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Venture Notes - 17 January 2017
Venture Notes - 17 January 2017

$40MM raise at Claritas, accelerator and startup news, and more from around the state.

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Satchel Health eyes major Series A raise, aims for eventual homerun exit
Satchel Health eyes major Series A raise, aims for eventual homerun exit

CEO says innovation can indeed be done competitively in low-margin sectors.

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Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated
Venture Calendar - 2016 - Updated

[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.

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'Go-Mode': Healthtech Hackathon results come ahead of Distributed: Health
'Go-Mode': Healthtech Hackathon results come ahead of Distributed: Health

International and national attendees gather in Nashville to focus on blockchain.

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Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives
Update: Nashville Fintech, Blockchain initiatives

Maxwell, Bailey comment on technologies' interrelationship ahead of Oct. 3 event

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CaredFor: Polidor siblings eye Seed raise for referral-marketing startup
CaredFor: Polidor siblings eye Seed raise for referral-marketing startup

The CellJournalist veterans have brought another startup to the starting-line, this time in marketing software.

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Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further
Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further

[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.

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SaaS: Affirm Health startup preps for Seed capital raise
SaaS: Affirm Health startup preps for Seed capital raise

Opioid abuse crisis is latest driver in startup business opportunity.

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HealthX3: Jumpstart cohort, GfE HealthTech, EC Project Healthcare
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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Venture Notes - 12 April 2016
Venture Notes - 12 April 2016

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

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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
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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Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives
Forming priorities, Mayor Barry engages Nashville entrepreneurs, creatives

[updated] Nashville's first woman as Mayor eyes opportunities, five months into her term.

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Nashville EC's Project Healthcare Accelerator to launch in Fall 2016
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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Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner
Media: NVille's Ayumi Bennett preps launch of regional Startup Southerner

[updated] New entrant may vie with techno-culture chronicler Hark and maybe Southern Alpha

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CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity
CEO: Entrepreneur Center views Jumpstart accelerator exit as opportunity

[updated] Prepared for change, EC CEO has already sketched-out 2016 strategy.

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Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?
Accelerators: Boring, Rip-roaring or somewhere in between?

Tennessee execs comment on Jumpstart Foundry founders' criticism of accelerator model.

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Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model
Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model

Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.

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First startup taking TN for-profit benefit option is Style-oriented
First startup taking TN for-profit benefit option is Style-oriented

A stream of for-profit benefit corp filings may flow toward State window that opened earlier today.

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Angels: NueCura MP eyes science-driven health-tech startups, sees Williamson County as likely hub for nextgen technologies
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.

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Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase
Selous Venture Society, allies mull investment in VU IP-driven nPhase

[Updated] nPhase CEO identified. Software with global users and a serious track record is a friendly target.

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Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated
Venture Calendar 2015 - Updated

Updated No matter where you are in Tennessee, you'll want to consider many of these.

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Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies
Jumpstart Foundry's Health:Further - presenting companies

Here's the up-to-date listing of presenting companies.

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Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups
Vanderbilt University commercialization team tallies spin-outs, startups

The past two FY's have seen VU IP embedded in startups in several sectors.

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Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups
Ingram Content's 1440 Accelerator may drive 10 startups

Entrepreneur Center collaborates with publishing group to enter new accelerator vertical

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Mobile: EnhanceWorks eyes capraises for Expo totaling $2.0MM-3.5MM
Mobile: EnhanceWorks eyes capraises for Expo totaling $2.0MM-3.5MM

Charlie Corts executes on convertibles, ahead of larger round.

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Pandoland June 15-17: Tennessee startups among festival's $100K seekers
Pandoland June 15-17: Tennessee startups among festival's $100K seekers

Still under wraps, but a startup team you know may be about to get great exposure.

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Health:Further - Jumpstart Foundry taps 9 of 240 app's for 2015 cohort
Health:Further - Jumpstart Foundry taps 9 of 240 app's for 2015 cohort

Wearing the accelerator's new healthcare colors, Jumpstart jockeys are at the post.

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Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring
Everly, the mix and beverages startup, preps for Series A raise this spring

This Nashville startup is having an impact felt as far away as Zambia.

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X Factor: NextGxDx eyes fresh capital raise, dismisses exit notion
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.

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For the record:<br>Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives
For the record:
Nashville and other TN cities gain roles in workforce, innovation initiatives

National and State workforce- and innovation-oriented initiatives link TN cities.

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CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months
CEO: Optio Labs may pursue 'significant' Series B raise within 12 months

[updates] Optio is building talent base in Nashville

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U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline
U.S. health Tech startup challenge has Jumpstart tie-in, 3/27 deadline

Round Two pilot of a tech startup competition could be just beginning of League of Cities effort.

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Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions
Gun.io CEO keeps finger off fund-raising trigger, outlines broad ambitions

Founder on a mission sees world of opportunity, with a dash of charlatanism, here and there.

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Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round
Healthbox grad Atlas Health Technologies eyes Seed capital round

[updated] Accelerator grad moving toward an inflection point, and Healthbox tweaks its model.

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Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled
Legacies & Leadership: Nashville Technology Council Awards unveiled

NTC may get a head of steam following its annual Awards confab.

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Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015
Avila-led Emerge Financial Wellness mulls Series B raise in 2015

CEO sees Southeast as a key region in FinTech development and related payments plays.

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Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville
Posited: FinTech accelerator idea meets entrepreneurial interest in Nashville

Serial entrepreneur Joe Maxwell among those enthusiastic about new FinTech focus.

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PEOPLE: Anand Sanwal's CB Insights has eyes on Nashville + Tennessee
PEOPLE: Anand Sanwal's CB Insights has eyes on Nashville + Tennessee

A keen observer of America's startup and Venture landscape took a few minutes with VNC.

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VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative
VentureNotes: Jumpstart Foundry, TNovation initiative

[Yes is answer] Might JSF become a single-vertical startup accelerator? TN HiMSS unveils new program identity.

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Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force<br>  advances at VU School of Engineering
Technology Entrepreneurship Task Force
advances at VU School of Engineering

Doug Schmidt is but one of the sparkplugs firing the school's innovation and commercialization push.

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Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator<br> to debut with Investors at-the-ready
Nashville EC's Music-Tech accelerator
to debut with Investors at-the-ready

[Updated] With plans to cue-up Seed money, the Entrepreneur Center heavies-up its Music-industry offerings.

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JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'
JSF startup CEO: E-language Boomalang a 'dream come true, already'

[update] JSF-bred startup's eventual exit sale will follow years of development and marketing push

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2014 Jumpstart Foundry cohort directory
2014 Jumpstart Foundry cohort directory

Here are the nine 2014 Jumpstart Foundry graduates and their capital goals.

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'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls<br>plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.

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'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls<br>plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy
'Proudly capitalist' Jumpstart Foundry unfurls
plan for its U.S. and regional ascendancy

JSF co-founder Vic Gatto leaves little to imagination in describing JSF's bigtime stride.

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Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise
Jumpstart: Healthcare MarketMaker bridges toward Seed capital raise

Despite deep financial experience, CEO has taken deliberate steps to ensure startup success

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Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,<br>now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point
Burcham 'virtually certain' he will resume his entrepreneurial path,
now drives Nashville Entrepreneur Center toward inflection point

Programming, international outreach, finances are among the metrics CEO watches.

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Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society
Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society

Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies

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Northstar: Jumpstart Foundry event 22 August to be live-streamed
Northstar: Jumpstart Foundry event 22 August to be live-streamed

For the first time, the annual Jumpstart Foundry pitch session is to be live-streamed

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Southland's 50 StartupVillage residents announced
Southland's 50 StartupVillage residents announced

Here's more information on startups that'll have berths in StartupVillage June 12-13

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LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive<br>Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign
LaunchTN Southland signals aggressive
Tennessee entrepreneurial campaign

The Fourth is a long way off, but the fireworks begin in 3 weeks

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No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
No leg-up? TCRS pension-assets 'Set-aside' for TN firms uncertain
Chief Investment Officer Michael Brakebill reiterates his open-door policy
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From Cicero to Church Street:<br>Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending
From Cicero to Church Street:
Startup Contigo Financial challenges payday lending

[Update merger] Payday lenders have created high-profile painpoints that this startup aims to disrupt

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VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work
VentureNotes: Council Capital, Solidus at Work

Council doubles-down on mail-order institutional pharmacy startup

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NCN-NHCC reports Startup surge and growing venture-capital gap for Nashville
NCN-NHCC reports Startup surge and growing venture-capital gap for Nashville
Sparkling report illustrates startup boom, healthcare appetite
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NBIC: Nashville incubator seeks next executive director, while strategy unfolds
NBIC: Nashville incubator seeks next executive director, while strategy unfolds
With seeds planted and a new strategy coming, NBIC chief steps down
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Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move
Jumpstart class arrives in a cloud of dust, as Gatto cooks-up Angel move

As entrepreneurial tide keeps rising, accelerators and Angels test their wings

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The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness
The Raise: Split|Secnd helps save lives, tests local investors' tech-readiness

[updated] Two Vanderbilt grads prepare to raise more capital for their crash-notification system

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NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians
NextGxDx A-round aids launch of genetic-testing marketplace for physicians
Helping doc's pick the right genetic tests is the mission of this Web-based marketplace
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App-deadline April 2nd: Jumpstart Foundry will forge up to 10 new ventures
App-deadline April 2nd: Jumpstart Foundry will forge up to 10 new ventures
JSF's second cohort class will experience some new wrinkles in the tech-biz accelerator program
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Atiba adds Cabedge Design team led by Chris Blanz
Atiba adds Cabedge Design team led by Chris Blanz
Award-winning Blanz brings added depth to Atiba's user-experience portfolio
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TNInvestco funds stay busy with further tech-sector investments
TNInvestco funds stay busy with further tech-sector investments
A steady stream of commitments, often made to familiar names, continues, with results not yet due
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TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
TrueStartup: 'SourceYourCity' will beta in Frisco waters, then raise capital
Still pre-revenue and facing competitors, Neely Burks continues to execute
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Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise
Fivestone Partners' investors put 'skin in the game' for lean-finance enterprise

Jozef Nuyens and partners plant a venture flag in Tennessee, and demonstrate broader reach

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Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011
Regional Roundup, Oct. 26, 2011
With relatively little fanfare, one TNInvestco fund is rebranding and entrepreneurial activity heats-up statewide.
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JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital
JumpStart grad 'RentStuff.com' taps network for Seed capital
RentStuff might've been another California startup, if an OwenGSM student hadn't won a prize
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Newsbits, August 29, 2011
Newsbits, August 29, 2011
McWhorter shepherds EC, JumpStarters wait verdict, a rash of local SEC filings, Collins rides an IPO and more
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Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push
Gov. Haslam announces $29.7MM Fed funding for INCITE push
As widely anticipated, the Feds came through with $29.7MM in funding for Gov. Bill Haslam's innovation-breeding program
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VenturePeople, August 1, 2011
VenturePeople, August 1, 2011
Five more updates from a VCs, an entrepreneur, a couple of developers and a bizdev pro.
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Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'
Kahootzz eyes capital raise to fuel 'opportunity engine'

[Updated capraise] Nashville will be testbed for service matching users with opps to 'work, play, do good'

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Startup Tennessee launch to draw Gov. Haslam,<br>Startup America CEO to Entrepreneur Center
Startup Tennessee launch to draw Gov. Haslam,
Startup America CEO to Entrepreneur Center
[UPDATED] Tennessee's entrepreneurial ecosystem gets a new unifying layer of resources
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NewsBits, June 6, 2011
NewsBits, June 6, 2011
East TN developments... Entrepreneur Center rebrands Future 50, Nashville 'on the edge' and news roundup.
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NewsBits, May 11, 2011
NewsBits, May 11, 2011
A Brailer exec joins regional VC, Nutraceuticals' Grindstaff, Investor Days ahead for incubators, Amazon thing gets awkward and more
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Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE<br>innovation and jobs-formation campaign
Gov. Haslam: TN to co-invest via INCITE
innovation and jobs-formation campaign
Governor addresses fast-growth sector; details of venture funding, entrepreneur award and tech-transfer still unfolding
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Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
Bullpen Ventures preps for pitches, aims for the fence
McWhorter's team will field up to a dozen startups per year, once the season begins
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TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
TNInvestco: Welcome to the 'Messy World' of Capitalism
Airing of issues simmering beneath TNInvestco's surface has prompted a reprise of comments pro and con the program
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Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley<br>consultant work separately to keep it real
Tough Love: Local VCs and Silicon Valley
consultant work separately to keep it real
Those who want to broaden entrepreneurship and those who control capital want entrepreneurs to view their businesses realistically
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JumpStart Foundry wants tech-enabled startups by Friday
JumpStart Foundry wants tech-enabled startups by Friday
March 18th is the fish-or-cut-bait date for teams of would-be entrepreneurs who want 90 days worth of rations to tide them over during a push toward launch
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Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan<br>for technology & emerging companies
Law + Leverage: Baker Donelson adds Sloan
for technology & emerging companies

Law firm broadens its already sizeable footprint, plants flag in dealing with early-stage ventures

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VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion<br>and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation
VCs hope to avoid 'smoking holes', look for passion
and aim for 'great companies' over jobs-creation
Local investors have honed their instincts for identifying success traits among entrepreneurs seeking capital
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NewsBits, March 7, 2011
NewsBits, March 7, 2011
VU porfolio co goes elsewhere, TNInvestco company, startup ecosystem spreads, PdCamp, ORNL, MyOutdoorTV and more
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Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Solidus-SeedHatchery mentees named
Reflecting further momentum spawned by the TNInvestco program and JumpStart Foundry, Solidus and Seed Hatchery announced six new micro-fund mentees in Memphis
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Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city<br>putting 'money where mouth is'
Lackey: Entrepreneur Center shows city
putting 'money where mouth is'
Another 'complaining' serial entrepreneur is having trouble retiring, as one venture happily leads to another
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NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011
NewsBits, Feb. 14, 2011

New chair at lifesciences association..Parental Health update.. Bredesen aide moves.. Silicon Ranch and Venture Incite add staff.. PE investors disappear after liquidation.. bio-entrepreneurs..more

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[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net
[ ! ] TN's JumpStart Foundry aligns with TechStars Net

The news coincides with launch of the Obama Administration's StartUP America program in the U.S. and helps fulfill Solidus' TNInvestco strategy.

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'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
'Pinky Gonzales' meets the digital Age of Fanatics
Operating under a brand name for a decade or more, this Nashville marketing and innovation guru seems to have earned his spurs
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VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
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NEWSBITS, March 18, 2010
NEWSBITS, March 18, 2010
Education Networks..StudioNow..Biotechies...Scripps Interactive..Aegis Health... VU's science reports, and more..
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Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Solidus, Co-Founders launch JumpStart Foundry for seed-stage investing
Organizer of micro-fund says group will review dozens of deals yearly and make an investment each month
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