ECD Chief Bob Rolfe
[Updated 14 Feb 2020] ECD Chief Rolfe updates Caucus, advises all hands on deck about competition, ultimate project cost.
Even in this small sample of our budding entrepreneurs, there's amazing diversity of thought, target and personality.
Brian Fox, CPA, CGMA
Post-sale, Nashville native leads growth push, tracks M&A targets, and grows his Angel/LP investment portfolio.
MP Tyler Evans
In what could become $100MM fund, crypto exec aim to connect digital-asset investors with trading opportunities.
CEO David Stange
Mergers and acquisitions requirements likely to factor into decision on another raise by autumn 2020.
CEO Margaret Dolan
LTN board and leadership top for empowering ecosystem from post within the partner ranks.
Could lessons learned translate into new push for the innovation economy?
Nashvillian in ABLE Channel debut, Bill Butler's new biz, Castillo in hunt for startup award, fund update and more.
Knox entrepreneur has amassed knowledge and team bent on advancing mental health, motivation, goal achievement and social good.
New technology enables most website owners to get a piece of action in ticket-marketing arena.
13 new capital moves by Pharos, Relode, Blueprint, Curex, Claritas, and more.
Founders had questions about Nashville as a market priority, but were quickly won over.
COO Van Tucker, MBA
CEO Margaret Dolan has gained an exec who apparently knows a valuable badass when she sees one.
CEO Colleen G. Hoke
Colleen Hoke, Don Lazas are fresh off Frist-backed Series A, now at 12 centers and running.
William H. \'Bill\' Frist M.D.
[updated] Frist discloses details about what's under the hood of the healthtech startup now in stealth mode.
Sarah Fisher Gardial PhD
Both Venture + Corporate entrepreneurship embraced, because not everyone's cut-out for doing startups from scratch.
Founder-CEO Shani Dowell
Black female CEO shares 'what it takes' and underscores listening and learning, no matter what.
CEO Timothy Darrah will present his company to the Vanderbilt Ventures Group this month.
[Updated] EDA has $33MM pot, says previous grant wins no reason to withhold well defined, competitive ideas.
Jill Van Beke
[Updated] No successor currently being recruited for the role, the fourth mid-level post vacated in the past year.
[updated] Nashvillians' latest efforts could generate $80MM or more for OZ plays for growth, socioeconomic impact.
[Updated] Entrepreneurial, startup and capital events and activities around Tennessee.
New cohort includes software, hospitality, fitness, beauty-style, wellness - and, yes, coffee and more.
WINNERS out! 42 entrants vied to win top honors in 14 categories.
Daniel Diermeier PhD
143-year-old institution draws broad-spectrum academic and polyglot Berliner as its next leader.
CEO Halle Hayes
VC led signal raise, now founders map a Seed-plus + Series A to take turnover solution to market.
Rabbit\'s Carrott power bricks
Young serial entrepreneur seems clear-eyed about business link between cash and destiny.
Launch Tennessee builds the profile of its Innovation Capital Continuum.
[Updated) There's sharpened focus on capital, as well as on entrepreneurial infrastructure and regional strategy.
Chairman Ted Townsend
A rigorous study of TN lifesciences is afoot and advocates are clearly positioning to push for public and private support.
Founder-CEO Sashank Purighalla
Tech veteran preps for ramping-up sales, scouts for talent in Nashville and beyond.
Digital Reasoning exec felt called to pursue ML venture, extols Nashville and its STEM-oriented youth.
Nashville entrant aims to connect accredited investors with institutional-caliber deals, at attractive minimums.
Gibran Ameer PharmD
A new healthtech spinout, capraises, M&A, people moves, advisors, key events and a couple dozen more nuggets.
Launch Tennessee, Electro-Active, Dynamo, CET, EPIcenter, and more updated in today's roundup.
CEO Michael Berman JD
[updated] Nashville has proven a 'phenomenal', 'fabulous' place for VC-backed fintech-regtech co's launch.
CEO Will Norton JD
Conversations continue as startup mulls investment terms, milestones, and preps for hiring and dev.
[Updated 25 Nov 2020] Healthcare specialists file on Fund IV companion.
Founder-CEO Al Ganier
CEO Al Ganier says startup exhaustively considered market priority, and might later address opioid users' risk of pregnancy.
Realities of youth services and the breeding of entrepreneurs bring abrupt changes in local programs.
Eberhardt & Bell press forward with tech solution developed in Nashville for global market.
CEO Carson Ward
CEO says social-media spend for student assignments, tests, grades users prompts accelerating employer recruitment support.
Meetups blend LaunchTN mission, Kauffman funding, Engine advocate, constituents getting to know legislators.
Virtual Entrepreneurship Program
Startup and growth-oriented entrepreneurship program taking 2020 applications now, through Dec. 15, 2019.
CEO-designate Jane Allen Esq.
New CEO will rely on a lawyerly eye and entrepreneurial chops as she begins fresh assessment of the EC.
Lackey's latest, Music tech, OZ players, VU Ventures Group, LaunchTN, DRS CMO, Jumpstart Foundry and more.
VCs team with TennesSeed Funders to create momentum to feed flywheel effect in TN economy.
CEO Tammy Hawes
With Salesforce Ventures as a shareholder, longtime healthtechie sees running room in cloud-apps sector.
CEO Lee Jestings confirms appointment and continued focus on capital-raising, advisor-selection planning.
Signs of the season? SEC filings pop up in Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga.
[updated] 12 years into the mission, six years after leaving AOL, team has been prepping its next move for months.
Founder-CEO Daniel Stein MD
[Updated] VNC seeks comment from team, meanwhile research suggests interesting ecosystem forming around company.
The five-year-old company has already secured $70MM capital and is at 400 employees.
Chairman, CEO Bill Horne
Four years after VC/PE control investment, legal-spend management company has a number of options.
Honoree Dolly Parton
[Updated] Here is the fullest rundown you'll find on Awards entrants, judges and related matters ahead of this November event.
Sphere eyes multiple payments/security markets -- and its interest in Healthcare has grown.
Scott Ewing offers founders or enterprise owners his 'telltales' for both investors and entrepreneurs.
Film-maker Jenn Chandler
32 actionable and/or useful news, people and background bulletins focused on Tennessee entrepreneurship and capital.
Early voting begins Aug. 23, ahead of the Sept. 12, 2019 Runoff General Election.
CEO Aaron Salow
Startup has raised more than $17MM and has entered Canada, UK markets.
James \'Jamie\' Dimon
Military veteran entrepreneurs, speakers and invited public join financial services leader, Aug. 8.
True Wealth\'s Kerry Rupp
[updated] Straight-talking commercialization and capital advisors from Austin, Nashville and Lexington converge, Aug. 29.
OppZone platform in works, Legility M&A, SEC filings, Veteran Ventures, H2O and Lirio raises and more.
Opportunity arose for 'pre-Portfolio" sidecar pilot, bringing total to 26 startups enlisted this cycle.
Fund exec sees little to envy in Silicon Valley models, says bringing youthful talent into Nashville has been a boon.
The latest generation of ventures spawned from TN campuses suggests competition must've been intense.
[updated] Accelerator is backed by KY economic development, holds startups from KY, NY, IL, TX, Calif.
EC Search Chair Beth Chase
VNC asked EC Chair Emeritus and Search Committee chair to share an update on the search process.
Nashville EC says Portfolio companies are more advanced, separate pilot will help newer startups.
$3MM+ will go to new capital formation, entrepreneurship, mentoring and related initiatives. 3 winners in the state. 6 teams submitted compelling ideas.
Vreeland completes 9th transaction. Growth Fund I has dry powder, and Fund II is a target for 2020.
Event could top last year's 1,200 registrants, including 100 or more presenters, hundreds of serial entrepreneurs and investors.
Josh Rosenblatt JD
Nashville attorneys still homesteading here, joins virtual-first techco with apparent major VC backing.
Tennessee Tech alumna and entrepreneurship intern gets the job.
CEO Kelly Tiller
Funding fuels manufacturing and market priorities, but team is alert for other 'sustainable' opportunities.