Jody Vanderwel

Grand Angels Recognizes Jody Vanderwel for Leadership

Grand Angels Spring Reception and Dinner celebrates Jody Vanderwel for 12 years of leadership in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  Grand Angels Spring Reception began with networking over cocktails followed by opening remarks from newly appointed Grand Angels President, Tim Parker. Vanderwel was recognized for her leadership and dedication that has been instrumental to the… read more

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

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

"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

Gemphire Therapeutics Announces Initial Public Offering

Gemphire Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapies for the treatment of dyslipidemia, a serious medical condition that increases the risk of life threatening cardiovascular disease, and NAFLD/NASH (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering. The shares are expected to begin trading on the… read more

Mina Sooch, Gemphire

Legislative Alert: Representative Jeff Farrington Lays Groundwork for Angel Investment Program – House Bills 5786 and 5787

Today in Lansing, more than just the State Capitol is under construction.  Representative Jeff Farrington (R-30) laid the groundwork for an Angel Investment Program when he introduced House Bills 5786 and 5787, designed to allow qualified angel investors to claim a tax credit against their personal income tax liability. MVCA was there to discuss the details… read more

ICYMI: 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

With record attendance, the 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner focused on the tremendous growth of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and the broader Great Lakes Region. Our Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan welcomed our members and guests to an evening of celebration and reflection, and took a moment to recognize some special guests in… read more

Congratulations to Tom Porter! Lifetime Achievement Award

As a pioneer in Michigan venture capital investing, Tom Porter has dedicated his thirty-year career to building the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and guiding students and young professionals interested in joining the industry. His lasting impact on the Michigan venture community and his fundamental role in its creation and development will be recognized at the 2015… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Great Lakes Angels Invests in Angels, Entrepreneurs with Angel Resource Institute’s Educational Workshop

Great Lakes Angels is hosting the Angel Investing Overview, an Angel Resource Institute education program on angel investing, at UHY Advisors (27725 Stansbury Blvd., Suite 100, Farmington Hills, MI 48334) on December 3rd. Angel Investing Overview (AIO) is the leading seminar for educating angel investors, entrepreneurs, and startup support professionals about how to execute the angel investment… read more

From Startup to Public Company: ProNAi Therapeutics is a Michigan Success Story

The road from company formation to successful exit is a tenuous one, even when the startup is well-capitalized and quickly finds a profitable niche in the marketplace. For a biotech company developing drug therapies, their survival to test the drug safety and efficacy for many years, sometimes a decade or more, is highly dependent on… read more