School Transportation News: Tennessee District Uses AI Technology to Improve Fleet Efficiency

“The driver shortages have impacted everyone — the transportation department, parents, students, schools…we’re having to change our day-to-day operations,” she stated. Cassidy Beam, account representative for TransAct, explained that the TravelTracker software, includes features that allow for easy rerouting, notifications and a parent portal. It is built to assist districts with adapting and changing to the constantly changing situations that transportation staff are faced with.

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Nashville Inno: Possip builds on history-making raise with larger investment aimed at tripling scale this year

Shani Dowell made some history in 2019 by raising more than $1 million of venture funding for her Nashville-based startup. She was touted as the first Black woman entrepreneur in Tennessee to reach that milestone, which fewer than 40 Black women nationwide had reached at the time. That tally is growing, and so is Dowell’s business.

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Nashville Inno: Tech Bytes: New York venture firm sends a scout to Nashville; fresh off $38M raise, startup adds C-suite executive

Nashville’s tech scene is about to radically change with the arrival of Oracle and as Amazon and other firms fill their downtown hubs. But there’s plenty of action right now. Tech Bytes is a recurring roundup highlighting news on startups, capital raises, acquisitions and other activity in the region’s tech sector. Insight Partners, a New York-based venture capital and private equity firm, is sending someone from its early-stage team to Nashville next week to meet with founders in the areas of software and consumer deals, per Haley Zapolski, creator of the NashTech group.

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