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1.Venture Notes - 11 April 2017
About two-dozen items ranging from capital raises, bankruptcy to tech transfer.
Milt Capps updated 12 April 2017 / Published Tuesday, April 11, 2017 2:15 pm

2.Angel Capital Group eyes creating microfund focused on Nashville HealthIT
Persistence drives continued evolution for Seed-oriented group amid Series A crunch.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, January 9, 2017 9:12 am

3.Gatto exits Selous Venture, doubles-down on Jumpstart, Health:Further
[Updated] Shifting burden allows focus on Jumpstart, where his passion lies.
Milt Capps updated 3:05 pm / Published Friday, August 5, 2016 1:45 pm

4.Booker: CapitalTN aiming to improve Tennessee PE/VC investor ecosystem
Group working from Nashville EC plans to draw more investors in from the sidelines.
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:00 am

5.VentureNotes June 29, 2016
Updates on InCrowd Capital, VRTIFY, Arkis, Addiction Campuses
Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:05 pm

6.Venture Notes - May 11, 2016
[updated] Health:Further, Ingram, Case, McWhorter, DART Music and DATAFlyte raises, SeedHatchlings and more.
Milt Capps Dart Music item updated 26 July, 2016 / Published Wednesday, May 11, 2016 5:13 pm

7.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 / Published Friday, March 11, 2016 2:45 pm

8.Jumpstart Foundry creates Healthcare fund, knocks accelerator model
Vic Gatto and Marcus Whitney are creating an important fund, and exit accelerator universe.
Milt Capps last edited 0815 23 Jan. 2016 / Published Friday, January 22, 2016 3:00 pm

9.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 / Published Friday, January 15, 2016 4:15 pm

10.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 Oct. 4, 2016 / Published Monday, December 28, 2015 5:00 pm

11.GrowthX partners eye $50MM fund, visit Nashville startups, investors
[updated] Fledgling SFO VC and angel ties could be put to work in Tennessee.
Milt Capps updated 16 Nov. 2015 / Published Tuesday, November 10, 2015 3:15 pm

12.NVille's InCrowd Capital adds Angels + investments, seeks SE partners
[Updated 15 June 2015] With nearly 40 investors aboard, Shmerling's Angel network gains traction.
Milt Capps updated 6:36 a.m. 15 June 2015 / Published Monday, November 10, 2014 12:00 pm

13.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
Milt Capps addendum 8:18 a.m. Oct. 17, 2014 / Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014 2:03 pm

14.Angel Capital Group to acquire RAIN Source Management, raise capital
AGC could be active in a dozen or more states by mid-2015, CEO says
VTC Milt Capps / Published Friday, October 10, 2014 2:00 pm

15.'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.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 25, 2014 10:15 am

16.'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.
Milt Capps / Published Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:14 pm

17.VTC: Angel Capital Group's Ewing wrangles deal flow, VentureIncite exits ETN
Expanding multi-state network gets COO to manage opportunity pipeline
Milt Capps at VentureTennessee / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 9:30 am

18.Gatto: Jumpstart commercialization ties with VU limited, but promising
Jumpstart Foundry creator offers perspective on expanding Vanderbilt University relationship.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, August 18, 2014 11:00 am

19.Mid-TN's NueCura Partners gathers Angels, some join MEDArchon capraise
Entrepreneurial Nashville physician, a strategic advisor and a startup CTO rally Seed investors
Milt Capps / Published Friday, August 8, 2014 2:22 pm

20.Entrepreneurs, Investors, Advisors comment
on Nashville deal dynamics, traditions

Capital vs Culture may be the main event when entrepreneurs, investors go head to head
Staff / Published Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:15 am

21.LaunchTN WIP: Exploring state Angel network, policy options and rankings
Tennessee Technology Development Corporation, TTDC, lays-out its priorities.
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:30 pm

22.People: LaunchTN's Denenberg preps NourishWise startup
Agency's entrepreneurship director seems to have caught the bug.
Milt Capps updated 24 July 2014 10:50 a.m. / Published Monday, July 21, 2014 1:45 pm

23.Some TN entrepreneurs, investors focus anew on policy agenda
It remains to be seen what Tennessee investors, entrepreneurs act upon, if anything
Milt Capps / Published Monday, July 14, 2014 1:13 pm

24.Angels on Safari: Gatto, Burcham target startups via Selous Venture Society
Collaboration leverages VC Solidus, Jumpstart, CapitalTN and other allies
Milt Capps updated 7:56 p.m. 26 June / Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:21 pm

25.CEO: Angel Capital Group ready to strengthen Nashville ties, U.S. footprint
Eric Dobson plans to recapitalize, scale-up the Angel network born in Music City
By Milt Capps / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:49 am

26.Angel Capital Group criteria and deal flow
ACG shares its criteria and recent portfolio additions
Abstracts by VNC staff / Published Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:28 pm

27.LaunchTN appoints commercialization director from Nashville startup ranks
TTDC now seems to be fully staffed to further pro-venture programs
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:54 am

28.VentureNotes, September 10, 2012
Galen, VentureIncite, LaunchTN, Dobie Media, FamilyVenture Management and more
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, September 10, 2012 7:53 am

29.LaunchTN seeks traction on many fronts as it seeks to close deal for a CEO
Re-launch puzzle coming into focus; filling the CEO chair is priority
By Milt Capps corrected 3:24 p.m. / Published Monday, August 6, 2012 11:25 am

30.VentureNotes: June 25, 2011
Family-backed VC gets traction, Nashville's OZ, kaffee-powered social venture
By Milt Capps edit 10:35 a.m. June 26, 2011 / Published Monday, June 25, 2012 11:12 am

31.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
By Milt Capps updated 1:58 p.m. / Published Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:10 am

32.VenturePeople: LeShane Greenhill and Sagents
With sales-revenue at a premium, this startup could prove smartly timed.
By Milt Capps updated 4:58 p.m. / Published Monday, March 5, 2012 9:10 am

33.Nashville Business Incubation Center strategic review advances
The NBIC is seriously considering creating a new facility and/or relocating from its 10th Ave spot
By Milt Capps updated 3:55 p.m. / Published Monday, January 30, 2012 8:12 am

34.VentureNotes: DAIO and Pearescope score
Mobile and Social are popular criteria these days, and these seed-stage operations have lured investment.
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:28 am

35.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
By Milt Capps updated 8:46 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 4, 2012 8:35 am

36.'Bama-based Angel Investor Management Group may seek Tennessee dealflow
The rising Tide in Alabama may lift some small Tennessee ventures along with it.
By Milt Capps updated 4:52 p.m. / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 12:34 pm

37.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 
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, November 21, 2011 3:45 am

38.Life Science Tennessee sets priorities, rallies industry,
leverages support of Gov. Bill Haslam for commercialization

Joe Cook Jr. seems to be executing with precision a gameplan to establish momentum for a still-small sector
By Milt Capps updated 12:19 p.m. / Published Monday, November 7, 2011 7:49 am

39.Angel Capital Group chapter fate uncertain in Memphis
ACG plans to open five new city chapters soon; for now, its Memphis outpost is semi-shuttered
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, October 3, 2011 8:19 am

40.Angel Tax Credit: Prayers for passage not on all lips
Angels' hopes take wing, but it remains to be seen whether the General Assembly answers the call
By Milt Capps Updated 11:55 a.m. / Published Monday, April 11, 2011 8:34 am

41.NewBits, March 14, 2011
The fate of Nashville Medical Trade Center.. a new venture from Cromwell & Schmisseur.. a beta invitation.. and much more here.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am

42.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
By Milt Capps Updated 7:28 p.m. / Published Monday, March 14, 2011 8:38 am

43.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
By VNC Staff Updated March 14, 2011, 4:56 a.m. / Published Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:41 pm

44.NewsBits, February 7, 2011
TTDC chief to Gov. Haslam, IP, Claritas, incubators, Angels, Louisville innovation, HiMSS-TN descends on Orlando and more
By Milt Capps Updated 7:54 a.m. 9 Feb / Published Monday, February 7, 2011 7:53 am

45.VNC's Top 25 Reads for 2010
For Calendar Year 2010, here are VentureNashville's twenty-five most-opened offerings.
Published Monday, January 10, 2011 2:30 pm

46.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
By Milt Capps Updated 12:14 p.m. / Published Monday, January 3, 2011 10:05 am

47.Angels' complaint to Corker may precede stepped-up TN efforts
In rare overt action, Angel advocates try out their legislative wings, in what may be a training flight for other efforts
By Milt Capps Updated 10:47 a.m. / Published Monday, March 22, 2010 8:31 am

48.Customers queued, SIGNiX asks $5MM from VCs
For more than a decade, this e-signature innovator has found champions amid adversity
By Milt Capps Last Updated March 27, 2010 at 6:40 p.m. / Published Monday, March 22, 2010 6:26 am

49.Angel Capital Group, RightSide fund confirm collaboration
ACG uses its ability to network to extend its reach into another high-profile fund, in hope of gaining investment traction
By Milt Capps Last updated 2:44 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 17, 2010 9:42 am

50.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
By Milt Capps Updated 9:42 p.m. / Published Wednesday, March 10, 2010 12:35 pm

51.Quick Take: New Seed fund may be on RightSide
Nashville and Tennessee VCs sound-off on new seed-stage investment model, with concerns and some things they like
By Milt Capps Last updated 7:35 a.m. March 17, 2010 / Published Monday, March 1, 2010 10:50 am

52.NEWSBITS, Jan. 19, 2010
OnFocus Healthcare's new cap raise underway, Joe Cook appointment, Inkflip update, Venture Pitch events and more...
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, January 19, 2010 10:13 am

53.'We are Music City' Entrepreneur Campaign launches
[Updated] The Nashville Area Chamber and its allies are unleashing an Entrepreneur Center, brand and marketing campaign
By Milt Capps Updated 10:20 a.m., Sept. 26, 2009 / Published Wednesday, September 23, 2009 1:49 pm

54.Angel Capital Group leaders tackle 'rev-up' challenge
ACG's fate is still unfolding, as its founder takes on co-owners with experience in Nashville culture, business finance and the ways of the world
By Milt Capps Last Updated 6:34 p.m. / Published Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:15 pm

55.Resource: TNInvestco briefing registrants
Some are shoppers, some are bidders, some are there to keep an eye on others...and some are committed to vying for TNInvestco certification
Last Updated 2:21 p.m., Aug. 14, 2009 / Published Friday, August 14, 2009 9:31 am

56.VCs form industry consortium, as TNInvestco nears kickoff
Those who would be fund managers in the state's new program are taking a close look at the groundrules and the competition
By Milt Capps Last updated 12:16 PM, July 28 / Published Monday, July 27, 2009 7:25 am

57.People: Local Angel Capital Group names chief for Knoxville
ACG says it has expanded the ranks of its angel investors and has invested in four companies
By Milt Capps Last Updated 1:44 p.m. / Published Thursday, June 25, 2009 9:31 am

58.Entrepreneurship: Nashville's dueling Venture events create quandary
Bootstrapping or pitching Investors? Simultaneous March 31 events may force entrepreneurs to set their learning priorities
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, March 27, 2009 1:12 pm

59.Start-up 'Border Jump' leaps into Aeropost alliance
Ad execs aim for international e-commerce, thanks in part to links to former Bluestar co-founder Goldner
By Milt Capps / Published Friday, February 13, 2009 8:01 am

60.TTDC funds bioscience entrepreneurship initiative
With former VC hired to lead program, grant for entrepreneurship helps flesh-out tech-development ecosystem
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:39 am

61.Mercury Tech and allies incubate entrepreneurial city
In Memphis, Eric Mathews is helping generate more material for Nashville tech advocates' best-practices file
Milt Capps Updated 5:11 p.m. / Published Wednesday, January 7, 2009 11:42 am

62.The VNC Reader's Guide to the Best of 2008
'Respect must be paid' to 2008, with a sample drawn from nearly 200 VNC stories, setting the stage for 2009
Milt Capps / Published Friday, January 2, 2009 2:15 pm

63.Vanderbilt steps-up effort to help faculty create ventures, market products
Hundreds of discoveries and patents on-hand, Vanderbilt expands its efforts to commercialize intellectual property
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 23, 2008 8:39 pm

64.Nashville VC: 'Pushover' entrepreneurs need not apply
While waiting for chaos to subside, entrepreneurs should be careful not to overplay their hands, but they should come to bargain hard
Milt Capps / Published Sunday, November 9, 2008 5:43 pm

65.Tech entrepreneurs make public pitches to Angels
During today's event at Cummins Station, the Angel Capital Group takes another step toward transparency -- while a few caveats are offered by a veteran observer
Milt Capps / Published Thursday, June 19, 2008 8:16 am

66.Angel Capital Group outlines deal-syndication strategy
Leveraging a North Carolina Angel-investing network and attempting to launch a microfund, the ACG hasn't lowered its expectations, as it makes a fresh push to gain traction in Tennessee.
By Milt Capps / Published Monday, May 26, 2008 11:06 pm

67.Tennessee Angels investors expanding U.S. reach
Budding U.S. network aims to increase deal flow and investment
By Milt Capps / Published Tuesday, April 1, 2008 1:23 pm

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