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    • NCN launches $25M fund

      June 7, 2017 - Nashville Capital Network leaders have raised $25 million from a group of local executives for their fourth fund that will invest in promising startups. Among those who have committed to NCN Partners Fund are current or executives of Acadia Healthcare, HCA, Vaco and others. Managing partners Sid Chambless and Chase Perry will look to put […]

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    • Nashville Capital Network Establishes NCN Partners Fund With $25 Million in Investor Commitments

      - Nashville, TN (June 7, 2017) – Nashville Capital Network, a partnership of professional investors whose expertise, experience and capital helps promising companies increase their likelihood of success, has secured $25 million in investor subscriptions to launch NCN Partners Fund, LP.

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    • With $5.6M in new funding, Upfront Healthcare Services wants to streamline your doctor visits

      May 24, 2017 - Upfront Healthcare Services, a Chicago healthtech startup that helps physician practices get smarter about their scheduling, announced Thursday that it has raised a $5.6 million Series A round of funding to support growth and accelerate its product development cycle.

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    • How a Nashville Email Marketing Company Bootstrapped to $20 Million in Revenue in a Crowded Industry

      May 20, 2017 - While working at his third job out of college, Clint Smith witnessed firsthand how startups dependent on investor funding can suffer when financial markets take a turn for the worse. The company eventually pulled through its rough spot, but the formative experience would stick with Smith when he started his own company a few years […]

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    • Leading Artificial Intelligence Company, Digital Reasoning, Appoints Brett Jackson as CEO to Accelerate Growth

      April 20, 2017 - NASHVILLE, TN, April 20, 2017 – Brett Jackson has joined Digital Reasoning as the company’s CEO. As a seasoned leader of growth companies in data analytics and enterprise software, Jackson will work with the executive team to drive operational effectiveness, scalability, and new growth opportunities. Founder Tim Estes has transitioned to President after 17 years […]

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    • NextGxDx changes its name to Concert Genetics

      March 1, 2017 - Say goodbye to NextGxDx and hello to Concert Genetics. The buzzy Nashville-area health-tech company, a high-profile graduate of the city’s original startup accelerator, has rebranded. The name change reflects the company’s effort to bring a broader pool of stakeholders – including clinicians, labs and, increasingly, health plans – together (in “concert” as it were) to […]

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    • Former Gaylord execs build Groups360 to expedite meeting bookings

      January 5, 2017 - When Gaylord Entertainment underwent a massive restructuring in 2012, Kemp Gallineau was chief of sales at Gaylord Entertainment and Dave Kloeppel was Gaylord’s president. With Marriott International in charge of the company’s hotel operations, the two accomplished executives were out of job.

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    • Venture Capitalists Waking Up To Nashville Firms

      December 19, 2016 - December 19, 2016 – Nashville, Tennessee – GV, Google’s venture capital arm, Oak HC/FT, Nasdaq, Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and BlueCross BlueShield Ventures are among the national or global companies and investment groups he rattles off that have poured millions into Nashville startups.

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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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