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MVCA Member News: Invest Detroit Ventures Announces First Capital Fund

MVCA member, Invest Detroit Ventures, is launching a new fund that will support startup companies at the earliest stages of commercialization. The First Capital Fund will provide up to $150K of investment in growing startup companies in Michigan through quick, flexible financial instruments. The fund is milestone-driven and focused on helping companies achieve follow-on funding from angel or… read more

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HistoSonics CEO and President, Mike Blue

HistoSonics Appoints Mike Blue as CEO and Board Member; Completes First Close of a Series B Financing

This week, HistoSonics announced that Mike Blue joined the company as President, CEO, and board member of HistoSonics. Additionally, the company closed a Series B financing round of $8.3 million led by MVCA members Venture Investors, LLC, Wolverine Venture Fund and Grand Angels. ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 13, 2017 – HistoSonics, Inc. announced today that Mike… read more

Autobooks Closes $5.5 Million Series A Financing Round

MVCA member Draper Triangle leads Series A financing round with Baird Capital, Detroit Venture Partners, and Invest Michigan. DETROIT, Mich. – Autobooks, a financial technology company that builds cash management tools to help small business owners, announced the closing of a $5.5 million Series A financing round led by Draper Triangle. This investment follows the company’s self-funded… read more

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Molly Theis

“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 2017!  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

Angel Investor News: Michigan Angel Fund Leads $1M Investment in Shoulder Innovations

MVCA member, Michigan Angel Fund, recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Michigan-based company Shoulder Innovations. HOLLAND, Mich. –  MVCA member Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Mich.-based Shoulder Innovations, an emerging developer of shoulder replacement systems. This investment is the ninth made by the MAF… read more

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Investor Member News: SkySync Secures Growth Funding Led by Plymouth Ventures

MVCA Member, Plymouth Ventures, leads Series A funding round to help SkySync expand ahead of new product launch. ANN ARBOR, Mich. – SkySync today announced that it has closed a round of Series A funding led by Plymouth Ventures of Ann Arbor, Mich. SkySync develops middleware technology within the hyper‐growth market of Enterprise File Logistics (EFL),… read more

Michigan Angel Investor Community

MVCA Celebrates Angel Investor Community

As the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) reaches its 15-year anniversary, its members celebrate success as a catalyst for growth of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community.  To assure continued success, the MVCA board embarked on a year-long challenge to redefine MVCA’s strategy for the next five years.  From surveys, interviews and feedback sessions MVCA… read more

Meet the MVCA Staff: Amber Pineda

Amber Pineda joined the Michigan Venture Capital Association on Monday as Marketing and Communications Manager. A veteran in the communications field, she previously was a senior account executive at San Francisco-based public relations agency, BOCA Communications. In this role, she was responsible for executing strategic media campaigns, managing social media programs and developing bylines and press… read more

2017 State and National Policy Update

The 2016 presidential election may have given Michigan an instant starring role in the national political conversation, but its position in the national venture capital community has been steadily growing for years.  That esteem, along with its growing influence in national industry trends, brought NVCA Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Field to Michigan in… read more

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Hacker Fellows Kicks Off Third Year – Let the Matchmaking Begin!

Hacker Fellows is kicking off its third year of supporting the Michigan tech ecosystem by providing vetted junior development talent to the state’s most promising startups! Hacker Fellows, managed by Invest Detroit Ventures, is a tech talent retention program incentivizing recent computer science graduates from top-tier universities to work for Michigan tech companies. Our 15… read more

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