Governor unveils $50M INCITE initiative

Co-investment funds part of plan aimed at increasing innovation, job growth
May 5, 2011 2:58 PM

Banking & Finance

Apr 20, 2011 7:11 AM
 | Subscriber Only Content

State releases TNInvestco report

$17.4M invested as of Jan. 1
Mar 25, 2011 4:46 PM

Questioning TNInvestco

The Tennessean this weekend reported on the TNInvestco program, pointing out how the program for funding early-stage companies has plugged money into more than a few businesses that have been operating for years and that it has created few jobs thus far. The story appears not long before Governor Haslam receives a report on the program's progress.

Mar 14, 2011 7:02 AM

'There is no shortcut that can maintain quality'

Vic Gatto tells Jeff Cornwall at Belmont about the first-year successes for Jumpstart Foundry, an angel capital fund that comes with mentoring and other support services. One of the keys, Gatto says, is not to rush in too fast.

Last year we ran at a rate of 1 per month as we built the infrastructure. This year we will have a cohort of 6 over 14 weeks in the summer. This may grow to 8 or 10, but we believe that quality trumps volume. We will build Nashville one small group at a time over the next 5-10 years. There is no shortcut that can maintain quality.

Note: Gatto also is a partner at Solidus, one of the main investors in SouthComm, the parent of the Nashville Post.

Mar 11, 2011 11:42 AM

Silver Care raises $3 million

Series B round to fund health care services company's growth
Mar 9, 2011 12:54 PM

TNInvestcos form device company

Start-up getting $4M to develop promising technologies
Mar 8, 2011 10:09 AM

Harry Jacobson discusses new investment funds

Former VUMC leader reveals new role with a Texas private-equity firm and pair of new funds he hopes to close this year
Feb 28, 2011 2:55 PM

McWhorter, Ingram starting seed fund

Bullpen Ventures partnering with Nashville Entrepreneur Center
Feb 22, 2011 11:35 AM

Make it $200M

That's the amount of money new local venture capital fund Heritage Healthcare Innovation Fund told the Securities and Exchange Commission it plans to raise (HT: Venture Nashville). Our earlier story on the formation of the fund by hospital groups including Vanguard Health Systems and Community Health Systems is here. A report in Michigan has previously pegged the fund target at $150 million.

Feb 9, 2011 9:31 AM