I  Jumpstart Foundry


     Office Locations:

1604 Gallatin Ave., Suite 211
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: 615-576-0573



  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    Jumpstart Foundry (JSF) accelerates the growth of fledgling tech-oriented businesses. Started in 2010, JSF is a formal, mentor-driven 14-week business acceleration program held over the summer months --with the goal of launching successful companies, prime for funding, at an Investor Day in late August. Those startup companies-- keying on the areas of healthcare IT, information & data and social engagement tools-- will derive resources and guidance from a hand-selected group of mentors who bring a wealth of experience from a variety of fields. Additionally, Jumpstart Foundry will help grow Middle Tennessee's entrepreneurial and investment communities-- focusing on 'The Future' -- by offering a series of training courses and seminars, called Jumpstart Fundamentals, geared toward expanding those communities' understanding and interaction. The Funds to support the efforts Jumpstart Foundry are supplied by Solidus Company and Solidus-TNinvestco (see profile). Program companies receive $15,000 in seed funding. In exchange for The Foundry program, seed funding, advice, mentorship, connections, and investor day, Jumpstart Foundry receives a 6% equity stake. In 2013, JSF opened an office in Silicon Valley, where alumni companies will receive expense-paid office space and apartments while building their funding and strategic networks.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Brittany McGhee Analyst
    Marcus Whitney Co-Founder and President
    Tori Hughes Director of Partnerships
    Vic Gatto Founder and CEO
    Zack Terry Operations Lead


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Contigo Financial
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