Chattanooga’s tech-based moving company Bellhops has raised $13.5 million in Series B investment, which they will use to bring in new talent to help guide the company, co-founder Stephen Vlahos said. Leaders are looking for experienced product managers, software engineers and a data scientist. Global venture capital firm Canaan Partners led the most recent investment, which will also help company leaders roll out additional moving products and improve overall service, including the Bellhops app.
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With breast cancer as its priority target, Insight Genetics Co-founder and CEO Eric Dahlhauser said his company could achieve a degree of success that would boost interest in Biotech startups in Nashville. The company develops molecular diagnostic tests of the sort that help physicians tailor cancer treatment to each individual patient’s needs, all part of the expanding domain of personalized and “precision medicine.” Dahlhauser, 53, has lived since age 9 in Nashville and environs, and considers himself a native. He told VNC that as both businessman and Nashvillian he is personally “damned determined” to make the company work, right here in Nashville. “I wouldn’t go anywhere else,” he said.
Nashville Business Journal
In a crystal-clear picture on a computer screen, a director of nursing at a long-term care facility in New Mexico chats with a psychiatrist hundreds of miles away and a nurse stationed at MindCare Solutions’ headquarters in Franklin, Tenn. The trio is demonstrating the young telehealth provider’s technology, which allows patients at nursing homes, hospitals, prisons and other similar facilities to connect with mental health professionals remotely, without having to travel for miles to sit down with them face to face.
Soddy Daisy resident Sherry Price, owner and creator of 3ChicksCre-8 (named for herself and her two daughters who collaborate on creative projects), says family and friends have urged her to start her own business for quite some time. Having created numerous invitations for her own daughters’ birthday parties over the last 18 years, Ms. Price has plenty of experience creating invitations unlike anything one can buy in a store.
Nashville and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center will be a competitor in the “Launch Pad PITCH Competition” that is part of “Collision 2016” set for April in New Orleans. Other competing cities and their comparable entrepreneurial organizations are Charleston and The Harbor Entrepreneur Center, Buffalo and the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise, New Orleans and Idea Village, Pittsburgh and Thrill Mill, Raleigh-Durham and The Start-up Factory, and San Antonio and Geekdom.
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