MVCAcademy Recap: Michigan’s VC Community Gathers for Education & Mentoring

MVCAcademy is back in session! Last month, MVCA Venture Fellows hit the books for a one-day deep dive on venture capital covering working with portfolio companies, fundraising, and strategies for creating a more inclusive investment community. This program is supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and is essential to fostering a strong entrepreneurial and investment… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota, RPM Ventures

At RPM Ventures, MVCA Venture Fellow Brad Lichota has a front-row seat to the innovation happening across various sectors, including B2B enterprise solutions, marketplaces, and mobility. As his fellowship comes to an end, we asked him to share with us what he’s learned about venture capital, companies he’s taking note of, and what’s next for him,… read more

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Nic Wetzler, Augment Ventures

Nic Wetzler has been a long-standing member of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community with previous leadership roles at Detroit Materials and Wayne State University. Now as a Venture Fellow, Wetzler will be in charge of deal sourcing and due diligence at Augment Ventures. The Venture Fellows Program, supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is… read more

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Jeremy Werner, Beringea

Jeremy Werner is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and growing companies, which led to his career in venture capital. As a new MVCA Venture Fellow, Werner shares why he’s excited to be back in Michigan working at venture firm, Beringea. The Venture Fellows Program, supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is designed to increase the number… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Launches 2018 Venture Fellows Program

Venture Fellows Program Incorporates MVCA Diversity and Inclusion Initiative to Advance Venture Capital Industry in Michigan Ann Arbor, MICH. – February 5, 2018 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association designed to increase the capital and talent available for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community,  today announced the launch of its 2018 Venture… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Blake Robbins

At Ludlow Ventures, MVCA Venture Fellow Blake Robbins helps the firm identify new opportunities for investment, primarily looking at early-stage startups in the information technology, consumer, and mobility sectors (read the full profile on Ludlow Ventures in the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial and Investment Guide!). From his experience at the firm, he learned a unique lesson:… read more

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Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Brandon Epstein, Detroit Venture Partners

What began as a volunteering opportunity at MVCA’s Follow-On Reception turned into a chance for Brandon Epstein to become a MVCA Venture Fellow. Now, Brandon is an associate at Detroit Venture Partners (DVP) where he focuses on deal sourcing, portfolio company support, and fund operation management! In this Q&A, Brandon shares why his perception of venture capital has evolved and his… read more

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3 Types of Content that are Perfect for Live Streaming

MVCA Venture Fellow, Blake Robbins, associate at Ludlow Ventures recently attended the event, Expanding the Stream, hosted by Streamlabs. In this guest post, he shares his insights from the conference and why he thinks live streaming is the future of media. I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend an eye-opening event highlighting the future… read more

MVCAcademy Recap: Strengthening Michigan’s VC Community through Mentorship & Education

School is back in session! Earlier this month, MVCA Venture Fellows and partners hit the books for MVCAcademy, a one-day deep dive on venture capital covering everything from book recommendations to fundraising. This program is supported by MEDC and is essential to fostering a strong entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan. Share on Twitter: School is back in session!… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow John Bonhard

At Beringea, MVCA Venture Fellow John Bonhard helps the firm invest in startup companies at the growth/expansion stage, long after their days of incubator space and initial round of seed funding.  But he quickly realized these companies required a different skill set to find, invest in, and manage than the early-stage tech startups he once… read more