“What venture capital or private equity firms should I talk to in Nashville?” I hear some version of this question at least three times a week. With Nashville coming in at #20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Fastest Growing Cities, there is no shortage of entrepreneurs, job seekers or professionals who want to connect with Nashville’s investor ecosystem. To help point folks in the right direction, we have curated a list of accelerators, angel investors, venture capital firms and private equity funds who are either headquartered in Nashville or have a major presence here. (Note: If the categories of investors are new to you, check out this post we did that provides detail on the different types of investors)
The Nashville Investor Ecosystem
Nashville, TN is home to over 30 venture capital and private equity firms. Given Nashville’s rich history in healthcare services, most firms in town are either exclusively focused or partially focused on the healthcare sector.
Below is list of Nashville’s investors in alphabetical order and by type of investment firm. Some of these firms have fairly diverse investment mandates and will invest across multiple categories.
Angel Investor Groups
Venture Capital / Early-stage Investors
10. Heritage Group
12. Martin Ventures
15. Powered Health
Growth Equity Investors
19. Claritas Capital
20. Council Capital
21. Petra Capital
Lower-Market Private Equity Investors
22. Lead Capital
23. ROND Capital
Middle-Market Private Equity Investors
27. Gen Cap America
28. Hall Capital
30. LFM Capital
32. TVV Capital
We plan to update this list as new firms are added to the Nashville investor ecosystem. If a firm with headquarters or a major presence in Nashville isn’t on this list, we are happy to add it for our next distribution. Reach out to us here.