|Venture Notes - 27 July 2016|
Speakers ahead and a Nashville startup joins Louisville healthcare accelerator.
Staff updated 5:56pm
|Mike Muhney, Harry Jacobson team on VIPOrbit's $2.7MM capital raise|
Another rodeo: Partners target evolving team/interpersonal relationship- and project-management market.
|Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated|
[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.
|Dart Music pivots to deeper water as Dart Data, pursues $2MM Series A|
Native Nashville entrepreneur presses forward after classic rethink.
|mSIGNIA nears end of Series A raise, sees Nashville as its techdev center|
User-authentication startup pledges to grow Nashville headquarters.
|CEO: Healthcare Blocks raising capital, navigates Tech-Angel shortage|
Long-time Nashville resident Kelso rather not relocate, but needs Tech-savvy investors.
|Enterprise Wellness: Chattanooga's Spire Labs looks to accelerate|
VTC Chattanooga startup made very strategic pivot, and builds bizdev presence in Nashville.
|Music Startup resource? Insights into Music Consumers|
Music is awash in data, but this product of a partnership shows value-add potential.
|HouseLens in talks with strategics amid $2MM capraise|
Management hopes local money will help deeply root company long-term in Nashville.
|Venture Notes - 21 July 2016|
Resolute Capital's Fund IV, HCA CEO to speak, new LaunchTN SBIR-STTR writing grants and more.
|Steve Case: Nashville entrepreneurial scene can be 'better still'|
Racing toward the future, Nashville and TN innovators and businesses must be prepared.
|Venture Notes 14 July 2016|
[updated] A baker's dozen oughta-reads on startups and capital from around the state.
Milt Capps updated 18 July 2016 1403
|UMemphis FedEx Institute of Technology aims to be catalyst for Memphis, Tennessee innovation|
VTC A fresh assay has led to new focus and renewed vision for regional service and leadership.
|Idea: Curt Hahn presses case for Nashville Film & TV Investment Fund|
That old chestnut, Film-TV industry production incentives, gets a fresh take.
|TwelveStone Health Partners to create techco,|
raise venture capital, add JVs and M&A deals
After sales of specialty pharmacy and other assets to Fred's, Shane Reeves has 100% control.
|VC moves Directed Sensing startup from Knoxville to Austin|
VTC ORNL-UT-linked Peter Fuhr is now advisor to the startup he founded.
|Exec: With $22MM in, Chattanooga's Bellhops likely to raise more capital|
VTC In prospect: Deeper market penetration and more capital somewhere over the horizon.
|Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem|
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
|Visit our sister site: Venture Tennessee Connections|
We're ramping-up statewide coverage. While we cross-post some items, you can see it all, by clicking the headline.
|Vendor Registry soon to wrap Seed raise and assess way forward|
VTC Long-term capital strategy and exit options await gaining further traction.
|VentureNotes June 29, 2016|
Updates on InCrowd Capital, VRTIFY, Arkis, Addiction Campuses
|Ripple Music emerging from stealth, into Series A raise for VideoBomb app|
[Updated] Chad Marcum begins to reveal details of his team, model, strategy and roll-out plans.
|iCitizen eyes $5MM-$10MM Series A, cites increased traction|
Founded in 2012, startup upgrades its website, apps and adds team members.
|Oasis Venture's PitchDay is June 30 in Nashville|
Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.
|Musictech: Jammber, LANDR could raise capital in Music City|
Nashville gradually moving toward becoming true Music innovation-investment nexus?
|Proximity Aware chooses Nashville, sets Seed raise for its Menud platform|
Departing tech-centric Bay Area, co-founder cites Nashville's numerous advantages.
|Healthtech veteran sees blockchain technology upside for Nashville, industry|
John Bass, CEO of HCA's InVivoLink, has joined the Blockchain expedition.
|Village Capital-Kresge healthcare startup initiative|
anchored in Nashville, San Francisco, Philadelphia
A cohort of healthcare startups will visit each city and ultimately peer-rate investment winners.
|Update: Brody-Waite named CEO of Nashville Entrepreneur Center|
[updated] Former InQuicker CEO sees traditional '100-day' assessment.
Milt Capps updated 5:11pm
|Bunker Labs Nashville startups on firing line in June 28 event|
[updated] Local Bunker Labs crew is gaining momentum, enjoying network effect.
Milt Capps Updated June 24, 2016 2:20pm
|Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital|
Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.
|Venture Notes, 17 June 2016|
[updated] Nashville entrepreneurship 2.0? Capraises, possible startup trouble, Krajicek venture tips and more.
Milt Capps updated 18 June 2016 1110
|Prominently backed YouScience startup sets $2.5MM capital raise|
YouScience learned a lot in the early going, now aspires to gain traction in Enterprise.
|Nanomechanics gets investor-bidder approaches, eyes valuation and growth|
VTC While organic growth is aggressively pursued, this early-stage company is open to strategic/PE talks
|Startup capital raises reported for HoneyCo indie-living + Ampersand Health|
While talk of industry consolidation and impediments continues, entrepreneurs keep innovating.
|Post-36|86: VC Mitchell seeks dealflow, Nashville affiliate candidates|
Question mark hangs over Nashville's shot at being a Consumer startup breeder.
|EC seeks Entrepreneur in Residence, add advisors for Project Healthcare|
[Updated] The EC also seeks an Entrepreneur in Residence for the PH initiative.
adapted from submitted release updated 14 June 2016
|CEO search seeks Huddleston successor at Nashville Technology Council|
[Updated with recruiter] The nonprofit announced Huddleston's September departure this morning.
Milt Capps updated 1:16pm
|Winners announced from Statewide University Pitch Competition|
[Updated] Effort intended to engage student-led startup teams statewide.
|U-Pitch: Blaque Reily's Portmanteau Jewelry startup is building in layers|
'Hippie from Alaska' charts her own path in Nashville's expanding fashion sector.
|Knoxville Entrepreneur Center's CodeWorks startup concepts noted|
VTC First cohort information out of Knoxville CodeWorks.
|AeroWALL Dynamics: NVille startup to leverage TN's transportation sector|
Healthcare veteran finding more 'fun' in Transportation startup.
|AegleGear healthcare apparel startup nears launch in Chattanooga|
VTC Germ-fighting fabric ready for market in September.
|Startup retention: Will edtech entrant Coursicle be a Tennessee keeper?|
VTC We've proven we can attract cool companies. How do get them to stay?
|June 14, Oct. 3 events target Blockchain adoption|
in Healthcare, Supply Chain, Financial Services
Updated - Nashville's BTCMedia is examining Blockchain in Nashville and St. Louis.
Staff updated 28 June 2016
|Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership|
VTC A new Music accelerator program in Memphis has awarded its first money.
|HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare|
100s of apps reviewed for coveted spots in 2 programs - with app window open on another June 1.
|36|86 startups: BrewFund ready to blow the head off craft beer market|
Johnson City duo is way down the road with their techdev, ahead of investor pitch.
|SCHERMERLAND: 36:86 Speakers, celebration draw entrepreneurs, investors|
LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.
|20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference|
LTN aims to draw 900, including perhaps 100 investors to its 4th annual conclave in Nashville.
|NEA partner eyes 'huge opportunity' for Nashville healthcare technologists|
Sandbox, Brentwood Capital, Citigroup, NEA, EDG Partners execs share views.
|Overdog sale was assets deal; buyer Odd Networks mulls capraise|
New York-based principals shed a bit more light on the deal and its origins.
|AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies|
VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.
|Venture Notes - May 11, 2016|
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Milt Capps Dart Music item updated 26 July, 2016
|President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee|
Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.
|Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirms|
connections of Devices, IT/Data, Services
Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.
Milt Capps Updated 16 May 2016 11:51am
|Healthtech: Spera Health F&F raise likely prelude to true Seed round|
Behavioral Health, particularly addiction treatment, is the launchpad.
|TeleMed: WeCounsel Solutions completes $3.5MM Series A capital raise|
VTC Founder and investors express strong confidence in market headway.
|2016 Memphis Accelerator Portfolios announced|
VTC Teams arriving for array of Memphis accelerators.
Adapted from submitted release
|Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors|
Stepped-up focus, funding and Diversity-focused Enterpreneur in Residence in place paying off.
|CEO: Nashville workable for Fintech startups eyeing community banks|
Nashville investor Crom Carmichael is in his second Krajicek-led venture.
|OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent|
[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.
Milt Capps 3:38pm 9 May 2016
|Reporter's Notebook: Healthcare M&A Conference in Nashville, June 16-17|
VNC Discount: Healthcare consolidation is robust and the landscape rapidly shifting.
Milt Capps Updated 3 May 2016
|Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations|
Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.
|Their Take on Capital: Grant Jackson, Council Capital managing partner|
Managing General Partners gives fresh view of region's Healthcare sector.
|Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville|
American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.
Milt Capps updated 5:48pm
|Deadline May 15 for startups seeking Knoxville's|
Scripps Networks Interactive investment
VTC Whether you're a Coder or you've had a brainstorm about better living, check it out.
|Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform|
Continuing-education content monetization is the mission for this startup.
|Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs|
Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.
|Grajewski: VU Innovation Center likely to seal some partnerships by August|
Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.
|VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security|
Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.
|Spotlight: Nashville's WPC's Taproot a finalist for SIIA Codie healthIT award|
SIIA led by board of execs from within Thomson Reuters, Google, Adobe and others.
|Denenberg departs LaunchTN, state mentor networks for new industries set|
Search for entrepreneurship lead begins soon, lead for Ag network is set.
|EPIcenter: Entrepreneurial 7.0 Quake in Memphis as accelerators erupt|
VTC Student-driven and Music-tied accelerators offerings are new in Memphis.
|Urgent Team may turn to large PE house if $100MM M&A target looms|
Chairman/CEO says company can be in Top 10 ranks nationally by EOY16.
|Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator|
Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.
|Venture Notes - 12 April 2016|
This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.
|HealthIT: Both hard realities and major opportunities are C4MI targets|
Center for Medical Interoperability begins ramping-up its architectural and assessment work.
|Publishing startup Leafless pivots, plots course to profits + 1440 Demo Day|
Three-year-old company sees mainstream publishing industry with fresh eyes.
|CEO: Despite Ukraine-Nashville shuttle, Music City best for Concert.Expert|
Co-founder happy to be in Nashville, with access to Indie performers and Project Music.
|EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day|
Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.
|Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down|
to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties
President and COO Sam Lingo will also be Acting CEO.
Adapted from submitted press release
|Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening|
Entrepreneur says youth need to develop 'hunger' to accomplish goals.
|Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B|
About 16 years into his mission, CEO Renkis gears for Internet of Things video leadership.
|Venture money: 'Access to capital' to be sole focus of Tech2020 successor|
VTC Grady Vanderhoofven is likely to lead the repurposed nonprofit and some allies.
|Gem founder ranks NVille Healthcare sector as a key Blockchain market|
CEO Winkelspecht is working with HC customers on proof of concept technologies.
|BeachyApp: Nashville's Beach Chairs pursues $2MM Angel raise|
Entrepreneurs have their eyes on the prize, and future investment in other startups.
|New Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software|
VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.
|Stony Creek Colors eyes $8.6MM capital raises now thru 2018|
Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.
|Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table|
VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.
|Venture Notes - March 17, 2016|
Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.
|Venture Notes - March 14, 2016|
Pendleton Square, NextDocVisit, VU commercialization.
|Update: Launch Tennessee presses forward on Commercialization|
Some new public-private stratagems for commercialization may emerge this spring and summer.
|Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence |
[Updated] In alliance with Code2040, Kauffman Foundation and others, the EC pushes forward.
Milt Capps Update issued March 12, 2016
|LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition|
[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.
Submitted, updated 18 March 16
|Baker Donelson programs advance Atlanta Cybersec accelerator + HealthIT|
[Updated] Deadline for SE Regional Capital Connections event is April 29.
Milt Capps Updated 25 May 2016
|$20MM in techdev lets startup VortexT Analytics deliver Big-Data insights|
VTC P2S-Covenant JV tackles Big Data analytics for array of verticals.
|Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service|
A fourth cohort of startups is likely to be invited to Knoxville, but timeline TBD.
|Carmichael-backed Tandum LLC's extended Seed round approaches $2MM|
Co-CEO's cautiously share dream of leadership in crowded event ticketing space.
|Venture Notes - March 7, 2016|
[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.
Milt Capps Updated 10 March 2016
|Medical Decisions LLC plans $2MM-plus Series A for EvidenceCare platform|
Spying opportunity to speed adoption of evidence-based medicine, startup asserts itself.
|Dose Healthcare eyes Series A raise, serves consumers at home or work|
Cole Hawkins, Jade Preis aim to expand from Mid-TN through Southeast
|Venture Notes - March 1, 2016|
VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.
|IQuity Labs' VU license + Eurofins partnership could lead to global market|
Team says rapid Angel-investor enlistment is one reason this is a 'W' for region's LifeSciences
|Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives|
[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.
Milt Capps updated 28 February 2016
|The Company Lab to accelerate dozens of startups each year|
VTC Chattanooga nonprofit behind GigTank365 and CoLab Accelerator pushes ahead.
|FCA Venture Partners said to co-manage Dioko fund, files for $75M Fund VI|
[Updated] Clayton Associates affiliate obviously pushing on more than one front.
Milt Capps UPDATED March 15, 2016 11:23 a.m.
|CEO: Cicayda LLC extends Series B for growth, receives suitors|
Four-year-old Cicayda preps for growth and explores M&A possibilities.
|LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies|
As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.
|Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask|
[updated] Treading carefully to 'get program right', industry aims for step-by-step progress.
By Milt Capps updated with ECD comments 4pm 17 February 2016
|Martin Ventures' bet on Carena telemed a signal for Nashville HealthIT?|
Frank Coliano shares the view from one of Nashville's most interesting vantage-points.
|Venture Notes - February 8, 2016|
[updated] Raises by SertintyONE, Lincor, MedPass and others updated here.
Milt Capps updated 3 May 2016
|Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise|
Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.
|Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar|
The local shortage of computer science, other engineering talent oft-cited, while recruiters swarm.
Milt Capps last edited 6:23pm Feb. 5, 2016
|Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital|
Entrepreneur says he knows his limits, wants assistive-device mission to succeed.
|Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016|
Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.
|Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski|
[updated] North Carolina-based entrepreneur and scholar begins work April 1.
Milt Capps Updated 17 March 2016
|LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges|
With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more
Milt Capps edit 8:25am 26 Jan. 2016
|Monsor: Statewide Mentor Net has traction with early-stage companies|
LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.
|CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity|
[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.
Milt Capps updated Jan. 24, 2016 5:10pm
|Nashville EC's BunkerLabs, Veteran Entrepreneur Society gather Jan. 21|
[updated] Current and former military personnel are invited to form-up Thursday at the EC.
Milt Capps updated 25 February 2016
|Haslam Admin asks GenAssembly for Angel Tax Credit to mobilize early-stage investors and energize Tennessee 'Angel ecosystem'|
[updated] ECD Commissioner Randy Boyd expresses strong support for bill enrolled this week.
Milt Capps updated 14 April 2016 0721
|Memphis Money: Sage Advantage Fund created by advisory firm's founders|
VTC Memphis-centric founders to provide savvy and capital to proven early-stage companies.
|March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville|
Complimentary and paid registrations for this unprecedented event are being taken now.
|Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund|
Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.
|Clayton's FCA Venture Partners leads One Medical Passport Series A raise|
[Updated] Healthcare-centric VC makes growth investment in Connecticut healthIT entrant.
Milt Capps updated 7 March 16 1024
|VC's Lucro Marketplace for Healthcare solutions seeks array of partners|
[updated] Startup greenlighted with patient capital, golden Roladexes.
Milt Capps Updated 3 March 2016 12:15pm
|Claritas Capital-backed PGT entrant Genomind pursues $13MM capraise|
[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.
Milt Capps Updated 20 April 2016
|Escape velocity for Watershed LRS spin-out calls for $3MM-$5MM capraise|
[updated] Local bootstrapped startup is on high-growth trajectory.
Milt Capps updated June 16, 2016 0718
|Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,|
may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO
[Update] In 3rd outing, CEO focuses on technology for enterprises that 'don't go out of business'.
Milt Capps UPDATED 19 April 2016 3:52m
|Amplion Clinical Comms builds value before considering capital or exit|
[Updated] David Condra and investors bide their time, to catch the wave they see building.
Milt Capps Updated 12 April 2016 12:28p
|X Factor: NextGxDx eyes fresh capital raise, dismisses exit notion|
[updated New CEO named] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.
Milt Capps Updated 5 Oct. 2015
|CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months |
[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville
Milt Capps Updated April 27, 2016
|HealthIT: Scale-focused RoundingWell in Super-Angel raise, may double staff|
[updated] Smithwick says early market penetration signals 'time to step on the gas'.
Milt Capps updated 29 June 2016
|Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round|
[updated] Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.
Milt Capps updated 30 March 2016 0727
|FinTech: Capital Confirmation eyes $20MM revenue, broadens global stride|
[updated] Chris Schellhorn and Brian Fox have roadmapped their way globally, like FinTech focus.
Milt Capps Updated May 10, 2016
|Council Capital launches Fund III with $125MM target, exits Ingenious Med|
[Updated] Private equity firm with $200MM capital managed, seeks to increase its opportunities
Milt Capps Updated 12 April 2016
|VU prof's Maize Analytics targets health-info breaches, mulls capital raise|
[updated] Protecting personal health information resident in electronic medical records is startup's timely focus.
Milt Capps Updated 13 April 2016 1217
|High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,|
Comicbook.com mull growth strategies
[updated] CBS Sports Digital buys 24/7 Sports, led by Shannon Terry.
Milt Capps updated 8:05pm Dec. 16, 2015
|Video Venture -- Nashville's HouseLens positions for Series A raise|
[Update] Corporate IT technologist now CEO ultimately had to follow his passion for this startup
By Milt Capps updated 18 Feb. 2016
|Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund LP pursues $200MM raise|
Updated: Rock Morphis and David McClellan are adding tons of dry powder to their healthcare venture arsenal.
VNC Staff Updated 2 May 2016
|Founder of local $95MM Hope Investments fund|
aims to support Just Hope global relief work
[updated] A former Franklin corporate executive hopes to turn her investment-management savvy into a boon for the impoverished
By Milt Capps Updated June 1, 2016 7:45am
|Medaxion goes mobile to capture medical charges|
[updated] HealthStream co-founder's latest technology play aims to awaken sleeping value in medical niche
By Milt Capps Updated 25 July 2016
|Rash hospital startup draws Warburg Pincus investment|
[Updated] In the best Nashville tradition, a veteran healthcare entrepreneur takes another dip in the nation's hospital gene pool
By Milt Capps Updated 22 March 2016 9:25a
|Latest Venture Nashville news|
To see all Venture Nashville news in reverse-chronological order, just click the headline.
|Nashville loses Veran Medical Technologies|
[Updated] Results-oriented Nashville entrepreneur in hot medical-devices sector accepts VC investment, relocates firm. Should Nashville focus on more familiar sectors and 'focus on its knitting'?
Milt Capps updated May 25, 2016 10:25am