Construction technology company Trimble plans to put a foot on the ground in Nashville soon via a distribution partner that is based in St. Louis. BuildingPoint Mid-America has been formed by bringing together three dealers that do business in six states, marketing hardware, software, consulting, virtual design and construction services, personalized training and technical support. Read more here.
Silicon Ranch Corp. has signed a deal with a Georgia green-energy cooperative to sell the entire output of its largest-ever project, a 52-megawatt solar array west of Savannah. The agreement with Green Power EMC, which supplies renewable energy to 38 utilities in Georgia, will cover 600 acres and service about 8,500 households. Silicon Ranch and Green Power EMC also are finalizing work on a 20-megawatt complex that will come online this fall.
Once completed, the 52 MW array will generate more than 134 million kilowatt hours of clean, renewable electricity annually. That amount of clean energy offsets 92,500 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to the annual emissions from burning 10,400,000 gallons of gasoline, or put another way, the emissions from more than 19,500 passenger cars.
Read more about the project here.
EventaGlobal has acquired GroupOnomics and rebranded as Groups360.
Financial terms of the deal involving what had been two Nashville-based entities were not disclosed in a release.
The brand change, according to the release, signifies the company’s focus on both hotels and meeting planners.
In 2014, Kemp Gallineau teamed with Groups360 Chairman David Kloeppel, formerly COO and president of Gaylord Entertainment. Together, they determined that lack of transparency, information and trust creates unnecessary costs when booking meetings.
“Let’s face it — the RFP process is broken," Gallineau, chief executive officer of the new company, said in the release. "Groups360 fixes it. We estimate that problems with how business is done now have ballooned into $7 billion in inefficiencies every year."
Read more here at Post sister publication Southern Alpha.
DART Music has completed a raise of $1.5 million, capital that will help the Nashville-based start-up continue its focus on changing how classical musicians organize and categorize digital distribution.
DART will soon file SEC documentation for the raise, according to company officials, who told the Post their seed-stage effort is complete. Now the focus will be on product development and growth, according to CEO Chris McMurtry.
DART's goal is to create and track classical music metadata, McMurtry (pictured) said. Like one of the ongoing themes at Project Music, the company’s mission is to allow classical musicians to maximize their royalties payments. DART bills itself as the first company to offer a fully automated distribution platform for classical music metadata.
“There’s not a way for an independent creator to get their music to an online store without giving up 50 percent of their royalties,” McMurtry said. “That was the organic journey that led us to start.”
DART is a recent graduate of Project Music, a music-business accelerator the Entrepreneur Center hosts.
The company, which ranks among the accelerator’s first graduating class, is noteworthy among early-stage ventures in Nashville due partially to its current partnership and past association with Apple.
DART Chief Marketing Officer Richard Jacobson stressed the company is comfortable with it focus on classical musicians.
“I wholeheartedly believe that doing the right thing and doing the profitable thing can be the same thing,” Jacobson said of a musical genre that is often overlooked and misunderstood. “That’s why DART exists and that’s what we are going to do.”
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