Autobooks CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Robert Plans for Company Growth in Michigan

Earlier this month, Troy-based startup, Autobooks, closed a Series A funding round led by Draper Triangle with Baird Capital, Detroit Venture Partners, and Invest Michigan. The company expects to double its number of employees and open an office in one of the most popular cities on the rise – Detroit. To learn more about the company’s… read more

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MVCA Member News: Invest Detroit Ventures Announces First Capital Fund

MVCA member, Invest Detroit Ventures, is launching a new fund that will support startup companies at the earliest stages of commercialization.  MVCA Board Member and Managing Director of Invest Detroit, Patti Glaza, says, “Our team is excited to continue our work supporting early stage companies in Michigan.  The first 18 months is a critical time period for startups,… read more

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HistoSonics CEO and President, Mike Blue

HistoSonics Appoints Mike Blue as CEO and Board Member; Completes First Close of a Series B Financing

This week, HistoSonics announced that Mike Blue joined the company as President, CEO, and board member of HistoSonics. Additionally, the company closed a Series B financing round of $8.3 million led by MVCA members Venture Investors, LLC, Wolverine Venture Fund and Grand Angels. ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 13, 2017 – HistoSonics, Inc. announced today that Mike… read more

Autobooks Closes $5.5 Million Series A Financing Round

MVCA member Draper Triangle leads Series A financing round with Baird Capital, Detroit Venture Partners, and Invest Michigan. DETROIT, Mich. – Autobooks, a financial technology company that builds cash management tools to help small business owners, announced the closing of a $5.5 million Series A financing round led by Draper Triangle. This investment follows the company’s self-funded… read more

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Angel Investor News: Michigan Angel Fund Leads $1M Investment in Shoulder Innovations

MVCA member, Michigan Angel Fund, recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Michigan-based company Shoulder Innovations. HOLLAND, Mich. –  MVCA member Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Mich.-based Shoulder Innovations, an emerging developer of shoulder replacement systems. This investment is the ninth made by the MAF… read more

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Investor Member News: SkySync Secures Growth Funding Led by Plymouth Ventures

MVCA Member, Plymouth Ventures, leads Series A funding round to help SkySync expand ahead of new product launch. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – SkySync today announced that it has closed a round of Series A funding led by Plymouth Ventures of Ann Arbor, Mich. SkySync develops middleware technology within the hyper‐growth market of Enterprise File Logistics (EFL),… read more

Michigan Angel Investor Community

MVCA Celebrates Angel Investor Community

As the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) reaches its 15-year anniversary, its members celebrate success as a catalyst for growth of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community.  To assure continued success, the MVCA board embarked on a year-long challenge to redefine MVCA’s strategy for the next five years.  From surveys, interviews and feedback sessions MVCA… read more

Hacker Fellows Kicks Off Third Year – Let the Matchmaking Begin!

Hacker Fellows is kicking off its third year of supporting the Michigan tech ecosystem by providing vetted junior development talent to the state’s most promising startups! Hacker Fellows, managed by Invest Detroit Ventures, is a tech talent retention program incentivizing recent computer science graduates from top-tier universities to work for Michigan tech companies. Our 15… read more

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MSU’s Conquer Accelerator Enlists the Expertise of Greater Lansing Area Success Story, Travis Stoliker

  The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University announces today that Travis Stoliker is joining its team as entrepreneur-in-residence. Stoliker, a successful Lansing-area entrepreneur, angel investor and co-owner of Saddleback Barbeque, will provide startup teams with mentorship, support and a fresh perspective. Conquer Accelerator is a collaborative effort between Michigan State University Federal Credit… read more

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"The American Angel" Campaign

We Need Your Help Defining The American Angel

Calling All Angels – Be Part of “The American Angel” Campaign Are you an accredited angel investor?  Help us support Angel Capital Association and Wharton Entrepreneurship who need ten minutes of your time to make a big difference for startup investing. Please take this confidential survey to help us put a face to angel investors: who they… read more