Engineer-cum-entrepreneur Kevin Galloway feels his productizing skills, soldiers' front-line savvy make a good mix.
Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.
Consumer Products, Advanced Manufacturing, Fintech, would join advanced energy, agritech, mobility, life-sciences concentrations.
Pagma Raghavan PhD
Five TN cities home to 10 Engine candidates seeking to strengthen region's entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem.
$1BN+ impact could rise in TN in decade of mobilizing investment capital and lending power.
CEO Khristian Gutierrez
Backed by Cercano Management, Relevance Ventures, Angels, TNInvestco, INCITE, et al, its team shifts principal office.
John Murdock MBA
Departing after a decade with the EC, exec seems to have chops and passion for democratizing entrepreneurship.
CEO Kim Crawford Goodman
M&A deal long done, but tech acquirer rationalizing broadly, leaving plans for local tech unit cloaked.
CEO Tasia Malakasis
After seven workdays at the helm of the regional entrepreneur center, CEO looks at capital, staffing, budgets and more.
VentureSouth Fund V raise underway targets $10MM to augment Angels' individual bets and sidecar participation.
PathGroup\'s Ben Davis
Updating PathGroup Recap | Lirio | Ursa Health | Thynk Health | Unity Wellness | EasyVet | Artemis | Iron Path | TSG.Mammoth
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Continuing-ed content purveyor also sees Series A + diverse markets ahead in U.S. and beyond.
Founder Will Clem PhD
Memphis Y Combinator grad scales-up restaurant tech, after helping launch what's now Bay Area cell-cultured meat Unicorn.
Greg Sossaman, Fintechie
Venture updates on new Funds, raises in Fintech, Music-Ent, Wealth, LifeSci, HCare, Media, HRtech, blockchain and other arenas.
[Updated] Co-founders seek $2MM, as VU OwenGSM, VU The Wond'ry and others seem to recognize startup's promise.
[Updated] Jumpstart Capital, Jumpstart Health Investors, Jumpstart Nova, Jumpstart Foundry play complementary roles.
ESO\'s James Lackie
Memphians Lackie, Roberts, Sousoulas and San Mateo-backed Chou are among leaders.
Hub praised for its startup drive and innovation emerges from pandemic throes with both strategy and wide-ranging leadership search.
Approaching its 20th anniversary, NCN says it has has recruited its largest fund, yet.
Founder-CEO Gary Somerhalder
Local CEO adds advisors, launches project involving American Airlines, eyes international scale
Backed/advised by key players, firm hits quick first close, attracts Kleiner Perkins veteran Deshpande
David Shulkin MD
Chicago VC 7wireVentures led the round for startup's virtual-only offering of support for chronic-pain sufferers.
Founder CEO Chris Cashwell
Updated: VC$ from Sopris and FCA Venture Partners helped native Nashvillian transplant Digital Reasoning business.
CEO Corey Johnson
Expanding team and advisors include Nashville serial healthcare entrepreneur Joe Hutts
Founder-CEO Christal Hector
Startup CEO has an ear for music, mind for business, and her eyes on the VU Owen MBA finish line.
Founder CEO Aaron Gani
Backed by Frist, Sumitomo, et al, digital therapeutics startup mulls Series B capital raise.
The LaunchTN board has approved the search committee's recommendation. Stanton Chase managed recruiting.
CEO Brett Shaw
Pending raise may signal leaning into growth for ultrasound maintenance platform broadens reach.
Christopher Rand CFA
Tele-engagement innovations from Nashville-LittleRock company connect NICU babies, parents, caregivers.
Master of Uncle Nearest
Marcus Whitney, Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale speak from head and heart about realities.
EC staff, led by COO John Murdock provide fresh details on EC capital-formation efforts.
Co-CEO Chelsea Blasko
Music City's relatively small game-dev sector may get a boost from this news.
Founder-CEO Chris Rouland
UPDATED Co-founders love Nashville, but concentration of talent in HQ here is not a driver in recruitment.
Founder Erica Plybeah
The challenges are real, but this mission-oriented entrepreneur is 'grateful for the journey'.
Event February 15, 2022
Updated: VC Marcus Whitney, entrepreneurs Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale are empaneled to share and to judge presentations.
8 Tennessee economic-development coalitions pursued federal grants of $25MM+ more each. Only 1 coalition remains in the hunt.
AI is a dominant theme among Industries of the Future Accelerator team members landing in Tennessee from other states and nations.
Dozens of updates on capraises, new funds, exec moves, startups and more.
FCV\'s Bill Frist MD
Nashville's Frist Cressey Ventures brings together its first cohort of thought-leaders.
Moyer, Barnard, Martinez, Den Haring, Kauppila and Liu on prospects for AI's increased role in Tennessee.
Its $25M Series A in-hand, its healthcare- and tech-deep board, investors and management chart an ambitious path.
Beacon Impact advocates seek to preserve status quo (ante) of Tennessee companies' R&D-cost expensing.
BTC\'s David Bailey
HQ remains in Nashville, with incumbent VCs still aboard and growing BTC footprint in San Juan.
Nashville HC venture veteran marshals team and money to sort hundreds of potential targets, against the clock.
Fund Close Updated: This fintech VC's execs are involved not only in deals, but in potentially industry-transforming efforts.
Smarsh\'s Brian Cramer
Estes' departure from Smarsh's DRS unit signals break from DRS identity, and prologue to future.
D.J. Boggs is an entrepreneur, a bass-man and determined to get you outdoors to 'Lake Like Locals'.
Founder Marcus Whitney
[Updated] Four Black-led companies are already in the portfolio of $55MM fund, with a half-dozen more deals likely in the next 12 months.
A legislative initiative may be paying-off in both tech-startup entrepreneurship and tax revenue.
NVL-based social media platform
Nashville-based PARLER and peer platforms rev-up funding and stride line between discourse and mere cacophony.
Founder-CEO Katie Lappe
This Left Coast-reared, Kentucky-vetted media entrepreneur moved to Nashville, where she's raising capital for a possible capstone venture.
With discipline and fresh capital, firm aims for control investments up to $30MM per firm in businesses that match its criteria.
Governor Bill Lee
Commentary: Does list of TN gains in 2021 reflect actual lack of 'major' entrepreneurial achievements?
SR CEO Reagan Farr
[Updated] Largest raise to-date follows project proliferation, Clearloop buy, Canadian market entry, continued support from global Shell.
Harry R. Jacobson MD
Veteran investor, serial entrepreneur and data scientist advance civil engagement platform, mull capital raise.
Clovers\' Jackie White
Funds, capital raises by Health Velocity, Brentwood Capital, Mountain Group, Caduceus, Clovers, UpperLine and more.
CEO Bryan Frist MBA
B2B2C startup confirms convertible raise ahead of a Series C, expands services, values leverage of GM and other strategics.
Exiting CEO Brian Moyer
NTC's crucial executive search cranks-up as Launch Tennessee's searches for its next CEO.
[updated] Build Back Better funding via EDA for ventures, biomaking, cyber and more could lift Nashville region's lifesciences ecosystem.
Resolute\'s Bill Nutter
Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.
UPDATED Exclusive health-wellness venture roundup with updates on fund raises, startups...all in Tennessee.
Founder Chris Cummings
Cummings' Pass It Down may raise more capital to reach museums, brands and others that must generate NFT revenue.
Co-founder Bill Frist MD
Updated 4/18/22: Of the healthcare-focused VC's 22 currently active portfolio companies, 12 are located in the Greater Nashville area.
Talkwalker\'s James Horey
Tennessee SaaS entrepreneur sets out on journey that could include IPO by global acquirer.
CEO search soon to begin.
UPDATED A similar previous national CEO search drew nearly 900 applicants. Results may be known by the beginning of CY22.
Nearly 40 updates
Nearly 40 items on capraises, exec moves, major techs, PE, VC, CVC, musictech, fintech, healthtech, ag and much more.
CEO Jane Allen JD
Nashville Entrepreneur Center makes case for $450K in grant to support statewide entrepreneurship inclusion and diversity.
[Updated] Tech-advancement may be among programs getting fresh look, with funding increased and likely to grow further.
Joe Maxwell's FINTOP Capital in Nashville plays steadily broadening role in nation's fintech venture + tech ecosystem.
CEO Rachel Soper Sanders
Optimized nutrition startup producing revenue, eyes roadmap + milestones, with a possible A-round ahead.
Chairman Eric Thrailkill
14 companies, many farther along in maturation, are convening for advancement and expansion program.
Aaron Gerber MD MBA
[Updated] Vanguard alumni aim to make high-quality cancer care more affordable, accessible, patient-centric.
Commis. Bob Rolfe, ECD
[Updated] Chairman says challenges led board to take 'different direction', national search will be mounted for next in a lengthening line of CEOs.
Mark Moore, Whisper Aero
30 actionable newsbits on capital raises, execs, pandemic and events, relocations and more.
Entrepreneurial and economic development allies have crafted roadmap to Rural development leadership.