong demise spurs entrepreneur onward
Dave Jaworski has his hands in at least three new ventures, and is out on the money trail again, undeterred
By Milt Capps Sept. 28, 2009 5:29 p.m. / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm

7.VTC: Money flows: DataFlyte raise embraced by Blank Slate Ventures
VentureTennessee reports on Knoxville firm being funded out of Chattanooga.
Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:15 am

8.Memphis Biomed Ventures Tennessee I LLC
At left, Gary Stevenson
By Milt Capps Updated July 10, 2011 2:06 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

9.STHS Ventures 'accelerates' companies reshaping healthcare
From his Nashville vantage-point, Jason Dinger works to find opportunities that produce a plus for the community's healthcare
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, February 5, 2009 10:39 am

10.VentureNashville seeks comments from Venture pro's and entrepreneurs
In a couple of minutes, you can shape coverage of Ventures in Tennessee.
Published Monday, August 1, 2011 7:59 am

11.Morris, Cruze create ClearPath Ventures to propel startups in KVL region
Partners plan to invest mainly human capital in promising startups
VTC: Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 1:45 pm

12.Briefly: Council Ventures leads New Day Pharmacy raise
Council Ventures tells raise for once-fragile Nashville company, with an undisclosed strategic partner
By VNC Staff Updated 8:38 a.m. May 30, 2009 / Published Thursday, May 28, 2009 3:46 pm

13.TNInvestco: Goldrush underway to fund TN ventures
$120MM program should inject more than $80MM into seed- and early-stage companies in Tennessee over next few years
By Milt Capps Last updated 10:29 a.m. Nov. 5, 2009 / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

14.VentureNotes: Tennessee Venture Council moving to starting-blocks?
Key investment and legislative issues could get a new advocate, after simmering years
By Milt Capps updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:14 pm

15.Deadline 6/21: Impact Lab to prep Nashville startups to face investors
For-profit and nonprofit social-impact ventures are invited to compete for 10 slots.
adapted from submitted materials / Published Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:45 pm

16.TNInvestco finalists named by ECD-Revenue
Ten companies of 25 are advancing toward interviews and a shot at more than $80MM in tax-credit allocations that can be capitalized
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 7, 2009 9:53 am

17.Tennessee Angel Fund
At left, Sid Chambless
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

18.Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 4, 2011 8:11 am

19.Startup Thrivist eyes further capital after Crimson Ventures takes stake
Andrew McGarrity now leads digital group in Tennessee Book Company (Ingram).
Milt Capps updated 30 May 2017 / Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:45 pm

20.Former VC Les Wilkinson now Hashed Health chief development officer
After eight years with Martin Ventures, Wilkinson joins portfolio company.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:30 pm

21.Clayton Associates partners team with Entrepreneur Center for Bullpen Ventures startup mentoring program
More luminaries are getting onboard the Entrepreneur Ecosystem bandwagon, this time rolling-out a proven startup breeding concept
By Milt Capps Updated 2:19 p.m. / Published Tuesday, February 22, 2011 10:16 am

22.Venture Strategy: HealthTeacher mobilizing community allies to advance contract sales
With schools' funding hammered, Nashville health-education venture sets out to galvanize local alliances nationwide, to support funding for its curricular and instructional materials.
By Milt Capps Last Updated 9:38 a.m. / Published Monday, September 14, 2009 8:03 am

23.NEST-TN, LLC
At left, Fran Marcum
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

24.MB Ventures' 3rd fund emerging in time to reap 'Vintage 2009' values
The Pitt Hyde-founded life-sciences investor will soon be on the prowl again, in a target-rich marketplace of down-valued companies
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, November 25, 2008 9:30 am

25.MB Ventures makes its first TNInvestco bet: Veracity Medical Solutions
MB partner says new fund has traction, with more announcements coming soon
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 8:38 am

26.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

27.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

28.Venture Nashville Calendar of Coming Events
Whether you're an entrepreneur, VC, techie or community leader for growth, you'll want to examine these offerings, closely
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 18, 2009 9:25 am

29.Background: NotifyMD and Ferguson
During his 13 years with the physicians-messaging company, this entrepreneur drove corporate evolution
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, April 5, 2010 4:25 am

30.Venture Notes - 12 October 2016
Rumors of a sale, new hand at Emma, Martin Ventures bet, and more.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, October 12, 2016 5:44 pm

31.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

32.Venture Notes - June 13, 2018
Capital raises by SportsSense, 7 Springs, Branch Technology, Ambition, Freightwaves and more.
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:00 pm

33.Pathfinder Therapeutics CEO is out
Venture continues to scout capital, relying on federal grants to stay alive and hoping for a break
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 23, 2008 7:08 am

34.Briefly: TNInvestco officials will discuss 'shortcomings' of losing bids
State officials who ran the recent TNInvestco competition say they have an open door
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:55 p.m., Nov. 16, 2009 / Published Monday, November 16, 2009 11:46 am

35.Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC
At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 am

36.Catching-up with Ryan Wuerch
An erstwhile Nashville tech roll-up, Motricity, f/k/a PowerByHand is disappointing another community and relocating again.
The VN Blog / Published Friday, April 4, 2008 8:25 am

37.PassAlong Networks names VC to Presidency
Deep into its latest capital raise, one of Nashville's most active digital-entertainment companies puts a new hand on the tiller
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, December 30, 2008 3:50 pm

38.VU Engineering alum helms new Engage VC with Atlanta corporate impetus
New firm is closely allied with ATDC and Georgia Tech, first cohort app deadline July 8.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:30 pm

39.Cook: Nashville must create culture of 'True Innovation'
Spawning a more robust entrepreneurial culture calls for more give-and-take, not more 'control' in the eyes of this veteran of ventures and IPOs
By Milt Capps Last updated Feb. 25, 2010, 5:50 a.m. / Published Wednesday, February 24, 2010 11:43 am

40.Trade Mission: Local execs take Nashville story to Big Apple
HCA, Waller Lansden execs among the platoon hoping to flush-out prospects with info about Nashville's relo popularity
By Milt Capps Updated 2:40 p.m. / Published Monday, February 2, 2009 12:07 am

41.Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, LLC
At left, Denny Bottorff
By Milt Capps / Published Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:29 am

42.Southland Update: Pitch winner Sr.Pago in Bay Area this week
Nashville was just this startup's first U.S. stop, now they're after real money
Milt Capps edits 25 July 1807 / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:15 pm

43.Eyes on TNInvestco: New funds commit an estimated $30MM+ for TN startups
There's now a small army of TNInvestco portfolio companies loose in the State of Tennessee.
By Milt Capps Updated July 12, 2011, 9:45 p.m. / Published Monday, July 11, 2011 9:33 pm

44.ESPN-backed company buys Nashville ventures
Local transactions players snapped-up by a California firm with private-equity heavyweights. By Milt Capps
Published Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:23 pm

45.'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
By Milt Capps updated 4:52 p.m. / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 12:34 pm

46.Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:00 am

47.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

48.TriStar Technology Ventures files for $40MM capital raise for Tech Fund II
Just days after parent HIG added to its management team, Tri-Star reports it has begun one of Tennessee's larger recent fund raises
By Milt Capps updated 10:01 a.m. / Published Tuesday, December 6, 2011 8:57 am

49.Lehman: CFMT needs unrestricted funds for rapid impact
This is one foundation that's been a venture from the start, 'bringing good people and good causes together'
Milt Capps / Published Friday, December 12, 2008 11:14 am

50.Martin Ventures Founder Charlie Martin to Keynote Distributed: Health
SPONSORED RELEASE / Published Wednesday, September 7, 2016 4:00 pm

51.Martin Ventures' bet on Carena telemed a signal for Nashville HealthIT?
Frank Coliano shares the view from one of Nashville's most interesting vantage-points.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, February 10, 2016 4:34 pm

52.Martin, O'Rourke lead formation of new ROND Capital buyout firm
[Updated] New entity focuses on "underserved" small and medium-sized businesses.
Milt Capps updated 1021 8 Feb 2019 / Published Friday, October 14, 2016 11:45 am

53.TNInvestco-backed startup 'Krush' raises $4.5MM for predictive-network entry
The Gina Ashe-Eric Satz team presses ahead in a potentially disruptive offering for the retail sector.
By Milt Capps updated Jan. 11, 2012 3:54 p.m. / Published Monday, January 9, 2012 9:00 am

54.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

55.VU Tech Transfer takes company's liquidation in stride
There are still 21 active portfolio companies over which Chris McKinney says grace.
Published Monday, April 14, 2008 6:35 am

56.Tech2020 names CEO
One of the most influential tech players, Tech2020 in Oak Ridge, chose an industry veteran and longtime tech community participant to lead in its new era
The VN Blog / Published Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:11 pm

57.'Mobile' startups targeted by incubator in Chattanooga
Pace of startup's investments will be determined by success of FFA round now underway
By Milt Capps Last updated 5:02 a.m. Dec. 8, 2008 / Published Monday, December 7, 2009 10:25 am

58.Tech strategist joins Tennessee economic advocate
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation continues to assemble its team to drive tech-centered economic development.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, June 6, 2008 2:19 pm

59.Venture Nashville Calendar Update
Nashville and Tennessee are quickly becoming year-round innovation venues, as this sampling of events makes clear
By Milt Capps Last updated Mon., April 5, 2010 12:11 p.m. / Published Saturday, April 3, 2010 5:39 pm

60.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

61.Cardiovascular Care Group seeks $40MM capital infusion
Long-time allies go to the well once more for one of their many healthcare businesses.
By VNC Staff updated 5:16 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:23 pm

62.Nashville Techies continually monitored by investors
Developers may think they're only toiling in obscurity, but they may well be under the observant eye of local VCs and Angels
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:01 am

63.Cortac, Hubble Telemed and venture follow-ons get TNInvestco nods
Seven portfolio companies get new or follow-on commitments, plus other updates.
By Milt Capps updated 7:15 p.m. / Published Monday, January 23, 2012 7:43 am

64.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

65.Nashville Technology Council opens Tech Hill Commons with Comcast help
Expanded quarters and event space could raise nonprofit NTC's community profile.
adapted from submitted release / Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:00 am

66.Senator Ketron would broaden TNInvestco and Institute's mission
Legislator sees synergies not yet tapped in Middle Tennessee, and wants to see discussion of Tullahoma-centered proposal
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, December 14, 2009 8:43 am

67.TNInvestco funds still had $84 Million dry powder at year-end 2011, ECD says
ECD's more robust reporting site provides easier access to TNInvestco filings
By Milt Capps updated 10:02 a.m. / Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:11 am

68.Charlie Martin: Time for trumpet and an assault on Healthcare's Jericho?
Healthcare entrepreneur believes status quo may be no more 'impregnable' than storied city's walls.
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, September 20, 2016 1:45 pm

69.Stuart McWhorter leads formation of D17 Ventures media/tech-oriented VC
[Updated] $6MM raise apparently found quick acceptance - McWhorter foresees $100MM impact.
By Milt Capps updated 3:42pm 4 June 2018 / Published Monday, June 4, 2018 12:15 pm

70.Pathway Lending, UT Research Foundation have intersecting commercialization interests
This economic-development lender is deepening its footprint statewide
By Milt Capps Updated 12:30 p.m. / Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011 8:07 am

71.Farr sides with Angels, sees tougher investor standards as 'paternalistic' and hurting ventures
Revenue Commissioner notes that his focus is tightly focused on expanding and tweaking TNInvestco
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 26, 2010 11:04 am

72.Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp
Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 30, 2015 12:45 pm

73.Nashville Angel joins Austin e-social venture as CFO
Nashvillian lured by later-stage social-commerce company in the Austin tech hub
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 28, 2011 3:25 pm

74.VCs: Waiting for 'The Big One' and bridging the 'Confidence Gap'
Time for a gut check? While 'the deals that make sense get funded', there remain some hard realities for Nashville entrepreneurs to face, while waiting for 'the Big One' to put Nashville on the tech-venture map
By Milt Capps Updated 30 May 1200 / Published Friday, May 30, 2008 9:54 am

75.Gov.-Elect Haslam names Hagerty to key Economic Development post
In a jobs-, economy- and budget-oriented era of challenges, the next Tennessee governor has chosen a private-equity fellow for a linchpin role
VNC Staff Updated 4:57 p.m. / Published Sunday, January 9, 2011 3:56 pm

76.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

77.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

78.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

79.NCN-NHCC reports Startup surge and growing venture-capital gap for Nashville
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
By Milt Capps updated 8:54 a.m. / Published Thursday, August 9, 2012 8:31 am

80.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

81.Jamari Brown succeeds Wiltshire as Nashville Mayor Briley's ECD lead
Matt Wiltshire's successor has led key deals for state economic and community development.
from submitted press release / Published Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:44 pm

82.LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
Submitted, updated 18 March 16 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 3:31 pm

83.Funding Ballparc: ParkIT Ventures jumpstarts alongside Bullpen Ventures
A well-connected management team has savvy onboard.
By Milt Capps updated 7:49 a.m. 10 June / Published Sunday, June 9, 2013 10:38 pm

84.Healthcare entrepreneurs, investors convene tomorrow
One of the nation's top Angel-investing advocates will make the case for more collaboration among investors of every type, to provide early-stage capital to ventures
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 3, 2009 7:30 am

85.Update: VGT's Yarbrough investing along twin paths
There's a job open at Video Gaming Technologies, where entrepreneur is investing $100MM
By Milt Capps Updated 11:01 a.m. June 18, 2009 / Published Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:12 am

86.CEO McWhorter names Julia Polk program officer at Entrepreneur Center
Much sought-after advisor joins team at linchpin accelerator and training hub.
Press release submitted for Nashville Entrepreneur Center / Published Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:21 am

87.Tennessee rural economy is focus of new econ-development Fund
Initiatives complement Rural EDev Task Force and operate under Fund umbrella.
Submitted / Published Thursday, October 15, 2015 11:15 am

88.Healthcare disruptors: Jacobson's Healthcare Investment Group
adds MK-ShattuckHammond's Dashiff to create innovative businesses

It seems that as promised, this portfolio of private equity and venture capital assets will be deployed for innovation
VNC Staff updated 5:47 p.m. / Published Friday, December 2, 2011 5:32 pm

89.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

90.Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
Milt Capps Updated 5:11 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 7, 2009 11:42 am

91.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

92.Angel Brennan says EC, StartupTN help
prepare entrepreneurs to seek capital

There are more Angels among us that most of us realize; one of his holdings is preparing for a C Round
By Milt Capps Updated 5:57 p.m. / Published Sunday, December 4, 2011 4:04 pm

93.Advisors: Jack Waddey says 'Nashville still needs major research park'
Years after his initial appeal, Waller IP attorney sticks to his guns.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:00 pm

94.TNInvestco chiefs ask Chancellor to toss Coleman lawsuit
The wrangling over State documents related to the administration of the State's new capital formation program continues today in Chancery Court
By Milt Capps Last updated 1:14 p.m. Feb. 23, 2010 / Published Tuesday, February 16, 2010 8:43 am

95.Bills in hopper: General Assembly, VCs eye TNInvestco expansion
Though factions exist, they all seem to agree they want more TNInvestco funding
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, February 1, 2010 12:19 pm

96.Next Awards 2016 finalists from Chamber, Entrepreneur Center
The annual Chamber, EC lists of competing entrants.
Submitted release / Published Friday, September 9, 2016 8:00 am

97.TNInvestco portfolios: Hapten, ConsensusPoint, iScreen, Cagenix updates
Reports from the front lines of entrepreneurship keep trickling in
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10:54 am

98.Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
By Milt Capps Last Updated 4:56 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:07 pm

99.Analysis: Cromwell still pushing for traction at TTDC
Venture advocate's latest activity recalls earlier attempts to ignite technology in Tennessee
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 8, 2008 9:02 am

100.Nashville VCs have strong views on 'what it takes'
There are no 'weathervanes' among these folks. Defining 'institutional', a caution about egos, and a reminder that sounds a lot like 'Dance with the one that brung ya'
Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:36 am

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