Member News

Highlights from MGCS & “The Big House” Reception

MVCA loved celebrating Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community at Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) last week – check out some of our highlights! MGCS teamed up with Coulter Investment Forum for its 36th annual investor event that brings together over 500 angel investors, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, university technology transfer offices, and researchers from across the nation…. read more

Entrepreneur Spotlight: How Detroit Startup Quikly Found Fast Success in Michigan

Quikly is a Detroit-based information technology startup that offers a digital marketing platform for retailers that provides limited time deals and discounts. This startup company secured investment from Detroit Venture Partners and went on to receive additional support from Plymouth Growth Partners. “The investment and expertise from our Michigan investors were pivotal to our company’s… read more

Quikly
2017 MVCA Summer Intern, Scarlett Ong

Meet the MVCA Staff: Scarlett Ong

This week, Scarlett Ong joined MVCA as our 2017 summer intern! Ong is a sophomore at University of Michigan who is passionate about learning more about the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan. Driving this enthusiasm is her experience in research, communication, project management and entrepreneurship. In 2016, she was a Project Manager at Apex… read more

Guest Post: Conquer Accelerator Gears Up for its Second Year

In this exclusive guest post, Paul Jaques, Conquer Accelerator’s Program Director, talks about the accelerator’s upcoming season and entrepreneurship at Michigan State University. Share on Twitter: .@MSU_Conquer gears up for its second year, talks about upcoming season & #entrepreneurship https://ctt.ec/BHE0u+ The Conquer Accelerator kicks off its second season on June 5th, and over the last few… read more

Conquer Accelerator Summer Cohort

Why You Should Attend Detroit Startup Week

Detroit Startup Week, a Techstars Program, is a free conference that celebrates entrepreneurship in Detroit. The five day conference kicks off on Monday, May 22 and includes a series of roundtables, panels, and networking throughout the week. Find out more about this year’s exciting event from its organizers in this exclusive guest post! Share on Twitter: #DETSW17… read more

Detroit Startup Week

MVCA Live at MGCS!

Today at MGCS, we are interviewing Michigan’s entrepreneurs and investors to hear their thoughts on the exciting activity happening in our community. Looking ahead, many investors that work in Michigan have seen an uptick in high-potential, high-growth companies, particularly in the technology and mobility sectors. The investment community credits this growth to Michigan’s unique combination of research,… read more

LIVE at MGCS

2017 MVCA Research Report in the News!

The 2017 MVCA Research Report was released on Tuesday, April 11. Check out some of the press we’ve seen so far! TechCentury – “Report Shows Michigan Venture Capital Industry Growing“ dBusiness – “Annual Michigan Venture Capital Report Indicates Long-Term Entrepreneurial Gains“ MiBiz – “Annual Report: VC Keeps Growing in Michigan but with Fewer Out-of-State Firms“ MiTechNews –… read more

Augment Ventures Looks to Future & Finds Success Investing in Ann Arbor

Venture capital firm and MVCA member, Augment Ventures, announced today that their team still proudly supports LLamasoft and has maintained their investment in the Ann Arbor-based startup company following the news that TPG Capital, the global private equity fund of leading alternative asset firm TPG, partnered with LLamasoft. With over 700 customers around the world, LLamasoft provides innovative… read more

Llamasoft
Jim Adox Interview

3 Ways to Share Your Success Stories at MGCS

MVCA is thrilled to be a long-time supporter of an event that brings together so many of our in-state and out-of-state investor members.  As part of this year’s conference, we’re especially pleased to present the findings from the 2017 MVCA Research Report! Today, Michigan is in a unique position regarding its economic landscape. Activity from… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events and Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community in 2017! Share on Twitter: “Molly” your calendars! Check out #MichiganVCA member #events happening in May – June https://ctt.ec/674kf+ We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events but also functions… read more

Molly Theis, MVCA Events & Program Manager