“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)

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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.

Accelerators

  1. Nashville Entrepreneur Center

Angel Investor Groups

2. Angel Capital Group

3. Nashville Capital Network

4. Nuecura Partners

Venture Capital / Early-stage Investors

5. Clayton Associates

6. Cultivation Capital

7. Frist Cressey Ventures

8. GrowthX

9. Health Insight Capital (HCA)

10. Heritage Group

11. Jumpstart Foundry

12. Martin Ventures

13. MedCare Investment Funds

14. Mountain Group Capital

15. Powered Health

16. Relevance Capital

17. Tristar Technology Ventures

18. XMI

Growth Equity Investors

19. Claritas Capital

20. Council Capital

21. Petra Capital

Lower-Market Private Equity Investors

22. Lead Capital

23. ROND Capital

24. Wheelhouse Capital

Middle-Market Private Equity Investors

25. Cressey & Company

26. First Avenue Partners

27. Gen Cap America

28. Hall Capital

29. Hermitage Equity Partners

30. LFM Capital

31. Pharos Capital Group

32. TVV Capital

Mezzanine

33. Harbert Management Corporation

34. Resolute Capital Partners

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.

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