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Startup retention: Will edtech entrant Coursicle be a Tennessee keeper? | accelerators, edtech, education, EPIcenter, Jeff Aida, Jeff Puccio, Joe Puccio, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Medaxion, Phil Puccio, postsecondary, software, students, Tara Aida, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Upstart
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?


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June 14, Sept. 7 events target Blockchain adoptionin Healthcare, Supply Chain, Financial Services | SixThirty, fintech, BTCMedia, logistics,supply chain, blockchain, distributed ledger, healthcare, health, trade networks, financial services, data, big data, John Riggins,
June 14, Sept. 7 events target Blockchain adoption
in Healthcare, Supply Chain, Financial Services

Headsup - Nashville's BTCMedia is examining Blockchain in Nashville and St. Louis.


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Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership | accelerators, Consortium MMT, David Porter, Eric Mathews, Gebre Waddell, George Monger, music, Soundways, Start MMT, StartCo, startups
Soundways 1st Music startup funded via Consortium/StartCo partnership

VTC A new Music accelerator program in Memphis has awarded its first money.


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Visit our sister site: Venture Tennessee Connections | VTC, Venture Tennessee Connections
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.


HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare | Jumpstart Foundry, Health:Further, Google for Entrepreneurs, GfE, HealthTech, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Vic Gatto, Project Healthcare, accelerators, reverse pitches, Health Further, Adrastia Biotechnology, Care Advisor, Carely, Homeward Healthcare, Huli, LineGard Med, TickerFit, Scriptdrop, affirmhealth, AkibaH, Amblyotech, BeckonCall, BreatheAware, Calibrater Health, CaredFor, Cognuse, Dose Healthcare, FitBliss, GreenLight Medical, Healthy Bytes, Nicotrax, Punctil, Recoup Fitness, ScriptDrop, Sightbox,
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.


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36|86 startups: BrewFund ready to blow the head off craft beer market | BrewFund, David Nelson, Launch Tennessee, 3686, LaunchTN, Travis Rother, Beer2Buds, BuddyDrinks, startups, Seed capital, pitch days, entrepreneurs,
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.


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SCHERMERLAND: 36:86 Speakers, celebration draw entrepreneurs, investors | 3686, Southland, LaunchTN, Launch Tennessee, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, entrepreneurs, startups, investors, capital, Google Ventures, Google Capital, Village Capital, Cultivation Capital, Joe Maxwell, Jim McKelvey, Square, BrewFund, Alphabet, Pindrop security, Tyson Clark, Vijay Balasubramaniyan,
SCHERMERLAND: 36:86 Speakers, celebration draw entrepreneurs, investors

LaunchTN has upped the ante, producing a cohesive package of certain fun and likely wisdom.


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20 Days: Launch Tennessee bets heavily on impact of 36|86 conference | Bill Hagerty, Randy Boyd, Charlie Brock, TTDC, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Gov. Bill Haslam, Brad Smith, Southland, Pandoland, 1871, accelerators, Courtney Corlew, Pando Media, Pandoland, economic development, technology, startups, investors, 3686,
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.


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NEA partner eyes 'huge opportunity' for Nashville healthcare technologists | Sandbox Industries, NEA, New Enterprise Associates, Tom Wylly, Brentwood Capital Advisors, EDG Partners, Steve Eaton, Toby King, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Anna Haghgooie, outpatient, hospitals, Nashville Health Care Council, Tom Wylly, Elements Behavioral Health, The Ranch, Nashville Capital Network, Bright Health, Change Healthcare, Emdeon, Ron Ilesco, MedCare Investment Funds, Sano, PointRight, MMIS, MedSpend, palliative care, Pharmacy, drug interactions, politics, government, insurance, mergers, consolidation, valuations, debt, leverage,
NEA partner eyes 'huge opportunity' for Nashville healthcare technologists

Sandbox, Brentwood Capital, Citigroup, NEA, EDG Partners execs share views.


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Overdog sale was assets deal; buyer Odd Networks mulls capraise | Hunter Hillenmeyer, Steve Berneman, Overdog, Odd Networks, MadGlory, interactive gaming, Xbox1, Microsoft, Kris Walker, Brian Corrigan, Mitch Patterson, Jon Keller, Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University, software development,
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.


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AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies | AgLaunch, Agriculture Innovation Development Group, AgStarters, AgTech Accelerator, AIDG, Archer Malmo, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, Carol Reed, economic development, Gov. Bill Haslam, Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce, Innova Memphis, Jai Templeton, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, NextFarm, Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center, NTEC, Peter Nelson, precision agriculture, Research Triangle Park, state government, Steve Bares, Stony Creek Colors, Tennessee Department of Agriculture, Tennessee Economic and Community Development, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, The Yield Lab, THRIVE, TTDC, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Village Capital
AgLaunch accelerator launches, powered by Memphis Bioworks, TNDA allies

VTC Innovation seeds begin sprouting, as first startups recruited.


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Notable: Project Music + Music Biz team for tonight's Startup Showcase II | Music Business Association, MusicBiz, Country Music Hall of Fame, Project Music, Launch Tennessee, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,
Notable: Project Music + Music Biz team for tonight's Startup Showcase II

IF the first year was great, Year 2 of Project Music is surely greater.


Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated | 3686, Girls Preparatory School, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, events, General Assembly, SEC, crowdfunding, Nashville Health Care Council, Mad Bad Dangerous, Invest Midwest, Tin Pan South, CMA Music Festival, LifeScienceTN, Life Science Tennessee, Global Corporate Venture Summit, Music Business Association, SEMDA, Southeastern Medical Device Association, music, CES, Consumer Technology Association, communications, Association for Corporate Growth, ACG, Riverbend Festival, SXSW Interactive, National Hockey League, NHL, Music, entertainment, Hannah Chung, Design for America, Sproutel, STEM, women, education, Craft Content, SIIA, Software and Information Industries Association, NAM, National Association of Music Merchants, Capital, 48 hour launch, HACK MT, Project Music, ScaleUp Nashville, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, WiTT, Women in Technology of Tennessee, Connie McGee, Sergey Kislyak, Russia, Tennessee Science Bowl, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, ORAU, Tennessee Valley Corridor, Andersen Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Boyd Venture Challenge, GigTank, 24Hour Generator, girls, rural, Agriculture, state government, federal government, economic development, Jumpstart Foundry, Health Further, telehealth, Bunker Labs, The TENN, STEM, education, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, Vanderbilt University, TechFest Louisville, Optimal Aging, STEM, Destination Imagination, Startup Week Chattanooga, SEMDA, Center for Medical Interoperability, Nashville Health Care Council, Blackstone Group, Robert Galvin, Bill Frist, Nashville Technology Council, Megan Barry, HiMSS, Healthcare Information Management Systems Society, drones, UAV, FedEx Institute, University of Memphis, CodeStock, BSidesKnoxville, Nashville Technology Council, Courtney Ross, Bryan Huddleston, VINES, 48hr Launch, Vanderbilt Innovation and Entrepreneurship Society, Tennessee Venture Challenge, ZeroTo510, SeedHatchery, Upstart, SkyHigh, StartCo, logistics, TEDx, TEDXnashville, Nashville Technology Council, Analytics, drones, UAV, Health Further, Jumpstart Foundry, Dynamo Accelerator, Logistics, software, HiMSS, Mayor Megan Barry, government,NASBA, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, ISSA, Information Systems Security Association, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, VUSE, Innov865, SixThirty, blockchain, distributed ledger, BTCMedia, Mind2Marketplace, virtual reality, broadband, National Small Business Week, Music City Bowl, Bunker Labs, ACG, Association for Corporate Growth, transportation, logistics, SPARK, ORNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UTRF, University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Nashville Capital Network, Owen Graduate School of Management, Steve Case, John Ingram, Ingram Content Group, Clayton Associates, Stuart McWhorter, AgLaunch,
Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated

[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.


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Venture Notes - May 11, 2016 | Launch Tennessee, Steve Case, John Ingram, DATAflyte, Martin Ventures, C4MI, Center for Medical Interoperability, Jeff Balser, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, pharmaceuticals, interoperability, Jim Biggs, Randy Boyd, Charlie Brock, Jack Dischner, EMPATH, HCA, Betty Gearhart, Chattanooga Whiskey, Tim Piersant, Tennessee Stillhouse Holdings, Graph Story, Cabsolutely, Hall Strategies, TAMA, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association, Ashley Frye, Abby Trotter, Joe Hall,  Google, Google for Entrepreneurs, Adrastia Biotechnology, Linegard Med, Tickerfit, Care Advisor, Huli, Homeward Healthcare, Carely, ScriptDrop, Project Music, Kerry McDermott, Travis Broome, Ingram Content Group, Clayton Associates, Miller Welborn, Scott Probasco, Andrew Kean, Alexis Bogo,
Venture Notes - May 11, 2016

Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.


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President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee | Launch Tennessee, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Charlie Brock, Randy Boyd, economic development, LaunchTN, manufacturing, engineering, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Innovation Center, Louisiana State University, Lee Jestings, government, SBIR, tax credits, SRAM Dynamics, Holekamp Capital, Enron Energy Services, Manufacturing, prototyping, testing, bioenergy, energy, engines, pumps, compressors, drives, technology, machining, Nashville Capital Network, Angel investors, Dale Allen, Adams and Reese, Reed Public Relations, JLB Works, Ryan Gillan, Clayton Howarth and Cannon, patents, intellectual property, IP, University of Arizona, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley,
President of S-RAM Dynamics sees near-term opportunity in Tennessee

Tech-dev exec, active Angel with Bioenergy interests surveys the region.


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Message at Samford bears McWhorter legacy and son's challenge to serve | Clayton McWhorter, Stuart McWhorter, Samford University, Clayton Associates, HCA, HealthTrust, PharmMD, McWhorter School of Pharmacy,
Message at Samford bears McWhorter legacy and son's challenge to serve

Stuart McWhorter: Community service a kind of moral obligation


Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirmsconnections of Devices, IT/Data, Services | Jim Stefansic, Jason Rupp, SEMDA, Southeastern Medical Devices Association, AdvaMed, Baker Hostetler, Bauerfeind, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Boston Scientific, Carestream Health, Center for Medical Interoperability, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Duke University, Georgia Tech, Global Center for Medical Innovation, Hangenics, HCA, Health Here, IBHC Advisors, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, NextGxDx, Numerof, OrthoWorx, Philips Healthcare, Sarnova, Secure BioMed Evaluations, SI Bone, SweetBio, T3 Labs, TriStar Technology Ventures, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Wright Medical, Waller Lansden, Adhesys Medical, Amend Surgical, Arcato Laboratories, Cardiac Profiles, Evoke Medical, Faros Healthcare, General Graphene, Innara Health, Intent Solutions, Nfant Labs, Promeditec, Sanguina, Strataca Systems, Surgitrac, SweetBio, Butler Snow, Baker Hostetler, Johnson and Johnson, Glenveigh Medical, Solas Bioventures, 2nd Generation Capital, Bio/Med Investor Network, Harbert Venture Partners, Hatteras Venture Partners, HealthQuest Capital, Innova Memphis, Mountain Group Partners, NueCura, River Cities Capital Funds, Sante Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Solas BioVentures, TriStar Technology Ventures, Valor Ventures, King and Spalding, Tao Life Sciences, Prism Technologies, DigitalVision Systems, Innovasan OBMedical, PreTel, Pristine Surgical, uLiV,
Healthcare: SEMDA Nashville event affirms
connections of Devices, IT/Data, Services

Fresh-faced startups, veterans of industry convene in Music City May 18-19.


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Vanderbilt University welcomes 2nd looks at its older patented technologies | Alan Bentley, Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, CTTC, Vanderbilt University, Peter Rousos, intellectual property, patents, patent trolls, science, research, postsecondary education,
Vanderbilt University welcomes 2nd looks at its older patented technologies

Aging patented technologies might have fresh potential.


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Healthtech: Spera Health F&F raise likely prelude to true Seed round | addiction, healthcare, behavioral healthcare, Spera Health, recovery, treatment, James Crater, Chase Merlin, Bill Brennan, Gerry Andrady, Medalogix, Gary Kimball, Vanderbilt University, Healthcare Blocks, Kris Kelso, Ryan Macy, Satchel Health, Melinda Raymond, Healthways, Stayko Staykov, VentureGrove, Joe Souter, Allen Hickey, OptioLabs, Allied Minds,
Healthtech: Spera Health F&F raise likely prelude to true Seed round

Behavioral Health, particularly addiction treatment, is the launchpad.


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TeleMed: WeCounsel Solutions completes $3.5MM Series A capital raise |  behavioral health, capital, CloudVisit, CVH Holdings, eVisit, Harrison Tyner, healthcare, John Randazzo, Longmeadow Capital Partners, Mozilla, Point Judith Capital, Ron Ilesco, Seed capital, Series A, SnapMD, Telemedicine, TheraLink, TruLogic Technology Group, WeCounsel Solutions
TeleMed: WeCounsel Solutions completes $3.5MM Series A capital raise

VTC Founder and investors express strong confidence in market headway.


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Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors | Sagents, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, LeShane Greenhill, Kelli Nowers, diversity, inclusion, UBS, grants, sponsors,
Greenhill, Nowers: Nashville EC Diversity program lifts-off, adds sponsors

Stepped-up focus, funding and Diversity-focused Enterpreneur in Residence in place paying off.


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CEO: Nashville workable for Fintech startups eyeing community banks | Gabe Krajicek, Dealerskins, Kasasa, Bancvue, Don Shafer, Crom Carmichael, The Riverside Company, Jason Ezell, Eric Brown,
CEO: Nashville workable for Fintech startups eyeing community banks

Nashville investor Crom Carmichael is in his second Krajicek-led venture.


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OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent | Overdog, ProPlayer Connect, Solidus, Plumgood Food, Eric Satz, Steve Berneman, Jason Kyle, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Arizona Bay, Plumgood Food, Amherst University, UBS, DLJ, Zynga, Mark Pincus, Atlas Ventures, Chicago Ventures, Stuart Larkins, Pen King, PKJ Ventures, Kain Capital, Third Wave, Machinima, Allen Debevois, United Talent Agency, Mountain Group Capital, TNInvestco, INCITE, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporatiaon, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA, venture capital, Tennessee Community Ventures, Odd Networks,
OverDog sale rumor afloat, some announcement said imminent

[Sale confirmed] New money, strategic inflection, or much hubbub about nothing? Time will tell.


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PYA Analytics keeps Healthcare emphasis, mulls eventual MD Radio capital raise or sale and welcomes opportunities in other verticals | commercialization, data sciences, Ed Pershing, Edmon Begoli, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, MD Radio, media, My Downtown Radio, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, PYA Analytics, retailing, software
PYA Analytics keeps Healthcare emphasis, mulls eventual MD Radio capital raise or sale and welcomes opportunities in other verticals

VTC PYA's long-standing 'dream' of attracting ORNL talent is paying off in varied forms.


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LaunchTN 36|86 Announces "Village 36" for event June 6-7 in Nashville | 3686, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC,
LaunchTN 36|86 Announces "Village 36" for event June 6-7 in Nashville
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Reporter's Notebook: Healthcare M&A Conference in Nashville, June 16-17 | iiBIG, healthcare, mergers and acquisitions, PwC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, BDO, Aspire Health, Brad Smith, Hayley Hovious, Don Buford, Mergermarket, Frazer Buntin, Evolent Health, Nashville Health Care Council, Steve Moore, Otto Campo, Don Adam, Patrick Pilch, Matthew Caine, Bennesch, Duane Morris, Adeptus Health, Gryphone Investors, SOLIC Capital Advisors, Altegra Health Solutions, Healthcare M&A News, Comvest Partners,
Reporter's Notebook: Healthcare M&A Conference in Nashville, June 16-17

VNC Discount: Healthcare consolidation is robust and the landscape rapidly shifting.


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Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations | startups, Angel investors, Mike Saint, Ivor Frederickson, Steve Wood, Ramsin Canon, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, Vanderbilt University, Owen Graduate School of Management, Rob Metcalf, Digital Reasoning Systems, Germain Boer, Rick Picariello, Marlene Gebhard,
Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations

Helping incumbent retailers adjust to signals of new entrants in their markets.


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Their Take on Capital: Grant Jackson, Council Capital managing partner | Denny Bottorff, Council Capital, Council Ventures, Katie Gambill, Grant Jackson, capital, investment, growth stage, The Aurora Funds, First Analysis, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, healthIT, healthcare,
Their Take on Capital: Grant Jackson, Council Capital managing partner

Managing General Partners gives fresh view of region's Healthcare sector.


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Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville | Richard W. "Rick" Oliver, Rick Oliver, Jeff Caplan, education, edtech, information technology, Solidus, Vanderbilt University, technology transfer, commercialization, HCA, Silvermark Partners, Ingram Content Group, Deloitte, UL, Cube Management, United Methodist Communications, Elsevier, teknetex, Knowledge Universe, Healthcare Learning Innovations, American Sentinel University, JLL Partners, Owen Graduate School of Management, training, hospitals, postsecondary education, Capstone Partners, Capstone Capital Markets, United Methodist Communications, Healthstream, Patterson, SRVH, Sherrard and Roe,
Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville

American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.


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Deadline May 15 for startups seeking Knoxville'sScripps Networks Interactive investment |  CodeWorks, coding, content, demo days, Innova865 Alliance, Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, lifestyle, Mediaworks, PYA Healthcare, Scripps Networks Interactive, software, startups, TheWorks
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.


14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga |  accelerator, Chattanooga, Collider, Company Lab, Dociety, economic development, Fetch, GigTank, GigTank365, injii, iPrint 3D, Mike Bradshaw, Mixtroz, Mod-Ergo Systems, One to One Telehealth, Pass It Down, ProviderLinc, Rendever, Squadfund, startups, TelemeterEd, UChattSat, Xcellent Life
14 Startups to spend Summer launching high-bandwidth biz in Chattanooga

VTC Chattanooga's ramping-up for a feverish startup season.


Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform | Gabriel Smith, Trinocity, monetization, Eric Busby, startups, professionals, education, video, edtech, learning management systems,
Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform

Continuing-education content monetization is the mission for this startup.


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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs | Vanderbilt University, Bruce Evans, Jeffrey Rothschild, Rutgers University Newark, Harvard University, Jackson Moore, Mark Dalton, Tudor Investments, Harvard University, National Venture Capital Association, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Shirley Collado, Nicholas Zeppos, Nick Zeppos, Jon Winkelried, TPG Capital, Goldman Sachs, Jay Hoag, Technology Crossover Ventures, Dennis Bottorff, Denny Bottorff, Council Capital, Ingram Content Group, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Lee M. Bass, H. Ross Perot Jr., Edward Nelson, Ed Nelson, Nelson Capital, Greg Scott Allen, Advance Food, Balcones Distilling, Kathleen Justice Moore, Gordon Moore, Intel, Moore's Law, Steven Holt Madden, Apex Heritage Group, Patricia Early White, Rebecca Alissa Noella Chong, Mark Wilf, Zygmunt Wilf, Minnesota Vikings, National Football League, Princeton University, Lucile Packard Charitable Foundation for Children's Health, Steven E. Moore, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, British Museum, University of London, Google,
Vanderbilt University Board of Trust taps Private Equity execs as chairs

Veterans of Summit, Accel, Facebook, TPG, Tech Crossover, GS and others on BoT.


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Grajewski: VU Innovation Center likely to seal some partnerships by August | John Geer, Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Innovation Garage, Edison Nation Medical, Jim Sohr, TechVenture Challenge, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, maker movement, maker spaces, mentors,
Grajewski: VU Innovation Center likely to seal some partnerships by August

Executive director also seeks mentors, domain experts and collaborations.


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VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security | Philippe Fauchet, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, energy, natural resources, infrastructure, healthcare, medicine, exoskeletons, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, security, cybersecurity, reliability, risk management, resilience, discovery, invention, cyberphysical systems, hardware, software, technology, science, engineering, commercialization, postsecondary education, philanthropy,
VUSE's Fauchet: $5MM gift spurs innovation in Medicine, Energy, Security

Engineering Dean sees opportunities to address large-scale global needs.


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Spotlight: Nashville's WPC's Taproot a finalist for SIIA Codie healthIT award | WPC Healthcare, Ray Guzman, Guy Crossley, software, software development, SIIA, Software and Information Industry Association, Cloudmine, DICOM Grid,
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.


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Denenberg departs LaunchTN, state mentor networks for new industries set | Jason Denenberg, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Jim Monsor, Jill Van Beke, Peter Nelson, energy, agriculture, automotive, Charlie Brock, mentors,
Denenberg departs LaunchTN, state mentor networks for new industries set

Search for entrepreneurship lead begins soon, lead for Ag network is set.


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General Assembly endorses Haslam 'Angel Tax Credit', passes commercialization and rural-development measures | Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, LifeScience Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam, Randy Boyd, Angel tax credit, investors, rural, SBIR, STTR, matching grants, entrepreneurs, life sciences, research and development, intellectual property,
General Assembly endorses Haslam 'Angel Tax Credit', passes commercialization and rural-development measures

Cautious handling by proponents seems likely to advance state programs, stepwise.


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National Advisory Council on Innovation-Entrepreneurship seeks members | National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, NACIE, Julie Lenzer, Michael Burcham, President Barack Obama, OIE, Narus Health, INCITE, Treasury, Gov. Bill Haslam, Meritus Ventures, Innova Memphis, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, SSBCI, State Small Business Credit Initiative, Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship,
National Advisory Council on Innovation-Entrepreneurship seeks members

Michael Burcham's term as NACIE co-chair ends in October.


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EPIcenter: Entrepreneurial 7.0 Quake in Memphis as accelerators erupt | accelerators, Consortium MMT, Crews Center for Entrepreneurship, David Porter, EPICenter Logistics Innovation Accelerator, Eric Mathews, ImagineU, Leslie Smith, Memphis, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Seed Hatchery, SkyHigh, Start Co., Start MMT, Upstart
EPIcenter: Entrepreneurial 7.0 Quake in Memphis as accelerators erupt

VTC Student-driven and Music-tied accelerators offerings are new in Memphis.


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Urgent Team may turn to large PE house if $100MM M&A target looms | healthcare, Urgent Team Holdings, postacute, family care, nurse practitioners, physicians, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, Petra Capital, Crestline Investors, SV Life Sciences, Jay Hardcastle, River Cities Capital, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LBMC, American Family Care, MedExpress, FastMed Urgent Care, WellNow Urgent Care, Healthstream, HCA, PhyCor, Healthcare Realty Trust, MedTel International, Mike Mauldin, David Maloney, Nancy Becker, Cain Brothers, ABBRY Partners,
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.


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Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator | biotechnology, incubators, Eric Elmquist, OakPoint Real Estate, life sciences, Jeremiah Pyron, Matt Largen, Williamson Inc., Williamson County Chamber of Commerce, economic development, technology, real estate, accelerators, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Vanderbilt University Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, Wright Medical Group, Biomimetic Therapeutics, Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Jericho Sciences,
Franklin's Innovation Park may include technology incubator

Developers studying HudsonAlpha and other innovation centers.


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Venture Notes - 12 April 2016 | David Bartholomew, Launch Tennessee, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TNInvestco, INCITE, state government, Council Capital, Ken Parent, Pilot Flying J, BJs Wholesale Club, CVC Capital Partners, Beacon Holdings, C4MI, Center for Medical Interoperability, Marc Sebes, Validic, Vanderbilt University Medical School, HealthFurther, Jumpstart Foundry, interoperability, PYA Analytics, Kleo, Skuidify, ClassWallet, k12 education, teachers, edtech, fintech, Scott Hamilton Proton Center Investment Fund, Scott Hamilton Proton Center, Provision Trust, Amplion Clinical Communications, HCCA International, Chrysalis Ventures, Claritas Capital, SGP, MTS Health Investors, John Murdock, Wilson and Friends, Joe Kustelski, Matt Wiltshire, Courtney Ross, Anne Thompson, Bryan Huddleston, Nashville Technology Council,
Venture Notes - 12 April 2016

This roundup features Amplion, HCCA, CouncilCapital, John Murdock, Joe Kustelski, Proton and more.


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HealthIT: Both hard realities and major opportunities are C4MI targets | Center for Medical Interoperability, C4MI, Ed Cantwell, Kerry McDermott, healthcare, health IT, information technology, Karen DeSalvo, Mike Schatzlein, Saint Thomas Health, Ascension, HCA, Community Health Systems, LifePoint, HiMSS, Health Information Management Systems Society, CHIME, Zane Berke, health information exchanges, electronic health records, EHR, data, physicians, patients, medical devices, Cressey and Company, Bass Berry Sims, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, KPMG, LifePoint Health, Jarrard,
HealthIT: Both hard realities and major opportunities are C4MI targets

Center for Medical Interoperability begins ramping-up its architectural and assessment work.


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Publishing startup Leafless pivots, plots course to profits + 1440 Demo Day | startups, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Leafless, Screwpulp, publishing, media, 1440, Ingram Content Group, John Ingram, Richard Billings, Will Phillips, Ingram Digital Ventures, Ingram Industries, Ingram Digital Ventures, Ingram Industries, Smashwords, Amazon, Wolf River Angels, Joe Wikert, Brad Silver, Bernice Hussey, Thomas Hussey, Richard Batt, Taylor Hale, Andrew Mitchell, David Shealy, John Arnold, Pete Nikolai, Bill Brennan, Emily Brackstone, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, Independent Bank,
Publishing startup Leafless pivots, plots course to profits + 1440 Demo Day

Three-year-old company sees mainstream publishing industry with fresh eyes.


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CEO: Despite Ukraine-Nashville shuttle, Music City best for Concert.Expert | Project Music, Aladdin Shchaslyvyi, Atom Factory, Concert Expert. Nashville Entrepreneur Center, SEED Forum, international, Dmitry Piramidin, Aladdin Happy, Sergey Savvin, Nick Kotkov, Atom Factory, Seed Forum, growth hacking, Sergey Krokhmal, Next Music, Semyon Dukach, Altair Capital Management, Igor Ryabenkiy, accelerators,
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.


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EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day | Project Music, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Heather McBee, Joe Galante, music, entertainment, New Music, Concert Expert, Moodsnap,Snapwave, MyFansDemand, NiceChart, NoteTracks, RecordGram, the UpNext, Intersection, startups,
EC Project Music cohort members in dress rehearsal for Demo Day

Presentations augur well for latest Project Music cohort.


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Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping downto shoulder Clayton Associates' duties | Stuart McWhorter, Beth Chase, John Ingram, Sam Lingo, Michael Burcham, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Clayton Associates,
Entrepreneur Center CEO McWhorter stepping down
to shoulder Clayton Associates' duties

President and COO Sam Lingo will also be Acting CEO.


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Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening | Darrell Freeman, software, Zycron, PSL, information technology, software development, offshoring, outsourcing, staffing, Steven Smith, Productora de Software Latin America, Pinnacle Construction Partners, James Crumlin, Bone McAllester Norton, Butler Snow, TEKSystems, Middle Tennessee State University, North Highland, Steven Smith, Melvin Malone, Tosha Jones, Nashville Technology Council,
Zycron CEO Freeman says Nashville Tech-talent shortage real and worsening

Entrepreneur says youth need to develop 'hunger' to accomplish goals.


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Smartvue receives suitors, next raise likely a multiple of $15MM Series B | Smartvue, Martin Renkis, Marty Renkis, Michael Shmerling, Microsoft, Google, software, Cloud, VOIP, Internet, security, video, Background America, NetCam, Belkin, Genetec, Iveda Solutions, Amazon, Cisco, CJ Blankenship, Blankenship CPA Group, Arthur Laffer, David Dorman, Bert Ellis, Fred Hutchison, NeoPatents, Hutchison Law, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Satya Nadella, Microsoft, Fortress Investment Group, patents, intellectual property,Spore Inc., Nashville Capital Network, Prodea, TrainerSoft, Micromedium, Outstart, Kenexa Learn, IBM, NestCam,
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.


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Venture money: 'Access to capital' to be sole focus of Tech2020 successor | agriculture, capital, commercial real estate, David Bradshaw, David Snider, Elliott Davis Decosimo, Grady Vanderhoofven, Innova Memphis, Jennifer Goodman, Kentucky Highlands INvestment Corporation, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Marry Murray, Memphis Bioworks, Meritus Capital Management, Meritus Kirschner, Meritus Ventures, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, ORNL, RAMP, RBIC, regional advanced manufacturing partnership, Richard Matlock, Robotics, rural business investment corporation, Seed capital, Southern Appalachian Fund, Tech2020, Technology 2020, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TennesSeed, TTDC, University of Tennessee, University of Tennessee Research Foundation, US First, venture capital, Woolf McClane Bright Allen Carpenter,
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.


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Gem founder ranks NVille Healthcare sector as a key Blockchain market | bitcoin, cryptocurrency, distributed ledger, blockchain, GEM, Micah Winkelspecht, BTCMedia, Distributed, data bases, algorithms, software, platforms, healthcare, finance, fintech, claims management,
Gem founder ranks NVille Healthcare sector as a key Blockchain market

CEO Winkelspecht is working with HC customers on proof of concept technologies.


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BeachyApp: Nashville's Beach Chairs pursues $2MM Angel raise | Beachy, Beach Chairs, software, on demand, reservations, travel, leisure, resorts, concierge, applications, Matt Houston, David Stange, Josh Aronson, Yelp, Killer Rezzy, Wyndham Vacations, Lauren Reed, Reed Public Relations, Kristen Kukta, First State Dynamics, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Bass Berry Sims, Snapshot Interactive, Rodefer Moss, SMS Healthcare, Paxton Companies, AirBnB, Change Healthcare,
BeachyApp: Nashville's Beach Chairs pursues $2MM Angel raise

Entrepreneurs have their eyes on the prize, and future investment in other startups.


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$5MM NSF grant supports Fisk University Centerfor Biological Signatures and Sensing | fisk university, vanderbilt university, national science foundation, research, sensors, biological signatures,
$5MM NSF grant supports Fisk University Center
for Biological Signatures and Sensing

Program is partnership with Vanderbilt University and others.


submitted release

New Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software | Dynamo Accelerator, Dynamo Fund, ecommerce, economic development, Gary Vaynerchuk, Jon Bradford, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, logistics, robotics, software, Ted Alling, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, The Lamp Post Group, transportation, TTDC, VaynerMedia, Weston Wamp, Zach Wamp, Satosh Sankar, Barry Large, Allan Davis, AccelNow, SMTEC, Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers, accelerators, AutoXLr8r, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,
New Chattanooga accelerator, $12MM Fund target Logistics, Drones, Software

VTC Two years after a successful exit from logistics business, a new venture launches.


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Stony Creek Colors eyes $8.6MM capital raises now thru 2018 | Stony Creek Colors, indigo, agriculture, Chris Sloan, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, Randy Boyd, economic development, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, TTDC, government, farmers, dyes, fashion, environment, Village Capital, Radicle Capital, Sustainable America, Mark Cooley,
Stony Creek Colors eyes $8.6MM capital raises now thru 2018

Founder presses ahead with no native Tennessee capital, other than her own.


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Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table | animal health, Boyd Venture Challenge, Chris Chandler, consumer products, DogsWell, economic development, Gov. Bill Haslam, Invisible Fence, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, mergers and acquisitions, pet care, pets, PetSafe, Radio Systems Corp., Randy Boyd, SDR Ventures, security, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TSG Consumer Partners, TTDC, Willie Wallace
Randy Boyd increases Radio Systems control, TSG Consumer again at table

VTC Chairman of Knox-based company is also Haslam Administration's ECD chief.


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Venture Notes - March 17, 2016 | Courtney Ross, Kelley Dantoulis, Peter Roussos, Stephen Culp, SmartFurniture, TJ Gentle, Miller and Martin, Relevance Capital, SMTEC, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Vanderbilt University, technology transfer, Hall Income Tax, Angel Tax Credit, Doug Overbey, legislation, General Assembly, Don Mundie, David Brown, Steven Dauphin, Dan Marcum, NEST-TN, Jerry Wright, Paul Bass, Fran Marcum, Family Venture Management, TNInvestco, Angels, venture capital,
Venture Notes - March 17, 2016

Updates on VU venture staff, raises by SmartFurniture and RelevanceCapital and more.


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Venture Notes - March 14, 2016 | Mark Filaroski, Powered Health, RockhopperZSG, Pendleton Square Holdings, Michal Wendrowski, Adips, MDT, Seth Hobgood, Interoptex, Betsy Blunt Brown, Steve Davis, Derek Church, Stephanie Fletcher, NextDocVisit, Michael Goldfarb, exoskeleton, robotics, medical devices, RockhopperZSG, NextDocVisit, Greg George, Michal Wendrowski, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Adips, ANKR, BLEON, Ekso Bionics, Rex Bionics, ReWalk Robotics, FDA,
Venture Notes - March 14, 2016

Pendleton Square, NextDocVisit, Filaroski's Adip, VU commercialization.


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Update: Launch Tennessee presses forward on Commercialization | Launch Tennessee, LaunchTn, technology transfer, commercialization, Stayko Staykov, AJ Bahou, Alan Bentley, Vanderbilt University Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Brian DeBusk,DeRoyal Industries, Paul Ney, Patterson, Brian Noland, East Tennessee State University, Greg Born, Change Healthcare, Stacey Patterson, University of Tennessee Research Foundation, Thomas Zacharia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Prism Technologies,Venture Grove, SBIR, STTR,Jill Van Beke,
Update: Launch Tennessee presses forward on Commercialization

Some new public-private stratagems for commercialization may emerge this spring and summer.


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Diversity: Nashville Entrepreneur Center to add Entrepreneur in Residence  | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Sam Lingo, Heather McBee, Marcus Whitney, Mario Avila, Julia Polk, diversity, inclusion, Code2040, Kauffman Foundation, Pre-Flight, Steve Case, Sagents, LeShane Greenhill, Doug Speight, Cathedral Leasing,
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 | Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, economic development, education, universities, business competitions, pitch days, investors,
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 | Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, Chris Sloan, 3686, LaunchTN, Launch Tennessee, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, startups, Cybercon, Southeast Capital Connections, Maria Ferro, Jason Plank, Justin Daniels, Israel, John Scannapieco, Torch,
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 | analytics, Barry Goss, Battelle, computing, Covenant Health, defense, Explorys, Global Security Information Analytics, GSIA, Guille Cruze, healthcare, HIPAA, Homer Fisher, IBM, insurance, Jim Bailey, P2P, personal health information, PHI, Randy Smith, SAIC, security, Tennessee Valley Authority, The White Stone Group, Tony Spezia, TVA, TWSG, University of Tennessee, VortexT Analytics
$20MM in techdev lets startup VortexT Analytics deliver Big-Data insights

VTC P2S-Covenant JV tackles Big Data analytics for array of verticals.


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Startups: TN's autoXLR8R up for adoption by UT Institute for Public Service | economic development, Chuck Shoopman, University of Tennessee, Institute for Public Service, AutoXLr8r, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Charlie Brock, LaunchTN, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Brookings Institution, advanced manufacturing, automotive, Jeff Brown, The Biz Foundry, Mike Bradshaw, The Company Lab, Fintech, Project Music, Project Healthcare, 1440, Ingram Content Group, Bunker Labs, Brookings Institution, Stuart McWhorter, The Composites Institute, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, IACMI, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Southern Middle Tennessee Entrepreneur Centers, SMTEC, Tech2020,
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.


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Carmichael-backed Tandum LLC's extended Seed round approaches $2MM | Tandum, Crom Carmichael, music, entertainment, ticketing, Tyler Griffith, Douglas Pace, Seed capital, investors, Angels, Matt Efird, Robinson Bradshaw Hinson,
Carmichael-backed Tandum LLC's extended Seed round approaches $2MM

Co-CEO's cautiously share dream of leadership in crowded event ticketing space.


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3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers | Software and Information Industry Association, SIIA, Brentwood Capital Advisors, Medcare Investment Funds, Ron Ilesco, MedCare Investment Funds, Mike Cerino, Jim Sohr, Powered Health, Growthwright, Intacct, Grant Thornton, Mark Gervase, Marc Chiang, Lauren Kelley, OPEXEngine, NetSuite, Kimberly Odom, Vic Gatto, Jumpstart Foundry, Matthew Higgins, MedHost, Gary Meisner, FISI Madison, Healthways, Calvin Jackson, VersionOne, Carolynne Kranz, Stephen Kranz, McDermott Will Emory, David Ryan, SaaSOptics, David Novak, Cornerstone Information Systems, Solidus,
3/16: SIIA Strategy & Diligence: MedCare Investment's Ron Ilesco, Brentwood Capital's Cook Wylly, Edgenet's JJ Freitag join speakers

Sign-up: Gatto, Meisner, Perdue, Polk et al on roster for Software companies' financial success.


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Venture Notes - March 7, 2016 | LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, economic development, Angels, investment, taxes, tax credits, rural, 3686, education, universities, Bill Kimberlin, Lisa Calhoun, Valor Ventures, MedicareCom, chiropractors, integrative medicine, sports medicine, Charlie Brock, Write2Market, rural development, government, legislation, Jeff Ervin, Launch Tennessee, Heather McBee, Sam Lingo, VilCap, Village Capital, Stuart McWhorter, Kevin Lee, Patrick Dunn, Sam MacMaster, Richard Bovender, Jack Bovender, Landon Gibbs, Lucro Marketplace, Martin Ventures, Charlie Brock, One Medical Passport, Valor Ventures, Lisa Calhoun, Clayton Associates, Rolling Hills Ventures, Sarah Cooper O'Brien, Albert Rodewald, Integrated Healing Technologies, IHT, Steve Case, Clayton McWhorter, Stuart McWhorter, HCA, Health Insight Ventures, Kauffman Foundation, Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management, Courtney Corlew, Angel Tax Credit, Hall income tax,
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 | healthcare, Brian Fengler, EvidenceCare, Medical Decisions LLC, NueCura, Diatherix, Don Lazas, Dennis Grimaud, Jim Lackey, Deb Miller, Howard Bright, WSquared, Nelson Mullins, Ryan Levy, Patterson, Geoff Vickers, evidence based medicine, clinical decision support, decision support systems, Jim Jamieson,
Medical Decisions LLC plans $2MM-plus Series A for EvidenceCare platform

Spying opportunity to speed adoption of evidence-based medicine, startup asserts itself.


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Dose Healthcare eyes Series A raise, serves consumers at home or work | mobile, Jade Preis, Cole Hawkins, Dose Healthcare, Page, Heal, physicians, nurses, medicine, self-pay, insurance, services, Vanderbilt University School of Law, University of Maryland, University of Mississippi, Eye Scream Design, Brown McGuire, Wells Fargo,
Dose Healthcare eyes Series A raise, serves consumers at home or work

Cole Hawkins, Jade Preis aim to expand from Mid-TN through Southeast


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Venture Notes - March 1, 2016 | Randy Boyd, Jason Denenberg, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, Angel investors, taxes, Hall Income Tax, capital formation, accelerators, startups, Charlie Brock, economic development, Gov. Bill Haslam, Smart RIA, Roger Kiger, John Morris, Brad Sagraves, Egerton McAfee, Brandon Bruce, Cirrus Insight, Clean Energy Advisors, Don Lazas, NueCura, Fortnum Capital, Chris Taylor, Brian Fengler, Evidence Care, Chris Warren, Erik Melang, Mike Zito, Jeffrey Balser, Vanderbilt University, SPEAR, environment, Students promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility, INCITE, RootsRated, Cyber Physical Systems, SplitSecnd, Treasury, Morgan Samuels, Linda Eskind Rebrovick, Consensus Point, Healthstream, TriBridge, Correlate, Solar Site Design, Huckle, Sustainable Farm Partners,
Venture Notes - March 1, 2016

VU event, Fintech startup, Randy Boyd on ECD priorities, INCITE and accelerator cos.


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IQuity Labs' VU license + Eurofins partnership could lead to global market | life sciences, IQuity Labs, healthcare, medicine, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, lupus, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, technology transfer, commercialization, intellectual property, biotechnology, Eurofins Scientific, CAP, CLIA, laboratories, genetics, diagnostics, Charles Spurlock, Chase Spurlock, Kathy Gill, Julia Polk, InvisionHeart, NextGxDx, Dennis Grimaud, Diatherix Laboratories, Life Sciences Tennessee, Tennessee Biotechnology Association, Roche Diagnostics, Abbott Laboratories, Siemens Healthcare, Beckman Coulter, Euroimmun, SQI Diagnostics, INOVA Diagnostics, AESKU Diagnostics, bioMerieux, Crescendo Bioscience, Hemagen Diagnostics, Bio-Rad, Quest Diagnostics, Drew Harmata, Chris Sloan, Paula Estrada de Martin, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell and Berkowitz, Jacobs Cohen, WSquared, Dodge Communications, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Kevin Roddy, Alan Bentley, Emory Genetics Lab, Emory University, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Tom Aune, Boston Heart, Ampersand Capital, Eurofins MWG Operon, ViraCOR IBT,
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


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Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives | EO Nashville, Entrepreneur Organization, Charles May, Mayor Megan Barry, Matt Wiltshire, Jacob Jones, Marcus Whitney, Mountain, Bunker Labs Nashville, Comcast, Nashville Capital Network, Audra Ladd, Matt Wiltshire, Debby Dale Mason, youth development, empowerment, Sid Chambless, economic development, film production, incentives, affordable housing, Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Tim Ozgener, Oz Nashville, Jumpstart Foundry, The Unlikely Company, Sean Patton, Daniel Barry, Mark Green, Sam Lingo, Andy Mack, Alex Bertelli, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, veterans, Metro Arts Commission, Oasis Venture, Oasis Center, project music,
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 |  accelerators, broadband, Change Your Story, colab, Cole Sweeton, CPR Lifewrap, David Castaneda, Felicia Jackson, Gigabit, GigTank, GigTank365, Joy Krauss, Mike Bradshaw, Noelle Schwantes, One to One Personal Physician Network, Seed stage, startups, The Company Lab, undaground, US Ignite,
The Company Lab to accelerate dozens of startups each year

VTC Chattanooga nonprofit behind GigTank365 and CoLab Accelerator pushes ahead.


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FCA Venture Partners said to co-manage Dioko fund, files for $75M Fund VI | FCA Venture Partners, Clayton Associates, Nancy Allen, Matt King, Thomas Hearne III, Charles Johnson, Andrew Bouldin, John Burch, Dioko Health Ventures, FCA Venture Partners VI,
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 | software, SaaS, Billy Hyatt, Jason Cox, Roe Frazer, Bone McAllester Norton, Lexis Nexis, Thomson Reuters, Patrick Sauder, Relativity, kCura, Everlaw, Andreesen Berkowitz, Logikcull, CS Disco, Reccomind, Exterro, Nuix, Deloitte, Juris, Orange Legal Technologies, Xact Data Technologies, Intune Records, Aaron Vick, Marc Jenkins, Anacomp, Westlaw, Caselogistix, Samford University, Wake Forest University, Digome, T Roe Frazer II, T Row Frazer III, Regions, Blankenship CPAs, ediscovery, analytics,SaaS, cloud, software, Standard CP,
CEO: Cicayda LLC extends Series B for growth, receives suitors

Four-year-old Cicayda preps for growth and explores M&A possibilities.


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LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies | INCITE, investors, LaunchTN, ECD, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Battelle Ventures, Benjamin Cullen Bryant,
Bone Blankenship Partnership, Burtonwood Capital, Charles Gerber 2012 Family Trust, Charles Kirby, Christopher Kelly, Chrysalis Ventures II,
Council Capital II, Council and Enhanced TN Fund, CP Investment Partners,
Dewberry Ventures, Envest III, Ezra Uzi Yemin, FCA Venture Partners/Clayton Associates, Florida Gulfshore Capital, Fred Goad, Germain Boer, Golden Seed Consensus Point, Harry Jacobson, Hatteras PTI, Herbert Fritch, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Ingram Industries, Innova Fund II, Intersouth Advisors, James Barton, James Leo Cloar, Jewell Hale, Jim Kever, Joseph Hollingsworth, JRI Ventures, Julia Stadler, Kevin McNamara, Landman Family Limited Partnership, awrence Davis, Dan Hammond, Legacy Investments, Leon May Trust I, Limestone Fund, Martin Investment Holdings, Matthew Robert Hafer, MedAdvisors, MedCare Investment Funds, Memphis Biomed Ventures Tennessee I, Meritus Ventures,
MGC Venture Partners 2013, Mike Shmerling, Duncan Dashiff, Michael Hills, NCN Angel Fund I, NEST-TN, NEST-USA, P&P Investments, Paul Gregory Hagood, Peter Brodsky, PHP Acquisition, Pittco Capital Partners IV, ProNvest, RAG Family Trust, Richard Ruth, Richard Theobald, Rich Roberts, Robert Kirby, Scott Jeffery, Senior Living Acquisition Corp, SNB Investments, Solidus, Stephen Young, Steve Fridrich, T.M. Hederman Trust, Tennessee Community Ventures Fund,
Tri-Star Technology Fund, Tri-Star Technology Fund II, Tuna Investments, UltraGroup Ventures, William Reames, William Taylor Spitz, XMi High Growth Development Fund, TNInvestco,
LaunchTN details INCITE investment tallies, investors, portfolio companies

As INCITE comes to halt, we take at look at the ground that's been covered.


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SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Julia Polk, Vic Gatto, SIIA, Software and Information Industries Association, SaaS, software, finance, leadership, risk management, licensing, Michael Cerino, Powered Health, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Marc Chiang, Grant Thornton, Rhianna Collier, Mark Gervase, Intacct, Matthew Higgins, MedHost, David Ryan, SaaS Optics, David Novak, Cornerstone Information Systems, Lauren Kelly, OPEX Engine, Mike Rustici, WatershedLRS, Rustici Software, Stephen Kranz, McDermott Will Emery, Eric Bergesen, Medilogix, Kimberly Odom, NetSuite Software Vertical, Glenn Perdue, Kraft Analytics, Cook Wylly, Brentwood Capital Advisors, Milt Capps,
SIIA: C-levels eye Software-cos' finance, performance 3/16 at the EC

More speaker announcements, with event just a month away!


Life ScienceTN seeks General Assembly support for readying commercialization program, opts to defer $40MM ask | Life Science Tennessee, LSTN, LaunchTN, Launch Tennessee, TTDC, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, AgLaunch, Statewide Mentor Network, economic development, SBIR, STTR, matching, investment, capital, TNInvestco, INCITE, Gov. Bill Haslam, pharmaceuticals, regulation, Food and Drug Administration, FDA, Mark Norris, Cameron Sexton, Abby Trotter, Hall Strategies, Charlie Brock, Launch Tennessee, LaunchTN, Small Business Innovation Research, SBIR, Small Business Technology Transfer Research, STTR, Justin Owen, Beacon Center, capital formation, Steve Bares, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, Randy Boyd, technology transfer, federal government, government,
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? | healthcare, Martin Ventures, Charlie Martin, Frank Coliano, Blackstone, Tenet Healthcare, hospitals, analytics, data, Contessa, Lucro Marketplace, Les Wilkinson, Devin Cardy, Cambia Health, McKesson Ventures, Catholic Health Initiatives, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Center for Medical Interoperability, C4MI, Ovuline, Jeremy Hoggs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Ventures, Sandbox Advantage Fund, pharmacy, pharmacy benefits management, PBM, OrNda Healthcare, Vanguard Health Systems,
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.


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Venture Notes - February 8, 2016 | SertintyONE, Crom Carmichael, healthcare, capital, entrepreneurs, Digital Reasoning Systems, DRS, Claritas Capital, Kenneth Elzinga, Lincor, Mark Bacurin, Greg Taylor, SertintyONE, Echarge2, Hays Waldrop, Dan Schwartzbauer, EPIC Extremity, Flashpoint Candle, Drea Gunness Groeschel, Claritas Capital, Genomind, David Snider, Tech2020, Technology 2020, Hal Andrews,Tim Estes, Shareable, Shareable Ink, HCA, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Signix, Lemhi Ventures,
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 | Robbie Goldsmith, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, University of Tennessee, hospitality, Project Music, Selous Venture Society, Rachal Smith, Vic Gatto, travel, meetings, events, entertainment, Country Music Association, CMA, Eyes Only, Patrick Widen, Brent Nelson, Rhonda Marko, The Bach,
Startup BachWeekend priorities include Hotel hookup and Seed-capital raise

Founder Goldsmith cites steady growth in first-to-market effort.


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Tech-talented VU School of Engineering alumni quickly spread afar | Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Cynthia Paschal, Vanderbilt University, talent, information technology, civil engineering, computer science, engineering science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, postsecondary, entrepreneurs, GameWisp, Julie A. Adams, Human Machine Teaming Laboratory, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Bosch North America, Charles River Analytics, Charleston Southern University, Dynetics, Google, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, 3M Company, Accenture, Accretive Health, Affinity Solutions, AF Supply, Allison Transmission, Amazon, American Megatrends, Aon, Apple, AquAeTer, Architecture Technology Corp, Asurion, ATT, Auramist, Bain Company, Baker Hughes, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank of New York Mellon, BONY, Belvedere Trading, BlackRock, Black Veatch, Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, Braintree Payments, Brasfield Gorrie, British Petroleum, Burns McDonnell Engineering, Bury Partners, Cambridge Associates, Cameron International, Camgian Microsystems, Capgemini, Capital One, Carnegie Foundation, CDI Corp, Cerner, Ceteris, Chevron, Citigroup, Clarity Consulting, Clark Construction, Clearview Healthcare Partners, Cowan Co, Credit Suisse, Crowe Horwath, CTS, Deloitte, Descase Corp, Deutschebank, Devon Energy, Dexco Polymers, Digital Reasoning Systems, DISH, Divney Tung Schwalbe, Dow Chemical, Dow Corning, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, EchoStar, Emdeon, Change Healthcare, Enercon Services, Environ CE1, Epic, Epic Systems, Epsilon, Experitec, Exxon, Mobil, Facebook, FaithLife, FedEx, Fiserv Output Solutions, Fluor Corp, FPT Corporation, General Electric, General Mills, General Motors, Glaxo Smith Kline, Google, Halma, Harbour Results, Healthcare Management Systems, HMS, Healthstream, HNTB, Hope Found, Hospira, HSC Builders, Hunter Roberts, Huron Consulting Group, Huron Healthcare, IBM, IBM GBS Public Sector, InfoWorks, Ingersoll Rand, Intergraph, International Paper, InvivoLink, Jagoe Homes, 
JET Program, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Johnson Johnson, VisionCare, 
Johnson Controls, Johnson Matthey, JP Morgan Chase, Kewit, Key Tech, Kimley-Horn Associates, Kinder Morgan, King Abdul Aziz City for Science Technology, Koch Industries, Koch Pipeline Company, KPMG, Kraft Foods, Lifeway Christian Resources, Littlejohn SME, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Manhattan Associates, Mass Electric Transportation, McKinsey Co, McMaster-Carr, MedShape Solutions, Mercedes Benz, Merck Sharp Dohme, Metova, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Microsoft, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, National Dilwell Varco, National Gypsum, National Institutes of Health, National Instruments, NCH Corporation, Nestle Purina Petcare, New Line Structures, Newport News Shipbuilding, North Point Solutions, Northrup Grumman, Oliver Wyman, One Subsea, Optio Labs, Optum, OSIsoft, Pacific Gas Electric, Pandora, Media, Parsons, PeopleFluent, Petronas Malaysia, Polymer Chemical Technologies, Power Plan, Philips, Praxair, PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC, Procter Gamble, Professional Service Industries, Qgenda, QMSI, Quality Manufacturing Systems, Raymond James, Raytheon, RBC, RBS, Real Time Innovation, Reflektive, Reformed University Fellowship, Regions, Rice 360, RMP  Transportation, RW Armstrong, SABIC, Sandia National Labs, Sandler O'Neill Partners, Schlumberger, Schneider Electric, Science Applications International Corp, SAIC, Scott Fetzer Electrical Group, Seequ, Sensec Security, Shell, Solar City Energy Systems, Southeastern Tool and Design, SpaceX, Spirit Aerosystems, St Jude Medical, Stephens, Strand Associates, StudioCRB, Summit Polymers, Teach for America, Teach for Malaysia, Tesla, Texas Instruments, The Navigators, Thornton Tomasetti, Thriven Financial, Thumbtack, TriStar Health, HCA, Tudor Pickering and Holt, TPH, Turner Construction, Turner Universal, UBS, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Department, military, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Verizon, VMG Health, Walt Disney, Wells Fargo, Whiting Turner Contracting, careers, software, recruitment, students, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, data science, analytics, informatics, medicine, medical devices,
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 | Jeff Albee, Don Albee, Summer Street Capital Partners, Patterson, Arciplex, education, movement disorders, healthcare, elderly, aging, Parkinsons Disease, cerebral palsy, investment, consumer goods, schools, assistive technologies, Julia Polk, Griffin Technology, Patterson IP Law, injection molding, Kickstarter, Ed Landquist, Jerry Sewell, Nate Litwin, Nashville Entrepreneur Center,
Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital

Entrepreneur says he knows his limits, wants assistive-device mission to succeed.


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Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016 | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Village Capital, Project Music, Project Healthcare, Heather McBee, Stuart McWhorter, Matt West, John Murdock, 1440, Ingram Content Group, Country Music Association, Selous Venture Society, Vic Gatto, Michael Burcham, Nashville Health Care Council, investors, investment, capital, Seed stage, Narus Health, Jumpstart Foundry, Google For Entrepreneurs, Clayton McWhorter, Clayton Associates, Nashville Healthcare Exchange,
Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016

Year-round push involves Google for Entrepreneurs and Village Capital.


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Vanderbilt University Innovation Center's first chief to be Robert Grajewski | Vanderbilt University Innovation Center, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, innovation, private equity, venture capital, Makers, Robert Grajewski, Susan Wente, Philippe Fauchet, John Geer, postsecondary education, learning, strategy, startups, Edison Nation, Edison Nation Medical, Hill-Rom, Rite-Aid, Covidien, Innovation Center, School of Engineering, Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization, CTTC, James Broyhill, Heritage Handcrafted, PRO-Techs, American Antimicrobial, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, entrepreneurs, Stuart McWhorter, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, J.H. Whitney Capital Partners, Bain Capital Ventures, Permira, private equity, venture 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 | Randy Boyd, Charlie Brock, TTDC, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, entrepreneurs, accelerators, AccelNow, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Tennessee Tech, education, research, INCITE, Marci Harris, PopVox, venture capital, risk management, fiduciary responsibility, grants, Greg Born, Change Healthcare, Crosslin, Pinnacle Financial Partners, University Venture Challenge, Bruce Doeg, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell Berkowitz, CoStarters,
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 | Jim Monsor, LifeScience Tennessee, Statewide Mentor Network, entrepreneurs, mentors, LaunchTN, Frontier Diagnostics, Expedeon, Protein Discovery, University of Tennessee, Jeremy Norris, Chris Arnott, Chad Seaver, Daniel Liebler, Protypia, Frontier Diagnostics, Arkis Biosciences, Wright Medical, Biomimetic Therapeutics,
Monsor: Statewide Mentor Net has traction with early-stage companies

LifeSci Network seeks mentors and mentee companies, eyes event on Capital.


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CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity | Stuart McWhorter, Clayton McWhorter, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Marcus Whitney, Matt King, FCA Venture Partners, Clayton Associates, HealthTrust, HCA, accelerators, healthcare, medicine, medical devices, Jumpstart Foundry, Vic Gatto,
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 | Blake Hogan, Bunker Labs, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, SXSW Interactive, leadership, entrepreneurs, veterans, military, startups, small business, EPICenter, Leslie Smith, Eric Mathews, StartCo, Gold Triangle Development Link, GTRLink, Chris Masengill, Delta Regional Authority, Joey Deason, Comcast,
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' | Angel Tax Credit, LaunchTN, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, Randy Boyd, economic development, Angels, investors, taxes, TNInvestco, INCITE, legislation, General Assembly, Gerald McCormick, Mark Norris, Gov. Bill Haslam,Jason Denenberg, Angel Capital Group, Nashville Capital Network,
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 | Andrew Forsdick, Angel Syndicates Central, EPIMemphis, Starco, Innova Memphis, Angels, early stage, Brad Trotter, John Novarese, Craig Mattson, Charlie Brock, LaunchTN, Inception Visual, Park Media Software, Dick Reeves, EYE Corp., Pop Tunes, Addison Capital Advisers, FoxMark Media, Baker Donelson Bearman Calwell and Berkowitz, Evans Petree, Dan Robinson, Joel Sklar, Regions Bank, Paragon Bank,
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.


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March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville | Vic Gatto, Software and Information Industry Association, SIIA, GrantThornton, Intacct, NetSuite, OPEXEngine, events, valuation, raising capital, capital, performance, growth, sales, Rhianna Collier, Lauren Kelley, Milt Capps, Venture Nashville Connections, taxation, taxes,
March 16: Tech sector Execs focus on Software growth + finance in Nashville

Complimentary and paid registrations for this unprecedented event are being taken now.


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Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund | Nashville Entrepreneur Center, startups, Seed stage, entrepreneurs, Stuart McWhorter, Prosper, The Yield Lab, SixThirty, Joe Maxwell, Brian Matthews, IPREO, fintech, fintechnashville, Jared Winegrad, Cultivation Capital FinTech Growth Fund, Cultivation Capital, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, Stuart McWhorter, Wealth Access, Capital Innovators, New Constructs, Solidus, Jim McKelvey, Atul Kamra, Wells Fargo, ShareholderInsite, Queen City Fintech, Cathedral Innovation Group, Plaid, DealCloud, GuardVest, BDO, Polsinelli, Bank of America, Silicon Valley Bank, SVB Financial,
Joe Maxwell & partners launch Cultivation Capital Fintech Growth Fund

Serial entrepreneur shifts to lead VC fund stressing operator experience and regional focus.


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Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies | healthcare, NueCura Partners, NeuCura LLC, Don Lazas, Cool Springs Life Science Center, Sano Informed Prescribing, Nashville, Williamson County, Tony Corley, Healthcare MarketMaker, Ted Sanft, Empyrean Benefit Solutions, Jeffrey Patton, Mark Harris, Trey Noel, Miriam Paramore, NextGxDx, PDX, Care Rx, Nelson Mullins Riley Scarborough, Tennessee Oncology, Carr Riggs and Ingram, Vic Gatto, Jumpstart Foundry, Angel Capital Group, Nashville Capital Network, George Washington University, James Madison University, Associates in Gastrenterology, Claritas Capital, Martin Ventures, TriStart Technology Ventures, Mountain Group Capital, Clinovo, Diatherix, Evidence Care, InvisionHeart, MEDarchon, RxRevu, LeanKit, Everly, CapStar Bank, Fortnum Capital Partners, Health Further, NueCura, Bivarus, Excelerate Health Ventures, Hatteras Venture Partners, Boston Millennia Partners,
Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies

[updated] Its Angel ranks could rise to 50 in 2016, and it may do a half-dozen deals.


Milt Capps updated 23 March 2016

Clayton's FCA Venture Partners leads One Medical Passport Series A raise | Stephen Punzak, Clayton Associates, FCA Venture Partners, Andrew Bouldin, Matt King, John Burch, healthIT, software, One Medical Passport, software,
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 | healthcare, Martin Ventures, Lucro Solutions, healthIT, information technology, software, engagement, hospitals, vendors, software development, marketing, sales, Lucro Marketplace, Bruce Brandes, Tenet Health, Charlie Martin, Charles N. Martin Jr., Vanguard Health Systems, Center for Medical Interoperability, data, analytics, Big data, Perception Health, EnableComp, Passport Health Communications, Jim Lackey, Tod Fetherling, KLAS, KLASresearch, Healthcare Financial Management Association, HFMA, Parallon Business Solutions, HCA, Hospital Corporation of America, Buyerzone, HIMMS, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Amin Haidar, Cash Forshee, Jason Ouellette, RingDNA, Phil Roe, George Lazenby, John Faldetta, Frank Coliano, Devin Carty, ReviveHealth, Kay Crouch, RGA, R/GA, Kay Crouch, Scott Becker, Jim Bonnette, David Lawrence, Steve Metzger, Keith Pitts, Trevor Price, Ling Wong, Chris Young, Alan Portela, AirStrip Technologies, Valence Healthcare, Becker's Hospital Review, The Advisory Board Company, Kaiser, BrainFrees, RAND Corp., Oxeon Holdings, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ascension Health, W.K. Forshee, Emdeon, OrderInsite, Heritage Group, Health Insight Capital, HCA,
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 | Teresa Sexton, Claritas Capital, Genomind, John Chadwick, venture capital, personalized medicine, PGT, pharmacogenomic testing, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, behavioral health, mental health, addiction, ValueOptions, FHC Healthcare Services, Ronald Dozoretz, Healthspek, Adam Shapiro, Genecept,
Claritas Capital-backed PGT entrant Genomind pursues $13MM capraise

[Updated] Nashville VC continues building its healthcare portfolio.


Milt Capps Updated 20 April 2016

Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO | Greg Daily, i3 Verticals, Charge Payments, payments, fintech, financial services, iPayment, IPO, Vaden Landers, Singular Payments, First Avenue Partners, Harbert Management Corporation, CapStar, Tennessee Bank & Trust, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Bank of America, FirstBank of Tennessee, Waller Lansden Dortch Davis, Chris Phillips, David Wilds, Wells Fargo, Chase, First Data, Trust One, U.S. Data Corporation, Jack Henry, Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Private Business, Payment Systems, Advanced Payment Systems, RentShare, Data Business Solutions, payments, information technology, software, education, government, healthcare, utilities, real estate, property management, John Harrison, Clay Whitson, edo Interactive, Ardent Health Services, Vantiv, Global Payments, Google, Apple, Capital Alignment Partners, Burton Harvey, PMT Services, NOVA Corp., UBS, Bill and Pay, Esber Cash Register,
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 | Dalcon Communications Systems, David Condra, Amplion Clinical Communications, healthIT, healthcare, information technology, software, hardware, manufacturing, communications, wireless, hospitals, Healthcare Management Systems, HMS, Tom Stephenson, John Doss, Townes Duncan, Solidus, Solidus-TNInvestco, TNInvestco, Frank Grant, Jeff Gould, Joe Maxwell, LBMC, Mark Patterson, Reliant Bank, Larry Papel, Nelson Mullins & Riley, MEDHOST, HealthTech, Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville Technology Council, Nashville Angel Network, Nashville Capital Network,
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

CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months  | Optio Labs, Allied Minds, Vanderbilt University, Brian Dougherty, Vic Gatto, Jules White, Gregg Smith, computer science, software development, Android, cybersecurity, malware, mobile, Jumpstart Foundry, Build3 Software, Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, Google Fiber, Bryan Glancey, Jumpstart Foundry, Samsung, EMC Corporation, RSA Conference, ISIS, Institute for Software Integrated Services, Invesco, Mark Pritchard, Jefferies, Numis Securities, FTI Consulting, DLA Piper, KPMG, AMD, Ridge Global,
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 | John Smithwick, Will Weaver, Roundingwell, healthcare, healthIT, information technology, Cloud, software development, SaaS, software as a service, Mark Ott, Derek Hughes, BLAST Media, Emma, Brooks Smith, Ken Kraft, Kraft & Co., Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Truxton Trust, Nashville Bank & Trust, Axial Exchange, HealthLoop, Robert Taylor, Trolley Barns, TreatSit,
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 15 March 2016

Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round | Kris Kelso, Healthbox Nashville, Healthbox, Sandbox Industries, Phil Misiowiec, information technology, platform as a service, PaaS, software, infrastructure, Cloud, Amazon Web Services, AWS, compliance, HIPAA, healthcare, Atlas Health Technologies, Heroku, Salesforce, Blue Cross Blue Shield Ventures, Aptible, TrueVault, Catalyze, Webficient, Vic Gatto, Jumpstart Foundry, HCA, Clariture Health, e-Clinic Healthcare, GEMA Touch, PRSM Healthcare, Remedify, Chris Sherrill, Healthcare Blocks, Cloud,
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 | Capital Confirmation, fintech, Brian Fox, Chris Schellhorn, VISA International, LBMC, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Waddey Patterson, Patterson, Ed Lanquist, legal services, auditing, banking,
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 | Dennis Bottorff, Katie Gambill, Ingenious Med, Grant Jackson, healthcare, private equity, BIP Capital, North Bridge Venture Partners, information technology, IT, software as a service, SaaS, investment, capital, venture capital, Council Capital,
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 | Vanderbilt University, Daniel Fabbri, University of Michigan, technology transfer, National Science Foundation, NSF, Innovation Corps, healthcare, information technology, IT, software development, entrepreneurs, electronic medical records, EMR, PYA Analytics, Jared Barrett, commercialization, HIPAA, compliance, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Michigan, Jim Sohr, Powered Health, Maize Analytics,
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.


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High on Nashville, tech startups 24/7 Sports,Comicbook.com mull growth strategies | Shannon Terry, 247Sports, Rivals.com, Internet, startups, capital, entrepreneurs, Bobby Burton, William King, Private Business, Bank Director, Roy Dano, Sportsblog.com, Pro Player Connect, Athlon Sports Communications, Maggart, First Bank, Jim Ayers, CBSSports, analytics, Eric Satz, Tennessee Community Ventures, TNInvestco, H3GM, Butler Snow, advisors, Harwell Howard Hine Gabbart & Manner, Regions, Spencer Hays, Eric Cromwell, Dan Schmisseur, Southwestern/GreatAmerican, Tom James, First Round Exchange, PlaytheDraft.com, Hunter Hillenmeyer, Steve Berneman, Lee Schear, Schear Financial, sports, Lipscomb University, Don Meyer, Gregg Gough, Rivals.com, college, university, athletics, CBT Sports LLC, 24/7 Sports Partners, Nashville Technology Council, CBS Sports Digital,
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 | HouseLens, VideoLens, Andrew Crefeld, StudioNow, Zillow, real estate, video, online, Internet, YouTube, marketing, Diagnovus, Trulia, Redfin, Realtors.com, Stefan Wiese, Inga Wiese, Caterpillar Financial, Bone McAllester, Regions, ABS Financial Services, Mark Bacurin, Josh Lomelino, Tony Boshier, David Greenberg, Ron Stoneman, James Stover, Showcase Photographers, Jim Griffin, Regions, Guidant Financial, Zillow, Trulia, Century II, McKenzie Laird, UAV, drones, drones, UAV, video, photography,
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 | Heritage Group, Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund, venture capital, private equity, Vanguard Health Systems, David McClellan, Precedent Health, Shareable Ink, OnFocus Healthcare, Vanguard Health Systems, LifePoint Hospitals, Trinity Health, Iowa Health System, Community Health Systems
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

Medaxion goes mobile to capture medical charges | Jeff McLaren, Medaxion, iPhone, health IT, healthcare, anesthesiology, revenue cycle management, information technology, practice management, business process, reimbursement, physicians,hospitals, Terralien, software development, Angel investors, venture capital, private equity, HealthStream, Bobby Frist, Docusys, Medelix, Acuitec
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 29 Dec. 2015

Rash hospital startup draws Warburg Pincus investment | Province Healthcare Corp., RegionalCare Hospital Partners, Marty Rash, Sam Moody, John Rutledge, healthcare, hospitals, nTelagent, Warburg Pincus, Spheris, Apollo Global Management, Michael Wiechart,
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

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Nashville loses Veran Medical Technologies | Veran Medical Technologies,Jerome Edwards,Bruce Lynskey,Prolog Ventures,Advantage Capital,mergers and acquisitions,medical devices,Entrepreneur Project,Frank Bonsal,Greg Johnson,Red Abbey Private Equity,Will Fitzgibbon,Extension Advisors
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


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