Through the third quarter of 2016, startups got investments of more than $55 billion in venture capital. That’s down almost ten percent from the same period in 2015, reflecting a still-strong market, but one where competition is sharpening. At the same time, Southeast-area investment through the third quarter was around … read more
Nashville, TN., August 11, 2016 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today the hire of its new Director of Capital Formation, John Lanahan. This new hire comes after the recent departure of LaunchTN’s former Director of Entrepreneurship & Capital Formation, Jason Denenberg, who served with LaunchTN for four years and left … read more
Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today that Tennessee businesses attracted more than $280 million from investors in 2015, bringing aggregate investment in the state’s startups to more than $945 million since the private-public partnership began tracking investment data in 2012. Investment activity last year was marked by a 7% increase in … read more
Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2015 – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) announced today that 2014 Tennessee venture capital investments measured by the public-private partnership totaled over $276 million, an increase of 31 percent over 2013. LaunchTN’s investment goal for the state’s early-stage companies is $1 billion by 2017. “The rise in investment … read more
As we come to the end of 2014, I feel that it’s important to take an audit of one’s accomplishments and successes achieved throughout the year. In doing this exercise, we at Launch Tennessee would have to say that 2014 has been a fantastic year. We continue to bring in talented … read more
Investors Hold Key to Next Wave of Nashville’s Startup Growth Guest Blog By Rob Bellenfant The potential is there. The opportunity exists. Now it’s up to Nashville to step up and grow up as a startup hub. Steve Case painted a colorful picture for Middle Tennessee’s tech future during his … read more
Some people still don’t appreciate what’s been happening in Tennessee, but much of the business world has noticed. The Milken Institute ranks Tennessee # 19 in the country in Risk Capital and Entrepreneurial Infrastructure (note improvement from past report) and near the top in the Southeastern United States.