Cumberland Pharmaceuticals launches, creating one of the first non-health care services companies to call Nashville home since Dennis Grimaud’s Cytometry Associates in 1988.

Businessman A.J. Kazimi starts the company with $2 million. In its first 10 years, the company is twice named to Inc. 500’s list of fastest-growing private firms, and when it launches an IPO in August 2009, Cumberland raises $85 million from investors.