Clayton Associates is an investment firm that is passionate about building businesses.
We make seed, angel, and venture stage investments in healthcare and technology companies.
Recent news from Clayton Associates
NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 5, 2014) - FCA Venture Partners (“FCA”), a leading source of equity capital for early-stage companies in the Southeast and venture capital manager of Clayton Associates, announces the completion of its advisory board with the additions of Paul Rutledge, Herb Fritch, George Salem, Larry McTavish, and Leon Drennan. They join Larry Kloess, former President of HCA TriStar, Jim Fitzgerald, founder and former President of Health Trust Purchasing Group, John Ingram, CEO of Ingram Content Group, Aubrey Harwell, managing partner of Neal & Harwell, PLC, Stuart McWhorter, Partner and Chairman of Clayton Associates, and Clayton McWhorter, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Clayton Associates.
Jumpstart Foundry has raised a round of venture capital from a diverse group of investors and with Clayton Associates leading the round. This capital will support both the annual accelerator and the new corporate innovation joint venture with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center – Jumpwerx. “It is an exciting step that capitalizes the firm and positions us to reach our full potential as Nashville’s engine for corporate innovation and successful start-ups,” said Vic Gatto, CEO and Founder of JSF.