LaunchTN data tracks all kinds of fundraising activity by Tennessee-based startups (companies still in an early, if accelerated stage of growth). There is no age limit. Additional notes regarding our tracking methodology:
- If a company receives INCITE Co-Investment or TNInvestco funds, it is automatically included given the nature of the program.
- No restrictions were put on Stage or Series. Every effort was made to ensure PE deals were not highlighted. In cases where raises were a VC/PE combo, they were included if media coverage handled the story similarly to other TN companies.
- No real estate, oil and gas, or banking companies were included.
- Given the range of types of startups that our accelerator network engages with, no restrictions were placed that the company had to be technologically enabled.