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    • Contessa Health Closes $7 Million Series B Financing

      October 17, 2016 - NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 13, 2016–Contessa Health, Inc., a leader in episodic risk arrangements and home hospitalization programs, raised $7 million in funding led by Noro-Moseley Partners, with participation from existing investors BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Martin Ventures and Sandbox Advantage Fund, as well as new investors, Nashville Capital Network and the Marshfield Clinic Health System. […]

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    • Aspire Health, Nation’s Largest Community-Based Palliative Care Provider, Expands to Nine Additional States

      October 5, 2016 - Nashville, TN – Aspire Health, the nation’s largest provider of non-hospice community-based palliative care, has expanded to nine additional states and recently closed a $32 million funding round led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) to support the company’s continued growth and expansion.

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    • Google invests in Frist-founded Aspire Health

      October 3, 2016 - Aspire Health, the palliative care company co-founded by former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, has closed a $32 million funding round that was led by another big name: GV (formerly Google Ventures), the venture capital arm of tech giant Alphabet Inc. (Google’s parent company).

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    • Emma taps NYC-based entrepreneur for board

      August 16, 2016 - Local email marketing provider Emma announced Tuesday that New York-based entrepreneur Peter McCormick has joined its board of directors.

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    • SnapShot Interactive acquires St. Louis-based Pounds Media

      August 15, 2016 - Nashville-based digital marketing agency SnapShot Interactive has bought St. Louis-based Pounds Media, a deal that adds the St. Louis Cardinals, among others, to the local firm’s client roster. Terms of the deal, which adds four people to SnapShot’s existing St. Louis office, were not disclosed. In total, it brings the agency’s employee count to 40, […]

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    • Nashville’s new king of tech: Why it’s time to stop overlooking Digital Reasoning

      August 13, 2016 - For the past decade, Digital Reasoning quietly built its tech credibility from its Williamson County home. Now that it’s inked a deal with the nation’s largest hospital company and raised another $40 million, Digital Reasoning is no longer doing anything quietly.

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    • Nashville Capital Network, Nashville Health Care Council Release Report on VC Investment

      August 10, 2016 - NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Venture capital activity is flourishing in Nashville, creating a growing supply of funded companies that contribute to economic growth and furthering the city as a hub for innovation. Today, Nashville Capital Network (NCN) and the Nashville Health Care Council issued a comprehensive report on the local venture capital environment, titled “Nashville Venture Capital Report: […]

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    • Investors bet big on Nashville’s young health care firms

      August 8, 2016 - Young health care companies around Nashville received more than $940 million from 2005 to 2015, an explosion of venture capital investment that aligns with both the city’s rise to national prominence and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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    • Digital Reasoning aims to unzip health care data

      July 19, 2016 - A Franklin-based tech firm is looking to unlock troves of health care data — an effort that’s won a key relationship with industry heavyweight HCA.

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    • NextGxDx Founder Mark Harris Names Rob Metcalf as Chief Executive Officer, Assumes New Role as Chief Innovation Officer

      July 8, 2016 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 8, 2016) — Mark Harris, Ph.D., today announced Rob Metcalf has succeeded him as chief executive officer of NextGxDx. Harris, who founded the healthcare information technology company in 2010, has elected to take a new leadership position, chief innovation officer, where his primary focus will be developing the next wave of transformative […]

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    • Lemhi Ventures joins ranks of Digital Reasoning investors

      May 3, 2016 - Minnesota-based Lemhi Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in Digital Reasoning Systems, the cognitive computing company that a few months ago bought fellow local company Shareable, where Lemhi had been a lead investor.

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    • ServisFirst Bancshares Recognized by 2015 KBW Bank Honor Roll

      April 13, 2016 - 18 U.S. Banking Institutions Recognized for Exceptional 10-Year Track Record KBW, a full-service, boutique investment bank and broker-dealer that specializes in the financial services sector, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF), today named 18 U.S. banking institutions to its coveted “Bank Honor Roll” of superior performers.

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