Thursday, May 5, 2016

First Round of Capital

Prior to now, I have always bootstrapped the companies I've started. I believe we're on to something really big with Trinocity, however, so we decided to raise outside capital. Venture Nashville wrote a nice little article on our first round, although we haven't released any details beyond what appears in the public SEC docs. You can also find pretty much anything Venture Nashville writes about me, which isn't much yet. I'll likely agree to an interview after our next round.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Winning the Billboard Music App Awards

My first foray into software development was an app called the Gibson Learn & Master Guitar app. Believe it or not, we won the 2010 Billboard Music App Awards that year in the Branded Apps category. What a thrill. Here are a few press articles about it in the EO Press, on Gibson, and in the Nashville Business Journal.

Renovation of the historic Acuff-Rose Publishing building

In December of 2012, I bought my first commercial property: the historic Acuff-Rose Music Publishing building. It had been vacant for years and needed a major overhaul, but I wanted to make sure to honor the building's history and preserve as much of the original architecture of the place as possible.

A historical architecture magazine, "The Other Century," did a very nice piece on the project, which you can find here and here. The Tennessean did a nice article when I rented part of it to Brentwood Baptist, as did the EO Press.

Related tweets...
I need to write a longer post about this, but I did break my back snowboarding a few years back. I had just received a GoPro for Christmas and happened to catch the whole thing on video. Believe it or not, I was back on the slopes two months later. Here's the link...
Gabriel Smith breaks his back!

Nashville Snowboarding... in the street

It's not very often you get to do this in Nashville!
Gabriel Smith snowboards in Nashville

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Gabriel Smith YouTube Page

It's a nascent start, but I am beginning to collect my videos on a YouTube Channel called Gabriel Smith Nashville. Check in for a few of my misadventures!