Meet Kerr Russell

2020 Bronze Service Provider Member For more than 145 years, Kerr Russell has been a fixture in Michigan’s legal landscape. Our firm is dedicated to serving the entrepreneurial and investment community throughout Michigan. Kerr Russell attorneys have extensive experience advising clients regarding a wide variety of M&A, financing, capital raise and joint venture transactions representing… read more

Meet GDI Infotech

2020 Platinum Service Provider Member Based in Ann Arbor, GDI Infotech is a leading talent matchmaking company dedicated to clients’ success. GDI partners with companies of all sizes and scope to get the right people in the right seat for their IT and software development needs. Over the past few years, GDI has helped many… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Michael Gross as Chairman of its Board of Directors

[Novi, MI] – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross… read more

Student Teams Finalize Their Investor Pitches for Dec. 11 Financing Technology Commercialization Competition

ANN ARBOR, Michigan ─ University of Michigan students are putting the final touches on their venture capital investment proposals in anticipation of the upcoming 2019 Financing Technology Commercialization Pitch Competition on Wednesday, Dec. 11. This year, 20 competitive teams of graduate and undergraduate students in Professor David J. Brophy’s Financing Technology Commercialization practicum will go… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2019 Annual Awards Dinner The Awardees of the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner are Arboretum Ventures, StockX, Orbion Space Technology, and Ferris Wheel Novi, Mich. – Nov. 12, 2019 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, hosted… read more

Meet Angela Heflin, Associate Director of MVCA

Angela Heflin is a champion of entrepreneurship, strategic development, and community growth. Spearheading development teams in the public and private sectors and across the country in both nonprofit and for profit arenas. Her background in the education and nonprofit sectors bring a commitment to the creation of lasting societal improvement and integrity in leadership to… read more

MVCA on The Lucy Ann Show for Renew Michigan segment

On September 17, 2019, MVCA Executive Director Ara Topouzian appeared in a segment on The Lucy Ann Show promoting the venture capital ecosystem in Michigan. Topouzian appeared with Larry Eiler, CEO of Eiler Communications, a marketing and PR/new media firm in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To hear the segment, follow this link: 

MVCA office moves to Novi, Michigan

Beginning September 1, 2019 – MVCA will move to a new office located at 39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite #203, Novi, Michigan. Our phone number will remain the same although there may be a slight delay as we port over the phone number to the new location.

Come work for MVCA! We are hiring an Associate Director!

Job Opening: Associate Director Michigan Venture Capital Association Location: Novi, MI We seek a well-organized, self-directed, detail-oriented associate director with a track record of achievement to work with entrepreneurial leaders in the state of Michigan. The individual will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including venture capitalists, public officials and others in the… read more

MVCA Outreach Trip: Michigan & Ohio Rivalries Disappear When Discussing Innovative Ideas to Grow Our Region’s Economy

By Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA The Ohio venture capital community has seen continued growth since our last extended visit, so MVCA was eager to get back to connect with our members and out-of-state partners!  Between meetings with some of Ohio’s leading venture firms and an evening spent at the VentureDinner, I found a… read more