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November 11th, 2014

November 11th, 2014

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Bootstrapped Fiveworx Eyes Capital Raise Among Growth-Finance Options
Venture Tennessee Connections
FIVEWORX, the Knoxville-based spinout that helps Energy providers engage their customers in consuming less energy, now considers a capital raise among its options for financing growth, said CEO Patrick Hunt. “We’ve bootstrapped it so far, but we have recently been in conversations exploring all financing options, including venture capital,” Hunt said during an interview for this story, last week.

BuyHappy, Kanga, Batch, All Hack Through E-Commerce Jungle
Southern Alpha
Internet companies have been creating solutions in e-commerce for over 20 years, yet it only represents 6% of retail in the U.S. There seems to be something missing in the seemingly high potential medium of sales, yet companies still don’t quite know what that something is for both the buyer and seller. Amazon and eBay are two obvious first movers, so what’s next for online marketplaces?

Four Friends Launch Liquid Concentrated Cocktail Mixer ZMix
Knoxville News Sentinel
Inside the palm-sized plastic bottles are super-concentrated liquids designed to enhance the flavor of a drink with just one drop.

Knoxville Entrepreneur’s Bandposters to Present at the San Francisco Music Tech Summit
Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee startup Bandposters, co-founded by Knoxvillian Jonathan Sexton, is one of 10 companies that will present at the San Francisco Music Tech Summit on Tuesday. The company was among more than 50 entries selected by judges including Bay Area digital media venture capital firm Walden Capital and music technology giants like Echo Nest and Spotify.

Nashville-based Startup to be Showcased at San Fran Music-Tech Conference
Nashville Business Journal
Bandposters, a Nashville-based startup, has been selected as one of 10 companies to pitch at SF Music Tech, a leading music-tech summit held twice a year in San Francisco. The conference, organized by entrepreneur and tech industry consultant Brian Zisk, draws over 1,000 attendees for a day of workshops, panel discussions, pitches and networking built around the “new” music business.

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