Meet Your Match at the North American International Auto Show!
In anticipation of the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), The State of Michigan’s PlanetM program and NAIAS are proud to announce the new platform of matchmaking to take place at the show for startup companies looking to meet and connect with corporate OEM, tier ones, and venture capital firms. The deadline to submit… read more
16 High-Growth Startups Hiring in Detroit & Ann Arbor
Ryan Landau is a Detroit-raised, technology driven social entrepreneur. While traveling the world, he set out to create a platform that empowers people to find jobs they love and Re:Purpose was born. In this guest post, Ryan shares some of the amazing high-growth Michigan startups that are hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor! Share on… read more
Keep Michigan Moving Forward!
The momentum in our entrepreneurial and investment community has been building for several years now, and in 2016 we made significant strides to keep Michigan moving in the right direction–forward. The number of venture capital firms headquartered in Michigan, their total capital under management, and number of venture capital investments made in Michigan has doubled… read more
Remembering Bob Clone
The Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community lost a friend and colleague last week as Bob Clone, the former head of private equity for Indiana and a long-time private markets investor with the State of Michigan Retirement System, passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. A long-time Mid-Michigan resident, Bob is survived by his wife,… read more
Michigan State University Foundation Launches $5M Venture Fund, Red Cedar Ventures LLC
Newest subsidiary dedicates pre-seed and follow-on funding to MSU-based startups, technology commercialization Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University Foundation (MSUF) announced today the formation of its new, $5M venture investing subsidiary, Red Cedar Ventures. Its newest program features both a pre-seed fund and an opportunity fund focused on helping Michigan State University-based startups and… read more
BERINGEA CO-LEADS $15.2 MILLION SERIES F ROUND IN PORTFOLIO COMPANY INCONTEXT SOLUTIONS
Intel’s strategic investment and M&A group Intel Capital is new investor in company FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (October 26, 2016)— Beringea, Michigan VC firm and MVCA member, and Intel Capital co-led a $15.2 million funding round for portfolio company InContext Solutions, a global leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for retailers and manufacturers. The capital will help… read more
Congratulations Emily Heintz, 40 under 40 Awardee!
Emily Heintz joined MVCA three years ago with a mandate to help support Michigan’s vibrant entrepreneurial and venture capital community. A natural networker and people person, Emily expanded the educational and networking events the organization offers and grew the popular talent programs. And perhaps most significantly, Emily, a data guru at heart, transformed the MVCA… read more