Martin Ventures leads $9M funding effort for health care software company

Cost comparison enterprise to scale operations
Sep 25, 2014 2:20 PM

The Martin Companies rebrands as Martin Ventures

Firm adds former Juris president, Valence EVP and opens two new offices
Sep 22, 2014 2:30 PM

CoreCommerce lands funding, eyes more

Franklin online retail software developer works with 13,000 businesses
Aug 27, 2014 6:52 AM

Medalogix secures $5M investment

More hires planned for growing health care tech company
Aug 25, 2014 1:13 PM

Jumpstart Foundry to up investments, run year round

Accelerator to offer 2015 class $100K each
Aug 22, 2014 6:58 AM

Health care marketers raise $1.5M

Two Tennessee funds lead round
Aug 15, 2014 1:41 PM

Medical paging startup secures funding

Two-year-old medical paging and messaging company MEDarchon has secured more than $1.5 million of Series B funding. The company, which is led by Baxter Webb, last year attracted $225,000 to get started. Milt Capps has more details at Venture Nashville.

Aug 11, 2014 7:02 AM

Physician practice marketplace lands some funding

Jumpstart company looking to go live in Q4
Aug 7, 2014 6:58 AM

Counting down to JumpStart's investor day

The team at JumpStart Foundry is a little more than two weeks from hosting its annual Investor Day, where the incubator's latest crop of startups will strut their stuff. At Southern Alpha, Ben McIntyre has a rundown of each company's goals and progress. Among them are interesting concepts featuring localization technology, parking management software and three-dimensional scanning. One of the companies, wearable technology play Octovis, already is close to securing a round of funding; founder Ryan Macy says his pitch at Investor Day will be for the next sack of growth cash.

Aug 4, 2014 8:42 AM

Startup execs 'need to stay focused on the prize, selling products and services, not shares'

The availability and terms of early-stage venture capital for promising Nashville startups is not a new topic but Milt Capps has revisited it with aplomb at Venture Nashville Connections. Using the fundraising efforts of Dan Hogan and Medalogix as a jumping-off point, Capps touched base with more than a dozen area investors and execs to take stock of the relative lack of competition among early-stage investors in Middle Tennessee. Of particular note are comments from Angel Capital Group's Eric Dobson:

The best thing we investors can do is to agree on a fair valuation at each step along the way, open opportunities to syndicate between collegial peers, and save the drama for attacking the market. If companies want to minimize dilution, they need to stay focused on the prize, selling products and services, not shares.

And entrepreneur Nicholas Holland:

I don't see any of it as nefarious — it's a side effect of having a tiny investor community. More deals than money lets the investors be very picky. So, they they don't need to collude to still have incentive to pass on another VC's deal.

SEE ALSO: Our past coverage of Medalogix's growth

Aug 4, 2014 7:14 AM