Checkd.in wins $100K investment from AOL co-founder

A data marketing company won a $100,000 investment from AOL co-founder Steve Case in Nashville Friday, the Nashville Business Journal reports.

Locally founded, Checkd.in received the big investment, plus an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with additional investors, in a pitch competition among 10 startups. The pitch competition was the final piece of Case's Rise of the Rest tour, a series of events highlighting startup and entrepreneurial activity in regions beside Silicon Valley.

Also on Friday, Case praised Nashville's health care startups and advised entrepreneurs to stay competitive in an increasingly global economy.