Fran F. Marcum brings a been-there-done-that perspective to the NEST-TN team. As Managing Partner of Marcum Capital for ten (10) years, and former Chairman of Micro Craft, Inc. for 35 years, Fran has led dozens of start-up and early stage VC transactions ranging in size from a few thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars. Her VC experience includes being on the buy-side, sell-side, and as an advisor and consultant. In 1999, Fran founded and continues to privately fund a business incubator in Tullahoma where she leads a team who nurture, mentor, and transform young companies. Fran currently resides in Tennessee and has 26 years of investment experience, primarily in Tennessee.