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61 Best Tennessee Angel Investors

Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Tennessee Angel Investors. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Tennessee Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Clark Landry

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Secondary Market, Seed

Clark Landry is a Nashvile-based technology entrepreneur and investor, after having spent 20+ years in Los Angeles. Most recently, Clark wa…


Al Gore

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a partnership that is focused on a new approac…


Doug Hudson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Doug Hudson is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tend. Born out of the need for systemic change across the dental industry, Doug’s …


Jim Sohr

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jim Sohr has served as president of AIM HealthCare Services, Inc. since its founding in 1995. Mr. Sohr co-founded AIM and over-saw all as…


Chase Gilbert

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Chase Gilbert is the CEO at Built Technologies, Inc.


Elena Verna

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Elena Verna is a growth advisor, board member, and angel investor.


Steven McClurg

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Steven McClurg is the Chief Investment Officer of Valkyrie Investments. He has considerable traditional finance and Fintech experience, rang…


Brian Shore

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Seed

Brian Shore, CEO of Elevēo, is a metrics and outcome focused executive, investor and mentor based in Franklin, TN. Under his leadership, th…


Austin Hankwitz

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Austin Hankwitz is a content creator, advisor, and angel investor.


Paul Yacoubian

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Paul Yacoubian – Co-Founder and CEO @ CopyAI


Bill Frist

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Bill Frist is the Chairman & Founder at Hope Through Healing Hands.


Ira Bell

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Ira Bell is the Founder and CTO at Space Elements. Previously, Ira co-founded Recruit Media which was Acquired by HireQuest. Prior to that, …


David Solomon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Solomon has 14 years of operating and entrepreneurial experience, and 13 years of public accounting experience. He is a Founder an…


Scott Lewis

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Scott Lewis Co-Founder of Concourse Open Community.


Ryan Mickle

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Entrepreneur, product leader, YC alum, user researcher, marketer, teacher, learner, writer, and recovering marathoner. I take ideas to launc…


Charlie Anderson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

As President and CEO of Anderson Companies, parent company of Anderson Merchandisers, Charlie Anderson serves as the third generation of lea…


Harry Jacobson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Prior to co-founding EHV, Jacobson was Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University (CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Cen…


Stephen Culp

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Stephen Culp is the Co-Founder at ProDiligence.


Bryan Frist

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Venture

Bryan Frist – CEO & Co-Founder @ Yoshi


Thorpe McKenzie

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

McKenzie is Managing Director of Pointer Management Company, Chattanooga, Tennessee, which he co-founded in 1990 to invest in hedge funds an…


Joe Galante

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joe Galante


Derrick Morgan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Derrick Lee Morgan (born January 6, 1989) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL)….


Joe Maxwell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joe Maxwell is the Managing Partner at FINTOP Capital. Joe was most recently the EVP and MD of IPreo Inc. where he led the Private Capital M…


Alan Sielbeck, Sr.

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Alan Sielbeck, Sr.


Ryan Ramkhelawan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ryan Ramkhelawan joined Start Co. as VP of Venture Development in 2020.Ryan Ramkhelawan serves as Chief Technology Officer for Restore Medic…


Lew Little

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Executive Chairman and Board Chair at EQ Health Acquisition.


Vic Gatto

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Vic Gatto, Partner, came to Solidus in 2007 from Massey Burch Capital Corporation where he was a partner for five years. Prior to Massey Bur…


George Couri

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

George Couri – Founder, Owner @ Triple 8 Management


Herbert A. Fritch

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Herb Fritch joined Cigna in February of 2012 to lead the company through a strategic expansion into the growing seniors and Medicare market….


Rich Roberts

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rich is a lifetime middle Tennessean, a graduate of the University of Alabama, an avid outdoorsman and a father of two – Margaret and Marsha…


William B. King

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bill King founded DirectorCorps, the publisher of Bank Director magazine, and heads the company’s executive committee. He served as Chairman…


Lawrence Jackson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lawrence Jackson is currently a senior advisor at New Mountain Capital. Jackson has more than 30 years of experience with several leading…


Art Laffer

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Art Laffer is Board of Directors at Smartvue.


Benjamin Blasco

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Benjamin Blasco is a co-founder of [FeelVeryBien](https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/feelverybien#/entity) a service provider that aims…


Philip Hardin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Philip Hardin has been growing and operating emerging technology enterprises for his entire career. Prior to YouScience, Mr. Hardin spent 17…


Ken Levitan

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Ken Levitan


Brad Kelley

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Kelley grew up on a farm that included tobacco, and his early business ventures were a response to changes in the tobacco industry. Because …


Andrew Lasher

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Andrew is the Chief Medical Officer of Aspire Healthcare, a home and outpatient-based palliative care company based in Nashville, TN. Prior …


Steven King

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Steven King – President/CEO @ Restore Medical Solutions


Stuart Rogers

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Stuart Rogers, a co-founder of Arria NLG, has extensive global business experience focused on strategic development, new market entry, compl…


David Fitzgerald

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David Fitzgerald – General Partner @ Petra Capital Partners


Joe Glaser

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Joe Glaser


Yogesh Purohit

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Yogesh Purohit


Pat Collins

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Pat Collins is Vice Chairman & Senior Advisor for SESAC Performance Rights, the nation’s only Music Rights Organization. He is a business gr…


Lamar Alexander

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lamar Alexander – Senator from Tennessee @ United States Senate


Rob Metcalf

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Responsible for the company’s business and sales strategy, Rob Metcalf brings over a decade of experience in technology and information serv…


Thomas Griffin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Marketplace Entrepreneur and Founder & Head of Growth of ArtSquare.


Tom Malatesta

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

CxO. Building and Growing Companies and Their Technology. Tech Scouting, Cyber Security | Digital Tech Buy Side Adviser.Business builder. Vi…


Rodrick Weston

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rodrick Weston, President: is a music and entertainment producer, promoter, distributor, finance consultant and executive producer. He is Pr…


Duncan Dashiff

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Duncan Dashiff – Senior Managing Partner @ Row Associates


Jimmy Webb

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jimmy Webb


Ken Melkus

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ken Melkus


Wendy Thompson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Wendy Thompson


Paul Kim

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Paul Kim


Lanis Cope

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lanny Cope founded Cope Associates, Inc. in 1983 and has since served as President. Under his direction, Cope Architecture has achieved hono…


Bruce Kalmick

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bruce Kalmick – Partner @ Triple 8 Management


Michael Burcham

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Michael Burcham


Chris Hutch

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Chris Hutch


Jeff Pate

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jeff Pate Principal & Chief Development Officer at PYA, PC


James K. Swanson

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

James K. Swanson


Jovan Haye

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jovan Haye

Written by Mark Kendall

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