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i24 SupplyCo paves innovation path alongside Soldiers at Ft. Campbell
Kevin Galloway
i24 SupplyCo paves innovation path alongside Soldiers at Ft. Campbell

Engineer-cum-entrepreneur Kevin Galloway feels his productizing skills, soldiers' front-line savvy make a good mix.

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Innovator AgLaunch seeks EDA grant for agrifood value-chain disruption
Innovator AgLaunch seeks EDA grant for agrifood value-chain disruption

Memphis-based hub sees diversity, agtech, national ecosystem development and innovation acceleration as vital.

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Launch Tennessee seeks US EDA funding to expand Industry Networks
Launch Tennessee seeks US EDA funding to expand Industry Networks

Consumer Products, Advanced Manufacturing, Fintech, would join advanced energy, agritech, mobility, life-sciences concentrations.

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Tennessee's innovators rally toward NSF Regional Innovation Engines
Pagma Raghavan PhD
Tennessee's innovators rally toward NSF Regional Innovation Engines

Five TN cities home to 10 Engine candidates seeking to strengthen region's entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystem.

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TN ECD, LaunchTN, allies await $117M SSBCI impact-funding call
TN ECD, LaunchTN, allies await $117M SSBCI impact-funding call

$1BN+ impact could rise in TN in decade of mobilizing investment capital and lending power.

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CivicEye's $12.4MM A-round fuels US growth and team-building
CEO Khristian Gutierrez
CivicEye's $12.4MM A-round fuels US growth and team-building

Backed by Cercano Management, Relevance Ventures, Angels, TNInvestco, INCITE, et al, its team shifts principal office.

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NashvilleEC President-COO search afoot as Murdock moves to Shore Capital
John Murdock MBA
NashvilleEC President-COO search afoot as Murdock moves to Shore Capital

Departing after a decade with the EC, exec seems to have chops and passion for democratizing entrepreneurship.

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Digital Reasoning buyer Smarsh 'right-sizing' as DRS layoff rumors rise
CEO Kim Crawford Goodman
Digital Reasoning buyer Smarsh 'right-sizing' as DRS layoff rumors rise

M&A deal long done, but tech acquirer rationalizing broadly, leaving plans for local tech unit cloaked.

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CEO Tasia Malakasis ramps-up The Company Lab in Chattanooga
CEO Tasia Malakasis
CEO Tasia Malakasis ramps-up The Company Lab in Chattanooga

After seven workdays at the helm of the regional entrepreneur center, CEO looks at capital, staffing, budgets and more.

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Kickoff: VentureSouth Chattanooga investor forum possible model for Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville
Kickoff: VentureSouth Chattanooga investor forum possible model for Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville

VentureSouth Fund V raise underway targets $10MM to augment Angels' individual bets and sidecar participation.

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Venture Notes - May 13, 2022
PathGroup\'s Ben Davis
Venture Notes - May 13, 2022

Updating PathGroup Recap | Lirio | Ursa Health | Thynk Health | Unity Wellness | EasyVet | Artemis | Iron Path | TSG.Mammoth

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CME-CE startup ConveyMED begins $2MM Seed for mobile audio platform
ConveyMED by ConveyPro
CME-CE startup ConveyMED begins $2MM Seed for mobile audio platform

Continuing-ed content purveyor also sees Series A + diverse markets ahead in U.S. and beyond.

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HRtech: Memphis Meats veteran Will Clem's Bite Ninja raises hit $15MM+
Founder Will Clem PhD
HRtech: Memphis Meats veteran Will Clem's Bite Ninja raises hit $15MM+

Memphis Y Combinator grad scales-up restaurant tech, after helping launch what's now Bay Area cell-cultured meat Unicorn.

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Venture Notes - May 7, 2022
Greg Sossaman, Fintechie
Venture Notes - May 7, 2022

Venture updates on new Funds, raises in Fintech, Music-Ent, Wealth, LifeSci, HCare, Media, HRtech, blockchain and other arenas.

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SaaS: ESG Impact exits beta, seeks capital, opts for VU Wond'ry Founder
Max Mona
SaaS: ESG Impact exits beta, seeks capital, opts for VU Wond'ry Founder

[Updated] Co-founders seek $2MM, as VU OwenGSM, VU The Wond'ry and others seem to recognize startup's promise.

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Nashville's Jumpstart Capital files for $120MM Fund II ahead of JSF bets
Vic Gatto
Nashville's Jumpstart Capital files for $120MM Fund II ahead of JSF bets

[Updated] Jumpstart Capital, Jumpstart Health Investors, Jumpstart Nova, Jumpstart Foundry play complementary roles.

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Memphis's ESO Fund files for $150MM Fund V to back venture option moves
ESO\'s James Lackie
Memphis's ESO Fund files for $150MM Fund V to back venture option moves

Memphians Lackie, Roberts, Sousoulas and San Mateo-backed Chou are among leaders.

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Brock: Company Lab CEO search advances in gateway City of Chattanooga
Charlie Brock
Brock: Company Lab CEO search advances in gateway City of Chattanooga

Hub praised for its startup drive and innovation emerges from pandemic throes with both strategy and wide-ranging leadership search.

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Nashville Capital Network says Fund IV commitments pass $70MM
Nashville Capital Network says Fund IV commitments pass $70MM

Approaching its 20th anniversary, NCN says it has has recruited its largest fund, yet.

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COPILOT TRAVEL remaps capital, pursues pent-up leisure-trip surge
Founder-CEO Gary Somerhalder
COPILOT TRAVEL remaps capital, pursues pent-up leisure-trip surge

Local CEO adds advisors, launches project involving American Airlines, eyes international scale

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Altitude Ventures eyes $100M Fund III for digital health, HC services
Landon Gibbs
Altitude Ventures eyes $100M Fund III for digital health, HC services

Backed/advised by key players, firm hits quick first close, attracts Kleiner Perkins veteran Deshpande

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VC Martin Ventures in capital raise for Shulkin-led Global Pain Center
David Shulkin MD
VC Martin Ventures in capital raise for Shulkin-led Global Pain Center

Chicago VC 7wireVentures led the round for startup's virtual-only offering of support for chronic-pain sufferers.

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Chris Cashwell spins-up Azra AI by acquiring Smarsh/DRS healthtech assets
Founder CEO Chris Cashwell
Chris Cashwell spins-up Azra AI by acquiring Smarsh/DRS healthtech assets

Updated: VC$ from Sopris and FCA Venture Partners helped native Nashvillian transplant Digital Reasoning business.

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CareEco CEO Johnson eyes $2MM raise to drive Engine deeper into market
CEO Corey Johnson
CareEco CEO Johnson eyes $2MM raise to drive Engine deeper into market

Expanding team and advisors include Nashville serial healthcare entrepreneur Joe Hutts

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Christal Hector presses on toward TuneHatch beta, launch, capital raise
Founder-CEO Christal Hector
Christal Hector presses on toward TuneHatch beta, launch, capital raise

Startup CEO has an ear for music, mind for business, and her eyes on the VU Owen MBA finish line.

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CEO: Nashville 'center of gravity' for BehaVR's Virtual Reality in HC push
Founder CEO Aaron Gani
CEO: Nashville 'center of gravity' for BehaVR's Virtual Reality in HC push

Backed by Frist, Sumitomo, et al, digital therapeutics startup mulls Series B capital raise.

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Bulletin: Launch Tennessee has chosen Lindsey Cox as CEO to succeed Interim Abby Trotter
Lindsey Cox
Bulletin: Launch Tennessee has chosen Lindsey Cox as CEO to succeed Interim Abby Trotter

The LaunchTN board has approved the search committee's recommendation. Stanton Chase managed recruiting.

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Led by Black&Decker veteran, Discovery Sound Technology eyes $6.5M raise
CEO Brett Shaw
Led by Black&Decker veteran, Discovery Sound Technology eyes $6.5M raise

Pending raise may signal leaning into growth for ultrasound maintenance platform broadens reach.

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AngelEye Health draws investors to link parents, NICU babies, caregivers
Christopher Rand CFA
AngelEye Health draws investors to link parents, NICU babies, caregivers

Tele-engagement innovations from Nashville-LittleRock company connect NICU babies, parents, caregivers.

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Twende: Black execs see entrepreneurship opportunities beyond hurdles
Victoria Butler
Master of Uncle Nearest
Twende: Black execs see entrepreneurship opportunities beyond hurdles

Marcus Whitney, Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale speak from head and heart about realities.

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Nashville Entrepreneur Center update on startup capital recruitment
John Murdock
Nashville Entrepreneur Center update on startup capital recruitment

EC staff, led by COO John Murdock provide fresh details on EC capital-formation efforts.

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Nashville gains a video-game development unit of Iron Galaxy Studios
Co-CEO Chelsea Blasko
Nashville gains a video-game development unit of Iron Galaxy Studios

Music City's relatively small game-dev sector may get a boost from this news.

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Nashville's Rouland confirms Phosphorus Cybersecurity Raises $38MM
Founder-CEO Chris Rouland
Nashville's Rouland confirms Phosphorus Cybersecurity Raises $38MM

UPDATED Co-founders love Nashville, but concentration of talent in HQ here is not a driver in recruitment.

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MedHaul startup propelled by Erica Plybeah, backed by InnovaMemphis
Founder Erica Plybeah
MedHaul startup propelled by Erica Plybeah, backed by InnovaMemphis

The challenges are real, but this mission-oriented entrepreneur is 'grateful for the journey'.

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EC says Twende event Feb. 15 coincides with 'Black Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day' proclaimed by Nashville Mayor Cooper
Event February 15, 2022
EC says Twende event Feb. 15 coincides with 'Black Innovation & Entrepreneurship Day' proclaimed by Nashville Mayor Cooper

Updated: VC Marcus Whitney, entrepreneurs Victoria Butler, Courtney Hale are empaneled to share and to judge presentations.

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Memphis-area's 'Digital Delta' advocates face March 15 deadline
Digital Memphis
Memphis-area's 'Digital Delta' advocates face March 15 deadline

8 Tennessee economic-development coalitions pursued federal grants of $25MM+ more each. Only 1 coalition remains in the hunt.

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Techstars accelerator integrating 10 startups into Oak Ridge-Knoxville
Sunsphere, Knoxville
Techstars accelerator integrating 10 startups into Oak Ridge-Knoxville

AI is a dominant theme among Industries of the Future Accelerator team members landing in Tennessee from other states and nations.

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Venture Notes - February 3, 2022
Heather McBee
Venture Notes - February 3, 2022

Dozens of updates on capraises, new funds, exec moves, startups and more.

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Bill Frist launches Collective with ears to ground, eyes on better healthcare
FCV\'s Bill Frist MD
Bill Frist launches Collective with ears to ground, eyes on better healthcare

Nashville's Frist Cressey Ventures brings together its first cohort of thought-leaders.

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TN Innovation: State's artificial-intelligence sector may soon get good jolts
TN Innovation: State's artificial-intelligence sector may soon get good jolts

Moyer, Barnard, Martinez, Den Haring, Kauppila and Liu on prospects for AI's increased role in Tennessee.

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VC-backed Reimagine Care urges systems, oncologists<br> to ally for tech-enabled transformation of cancer care
Doug French
Chairman
VC-backed Reimagine Care urges systems, oncologists
to ally for tech-enabled transformation of cancer care

Its $25M Series A in-hand, its healthcare- and tech-deep board, investors and management chart an ambitious path.

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TN General Assembly urged to de-couple state R&D tax deductions rule
TN General Assembly urged to de-couple state R&D tax deductions rule

Beacon Impact advocates seek to preserve status quo (ante) of Tennessee companies' R&D-cost expensing.

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Nashville bitcoin founder David Bailey also seeks growth in Puerto Rico
BTC\'s David Bailey
Nashville bitcoin founder David Bailey also seeks growth in Puerto Rico

HQ remains in Nashville, with incumbent VCs still aboard and growing BTC footprint in San Juan.

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Charlie Martin chairs SPAC as First Digital Health Acquisition preps listing
Charlie Martin
Charlie Martin chairs SPAC as First Digital Health Acquisition preps listing

Nashville HC venture veteran marshals team and money to sort hundreds of potential targets, against the clock.

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FINTOP Capital Fund III eyes $250MM, Joe Maxwell active on multi-fronts
Joe Maxwell
FINTOP Capital Fund III eyes $250MM, Joe Maxwell active on multi-fronts

Fund Close Updated: This fintech VC's execs are involved not only in deals, but in potentially industry-transforming efforts.

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One to Watch: DRS's Tim Estes retires, Smarsh brand prevails
Smarsh\'s Brian Cramer
One to Watch: DRS's Tim Estes retires, Smarsh brand prevails

Estes' departure from Smarsh's DRS unit signals break from DRS identity, and prologue to future.

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Pandemic tailwind? Lake Hop startup raises capital for boating marketplace
Pandemic tailwind? Lake Hop startup raises capital for boating marketplace

D.J. Boggs is an entrepreneur, a bass-man and determined to get you outdoors to 'Lake Like Locals'.

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Whitney unmasks Jumpstart Nova VC focused on Black-led HC companies
Founder Marcus Whitney
Whitney unmasks Jumpstart Nova VC focused on Black-led HC companies

[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.

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TN Sports-wagering startup WAGR's $12MM raise a launch harbinger?
TN Sports-wagering startup WAGR's $12MM raise a launch harbinger?

A legislative initiative may be paying-off in both tech-startup entrepreneurship and tax revenue.

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Socialmedia entrant PARLER raises $22MM + CloutHub too eyes Music City
NVL-based social media platform
Socialmedia entrant PARLER raises $22MM + CloutHub too eyes Music City

Nashville-based PARLER and peer platforms rev-up funding and stride line between discourse and mere cacophony.

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Entrepreneur Lappe ramps DirectOffer funding for real-estate tech startup
Founder-CEO Katie Lappe
Entrepreneur Lappe ramps DirectOffer funding for real-estate tech startup

This Left Coast-reared, Kentucky-vetted media entrepreneur moved to Nashville, where she's raising capital for a possible capstone venture.

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Ward: Graham Healthcare Capital investment firm grows Nashville presence
Jim Ward
Ward: Graham Healthcare Capital investment firm grows Nashville presence

With discipline and fresh capital, firm aims for control investments up to $30MM per firm in businesses that match its criteria.

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Gov. Lee samples major 2021 feats -- no entrepreneurial gains highlighted
Governor Bill Lee
Gov. Lee samples major 2021 feats -- no entrepreneurial gains highlighted

Commentary: Does list of TN gains in 2021 reflect actual lack of 'major' entrepreneurial achievements?

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Silicon Ranch reports $838MM capraise as investors double-down
SR CEO Reagan Farr
Silicon Ranch reports $838MM capraise as investors double-down

[Updated] Largest raise to-date follows project proliferation, Clearloop buy, Canadian market entry, continued support from global Shell.

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Harry Jacobson, Tony Harkin advance iCitizen civic-engagement platform
Harry R. Jacobson MD
Harry Jacobson, Tony Harkin advance iCitizen civic-engagement platform

Veteran investor, serial entrepreneur and data scientist advance civil engagement platform, mull capital raise.

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Venture Notes - Dec. 17, 2021
Clovers\' Jackie White
Venture Notes - Dec. 17, 2021

Funds, capital raises by Health Velocity, Brentwood Capital, Mountain Group, Caduceus, Clovers, UpperLine and more.

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Bryan Frist grows Yoshi portfolio, lauds TN edge ahead of Series C raise
CEO Bryan Frist MBA
Bryan Frist grows Yoshi portfolio, lauds TN edge ahead of Series C raise

B2B2C startup confirms convertible raise ahead of a Series C, expands services, values leverage of GM and other strategics.

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Chairman: Nashville Tech Council preps CEO search<br>as Brian Moyer eyes return to entrepreneurship
Exiting CEO Brian Moyer
Chairman: Nashville Tech Council preps CEO search
as Brian Moyer eyes return to entrepreneurship

NTC's crucial executive search cranks-up as Launch Tennessee's searches for its next CEO.

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MidTN Coalition may launch Lifeworks Accelerator and VC+AI+Data initiatives to deepen Greater Nashville life-sciences ecosystem
MidTN Coalition may launch Lifeworks Accelerator and VC+AI+Data initiatives to deepen Greater Nashville life-sciences ecosystem

[updated] Build Back Better funding via EDA for ventures, biomaking, cyber and more could lift Nashville region's lifesciences ecosystem.

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Venture Notes - December 2, 2021
Resolute\'s Bill Nutter
Venture Notes - December 2, 2021

Silicon Ranch, Claritas, Resolute, Innova and other PE/VC and corporate fundraising, plus news on two-dozen startups.

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

UPDATED Exclusive health-wellness venture roundup with 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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Updated: Frist Cressey Ventures ups to $300MM Fund III fundraising target
Co-founder Bill Frist MD
Updated: Frist Cressey Ventures ups to $300MM Fund III fundraising target

Updated 4/18/22: 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

UPDATED 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

[Updated] 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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