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5312-5320 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN, 37027
United States

615 320 3070

is an investment firm that is passionate about building businesses



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. 


Clayton McWhorter, our founder, friend, father and mentor, died Saturday evening, January 23, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee, after a difficult but short battle with lung cancer.  His professional and philanthropic legacy and impact on the State of Tennessee, the Nashville community, the venture capital community, and the entire American healthcare industry, will be felt for many years to come.  All of our lives were profoundly affected by his leadership, both personally and professionally.  His friendship and love for others will carry forward through all of us for the rest of our lives.  Clayton was 82 years old.

~Larry Kloess, Chairman


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Hospitals across the nation are looking for ways to improve outcomes and reduce clinical spend. However, this can be a challenging task if healthcare organizations aren't armed with the right information. To solve this problem, Vanderbilt looked for outside assistance from Chicago-based Procured Health. Procured offers a medical product research platform that allows users to compare devices. Through comparison, hospitals can determine if a higher price product is worth the extra cost, or if similar outcomes can be achieved using a less expensive product.

Entrada and Clinical Ink, were named to the 2015 Inc.5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies.

The Agreement means Stanford's medical staff and patient care teams will incorporate Procured Health's IntelligencePro and EvaluationPro solutions into their product evaluation and selection processes.