Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Goba Foursquare

John Dayani Jr.'s GOBA (get out, be active) has done a partnership with Foursquare, release here. Our related story here.

Monday, January 23, 2012

4 guys to watch

Alex Tolbert, David Box, William Griggs, William Paddock... four bootstrappers pushing their startups along. Catch up with 'em here.

TNInvestco update

VNC updates TNInvestco investments right here.

Al Ganier venture

Al Ganier, co-founder of Education Networks of America, is now pursuing a $6MM raise for his VMT startup. Read about it here.

$200MM Health raise

Rock Morphis and crew have a $200MM raise underway for healthcare investments, read it here.

HCA CIO retires

Noel Williams, SVP/CIO for HCA, is retiring and a search for her successor is underway. Read it here.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

FCA Venture Partners

FCA Venture Partners Managing Partner Matt King provides an update on the venture-capital firm's investment plans. Right here.

Biz advocates sought

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and EmergeMemphis are looking for growth-business champions. Read about it.

Cardio dough

Cardiovascular Care Group is raising $40MM, read about it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Action Alignment

Nashville's Artist Growth is the first of what is likely to be a series of offerings for different industry-verticals - this one's targeting performing artists, with a new technology platform. Worth a look.


Atiba has acquired assets and hired key folks, including Chris Blanz, to create a new company, Cabedge Design LLC. Read more.


DAIO, which helps mobile-app developers breathe life into their prototypes, and Pearescope, which helps you find like-minded folks on the free range, both attracted Angel capital. Read it here.

Shareholder InSite

Joe Maxwell pulls-off a merger and rebranding, transforming CapControls into Shareholder InSite. Right here.

Krush raise

Krush, the predictive networks startup, has raised $4.5MM, reported here.


NeighborMD, a Nashville-based urgent care group, has a $2.5MM raise underway. Reported here.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

TNInvestco's Update

A half-dozen TNInvestco funds recently finessed additional investments. Get the update here.


Nashville-based Neely Burks, the former PR person who believes journalists and professionals who need to tap-into local expertise need the help of SourceYourCity, is lining-up a part-time market developer for the Bay Area. Read more here.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Cumberland Consulting

Cumberland Consulting got a Tailwind Capital investment, with a kicker of some sort from father-son Clayton and Stuart McWhorter. Read about the investment in the Nashville-area healthcare IT firm, right here.

Nuyens on Fivestone

Jozef Nuyens sketches-out big portions of Fivestone Partners' strategy, making clear there's more to come for this Franklin-based investment and consulting group. Read more here.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Jericho in N'ville

Jericho Sciences slipped into Nashville six months ago and is quietly preparing to develop a therapeutic approach that could help dramatically improve HIV treatment. Story here.


StartupTN's contract with state economic development officials calls for increasing Angel investor ranks in Tennessee. Story here.

TCRS PE commitments

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System (TCRS) recently made private-equity asset commitments of $25MM and $50MM to General Catalyst and Denham, respectively.

OneC1ty touted

Nashville healthcare office complex is proposed and seems to be gaining some traction. Story here.

Moontoast capraise

Moontoast is raising $6MM capital. Story here.

Logogarden buy

LogoGarden has bought Whoosh! interactive from the founders of Franktown. Story here.

Populr unveiled

Nick Holland will incubate and accelerate Populr within the Entrepreneur Center, with support from Bullpen Ventures. Story here.

FiledBy sold

FiledBy, the authors' portal based in Nashville, is now owned by Atiba affiliate SLK. Story here.

Healthbox launch

Healthbox launches under Hal Andrews and Ron Styers. Story here.