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67 Best & Most Active Tennessee Venture Capitalists (VC)

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Venture Capitalists (VC) play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Tennessee Venture Capitalists (VC). 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 Venture Capitalists (VC)

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


FINTOP Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Venture

FINTOP Capital seeks B2B SaaS companies in the FinTech space.


HCA

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) provides healthcare services in locally managed facilities in 20 states in the U.S. and England.


Caduceus Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Caduceus Capital Partners is an investment firm that invest in early-stage companies.


Innova Memphis

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Government Office, Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Innova Memphis invests in early stage businesses related to biosciences, healthcare, technology, and AgTech.


Jumpstart Foundry

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Jumpstart Foundry is an investment firm that funds and supports early-stage healthcare companies.


Heritage Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Debt, Early Stage Venture, Private Equity

Heritage Group is a venture capital firm with a track record of investing in leading healthcare companies.


Martin Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Martin Ventures provides capital, operational support and mentoring to assist entrepreneurs who want to be catalysts for change.


Altitude Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Altitude Ventures provides early-stage venture capital financing to healthcare services and technology startups that improve healthcare.


Pinnacle Financial Partners

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Pinnacle Financial Partners is a bank headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee operating in middle and East Tennessee.


BPV Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

BPV Capital Management is a private long-term investment manager and adviser that offers full-suite of RIA-focused products and services.


Brickyard

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Angel Group, Incubator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Builders backing builders. Early stage capital & startup outfitter. Chattanooga, TN.


Starr Investment Holdings LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Starr Investment Holdings LLC (“SIH”) is an investment adviser investing in software and tech-enabled services businesses.


Clayton Associates

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

Clayton Associates is an investment firm founded in 1996 by R. Clayton McWhorter, former founder of HealthTrust, Inc. and Chairman of


Innovation Valley Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Knoxville, Tenn.-based Innovation Valley Partners (IVP) is the affiliate fund of Battelle Ventures, an independent venture fund based in


SIGMA Venture Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Corporate Venture Capital, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

SIGMA Venture Partners is an early-stage fund that invests in fast-growing, high-margin, scalable technology companies.


S Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Angel Group, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

S Ventures is an investment company for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs.


Sandlot Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Sandlot Partners is an independent private investment firm


MB Venture Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Seed

MB Venture Partners is a Tennessee-based venture capital firm that specializes in investments in the life sciences sector.


Solidus Company

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Solidus Company is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in growth-stage companies.


Blank Slate Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Blank Slate Ventures is a seed fund designed specifically for pre-revenue startups.


ICG Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

ICG Ventures is an Ingram Content Group company. Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The


Solas BioVentures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Solas BioVentures is a biotech and medical device and venture fund based in Tennessee that finances early stage investments.


Council Ventures

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Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Council Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm that invests in growth- and early-stage healthcare companies.


Jumpstart Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Jumpstart Capital (JSC) focuses on growth-stage healthcare venture capital investing,


Veteran Ventures Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Investment company all about vetrepreneurs – a seed fund & consulting firm focused on entrepreneurs who happen to be military veterans


Whistler Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Venture

Whistler Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on healthcare growth equity and growth buyouts.


Powered Health

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Powered Health engages in hybrid venture capital and healthcare technology incubator.


Nicol Investment Company

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Nicol Investment Company invests multifamily, senior housing, self-storage, office, retail, and agriculture properties.


NEST-TN

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Government Office, Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

NEST-TN, L.L.C. (NEST-TN) is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm started in 2009 by Fran F. Marcum, Managing Partner of Marcum


Relevance Ventures (formerly Relevance Capital)

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Relevance, is a venture firm that engages early-stage startups delivering disruptive solutions through technology and health focused solutions.


Richland Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

Richland provides expansion capital for healthcare service companies, medical devices and technology, and other diversified service


Massey Burch Capital Corporation

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

A Venture Capital Firm Focusing On High Growth Investments In Information Technology, Communications and Health Care Services


Dioko Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Dioko Ventures targets early stage investment opportunities with a focus on healthcare services and information technology


MedCare Investment Funds

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Late Stage Venture

MedCare Investment Funds is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, start-up, early venture, mid venture, and late venture financing.


Health Insight Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Health Insight Capital is a venture capital business that invests in early stage companies.


Jetstream Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity

Jetstream Capital is a venture capital fund specialized in early stage venture and private equity investments.


Paradigm Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Paradigm Capital Partners


Ingram Digital Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Ingram Digital, a division of Ingram Industries, was launched in January 2006 as a company focused on the creation of next generation


Fortnum Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Fortnum Capital is a financial planner.


Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Council & Enhanced Tennessee Fund, LLC (C&E) is a Nashville-based investment partnership focused on building transformational companies in


Lunch Van Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

Lunch Van Fund is a venture capital firm specialized in seed investments.


Delta Capital Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Delta Capital Management, LLC is a Memphis-based venture capital firm founded in 1992 that manages over $90 million in venture capital


Eastman Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Eastman provides chemicals, fibers and plastics materials that our customers use as key ingredients to make products people use every day.


Swiftwing Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

We invest in great people with proven concepts that are ready to scale.


Rugosa Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Rugosa Partners in an investment firm which invests in innovative companies seeking capital in the private markets.


McNamara Family Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

MFV is a family investment office which provides venture and growth capital to companies operating in the healthcare industry.


Cloud Venture Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Cloud Venture Capital is a venture capital for the cloud that focuses on early-stage Big Data and cloud software companies.


Maple Row Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Maple Row Partners is a venture capital firm


1440 Accelerator

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

1440, Ingram Content Group’s accelerator, fosters innovative products and technologies used to create, distribute, or consume book content.


Tennessee Community Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

Tennessee Community Ventures is a venture firm based in Tennessee.


Morgan Keegan Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Founded in 1969, Morgan Keegan Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies and is a Tennessee-based regional venture capital firm.


a>m ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

a>m ventures provides startups with branding, content development, public relations strategy development, and other services.


Epiphany Health Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Micro VC, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Epiphany Health Ventures (“EHV”) is an organization specifically designed to enable innovation in the healthcare delivery system through


JRI Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Early-stage investment firm


Voyent Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

The company’s line of business includes providing management consulting services.


Paramount Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Paramount Capital is an award-winning commodities trading advisor in Memphis, Tennessee.


Sixeight

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Sixeight is a growth equity firm that finds, invests in, and transforms regional businesses into high-impact enterprises.


Castle Venture Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

CVG helps new, emerging and established companies focus their efforts, access capital and grow profitably.


First Avenue Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

First Avenue Partners specializes in healthcare investments.


Burch Investment Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture

Burch Investment Group is a private venture capital firm based in Nashville, Tennessee.


TNInvestco

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Government Office, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

TNInvestco is a state-sponsored, “venture capital type” program


SEAG Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Seed

SEAG Ventures


DeMoss Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Private Equity

DeMoss is a wealth management firm that serves Chattanooga families not only as an advisor, but as a partner and trusted resource.


HMS Investment Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

HMS Investment Advisors is an investment advisory firm.


Springhouse Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Spring House Capital is a New York based investment firm that provides superior investment returns.


Eddleman Venture Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

Eddleman VC is an investment firm providing clients and interested partners with offerings outside of publicly traded securities.


Healthmark Ventures LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Venture

Healthmark Ventures, LLC operates as a venture capital firm.

Written by Mark Kendall

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