Member News

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

Apply to Intern at MVCA!

MVCA is looking for an awesome summer intern to work at our office in Ann Arbor. We seek a highly-organized, self-directed, and detail-oriented summer intern to work with the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  The individual will work collaboratively with a broad range of constituencies, including venture capitalists, public officials, media and others in… read more

Meet Essential Solutions

Essential Solutions is a premier retained executive search firm specializing in the placement of highly qualified leaders for venture capital firms and global companies in industries such as autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, sensors, virtual reality, IoT, cloud infrastructure, software defined networking, security, storage, SaaS, digital health, wireless, semiconductors, and related industries. The Essential Solutions advantage ensures fast delivery… read more

Invest Detroit, Cayse Llorens

Cayse Llorens Joins Invest Detroit Ventures as New Senior Associate

MVCA member, Invest Detroit Ventures, is thrilled to announce the addition of Cayse Llorens to its team of venture fund professionals. As senior associate, he will be supporting current portfolio companies while also identifying new investment opportunities among Michigan technology startup entrepreneurs across an array of industries. “Cayse has a strong technology background and brings… 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 UHY

2018 Bronze Service Provider Member In July 2000, several leading regional accounting firms with tenures dating back to the 1960’s merged to form a national professional services firm. Today, UHY serves clients in the dynamic middle market from four offices in Southeast Michigan and 17 across the US. As a member firm of UHY International,… read more

Meet Brooks Kushman

2018 Gold Service Provider Member Since its inception in 1983, and during its 30+ year growth into the largest intellectual property law firm in Michigan, Brooks Kushman has been a strong proponent and advocate for the advancement of the Michigan entrepreneurial community. Their services to the Michigan technology and entrepreneurial community includes procurement of patents… read more

Here are the Trends that will Gain Momentum in 2018

In 2017, MVCA was thrilled to present the 10th MVCA Annual Research Report, reflecting Michigan’s venture capital community in 2016. We had much to celebrate last year – as shown during the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner – and all indications point to the long-term vitality of the entrepreneurial community in Michigan. However, findings showed… read more

GreenLight Business Model Competition Now Accepting Applications!

Mid-Michigan pitch competition to award $100,000 in cash prizes East Lansing, MI – GreenLight Michigan Business Model Competition announced that applications for its sixth annual statewide startup pitch contest are open now. GreenLight Michigan is an early-stage pitch competition bringing together entrepreneurs and small business supporters from all over Michigan. Selected finalists will pitch their ideas to… read more