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

[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.

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Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role
Reporter's Notebook: Nashville Capital Network could play a broader role

NCN is most concerned about the Series A hurdle for startups in the Nashville area.

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Venture Notes - 12 September 2016
Venture Notes - 12 September 2016

[Updated] 11 items from around the state of interest to techies, investors, entrepreneurs, et al.

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Venture Notes - 10 August 2016
Venture Notes - 10 August 2016

New NTC CEO and Health IT strategy coming, VC motives, Noro-Moseley exec, Women Angels coalesce and more.

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U-Pitch: Blaque Reily's Portmanteau Jewelry startup is building in layers
U-Pitch: Blaque Reily's Portmanteau Jewelry startup is building in layers

'Hippie from Alaska' charts her own path in Nashville's expanding fashion sector.

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Overdog sale was assets deal; buyer Odd Networks mulls capraise
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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Anquiro market-intel startup in Nashville acknowledges Angel conversations
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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Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville
Solidus-backed Healthcare Learning Innovations plants flag in Nashville

American Sentinel veteran takes the helm in Music City.

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Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs
Eyeing Owen MBA, Vrion founder may apply Sohr Grant to Tech needs

This entrepreneur says she knows major Travel operators needs well.

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VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands
VU Innovation Center chief selection nears, VUSE Maker outreach expands

Handful of IC candidates remain in-the-running, VUSE plants flag in Maker territory

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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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'War' ahead? Startup Initial State Technologies preps for capital raises
'War' ahead? Startup Initial State Technologies preps for capital raises

Founder views new entrants to Internet of Things market as validation.

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Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup
Mainsail Group capraise funds contract-marketing, alt-revenue startup

Initially targeting health systems, startup is advised by Harpeth Capital.

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CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns
CEO: Edgenet doubles-down on NVille as Tech 'beehive', but has concerns

Exec sees new digs, job growth, sales - plus cultural + media challenges.

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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 name change] With sector veterans on its board and access to capital, this startup girds for raise.

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Sohr-backed DataFi mulls further Seed capital for fintech platform
Sohr-backed DataFi mulls further Seed capital for fintech platform

[Updated] Entrepreneurs and their operating team advance goalward, as strategy unfolds.

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TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs<br> and investors begin charting path forward
TNInvestco 2.0 prospects uncertain, entrepreneurs
and investors begin charting path forward

Since opinions are hard to monetize, leaders statewide seek new sources of momentum

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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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Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,<br> yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'
Khosla-backed Brentwood youth takes Strut to SiValley,
yet thinks Nashville could become a true 'startup hub'

[updated] 20-year-old entrepreneur surrounded by quite a roster of investors, advisors

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Strategy: Startup ComputeCycles seeks 'defensible' IoT mobile-app roles
Strategy: Startup ComputeCycles seeks 'defensible' IoT mobile-app roles

Returning to Tennessee, software entrepreneur says Tennessee can be Tech hotbed

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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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Aquation hopes Angels bless bottled water for competitive beverage sector
Aquation hopes Angels bless bottled water for competitive beverage sector

Competition is fierce, but that has yet to douse these entrepreneurs' plans.

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TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs
TCRS private-equity commitments reach $900MM as Villere departs

[updated] Crews PE role formalized after months as interim at TCRS.

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Wink! Vanderbilt Owen grad's Georgie Beauty venture is NY-LA-focused
Wink! Vanderbilt Owen grad's Georgie Beauty venture is NY-LA-focused
Megan Allen is assaulting the Left Coast, boosted by ties to Music City
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Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,<br>sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
Launch Tennessee beefs-up board of directors,
sheds TTDC branding while CEO search continues
A true startup leader, investment pros and others are aboard for the continuing relaunch
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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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Council Capital: Rick Apple spreads TNInvestco seeds for Nashville moneytree
Council Capital: Rick Apple spreads TNInvestco seeds for Nashville moneytree
One of 10 TNInvestco's is now being led by a VU/Princeton product
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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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Still scouting Nashville: Kathy Harris heads M&A for Sharecare;<br>one VC dubs the startup the nation's 'next-gen WebMD'
Still scouting Nashville: Kathy Harris heads M&A for Sharecare;
one VC dubs the startup the nation's 'next-gen WebMD'
This startup has ties to Discovery Communications, which bought a Nashville tech venture in 2006
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Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
Health online: Big City Docs plans to target Nashville consumers in 2012
An Owen grad and former Cybera exec puts his venture skills to work for an Alabama startup that's eying Nashville
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Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
Fortune's Force Five supports startups' crucial early sales efforts
This serial entrepreneur offers sage advice we might have missed if he hadn't tried Rotier's
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Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;<br>Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
Lifestyle startups are focus for Lipscomb Center for Entrepreneurship;
Joe Ivey prepares to recruit leaders, mentors and internships
University aims to allow all interested students access to business and social entrepreneurship curricula 
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Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Ideas: Vandy student's sly EYES|ONLY service re-mixes upscale experience
Vanderbilt undergrad aims to conjur 'magical' customer experience from blend of behavioral science and design
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NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 31, 2011
Startup Tennessee gets operations staff, a tech exec volunteers in Uganda, $ for GOBA and more
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Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
Entrepreneurs: If you're still 'thinking about doing a startup', get a job instead
The tough love and lessons learned just keep comin' during the annual Vandy Health Care Conference
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NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
NewsBits, Oct. 26, 2011
Milestone events, capital raises, a whiskey resurrected, and local venture news recapped.
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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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VentureNotes, Oct. 3, 2011
VentureNotes, Oct. 3, 2011
Investors are busily putting capital into ventures young and older, in Chattanooga, Oak Ridge and elsewhere
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A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture
A-round ahead? LeanKit's Hefley visualizes future for local software venture
It's more mature than many EC-linked ventures and its techie team is getting traction, eyeing new sectors
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VenturePeople: Rick Oliver, Jay Frank, Jason Dinger, Jeff Nahley
VenturePeople: Rick Oliver, Jay Frank, Jason Dinger, Jeff Nahley

Music, healthcare, online education and investment banking are the focal-points for these fellows

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VenturePeople, June 20, 2011
VenturePeople, June 20, 2011
Ian Rogers from TopSpin, Lehmans on the move, VUSE prof knows something of ventures, new UT ag exec, Avondale analyst and more
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Angels gas-up Iridium's SmartFuel,<br>but the venture's trip has just begun
Angels gas-up Iridium's SmartFuel,
but the venture's trip has just begun
Will Sibble's new venture have the gas to go the distance, launching additional content and social services?
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NewsBits, April 18, 2011
NewsBits, April 18, 2011
Petra, VU commercialization, HealthStream, Sustainability Summit, Owen GSM honors, Unum CIO, entrepreneurs young and older and more
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Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match
Digital ventures: NEC & Music City allies strike a match

In Nashville's highly charged entrepreneurial atmosphere, this partnership aims to create both heat and light

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New Beasley-Rolfe PE firm targets 'business orphans'
New Beasley-Rolfe PE firm targets 'business orphans'
Leveraging personal networks, two entrepreneurs look for things bigger companies should sell.
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NewsBits, March 21, 2011
NewsBits, March 21, 2011
Legislators make an energy-tech 'grab', plus venture events and training and more statewide.
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FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund<br>bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
FCA Venture Partners, TN Angel Fund
bless Silvercare 3MM B-round
Buntin, Chambless and King comment on completion of incontinence startup's capital raise
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Nashville's Frank Grant leaves Cisco to lead Adreima growth
Nashville's Frank Grant leaves Cisco to lead Adreima growth

[updated] Tech-sales leader joins private-equity backed firm with announced M&A ambitions

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VC Coleman Swenson Booth realized $44MM in 2010; portfolio exits likely to continue in 2011
VC Coleman Swenson Booth realized $44MM in 2010; portfolio exits likely to continue in 2011
One of Tennessee's pioneering VC's will remain focused on 'realizations' in 2011, while mulling raising another fund
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In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
In Burcham's mind, Entrepreneur Center is in Trolley Barn creating 'Wow!' companies to serve state and nation
Educator, consultant and serial entrepreneur is determined to demonstrate EC value quickly, to win further support
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'One Vanderbilt':  VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
'One Vanderbilt': VU retains recruiters for leadership searches
Headhunters dispatched to find executives to breathe further life into Chancellor Zeppos vision of unity
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Owen Exec MBA and students adjust to Great Recession
Owen Exec MBA and students adjust to Great Recession
The Great Recession has forced students and Vanderbilt University, alike, to adjust to economic realities and job fears
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Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC
Tri-Star Technology Fund, LLC

At left, Dr. Harry Jacobson

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Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
Solidus-TNInvestco LLC
At left, Townes Duncan
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Limestone Fund LLC
Limestone Fund LLC
At left, Joe Cook Jr.
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Leaders:  Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco
Leaders: Bio-entrepreneur sees leverage in TNInvestco

The yet-to-be-operational TNInvestco capital-formation program seems to have kindled fresh interest in key sectors

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Fund-manager interviews set by City of Franklin
Fund-manager interviews set by City of Franklin
A VU MBA alum happens to be on the team out of New York State interviewing would-be fund managers
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Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Vanderbilt venture developer notes 'disconnect' with Venture Capital
Christopher Rand's presentation underscores gaps in the capital continuum, but suggests a target-rich environment for seed-stage investors
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TNInvestco:  'Creativity incredible' among interested firms
TNInvestco: 'Creativity incredible' among interested firms

[Updated] With the VC filing deadline just 13 days away, one administrator of the state's new capital-formation program is impressed with the calibre of prospective fund managers

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'Smart' tech ventures spawned by VU student-entrepreneurs
'Smart' tech ventures spawned by VU student-entrepreneurs
The Vanderbilt School of Engineering and VU's Owen GMS' Entrepreneurship Center are spawning a new generation of Nashville-based entrepreneurs
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VU Owen GSM's partnership awards EMBA tuition gift
VU Owen GSM's partnership awards EMBA tuition gift
A youthful executive from a business-oriented nonprofit benefits from Owen's partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Management
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Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding
Judges like 'Nashville: Where Innovation Sings' for city branding

The annual Accelerator endurance and innovation test produces much food for thought.

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VUMC's Jacobson will never buy lunch in this town, again
VUMC's Jacobson will never buy lunch in this town, again

Legendary physician-entrepreneur-scientist's departure from VU leadership ranks leaves venture community asking whether he'll remain involved

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Petra Capital's Blackburn:  Maybe 'everyone's on-strike'
Petra Capital's Blackburn: Maybe 'everyone's on-strike'
Waiting for the economy's turn, this VC keeps it real by focusing on performance, processes and pairing-up golfers
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Vanderbilt CFO retires, Zeppos names interims
Vanderbilt CFO retires, Zeppos names interims
Amid a bear economy and with expensive promises to keep, Vanderbilt relies on continuity in ranks
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IRON Solutions' VC in Nashville, sparks HQ talk
IRON Solutions' VC in Nashville, sparks HQ talk
StarVest is looking for local deal flow for its new $250MM fund, while IRON's CEO is campaigning to grow in Nashville
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'Nowhere is safe':  Saint reaches $30MM in NIMBY wars
'Nowhere is safe': Saint reaches $30MM in NIMBY wars
Nashville entrepreneur says specializing in conflict generates annual growth in business driven by controversy
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Rick Oliver's American Sentinel launches D-Round capital raise
Rick Oliver's American Sentinel launches D-Round capital raise

A supposed transformation of education, plus sustained support from key moneymen seem to have given ALS staying-power

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Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare
Solidus capital morphs Galbraith's M21 into OnFocus Healthcare

This private-equity funded Brentwood firm aims to make healthcare organizations transparent for management teams under pressure for quality and performance

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Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products
Startup Weekend Nashville: Passions, Programmers and Products

Techies, marketers, inventors and lawyers are expected among the throng gathering tomorrow on the Vanderbilt campus

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VU Notebook: Stoll's Markets center will honor Dewey Daane
VU Notebook: Stoll's Markets center will honor Dewey Daane
Luminaries from the Fed, business, government and academe are expected to speak, honoring professor's contributions
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'Idea 67':  Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville
'Idea 67': Shmerling offers entrepreneurial concept for Nashville
If Nashville wants to keep good businesses here, it should leverage untapped ideas that abound in local companies
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VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named
VU's Owen: Lynskey takes startup helm, OEC successor named
Entrepreneurship program aims for smooth transition, as the man who connected Owen to the 'startup world' returns to the tech ventures he loves
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Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus
Griffin Technology founder again CEO as exec returns to campus

A year after joining the innovative company, a creative Owen faculty member is back in academe

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The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'
The Raise: Nashville startup lands in TechCrunch 'DemoPit'

Beating-out more than 800 competitors, a confident Statzen hopes a few minutes elevator-pitching West Coast investors will shorten the fund-raising cycle for this emerging company.

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Entrepreneurs welcomed at Southeast Community Capital
Entrepreneurs welcomed at Southeast Community Capital
Your business is 'real', but you can't look 'friends and family' in the eyes, you've maxed-out your credit-cards or embezzlement's hit your books... Remember Clint Gwin.
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Strategy Notes:  LBMC and Entrepreneurs' worst fears
Strategy Notes: LBMC and Entrepreneurs' worst fears
LBMC embraces the rise of private-equity-owned companies by hiring someone with both operating and consulting experience.
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Owen 'consultants' boosting nine top companies
Owen 'consultants' boosting nine top companies
From Cat Financial, Humana and Griffin Technology to Gresham Smith and others ... 85 earnest consultants are battling to win their stripes in a combination of education and entrepreneurship that will produce ideas for Nashville's Thermal site, iPod accessories and more.
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