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October 13th, 2016

October 13th, 2016

TENNESSEE INNOVATION IN THE NEWS

Expression Health Analytics Presses Seed Round, Eyes Series A Raise  
Venture Nashville Connections
Expression Health Analytics, which offers a strategic growth and development platform for outpatient providers and their advisors, has a Seed raise underway and is likely to pull the trigger on a Series A in 1Q 2017. Angels with Nashville-based NueCura Partners and Expression founders have thus far committed roughly $300K of the projected $500K Seed financing. Expression offices are in Nashville’s Green Hills.

Full Media Aims to Make Website Design Easier for Small Businesses
Nooga.com
Chattanooga company Full Media has launched a new product aimed at helping small and midsize businesses create quality websites easily and affordably. The internet marketing and website design company’s new product is called ReadySites. “ReadySites are affordable, theme-based websites that were created with small business owners in mind,” CEO Kris Nordholz said in a prepared statement. “The process is very simple.” Business owners can choose the layout for their website and supply Full Media with their logo, color scheme and content.

Gig Economy Takes Off in Nashville, Brookings Report Says
The Tennessean
The gig economy is taking off in metropolitan areas nationwide, and Nashville is at the forefront, according to new research from the Brookings Institution. Nashville is among the U.S. cities in which freelance activity in the ground transportation industry doubled between 2012 and 2014. San Jose and San Francisco had the highest growth, with Los Angeles, Austin, San Diego and Nashville in the next tier of cities.

Green Commuter All-Electric Car Sharing Program Launches in Chattanooga
The Chattanoogan
Green Commuter, an all-electric car sharing program, will launch its service in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Thursday. Chattanooga will be one of the first cities in the nation to offer this type of program. Green Commuter was selected by the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority in a funding and partnership agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Learn How to Build Your Network at Cable
Daily News Journal
Social media has quickly become a part of everyday life, but its purpose goes beyond sharing funny memes and photos with friends and family. By navigating social channels strategically, professionals can also grow their careers, marketing specialist and author Dave Delaney said. Delaney will offer a Social Media Networking Workshop from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.

Nashville Health-Tech Startup Lands $16.5 Million to Transform Pain Treatment
Nashville Business Journal
Nashville-based Axial Healthcare has landed a $16.5 million in new backing to help grow its customer base and improve the technology its leaders believe can change the way pain is treated in America. Founded in 2012, Axial (stylized axialHealthcare) spent three years on “extensive” research and development, working with a team covering all facets of pain management and technology, CEO John Donahue said in an interview Wednesday. Having built a database drawn from millions of Americans’ patient pain claims and outcomes, the company went to market with its first client late in2015 and now works with about half a dozen large insurer clients.

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