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.

    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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