VC  TNCV (Tennessee Community Ventures)

     Office Locations:

3841 Green Hills Village Drive, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37215



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Retail & Restaurant



    TNCV is focused on technology transfer, seed and early stage investment opportunities. TNCV seeks to identify technologies, products and/or services that offer a unique solution to a specific point of pain or opportunity for their respective industries, lend themselves to business models that offer a clear path to profitability with modest capital needs and promote scalable cost structures that create competitive advantages. TNCV has a unique partnership and direct interaction with the University of Tennessee Research Foundation and has committed significant capital to proof-of-concept investments, which are expected to range from $50,000 to $100,000. More traditional seed and early stage initial investments are expected to range from $250,000 to $750,000 and target the funding gap between start-up and later stage institutional venture rounds. TNCV's target investment size over the life of each portfolio company is between $1 million and $2 million. The firm's target industries include: technology enabled products and services, e-commerce, digital media, manufacturing, advanced materials, specialty food products, ethnic products and services, and business and retail services. The firm has led the angel, seed or early stage investment rounds in 21 of 50 portfolio companies.

    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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    Eric Satz
    John Hopkins
    William Guttman Ph.D.


    Portfolio companies include:


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