Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Lonely at the top
At age 41 and with seven-year-old Claritas Capital having proven its VC mettle, founder John Chadwick is a student of Tennessee's investment landscape. One lesson he'd like more people to grasp is the importance of building-out the state's venture ecosystem. It's not that he's tiring of being the only Tennessee fund in Entrepreneur magazine's annual ranking of early-stage investors, it's that a more vibrant venture community will improve Claritas' long-term prospects, along with everyone else's, and make it easier to justify staying in Nashville. After a series of wide-ranging interviews, our story is here.