Come work at MVCA! Grant Manager position available (contract)

MVCA is looking for a contract grants manager! Job Opening: Grants Manager (contract position) Michigan Venture Capital Association Ann Arbor, MI We seek a self-directed and detail-oriented grants manager to work with MVCA to identify and complete grant applications for a contracted period.  This position is part-time, contract position.  Current university students will be considered…. read more

MVCA Members Join the Judging Panel at AMIC

Michigan Venture Capital Association members are lending their expertise to the judging panels at the 2016 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) on November 3.  AMIC, one of the Presenting Sponsors at the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, is Michigan’s premier business plan competition and highlights the state as a powerhouse for business opportunity and next… read more

David Brophy, Above & Beyond Award!

Thirty-five years ago, Dr. David Brophy saw the need for an event where entrepreneurs could showcase ideas and connect with early-stage investors.  The event he founded, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, grew into the Midwest’s premier gathering of high-growth companies in new and emerging technologies. Dr. Brophy, now professor of finance at The Ross School… read more

Millendo Therapeutics, Capital Event of the Year!

Finding drugs to improve the quality of life for patients with endocrine diseases with few or no treatment options, can be a noble but resource-intensive task.  For Ann Arbor-based Millendo Therapeutics, a $62 million Series B financing announced in January 2016 moved the biotechnology company a little closer to that goal and earned it the… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2016!  MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community.  We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also events… read more

MVCA’s 2016 Landscape Guide Profiles Entrepreneurial and Investment Community in Michigan

MVCA tools are most current and complete resources available. ANN ARBOR, Michigan (August 31, 2016)—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is launching its 2016 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The guide is the state’s most comprehensive tool for navigating the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community.  Useful to both in-state and out-of-state investors who are active… read more

Distilling Some Knowledge- July 2016 MVCAcademy Recap

School is almost back in session for most students, but MVCA Venture Fellows hit the books early at MVCAcademy in July.  The day-long workshop at Ann Arbor Distilling Co.  covered highly technical and targeted topics aimed at educating the Fellows, who are part of MVCA pairs investment professionals early in their career with a Michigan… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Dan Ratliff

As a newcomer to the venture industry, Dan Ratliff didn’t know what to expect when he joined Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners as an MVCA Venture Fellow two years ago.  But as he ends his Fellowship period and remains with the firm, he can more fully appreciate the unique collaborative nature of the Michigan venture community and envision his… read more

Research Series Post 2: What does it mean when an entrepreneurial community starts seeing more follow-on investments than initial investments?

Bam!  Post 2 in our research series (post 1 can be found here)!!  After 3 months of collecting, verifying, and analyzing data for the 2016 MVCA Research Report – there are a few trends that have me scratching my head.  So this year, we’re turning to the community – every quarter I’ll walk you through my line of… read more

Research Series Post 1: Symptom of maturity or red flag?

I’m so excited for post 1 in our research series!!  After 3 months of collecting, verifying, and analyzing data for the 2016 MVCA Research Report – there are a few trends that have me scratching my head.  So this year, we’re turning to the community – every other week I’ll walk you through my line of thinking and… read more