Our Fund does more than just invest. We work hard to assist our portfolio companies. Whether it be syndicating an investment, finding a partner, referring a potential acquirer, or taking an active role with a Board of Directors, we go above and beyond to help our companies achieve great outcomes.
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What We Value
Fund ManagerResponsible for day to day operations of The Fund including investor relations/management, sourcing/vetting potential investments, and portfolio management. Big Four audit experience with Ernst and Young, member of management team at CSI where the company IPO'd on the NASDAQ in 1995 and sold to Emerson Electric in 1998 driving a 15X return to investors. Lots of private industry financial experience and fundraising experience.Fund ManagerResponsible for day to day operations of the Fund. Experienced entrepreneur and investor. Also very familiar with the technology licensing process from federal and state research institutions. Founded NetLearning in Knoxville. Raised money from private investors, grew to over 500 hospitals as a customer base, and sold to a division of Thomson Reuters in 2004 at a 4X return to investors.
Trying to Retire, Failing....Recently exited The Whitestone Group in Knoxville; prior exit with Clinical Health Communications in Knoxville both driving great returns to investors. Board Member - EDP Biotech, BioPet Vet, and DataFlyte Inc. Entrepreneur and investor.CEO, Visionary Horizons Wealth Management, Entrepreneur, InvestorFounder of Visionary Horizons Wealth Management, experienced entrepreneur, investor, participates as a member of Board of Directors of multiple local organizations, and has a twin brother who he uses strategically...President, ProNova SolutionsBuilding Knoxville's next billion dollar company at ProNova Solutions. Executive at CTI when it went public and sold to Siemens for $1B (one of five companies in Knoxville to achieve billion dollar valuations/exits). Successfully launched and built NanoTek selling it to Advion Inc. in 2007.Managing Member, Siddiqi HoldingsEntrepreneur, investor and operator of multiple business at Siddiqi Holdings. Executive with Apex Medical Group prior to its sale to Davita in 2010. Focuses on ideas, talent, and execution.