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Venture Notes - November 30, 2021 - Health + Wellness
Rubicon\'s Boehler
Venture Notes - November 30, 2021 - Health + Wellness

UPDATED Exclusive health-wellness venture roundup with 33 updates on fund raises, startups...all in Tennessee.

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Nashville EC cohort CEO raises capital for Iconic Moments NFT marketplace
Founder Chris Cummings
Nashville EC cohort CEO raises capital for Iconic Moments NFT marketplace

Cummings' Pass It Down may raise more capital to reach museums, brands and others that must generate NFT revenue.

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Frist Cressey Ventures' new $200MM fund-raising effort underway
Co-founder Bill Frist MD
Frist Cressey Ventures' new $200MM fund-raising effort underway

Of the healthcare-focused VC's 22 currently active portfolio companies, 12 are located in the Greater Nashville area.

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Knoxville's Reviewbox sold, Horey eagerly joins PE-backed Talkwalker
Talkwalker\'s James Horey
Knoxville's Reviewbox sold, Horey eagerly joins PE-backed Talkwalker

Tennessee SaaS entrepreneur sets out on journey that could include IPO by global acquirer.

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Launch Tennessee unveils 12 CEO search committee members
CEO search soon to begin.
Launch Tennessee unveils 12 CEO search committee members

A similar previous national CEO search drew nearly 900 applicants. Results may be known by the beginning of CY22.

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Venture Notes - August 23, 2021
Nearly 40 updates
Venture Notes - August 23, 2021

Nearly 40 items on capraises, exec moves, major techs, PE, VC, CVC, musictech, fintech, healthtech, ag and much more.

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EC CEO Allen seeks state direct-appropriation grant for Twende program
CEO Jane Allen JD
EC CEO Allen seeks state direct-appropriation grant for Twende program

Nashville Entrepreneur Center makes case for $450K in grant to support statewide entrepreneurship inclusion and diversity.

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LaunchTN confirms staff departure as it pushes forward on multiple fronts
LaunchTN confirms staff departure as it pushes forward on multiple fronts

[Updated] Tech-advancement may be among programs getting fresh look, with funding increased and likely to grow further.

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Maxwell: NYCB-Figure pact + JAM FINTOP Blockchain Fund are aligned
Joe Maxwell
Maxwell: NYCB-Figure pact + JAM FINTOP Blockchain Fund are aligned

Joe Maxwell's FINTOP Capital in Nashville plays steadily broadening role in nation's fintech venture + tech ecosystem.

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Claya Inc's precision-nutrition entry Rootine draws $4.5M, mulls roadmap
CEO Rachel Soper Sanders
Claya Inc's precision-nutrition entry Rootine draws $4.5M, mulls roadmap

Optimized nutrition startup producing revenue, eyes roadmap + milestones, with a possible A-round ahead.

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Project Healthcare 2021-22 cohort revealed by Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Chairman Eric Thrailkill
Project Healthcare 2021-22 cohort revealed by Nashville Entrepreneur Center

14 companies, many farther along in maturation, are convening for advancement and expansion program.

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Reimagine Care's $25MM raise includes Martin Ventures, Sante, LRV
Aaron Gerber MD MBA
Reimagine Care's $25MM raise includes Martin Ventures, Sante, LRV

Vanguard alumni aim to make high-quality cancer care more affordable, accessible, patient-centric.

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LaunchTN: Van Tucker steps down as CEO, Abby Trotter to serve interimly
Commis. Bob Rolfe, ECD
LaunchTN: Van Tucker steps down as CEO, Abby Trotter to serve interimly

[Updated] Chairman says challenges led board to take 'different direction', national search will be mounted for next in a lengthening line of CEOs.

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Venture Notes - Aug. 5, 2021
Mark Moore, Whisper Aero
Venture Notes - Aug. 5, 2021

30 actionable newsbits on capital raises, execs, pandemic and events, relocations and more.

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TN entrepreneurship allies launch AIM HIGH for Appalachian Highlands
TN entrepreneurship allies launch AIM HIGH for Appalachian Highlands

Entrepreneurial and economic development allies have crafted roadmap to Rural development leadership.

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Venture Notes - 22 July 2021
Venture Notes - 22 July 2021

Opry Entertainment exec eyes YUDU, Shore Cap, Wellview, Martin Ventures, ProCredEx, NOFs and more.

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McWhorters' CA healthcare innovation impetus reflected in new Fund filings
Stuart McWhorter
CA Chairman
McWhorters' CA healthcare innovation impetus reflected in new Fund filings

Latest fund raise could become largest in history of Clayton Associates ecosystem.

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Venture Notes - July 14, 2021
CEO Andrew Walters
Venture Notes - July 14, 2021

VU-propelled startup, AI for VC, MB Ventures, Claritas, Harbert, McWhorter, lifesci fund, ed tech, SBIR, and more...

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Eyeing $65M SSBCI funds, TN-ECD surveys biz, entrepreneurs, DBE execs
Responses due by Aug. 2, 2021
Eyeing $65M SSBCI funds, TN-ECD surveys biz, entrepreneurs, DBE execs

[Updated] Deadline set for comments on needed investment capital, loans, training, microlending and more, U.S. Treasury-funded program.

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Mike Bradshaw named EIR in UTC Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Mike Bradshaw MBA
Mike Bradshaw named EIR in UTC Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Leader, entrepreneur and investigator of economic ecosystems named first Entrepreneur in Residence of UTC-CIE.

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Memphis entrepreneurship plans surge, as Bioworks Foundation ends run
Memphis players in motion
Memphis entrepreneurship plans surge, as Bioworks Foundation ends run

UPdated - EDA's Build to Scale is assessing three 2021 entrepreneurship, commercialization proposals from Memphis.

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Venture Notes - June 30, 2021
Chris Hefley of CoPilot
Venture Notes - June 30, 2021

Two-dozen+ venture newcomers, startups, capraises, investments in CREtech, Fintech, Edtech, Healthtech, and more.

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Dynamo Ventures $43.2M Fund II eyes global Supply Chain, Mobility bets
Dynamo Ventures $43.2M Fund II eyes global Supply Chain, Mobility bets

Chattanooga investor likely to back 25 new portfolio companies in U.S. and abroad.

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Lindsey Cox building head o' steam at CoLab in Chattanooga
CEO Lindsey Cox MBA
Lindsey Cox building head o' steam at CoLab in Chattanooga

Healthcare, transportation, mobility among targets of new Chattanooga Regional Catalyst Fund

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Venture Notes - June 18, 2021
Founder Fawn Weaver
Venture Notes - June 18, 2021

TN U.S. Senators oppose Innovation bill over China issues, capital raises, big day for Uncle Nearest, new startup cohorts, EIR + grant invitations,

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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
Stokel and Moreland
Co-Founders of EVA
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

UPDATED 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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