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March 18th, 2015

March 18th, 2015

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

AddingOne Launches for New and Growing Families
Southern/alpha
Nashville-based tech startup AddingOne, launched yesterday to change the way expecting parents share their pregnancies with others. AddingOne provides families with the tools they need to keep those they care about up-to-date and find the resources they need as they grow their family.

Advanced Catheter Therapies Completes Series B Funding with Toray Industries, Inc.
Market Wired
Chattanooga, TN- Advanced Catheter Therapies, Inc. (ACT) announced today that it has completed its $4.5M Series B preferred equity financing round through a strategic investment by TAM Ventures, Limited (TAMV), a subsidiary and a corporate venturing arm of Toray Industries, Inc. (TORAY) in Tokyo, Japan. ACT is a research and development medical device company with a portfolio of innovative catheter technologies addressing vascular disease and targeted endovascular drug delivery.

The Jump Fund Joins High-Profile Silicon Valley VC Firm in Recent Investment
Southern/alpha
Where were all the women investors and female entrepreneurs who could produce high-growth companies? Where were the serious businesswomen who wanted to make money and scale a company relatively quickly? Those are the questions that founders of Chattanooga’s The Jump Fund asked themselves before starting their women’s angel fund designed to spur female-led business success in the Southeast.

Zeroto510 Gets Major Honor: Named a Top 20 US Accelerator
TechCrunch
Startup accelerators have become a prominent feature of the tech landscape in recent years, with more and more programs popping up every month. In many ways, they have become a rite of passage for thousands of entrepreneurs who apply to and join programs annually. Yet, with so many programs to choose from, and little publicly available data on each program, it can be hard for entrepreneurs to figure out which programs are most effective and which specific program would be the best fit to help launch their startup.

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