Welcome Visitor Monday, August 10, 2020
Displaying Articles 1 - 75 of 681
Prev - Next
TTDC Launch Tennessee preps for its Sunset hearing at Comptroller request
The Tennessee Capitol
TTDC Launch Tennessee preps for its Sunset hearing at Comptroller request

Both LaunchTN and its sponsor, TN ECD, have begun responding to Comptroller requests ahead of hearings later this year.

Read More
Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed
Launch Tennessee 36|86 capital-centric sessions, Pitch finalists listed

VNC is here highlighting sessions tied to capital and scale-up. 36|86 also has many other valuable elements.

Read More
'Build To Scale' entries target TN entrepreneurial pipeline, capital, rural
'Build To Scale' entries target TN entrepreneurial pipeline, capital, rural

Annual grant competition draws rigorous programs from campus and accelerator advocates for entrepreneurship, investment.

Read More
Venture Notes - August 3, 2020
Maura Cunningham
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.

Read More
LaunchTN, UpSkill 901 seek grants for innovation marketplace, talent
LaunchTN, UpSkill 901 seek grants for innovation marketplace, talent

Despite massive headwinds, NGOs and other nonprofits seek to help drive transformation of state and its regional economies.

Read More
LaunchTN Capital Call tomorrow, survey-response incentive ends soon
Investor Derrick Morgan
LaunchTN Capital Call tomorrow, survey-response incentive ends soon

Potentially pivotal capital-formation event tomorrow, TN investment assessment 'first close' at week's end.

Read More
Venture Notes - July 23, 2020
Jewel Burks Solomon
Venture Notes - July 23, 2020

Fintech updates, exec and advisor appointments, special events in Nashville and Memphis.

Read More
LifeFileZ startup seeks $3M Seed-B, maps Series A, eyes key partners
CEO Beth Krauklis
LifeFileZ startup seeks $3M Seed-B, maps Series A, eyes key partners

CEO Beth Krauklis and Nashville cofounders seek rapid adoption, take blockchain partner, anticipates VC interest.

Read More
Fintech entrepreneur McGugin expands CoreCommerce role in payments
CEO Daniel McGugin
Fintech entrepreneur McGugin expands CoreCommerce role in payments

Payments veteran eyes market opportunities, strategic capital and M&A options after acquiring company entering growth mode.

Read More
Scott Boruff-led startup Healthcare Integrated Technologies eyes capraise
CEO Scott Boruff
Scott Boruff-led startup Healthcare Integrated Technologies eyes capraise

A veteran of tough slogs, CEO sees lift in enterprise demand for critical care monitoring of seniors in communities.

Read More
Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated
Venture Calendar - 2020 - Updated

[updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

Read More
Tennessee artificial-intelligence center among Presidential advisors' ideas
Ideas for The White House
Tennessee artificial-intelligence center among Presidential advisors' ideas

White House scitech advisors suggest AI, biotech, comms, quantum infoscience, advanced manufacturing initiatives.

Read More
Transparency Health startup BaseCamp seeks partners + Ascend adopters
CEO Leigh McCormack
Transparency Health startup BaseCamp seeks partners + Ascend adopters

Backed by Transparency Health and Noon Management, this TN startup aims to help folks get safely back to work or school.

Read More
Venture Notes - July 7, 2020
Venture Notes - July 7, 2020

Music innovation push, startup scouts, fintech, Y-Combinator entrant, Angel Tax Credit takers, partnerships, exec moves, resources + more...

Read More
Software founder exits Doorport to PointCentral, recounts startup journey
Ben Taylor
Software founder exits Doorport to PointCentral, recounts startup journey

Tennessee native, VU EE grad takes vision from startup to exit in under 4 years, still embracing both risk and calling.

Read More
Venture Notes - June 25, 2020
Union Square\'s Fred Wilson
Venture Notes - June 25, 2020

New funds, startup capital raises, exec moves, innovation pushes, fintech, and a mayor who supports innovation.

Read More
CEO: Martin Ventures-backed Wellvana Health eyes Series A raise
CEO Worthe Holt MD MMM
CEO: Martin Ventures-backed Wellvana Health eyes Series A raise

New CEO charts rapid path toward 40 markets, says indie physician model both disruptive, scalable

Read More
Margaret Dolan plans to depart LaunchTN, with Van Tucker interim CEO
Margaret Dolan
Margaret Dolan plans to depart LaunchTN, with Van Tucker interim CEO

Board voted today on her successor. Dolan made no disclosure of her plans.

Read More
Venture Notes - June 12, 2020
Venture Notes - June 12, 2020

New Angel fund, resource for family offices, OZ fund, Innova bets, Techstars eyes Knox, batch of raises, exec moves + more.

Read More
Reconvened TN General Assembly defers pro-innovation, blockchain items
Comm. Hodgen Mainda
Reconvened TN General Assembly defers pro-innovation, blockchain items

Consequential innovation and entrepreneurship issues are overshadowed, but may get visibility in future.

Read More
Policy: Innovation & Startups Equity Investment Program draws TN interest
Policy: Innovation & Startups Equity Investment Program draws TN interest

Proposed federal funding could rekindle TN entrepreneurship and innovation, much as during the earlier Haslam Administration.

Read More
CEO: Nashville supply chain startup Vibronyx mulls growth-funding options
Founder-CEO Clay Nicholas
CEO: Nashville supply chain startup Vibronyx mulls growth-funding options

With Seed self-funded and operations breakeven or better, veteran of HCIT, IBM, U.S. Army, West Point and more eyes higher ground.

Read More
Launch Tennessee leaders, staff confront budget headwinds
Launch Tennessee leaders, staff confront budget headwinds

Lofty goals, budget cuts and a mission made more challenging amid pandemic and economic pandemonium.

Read More
Venture Notes -- June 1, 2020
BluWave\'s Katie Marchetti
Venture Notes -- June 1, 2020

[updated] Capital raises, LaunchTN + Jumpstart updates, M&A, Lifesci deals, Schulz on Chamber, 4 Bridges expansion + more.

Read More
Click here for ALL VentureNashville stories, listed newest-first
Click here for ALL VentureNashville stories, listed newest-first

To list more than 1,500 stories, in reverse-chron order, click this item. For key-word searches use search functions above.

Read More
Prediction modeler Decode Health eyes city-county COVID-19 spike risks
CEO Chase Spurlock PhD
Prediction modeler Decode Health eyes city-county COVID-19 spike risks

[updated] Data science, machine learning tech and prediction services startup brings to bear its SDOH learning curve.

Read More
Harpeth Venture Advisors signals 1st close of $27.5M Opportunity Fund
Chuck Byrge
Harpeth Venture Advisors signals 1st close of $27.5M Opportunity Fund

Longtime Nashville i-bankers will apply experience as venture-capital investors.

Read More
Venture Notes -- May 13, 2020
CEO Lisa Stinnett
Venture Notes -- May 13, 2020

Updated - Another bevy of entrepreneurs seeking capital, an innovative Fund ponders next steps, details on corporate relo's, and more.

Read More
Venture People - May 13, 2020
Scott Hawley
Venture People - May 13, 2020

Tracking moves among a baker's-dozen innovators, including Martin, McWhorter, Freeman, Johnson and more.

Read More
Venture Notes -- April 13, 2020
Gov. Bill Lee
Venture Notes -- April 13, 2020

Gov. Bill Lee updates us, plus 17 venture updates and resources on telemed, M&A and more.

Read More
TCRS CIO Brakebill provides update on PE investment, other programs
CIO Brakebill
TCRS CIO Brakebill provides update on PE investment, other programs

[Updated] Due to COVID19-induced recession, recent years' stellar fund performance may be 'ancient history'.

Read More
EC's Project Music captures broader range of entertainment plays
EC's Project Music captures broader range of entertainment plays

Music production, gamification, fan engagement, shout-out market, backend management and more up for grabs.

Read More
Tennessee entrepreneurs, government<br>coalesce for COVID-19 counterattack
Tennessee entrepreneurs, government
coalesce for COVID-19 counterattack

Opportunities for startup growth and service are plentiful in the new Pandemic Era.

Read More
Recession ahead, Maxwell's FINTOP Capital Fund II passes goal, hits $125M
FINTOP\'s Joe Maxwell
Recession ahead, Maxwell's FINTOP Capital Fund II passes goal, hits $125M

[updated] VC looks to do at least six deals per year, and watches portfolio companies' KPIs amid chaos.

Read More
Venture Notes -- March 13, 2020
Amy Deaton
Venture Notes -- March 13, 2020

Nearly 30 items of extraordinary range, from capital raises, to exec appointments, uncertainty and more.

Read More
Lee Company among 7 strategics codeveloping technologies with innovators
CEO Richard Perko
Lee Company among 7 strategics codeveloping technologies with innovators

Specialized early-stage tech-centric ventures with market-entry challenges have 7 potential new allies.

Read More
Coronavirus, tornados lead LaunchTN 36|86,<br>NVille Entrepreneur Week to weigh options
COVID-19
Coronavirus, tornados lead LaunchTN 36|86,
NVille Entrepreneur Week to weigh options

[updated] Conference, tourism and other travel decision-makers worldwide are continually adapting to shifting conditions.

Read More
Wearables: Mark Harris-led HeroWear raising Seed, maps Series A round
CEO Mark Harris PhD MBA
Wearables: Mark Harris-led HeroWear raising Seed, maps Series A round

Serial entrepreneur leverages technology create by Vanderbilt University investigators.

Read More
Amid volatility, TN entrepreneurs eyeing public-co partners might be more diligent
Amid volatility, TN entrepreneurs eyeing public-co partners might be more diligent

Whether public or privately held, prospective strategic partners' financial durability warrants examination.

Read More
Modeling TNINVESTCO 'fraught' with challenges, but maybe worthwhile
Matthew Murray PhD
Modeling TNINVESTCO 'fraught' with challenges, but maybe worthwhile

Some would like to see a bold, rigorous assessment of TNInvestco that would better assess value and improve the model.

Read More
TN ECD + Opportunity Zone allies convene OZ briefing in Nashville
Knoxville OZ project
TN ECD + Opportunity Zone allies convene OZ briefing in Nashville

[updated] Convenors say tracks are clear for OZ-advantaged real estate and operating business developments.

Read More
Ahead: Pathway Lending CEO eyes expansion of regional operations
Clint Gwin, President-CEO
Ahead: Pathway Lending CEO eyes expansion of regional operations

Eighteen years into nonprofit lender's mission, Clint Gwin aims to expand footprint in key markets

Read More
VU Wond'ry PreLaunch ideas target travel,<br>autonomous tech, visual empowerment
VU Wond'ry PreLaunch ideas target travel,
autonomous tech, visual empowerment

A sample of what VU student and faculty ideas for producing better life experiences.

Read More
Lead Capital Partners' ApolloLIMS seeks growth in sector 'ripe' for M&A
CEO Daniel Hart
Lead Capital Partners' ApolloLIMS seeks growth in sector 'ripe' for M&A

PE-backed lab optimization company ramps sales, regards M&A as future option.

Read More
Venture Notes -- Feb. 18, 2020
Casey Correnti
Venture Notes -- Feb. 18, 2020

Updates on EC strategic planning, plus fintech, music tech startups, healthcare raises and more.

Read More
Coming Venture Events for your earliest consideration next 10 days
Coming Venture Events for your earliest consideration next 10 days

We're breaking-out eight events in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis as being of special interest.

Read More
SyncEC forges alliances to build entrepreneurship beacon in Highlands
Heath Guinn
SyncEC forges alliances to build entrepreneurship beacon in Highlands

Market Access program prioritizes quickly connecting with customers, vendors, and strategic partners

Read More
Gov. Lee signals rethink on best path to bring Memphis Megasite to fruition
ECD Chief Bob Rolfe
Gov. Lee signals rethink on best path to bring Memphis Megasite to fruition

[Updated 14 Feb 2020] ECD Chief Rolfe updates Caucus, advises all hands on deck about competition, ultimate project cost.

Read More
Nashville EC: 8 PreFlight entrepreneurs seek to turn ideas into businesses
Nashville EC: 8 PreFlight entrepreneurs seek to turn ideas into businesses

Even in this small sample of our budding entrepreneurs, there's amazing diversity of thought, target and personality.

Read More
Brian Fox: Taking Confirmation global like launching series of startups
Brian Fox, CPA, CGMA
Brian Fox: Taking Confirmation global like launching series of startups

Post-sale, Nashville native leads growth push, tracks M&A targets, and grows his Angel/LP investment portfolio.

Read More
Nashville Bitcoin execs ramp $10MM raise with eye on crypto market cycle
MP Tyler Evans
Nashville Bitcoin execs ramp $10MM raise with eye on crypto market cycle

In what could become $100MM fund, crypto exec aim to connect digital-asset investors with trading opportunities.

Read More
Beachy CEO vows to keep finger off cap-raise trigger until late 2020
CEO David Stange
Beachy CEO vows to keep finger off cap-raise trigger until late 2020

Mergers and acquisitions requirements likely to factor into decision on another raise by autumn 2020.

Read More
CEO Dolan: LaunchTN aims for authentic partnerships,<br>while blazing paths to capital, investors, corporates
CEO Margaret Dolan
CEO Dolan: LaunchTN aims for authentic partnerships,
while blazing paths to capital, investors, corporates

LTN board and leadership top for empowering ecosystem from post within the partner ranks.

Read More
Tennessee capital formation back on front burner, says LaunchTN CEO
Tennessee capital formation back on front burner, says LaunchTN CEO

Could lessons learned translate into new push for the innovation economy?

Read More
Venture Notes -- January 21, 2020
Venture Notes -- January 21, 2020

Nashvillian in ABLE Channel debut, Bill Butler's new biz, Castillo in hunt for startup award, fund update and more.

Read More
Mental healthtech startup eyes Series A for Happego cognition-priming
Mental healthtech startup eyes Series A for Happego cognition-priming

Knox entrepreneur has amassed knowledge and team bent on advancing mental health, motivation, goal achievement and social good.

Read More
COPILOT TRAVEL in Seed raise, eyeing Series A<br>to drive ticketing from any website or device
COPILOT TRAVEL in Seed raise, eyeing Series A
to drive ticketing from any website or device

New technology enables most website owners to get a piece of action in ticket-marketing arena.

Read More
Venture Notes - January 16, 2020
Venture Notes - January 16, 2020

13 new capital moves by Pharos, Relode, Blueprint, Curex, Claritas, and more.

Read More
New in Town: Kansas City's Bungii thinks Music City likes Pickup Trucks
New in Town: Kansas City's Bungii thinks Music City likes Pickup Trucks

Founders had questions about Nashville as a market priority, but were quickly won over.

Read More
Launch Tennessee names Van Tucker to strategic COO role
COO Van Tucker, MBA
Launch Tennessee names Van Tucker to strategic COO role

CEO Margaret Dolan has gained an exec who apparently knows a valuable badass when she sees one.

Read More
Cofounders: Startup ObjectiveGI is ramping-up ahead of Series B raise
CEO Colleen G. Hoke
Cofounders: Startup ObjectiveGI is ramping-up ahead of Series B raise

Colleen Hoke, Don Lazas are fresh off Frist-backed Series A, now at 12 centers and running.

Read More
Exploring an Alt-scenario for Bill Frist's filings for $40MM RSV QOZB LTSS
William H. \'Bill\' Frist M.D.
Exploring an Alt-scenario for Bill Frist's filings for $40MM RSV QOZB LTSS

[updated] Frist discloses details about what's under the hood of the healthtech startup now in stealth mode.

Read More
Belmont Dean Gardial expands Massey College business, campus outreach
Sarah Fisher Gardial PhD
Belmont Dean Gardial expands Massey College business, campus outreach

Both Venture + Corporate entrepreneurship embraced, because not everyone's cut-out for doing startups from scratch.

Read More
StartupEquity: Shani Dowell on lessons honed during Possip's rise
Founder-CEO Shani Dowell
StartupEquity: Shani Dowell on lessons honed during Possip's rise

Black female CEO shares 'what it takes' and underscores listening and learning, no matter what.

Read More
Intelligent Systems wins Sohr Grant at VU Owen GSM, eyes Seed raise
Timothy Darrah
Intelligent Systems wins Sohr Grant at VU Owen GSM, eyes Seed raise

CEO Timothy Darrah will present his company to the Vanderbilt Ventures Group this month.

Read More
Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants
Tennessee's innovation, econ-dev allies again free to pursue US EDA grants

[Updated] EDA has $33MM pot, says previous grant wins no reason to withhold well defined, competitive ideas.

Read More
LaunchTN confirms former Chief Program Officer Van Beke has exited
Jill Van Beke
LaunchTN confirms former Chief Program Officer Van Beke has exited

[Updated] No successor currently being recruited for the role, the fourth mid-level post vacated in the past year.

Read More
Nashville's Crom Carmichael, TJ Wilt pursue Opportunity Zone strategies
Crom Carmichael
Nashville's Crom Carmichael, TJ Wilt pursue Opportunity Zone strategies

[updated] Nashvillians' latest efforts could generate $80MM or more for OZ plays for growth, socioeconomic impact.

Read More
Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated
Venture Calendar - 2019 - Updated

[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.

Read More
Nashville Entrepreneur Center's 27 InFlight teams debut Thurs., Dec. 12
Nashville Entrepreneur Center's 27 InFlight teams debut Thurs., Dec. 12

New cohort includes software, hospitality, fitness, beauty-style, wellness - and, yes, coffee and more.

Read More
Greater Nashville Technology Council reveals 2020 NTC Awards Finalists
Greater Nashville Technology Council reveals 2020 NTC Awards Finalists

WINNERS out! 42 entrants vied to win top honors in 14 categories.

Read More
Vanderbilt University taps UChicago Provost Diermeier as its 9th chancellor
Daniel Diermeier PhD
Vanderbilt University taps UChicago Provost Diermeier as its 9th chancellor

143-year-old institution draws broad-spectrum academic and polyglot Berliner as its next leader.

Read More
FOH&BOH: Nashvillians raise capital to soothe global Hospitality painpoint
CEO Halle Hayes
FOH&BOH: Nashvillians raise capital to soothe global Hospitality painpoint

VC led signal raise, now founders map a Seed-plus + Series A to take turnover solution to market.

Read More
Rabbit Inc. seeks debt raise ahead of A-round<br>for Carrot power-bricks rental kiosks
Rabbit\'s Carrott power bricks
Rabbit Inc. seeks debt raise ahead of A-round
for Carrot power-bricks rental kiosks

Young serial entrepreneur seems clear-eyed about business link between cash and destiny.

Read More
State-backed Launch Tennessee puts total $626K+ into startups<br>in Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, Possip
State-backed Launch Tennessee puts total $626K+ into startups
in Healing Innovations, Hera Health, Hytch, Possip

Launch Tennessee builds the profile of its Innovation Capital Continuum.

Read More
Displaying Articles 1 - 75 of 681
Prev - Next

Powered by Bondware
News Publishing Software

The browser you are using is outdated!

You may not be getting all you can out of your browsing experience
and may be open to security risks!

Consider upgrading to the latest version of your browser or choose on below: