Member News

Meet the MVCA Staff: Will Jones

Will Jones joined the Michigan Venture Capital Association at the beginning of the month as its marketing and communications manager. He previously served as the public relations and social media coordinator for the Smithsonian-affiliated National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH. In this role, Jones was responsible for state and national media relations and… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Awardees

Awardees include Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, Duo Security, and Strata Oncology; MVCA Board of Directors Honors Jody Vanderwel with Lifetime Achievement Award Ann Arbor, MICH. – Oct. 3, 2018 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and… 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

Michigan Venture Capital Association Releases Newly Updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

MVCA is excited to announce the release of the newly updated 2018 Michigan Entrepreneurial and Investment Landscape Guide! The guide is a critical resource for entrepreneurs who want to connect with investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, and service providers in Michigan. Included in the guide is contact information, addresses, sectors and stages for venture firms and… read more

Grand Angels Raising $25 Million Venture Fund to Fuel Growth of High-Tech Startups

Earlier this month, MVCA Member Grand Angels announced it’s raising a $25 million venture fund to invest in emerging companies in advanced manufacturing, AgTech, life sciences, and software sectors! With the organization’s strong regional focus, university and college relationships, and dedication to growing Michigan’s startup ecosystem, the new fund will help companies connect with the… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Nominees

Governor Rick Snyder to Kick Off Start MI Up: Michigan Ventures Forward at Awards Ceremony Recognizing Innovators in Michigan’s Entrepreneurial & Investment Community Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, will host the 2018 MVCA Annual Awards… read more

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

Guest Post: Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Now Accepting Applications!

Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) is now accepting applications for its ninth annual pitch competition! In this exclusive guest post, Martin Dober of ID Ventures discusses the competition’s new format, which puts a focus on relationship building between entrepreneurs and investors. Read on to find out all the details about this year’s event and how… 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

Plante Moran Tax Reform Playbook: What You Can Do Now & How to Plan Ahead

Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? 2018 Silver Service Provider Member Plante Moran‘s tax reform playbook can help. Summary of the article by Michael Monaghan and Kurt Piwko for the Plante Moran blog. For most… read more