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Reality check: Memphis Regional Megasite faces Sunset timer
Shovel ready in early 2022?
Reality check: Memphis Regional Megasite faces Sunset timer

State begins refining strategy, aims to bring 4,100-acre OEM project to fruit, if it can be done.

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Venture Notes - June 11, 2021
U.S. Sen. Blackburn
Venture Notes - June 11, 2021

New funds, capital raises, Blackburn and Cooper in tech caucuses, startup momentum, and more.

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Nashville ECD Director Pogue reaches out, preps plan, mulls target options
Courtney Pogue
Nashville ECD Director Pogue reaches out, preps plan, mulls target options

Veteran of finance, recruitment and development and other fields cites fintech as hypothetical target vertical.

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Gov. Lee opens Memphis Regional Megasite study, vows to advance project
Gov. Bill Lee
Gov. Lee opens Memphis Regional Megasite study, vows to advance project

With potential tenants in sight, authorized funding will be free for wastewater pipeline, partnership development and more.

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Venture Notes - June 1, 2021
E. Douglas Grindstaff
Venture Notes - June 1, 2021

Eighteen updates on startups, capital raises, and more from TN, KY, ALA

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Moreland & Stokel raising Seed for grownup EVA's post-pandemic push
EVA leverages Pandemic Pivot
Moreland & Stokel raising Seed for grownup EVA's post-pandemic push

Founders emerged from Pandemic Pivot with fresh view of prospects for curated talent and tech-supported deals.

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Touching base: Van Tucker, John Murdock on growing TN Angel capital
Touching base: Van Tucker, John Murdock on growing TN Angel capital

A simple question, because the issue of early-stage capital formation in TN probably warrants further discussion.

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CEO: Gimme Radio $3MM raise targets Country, Metal artist-fan engagement
CEO Tyler Lenane
CEO: Gimme Radio $3MM raise targets Country, Metal artist-fan engagement

Tyler Lenane relo'd to Nashville from San Francisco to ramp a series of online communities built around music genres.

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LaunchTN IMPACT group grows to 21, with $65.4MM SSBCI decisions due
LaunchTN IMPACT group grows to 21, with $65.4MM SSBCI decisions due

If Tennessee enlists for SSBCI funding, TTDC investment committee could get pretty busy.

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Venture Notes - May 19, 2021
Claritas\' Theresa Sexton
Venture Notes - May 19, 2021

Couple-dozen bulletins on spacs, letter rounds, startups, innovators, execs in motion, resources from around the ecosystem

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CEO confirms Meharry MMC VC partnerships with Ambitna, ReCoVer Health
CEO Veronica Mallett CEO
CEO confirms Meharry MMC VC partnerships with Ambitna, ReCoVer Health

New organization promises to raise even further Meharry's regional and national standing among innovators.

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SangCash to speed payments to songwriters, publishers as venues reopen
Founder Stephen DeGrazia
SangCash to speed payments to songwriters, publishers as venues reopen

Nashville, Austin or elsewhere may be home long-term for Music fintech startup raising capital.

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Maxwell's interests go beyond Venture to Banking, bank-embedded fintech
Fintech\'s Joe Maxwell
Maxwell's interests go beyond Venture to Banking, bank-embedded fintech

One of TN's most aggressive fintech builders + bettors joins others to grow a new ecosystem.

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Startup brewer Pure Land Sake eyes capital raises, Nashville entry
Co-Founder CEO Rick Margaritov
Startup brewer Pure Land Sake eyes capital raises, Nashville entry

Veteran of NYC, LA, Singapore hospitality, beverages strategy, branding + growth plants flag in Nashville.

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RoundingWell capraise decision ahead for workflow orchestration platform
Co-founder Will Weaver
RoundingWell capraise decision ahead for workflow orchestration platform

Care management tech company has new customers for repointed platform, mulls priced round guided by advisor.

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NEC's Project Music & Entertainment inducts 14 teams for latest cohort
NEC's Project Music & Entertainment inducts 14 teams for latest cohort

Four teams based in Tennessee, plus businesses from Canada, Illinois, Boston and elsewhere get the nod.

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Venture Notes - April 28, 2021
Andrew Seamons
Venture Notes - April 28, 2021

Twenty updates on VC/PE moves, startups, innovation funding, family offices and more, plus Resources.

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Dealflow update: Kentucky and Alabama - April 28, 2021
Evelyn Tichenor
Dealflow update: Kentucky and Alabama - April 28, 2021

15 bullets on VC/PE raises, plus startups in healthcare, power, fintech and more.

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Tech Commercialization Notes - April 28, 2021
Nicholas Deng
Tech Commercialization Notes - April 28, 2021

Current and future startups being spawned by TTO focused on commercializing innovation.

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Rick Kushel: FINTOP Capital a disciplined investor amid Fintech surge
GP Rick Kushel
Rick Kushel: FINTOP Capital a disciplined investor amid Fintech surge

Nashville VC adds advisor marketing-automation startup Snappy Kraken to portfolio, has other initiatives afoot.

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Vaden Landers' Paymogy takes Invoice Stream helm after buying Linvio
CEO Vaden Landers
Vaden Landers' Paymogy takes Invoice Stream helm after buying Linvio

Nashville serial fintech entrepreneur gears-up to create, own and-or advise SaaS companies in multiple segments.

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Endeavor Business Media opportunistic buyer, ramps events, mulls capital
CEO Chris Ferrell
Endeavor Business Media opportunistic buyer, ramps events, mulls capital

PE-backed CEO's vision for Endeavor warrants keeping IPO among longer-term growth options.

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NOHO DENTAL INC. in Nashville filed Friday on a $124.9M raise
Doug Hudson
NOHO DENTAL INC. in Nashville filed Friday on a $124.9M raise

[Updated] Serial healthcare entrepreneur stacks C-round capital for TEND business from his Tennessee base.

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Margaret Dolan says TN startup funding lags, state should weigh tax credit
Margaret Dolan
Margaret Dolan says TN startup funding lags, state should weigh tax credit

Former LaunchTN CEO is consulting to Advantage Capital in support of New Markets Tax Credit proposed for TN.

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Tennessee $65.4M share in nation's $10BN SSBCI initiative confirmed
Tennessee $65.4M share in nation's $10BN SSBCI initiative confirmed

UPDATED: U.S. Treasury program to move economic-development, equity and entrepreneurship needles, soon to be revived.

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Garrabrant's SMTI maps Series A, preps heat-pump debut in OEM markets
CEO Michael Garrabrant
Garrabrant's SMTI maps Series A, preps heat-pump debut in OEM markets

ETN startup Stone Mountain Tech maps capital, foresees global reach, hundreds of homegrown E.TN jobs.

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Tom Bancroft sees Pencilish Animation Studios as industry disruptor
CEO Tom Bancroft
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.

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Venture Notes - April 2, 2021
Venture Notes - April 2, 2021

Fintech VC in major alliance, plus filings in banking, film industry, med devices and more.

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Jumpstart Health principals file for $30MM Jumpstart Nova Fund I raise
Marcus Whitney
Jumpstart Health principals file for $30MM Jumpstart Nova Fund I raise

Impetus for fund has been growing amid rampant awareness of inequities in backing for Black entrepreneurs.

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General Assembly leader, advocates keep LaunchTN SBIR fund hopes alive
General Assembly leader, advocates keep LaunchTN SBIR fund hopes alive

[Updated] Late-breaking budget amendment proposal may improve odds for funding core SBIR-STTR grant-matching program.

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Venture Notes - March 29, 2021
DeWitt Thompson V
Venture Notes - March 29, 2021

Today: ObjectiveGI | AgAdvisory | EPI Capital | TechTrans | IPE | Lemonade | IMAC | SESAC | Agilon | Nikola

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Director: Gen Cap America discipline, portfolio teams rise to pandemic test
Lamar Stanley
Director: Gen Cap America discipline, portfolio teams rise to pandemic test

Deal flow again robust, as GCA requires owners seeking exits, successor management in-place, strong fundamentals

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Venture Notes - March 19, 2021
Dustin Salomon
Venture Notes - March 19, 2021

Today: UTXO | Freedman | Heritage | Acquire | FINTOP | Sphere | Ditto | OZ | TNacity | Caduceus | IDB | Avondale | Harbert | Peaker and more.

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Venture People - March 19, 2021
Josh Joseph
Venture People - March 19, 2021

(16+) Ricci | Whitney | Ghorashi | Dolan | Creel | Mann | Dent | Huddleston | Johns | Wilt | Ramkhelawan | Nagarajan | Ward | Eagle | McAdoo | Joseph

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Signals: Media veterans Dobie, Davis pursue debt raise for Power Poll LLC
Bruce Dobie
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.

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Relevance Ventures seeks 'first-call' from Technology entrepreneurs
Relevance Ventures seeks 'first-call' from Technology entrepreneurs

TN-based VC maps capital, aims to be top-ranked Tech VC in SE and frequent actor on national VC scene.

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Sarah Bellos, Lewis + Clark AgriFood chart Stony Creek Colors' Indigo path
Founder Sara Bellos
Sarah Bellos, Lewis + Clark AgriFood chart Stony Creek Colors' Indigo path

Its $9MM B-round nearly done, the startup's cornerstone is an amalgam of purpose, agriculture, supply chain and global economics.

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LaunchTN eyes capital access, SBIR matches, possible renewed Fed funding
Tennessee State Capitol
LaunchTN eyes capital access, SBIR matches, possible renewed Fed funding

Against the backdrop of the pandemic, Launch Tennessee and Life Science Tennessee look to maintain momentum.

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Venture Notes - February 24, 2021
Venture Notes - February 24, 2021

[updated] 37 items on startups, PE-VC-Angel-Crowd-Seed raises, entrepreneurs, events, deadlines, resources and more.

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Tennessee economy tied to cities' tech-weighted industry expansion
Metros are a path forward
Tennessee economy tied to cities' tech-weighted industry expansion

City-performance research may help state's flywheels pursue critical mass in key industries.

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Memphis Regional Megasite awaits 'honest' report<br>on potential users, programs, development
Memphis Regional Megasite awaits 'honest' report
on potential users, programs, development

UPDATED Massive economic project conceived 16 years ago now seems under no-holds-barred assessment.

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Hodges exits, Caldwell named interim CEO for CarePayment Technologies
Interim CEO Ed Caldwell
Hodges exits, Caldwell named interim CEO for CarePayment Technologies

PE-backed fintech, services company expands role as consumers, providers seek solutions.

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Growthco: CarSaver, a Walmart ally, mulls IPO or other capital raises
CEO Chad Collier
Growthco: CarSaver, a Walmart ally, mulls IPO or other capital raises

With strong growth and having raised $40MM in past few years, founders may opt for further accelerant.

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CEO preps $1MM Seed raise, sees Titans package burnishing CPRWrap brand
CEO Felicia Jackson
CEO preps $1MM Seed raise, sees Titans package burnishing CPRWrap brand

Advisors in place, early conversations with potential investors underway, founder seeks increased market traction.

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Venture Notes - February 1, 2021
UMG\'s Adam Hanover
Venture Notes - February 1, 2021

Action: UGP, Grabbr, VoluMetrix, SSM Partners, new PE fund, FINTOP, FilterX, Redwood, SocialBot, Shockwave.

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Venture Notes - January 25, 2021
Pablo Ninoles
Venture Notes - January 25, 2021

TN IPO enlarges, Pharos and other VC updates, plus action in spacs, fintech, insuretech, sports odds and more.

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IPO: Nashville regulars aboard $160MM shelf filing for EQ Health SPAC
CEO Scott Ellyson
IPO: Nashville regulars aboard $160MM shelf filing for EQ Health SPAC

EQHA plans for offering come after long period of scant IPO activity in healthcare services sector.

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Gut check: Van Tucker tells 'What drives her' as Launch Tennessee CEO
CEO Van Tucker
Gut check: Van Tucker tells 'What drives her' as Launch Tennessee CEO

Creating impactful companies, changing communities, and nurturing collaboration are just parts of her answer.

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Startup 'Hypersence' seeks $2.5M to advance MemorySPEX + its platform
Founder-CEO Kim Lavine
Startup 'Hypersence' seeks $2.5M to advance MemorySPEX + its platform

Michigan entrepreneur discovering Nashville's robust healthcare venture ecosystem.

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Beacon CEO: Tennessee 'Innovation Fast Track' is goal in General Assembly
CEO Justin Owen JD
Beacon CEO: Tennessee 'Innovation Fast Track' is goal in General Assembly

Amid pandemic and General Assembly session looming, 'broadest sandbox program in the U.S.' is the goal.

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Jeremy Bolls' FINTOP-backed Kindful sells to JMI-backed Bloomerang
Jeremy Bolls
Jeremy Bolls' FINTOP-backed Kindful sells to JMI-backed Bloomerang

Founder says in wake of deal with growth-equity-backed firm, he looks forward to helping advance Nashville fintech.

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Cleantech: TN's Shoals Technologies + PE Oaktree prep public stock offering
Founder Dean Solon
Cleantech: TN's Shoals Technologies + PE Oaktree prep public stock offering

Sponsor Oaktree recently ran IPO process for Array Technologies, which is not a Shoals competitor.

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Healthtech entrant 86Borders maps capital raises to advance ConnectAllCare
CEO Dan McDonald
Healthtech entrant 86Borders maps capital raises to advance ConnectAllCare

Platform company draws Greater Nashville venture, policy veterans + mulls further advisors and capital options.

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Ark Global Acquisition IPO could give Nashville view of tech-centric M&A
CEO Rich Williams
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

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Venture Notes - December 29, 2020
\'We Should Work Sometime\'
Venture Notes - December 29, 2020

Fund passes $100M, raises in healthcare, fitness, musictech, fintech, insurance, plus policy push, Angel credit, Smokies and more.

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Startup 'Real Good Kitchen' backs Food owners, equity, ecosystems
Founder CEO Bailey Foster
Startup 'Real Good Kitchen' backs Food owners, equity, ecosystems

More than one bold B2B industry innovator is raising capital, launching industry kitchens and eyeing markets beyond their homebase.

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Venture Notes - December 18, 2020
Venture Notes - December 18, 2020

Dozens of news items on startups, capital raises, executive moves and business resources.

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Decode Health CEO widens view of COVID19 impact, as projections play-out
Chase Spurlock PhD
Decode Health CEO widens view of COVID19 impact, as projections play-out

With perilous Winter ahead, startup continues support of response to COVID19, while preparing for 'next pandemic'.

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Heritage Group affiliates report $315 Million Fund III progress
Paul Wallace
Heritage Group affiliates report $315 Million Fund III progress

The raise seems to be peaking more than four years after Fund II was closed.

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Finalists chosen for Nashville Technology Council Awards XII
Finalist Susan Trammell
Finalists chosen for Nashville Technology Council Awards XII

Winners in each of category are to be announced during an April 15, 2021, ceremony.

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Branch Technology secured patents, files on a nearly $12MM capital raise
Founder-CEO Pratt Boyd
Branch Technology secured patents, files on a nearly $12MM capital raise

Disruptive 3D Printing manufacturer, backed by a strategic that's backed by Momenta Ventures.

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Launch Tennessee board vets, then names Van Tucker CEO
CEO Van Tucker
Launch Tennessee board vets, then names Van Tucker CEO

Snap board meeting on Friday covered key issues and produced mandate to seek a contract with Tucker.

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Venture Notes - Kentucky ventures - December 4, 2020
Founder Julia Regan
Venture Notes - Kentucky ventures - December 4, 2020

20 pieces of evidence that startup-, innovation- and deal-oriented folks find plenty to like in Kentucky.

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Tour of Duty: Hogan leads Bunker Labs for veterans marching into business
CEO Blake Hogan
Tour of Duty: Hogan leads Bunker Labs for veterans marching into business

New CEO for pro-veterans entrepreneurship efforts focuses on quality services, programs, true community impact.

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Appello Pharma completes Series A to advance treatment of Parkinson's
President Brian Laden PhD
Appello Pharma completes Series A to advance treatment of Parkinson's

Less than three years into their mission, Deerfield, Mountain Group and founders press forward.

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BullVC eyes $75MM raise, aims to help founders, teams sell startup shares
Matthew Saul
BullVC eyes $75MM raise, aims to help founders, teams sell startup shares

New firm seems industry agnostic, tech-oriented, with entrepreneurial, financial and related experience.

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Creators of LUCI tech for power-wheelchairs + its users prize independence
Creators of LUCI tech for power-wheelchairs + its users prize independence

TIME Magazine cited Nashville startup Luci's hardware-software creation as worthy of Top 100 Innovations for 2020.

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Venture Notes - November 23, 2020
Megan O\'Connor
Venture Notes - November 23, 2020

19 updates on funds being raises, startups drawing attention, growth capital being raised.

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Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health evolves with market, raises capital
CEO John Bass
Martin Ventures-backed Hashed Health evolves with market, raises capital

CEO John Bass et al today filed for a capital raise north of $8MM to advance 'venture studio' business.

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Spinout COO: Beam Mobile 'bringing Griffin Technology band back together'
Spinout COO: Beam Mobile 'bringing Griffin Technology band back together'

Healthcare is first-up, but other verticals beckon in U.S. and other nations. Capital open for discussion.

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Council Capital completes $200M raise for Fund IV and affiliates
Grant Jackson
Council Capital completes $200M raise for Fund IV and affiliates

The firm's currently announced portfolio includes a Tennessee-based firm.

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Nashville's VideoBomb welcomes former Apple CEO and a serial entrepreneur to board, maps capital raises
Founder-CEO Chad Marcum
Nashville's VideoBomb welcomes former Apple CEO and a serial entrepreneur to board, maps capital raises

Founder-CEO Chad Marcum broadens AR startup industry reach and tech footprint.

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Digital Reasoning to be acquired by Portland, Ore.-based Smarsh Inc.
Digital Reasoning to be acquired by Portland, Ore.-based Smarsh Inc.

DRS valuation, other transaction details have not been divulged.

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Venture Notes - October 19, 2020
Bob Corker
Venture Notes - October 19, 2020

[updated] Capital raises, executive moves, venture plays, true startups and more.

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