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State of the Startups: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,<br>aka Launch Tennessee, wants to shed some commercialization emphasis
State of the Startups: Tennessee Technology Development Corporation,
aka Launch Tennessee, wants to shed some commercialization emphasis

Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his State of the State Address this evening.

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Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad
Apto maps capraises through 2019, targets expat adaptation in U.S., abroad

Startup near-term to add Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic and support for English-speakers abroad.

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

[updated] 2016 rocks with appealing events statewide.

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Nashville Software School eyes new offerings, leadership succession plans
Nashville Software School eyes new offerings, leadership succession plans

Founder John Wark's NSS aims to make juniors who are the future talent Nashville needs.

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Digital Nashville set to idle
Digital Nashville set to idle

[updated] Digital Nashville again operationally dormant. Latest chief was selected 11/14.

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Reporter's Notebook:<br>VU Music, Mind & Society Program may feed Nashville innovation
Reporter's Notebook:
VU Music, Mind & Society Program may feed Nashville innovation

Within this scientific work are pain-points that could spawn inventions, innovations and startups.

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Franklin entrepreneur raises Seed for CommuniGift, plans D.C. headquarters
Franklin entrepreneur raises Seed for CommuniGift, plans D.C. headquarters

Intern to US Rep. Jim Cooper, Ensworth grad is dedicated to gifting platform for social good and profit.

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Oasis Venture's PitchDay is June 30 in Nashville
Oasis Venture's PitchDay is June 30 in Nashville

Pitches with social enterprise at their hearts will be made Thursday at free event.

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Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital
Galante, Trahern, Artists & Allies take Music issues to nation's capital

Seeking to anchor Music in the education agenda, the industry has business issues, as well.

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Nashville EC Vision2020 suggests global ambitions<br> and quiet building of entrepreneurship warchest
Nashville EC Vision2020 suggests global ambitions
and quiet building of entrepreneurship warchest

Global ambitions? Nashville Entrepreneur Center advances Vision 2020 Capital Campaign

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Startup retention: Will edtech entrant Coursicle be a Tennessee keeper?
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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2016 Memphis Accelerator Portfolios announced
2016 Memphis Accelerator Portfolios announced

VTC Teams arriving for array of Memphis accelerators.

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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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Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform
Nashville's Trinocity raises $1.2MM for educational marketplace platform

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

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LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition
LaunchTN selects partners for Statewide University Pitch Competition

[Updated] 17 competitions on 10 Tennessee campuses are admitted.

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Venture Notes - March 7, 2016
Venture Notes - March 7, 2016

[updated] TN's pro-entrepreneurship legislation, a $4MM JourneyPure raise, and more.

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Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital
Startup assistive-device maker TabletTable considering recruiting capital

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

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VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls
VESTA Technology seeks TORCH brand lead in Internet parental controls

VTC Raising capital to support deploying TORCH router, as sector entrants multiply.

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Update: Oasis Venture youth social-enterprise program nears launch
Update: Oasis Venture youth social-enterprise program nears launch

Nearly 50 Metro students applied for the new program, which is in pilot.

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LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges
LaunchTN grapples with robust agenda of opportunities, challenges

With 3686 ahead, new University and Researcher programs, weaker capital ecosystem and more

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Venture Notes - January 19, 2016
Venture Notes - January 19, 2016

Updates on investors, startups and ideas with ties to our region.

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NVille's GoNoodle gets strategic investment from Children's Health of Texas
NVille's GoNoodle gets strategic investment from Children's Health of Texas

CEO McQuigg has had quite a journey. Now, he sees a global opportunity.

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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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Capital on-tap, REZLI software platform serves<br>career needs of interactive gamers and others
Capital on-tap, REZLI software platform serves
career needs of interactive gamers and others

VTC A Series B raise and full market entry are in prospect in 2016.

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People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga
People: Phil Gibbs' Disruption Lab hits the road to Chattanooga

[updated] Veteran entrepreneur and exec educator proves his story has wheels.

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Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?
Grants: Kauffman Foundation scouting Nashville/VU entrepreneur scene?

[Updated] Who knows, such relatively stealthy encounters may be underway, daily.

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Nashville Edtech veteran to lead eRepublic's Center for Digital Education
Nashville Edtech veteran to lead eRepublic's Center for Digital Education

Kecia Ray says she is the first e.Republic exec dedicated entirely to CDE advancement.

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Innertainment Delivery Systems broadens footprint, mulls capital needs
Innertainment Delivery Systems broadens footprint, mulls capital needs

California Corrections confirms major edtech contract for early-stage company.

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Payments entrepreneur Daily completes 8th acquisition,<br>may not need full $100MM raise before considering IPO
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'.

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Scorebird mobile sports-data startup preps $1MM-plus Series A raise
Scorebird mobile sports-data startup preps $1MM-plus Series A raise

Presenting in 36|86 next month, startup targets TN, then TX and beyond.

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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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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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Nashville Technology Council dips cyber-toe into public policy waters
Nashville Technology Council dips cyber-toe into public policy waters

The small NTC must weigh carefully its forays into State and Federal policy-shaping.

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CampusQuad: Ingram Content announces 2d Edtech investment in five days
CampusQuad: Ingram Content announces 2d Edtech investment in five days

Student engagement for colleges and universities is the focal-point of this startup.

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Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp
Edtech: Ingram Content Group Ventures invests in Austin's Querium Corp

Education content and assessment are hot segments that Ingram seems to eye.

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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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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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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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Griffin Technology commits $200K in time, talent<br>for Academy of Design and Technology
Griffin Technology commits $200K in time, talent
for Academy of Design and Technology

President and dozens of Griffin employees commit to deep involvement at high school

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Nashville's women-owned Collegiate Sports Data considers partnerships
Nashville's women-owned Collegiate Sports Data considers partnerships

ISTS is not likely to sell, but CSD is open to entrepreneurial partnership or stake sale

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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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Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs
Revolution Ventures' Case seeks to light fire under Nashville entrepreneurs

John Ingram asks the founder of AOL about ways to 'disrupt' politics-as-usual.

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INC's GROWCO entrepreneurial event arrives Nashville, Spring 2014
INC's GROWCO entrepreneurial event arrives Nashville, Spring 2014

The calendar's chock-a-block, but there'll be room for this one

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Tennessee State official applauds Pantheon Park innovation aims,<br>but rejects proposal to sell Old TN State Prison as site
Tennessee State official applauds Pantheon Park innovation aims,
but rejects proposal to sell Old TN State Prison as site

Fate of business, education and innovation campus project remains uncertain.

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Nashville's investor-backed YouScience startup charts paths to marketplace
Nashville's investor-backed YouScience startup charts paths to marketplace

[updated] Smart money and a long-standing interest in matching natural ability and career paths produce an edventure.

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Vanderbilt's Lutz kicks-off 'One Vanderbilt IT' cultural-change initiative
Vanderbilt's Lutz kicks-off 'One Vanderbilt IT' cultural-change initiative

Former IBM Canada prez says VU's 'institutional will' gives him confidence

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Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Search! Cornwall no longer leads Belmont University entrepreneur center
Dean Patrick Raines considers options in wake of popular leader.
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Nashville's Education Networks of America now owned by Atlanta PE firm
Nashville's Education Networks of America now owned by Atlanta PE firm

Long-rumored 'for sale', ENA and CEO of 10 years open new chapter

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Kodiak tech venture is latest from Engineering grads making Nashville home
Kodiak tech venture is latest from Engineering grads making Nashville home
A Virginian and a Chicagoan set up shop in Nashville to pursue their ed-tech startup
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<center>IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry<br>collaboration in Information Technologies</center>
IDEAS: Time to step-up local university-industry
collaboration in Information Technologies
IDEAS begins with straight talk from the VU campus about Nashville's IT challenges and opportunities
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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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'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
'Pantheon Park' idea concentrates Music City techies, entrepreneurs, Creatives
Dortch Oldham Jr. is one of the mainstays of a stealthy coalition that seeks to create a focalpoint for creative entrepreneurism
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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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Apple Inc.'s Herbold joins HealthTeacher drive<br>to make U.S. youth health 'cool & aspirational'
Apple Inc.'s Herbold joins HealthTeacher drive
to make U.S. youth health 'cool & aspirational'
HealthTeacher suddenly looks pretty 'cool and aspirational' as it drives to improve youth health
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Founder of local $95MM Hope Investments fund<br>aims to support Just Hope global relief work
Founder of local $95MM Hope Investments fund
aims to support Just Hope global relief work

[updated] A former Franklin corporate executive hopes to turn her investment-management savvy into a boon for the impoverished

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NewsBits, April 4, 2011
NewsBits, April 4, 2011
Jacobs' latest, TripRaiser traction, Delegator does it all, Pfeffer's sage advice, touching base with Applied Health and more here.
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NewsBits, January 10, 2011
NewsBits, January 10, 2011
Lots of stuff bubbling-up from Genera, Skoodat, Satz (at left), plus the Cable and Broadcast folks, and more.
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iCare EMR sells, so TN e-learning firm re-targets
iCare EMR sells, so TN e-learning firm re-targets
After a Dutch-owned firm snaps-up Knoxville startup's technology, the venture team is reloading
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NEWSBITS, March 30, 2010
NEWSBITS, March 30, 2010
EMMA.. HMS Tech hire.. Lodge helps for-profits ..Noro and Chrysalis announce staffing ..PerfectServe ..IMI Health and more..
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Local iTech hiring may be resurgent, but too soon to call
Local iTech hiring may be resurgent, but too soon to call
None are ready to call 'the turn', but local Tech execs believe they've seen the first signs of spring in the economy
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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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Medical Trade Center would expand Convention Center
Medical Trade Center would expand Convention Center
New 12-story tower will crown Nashville Convention Center. That's Crow Holdings' Bill Winsor at left.
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Brainwave Studios seeks $3MM jolt for Franktown Rocks
Brainwave Studios seeks $3MM jolt for Franktown Rocks

Online startup previously won $1.2MM from friends and family to marry kids, music and education

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TN Biotech may get boost from relaunched Alliance
TN Biotech may get boost from relaunched Alliance
If advanced degrees and the tenacity of two athletes can make a difference, this could be the year
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Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader
Skoodat raising $3MM for assault on ed-tech sector leader

Nashville Angels and TNInvestco winner among targets of much-touted Nooga startup

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Osborn: Nashville Medical Trade Center advancing toward announcement
Osborn: Nashville Medical Trade Center advancing toward announcement
While a Cleveland, Ohio, project's been rocked by controversy, 1.5 million sq. ft. facility still seems a "go" for Downtown Nashville
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Frist:  Quorum alliance, M&A to boost HealthStream 'earnings power'
Frist: Quorum alliance, M&A to boost HealthStream 'earnings power'
HealthStream seems ready to use its cash to innovate or acquire products, buy companies and sell more aggressively alongside its partners
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Whitney:  NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'
Whitney: NV techies should 'think', not just 'follow'

Entrepreneur says local tech community has 'a lot to prove', before access to venture capital improves

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NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009
NEWSBITS, Sept. 28, 2009
Updates on 20-firm TNInvestco roster, TBA board members, Healthways' strategic hire, Bill Frist, Entrepreneurs deadline, StartupWeekend, Universal Robotics, Barcamp
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Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge
Duthie sells e-learning biz to May's bytes of knowledge
A long-standing friendship, economic pressure and the vagaries of family business are among factors cited in the sale.
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TN Biotech group confirms its new chair's resignation
TN Biotech group confirms its new chair's resignation
Departing exec says she sought 'sense of urgency', while interim chairman says he hopes TBA will find 'someone like Leslie' to help group become 'more relevant'
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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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Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
Health IT exec to chair Nashville Technology Council
New leader says NTC will undertake a strategic review of its mission and programs, later this summer
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NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
NEWSBITS May 1, 2009
Digital Reasoning, tech transfer, Metro development, Innotec, nTelagent, Memphis venture forum, ICA, M&A, bankruptcies and more...
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Tech Economy:  TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs
Tech Economy: TTDC targets Angels and Entrepreneurs
Local Angel net and Mercury Labs shoulder high-profile assignments for the state's tech-driven economic development leader
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Belmont University aims to raise Business enrollment
Belmont University aims to raise Business enrollment
Competitive pressures, increased awareness and a sluggish job market for college graduates are among factors driving '5th Year' option
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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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World Trade Center Nashville gets fresh impetus from CenTradeX founder
World Trade Center Nashville gets fresh impetus from CenTradeX founder
The leader of this Franklin firm has made executive changes that could improve the odds of success for this unprecedented mid-TN venture
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Pharos Capital's flush, but not immune to 'bunker mentality'
Pharos Capital's flush, but not immune to 'bunker mentality'
Even with $600MM, Pharos confronts investors' expectations and portfolio-companies' ripple-down challenges
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Bionic Woman:  Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum
Bionic Woman: Exec perseveres, while biotech struggles for momentum

While critics sound off and Biotech targets General Assembly, an economy-shaping executive keeps pushing education and innovations

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