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Michigan Venture Capital Association Recognizes Leaders of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

 The Awardees of the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner are LLamasoft, Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, Dug Song and Jon Oberheide, and Ian Bund Ann Arbor, Mich. – Nov. 16, 2017 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, announced awards for capital, community, entrepreneurship and lifetime achievements during… read more

The MVCA “100” Award Winners: Then and Now

As the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner rolls around the corner, MVCA is looking back at one of our previous awards known as The “100” Award with a special spotlight on one of our first awardees – Neogen! The following awardees earned The “100” Award by achieving significant capital or funding milestones in Michigan’s entrepreneurial… read more

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Houston Launches First Fund of Funds Based on Michigan Model

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund announced during its annual meeting in October that Houston has launched its first fund of funds based on the best practices model developed by Renaissance CEO and Fund Manager, Chris Rizik. Renaissance has set the standard for success with its model that has outperformed national benchmarks for the rate of return… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Hi, MVCA Members! It’s MVCA Program and Events Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to get connected as 2017 comes to a close! The next couple months are filled with exciting events to top off the year, including pitch competitions and celebrations of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community! Speaking of celebrations, have you registered… read more

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3 Types of Content that are Perfect for Live Streaming

MVCA Venture Fellow, Blake Robbins, associate at Ludlow Ventures recently attended the event, Expanding the Stream, hosted by Streamlabs. In this guest post, he shares his insights from the conference and why he thinks live streaming is the future of media. I recently had the incredible opportunity to attend an eye-opening event highlighting the future… read more

Delphi Acquires Mobility Company, nuTonomy, for $450 Million!

This week, Delphi Automotive announced the acquisition of nuTonomy for $450 million. MVCA member and past winner of The “100” Award, Fontinalis Partners, first invested in the nuTonomy’s seed round in November 2015 and significantly expanded its position in the company’s Series A round the following year. Chris Thomas, founder and partner of Fontinalis Partners, served… read more

Exclusive Q&A: MSU Foundation Shares Why Capital is Essential for Entrepreneurs

It’s been a busy year for MSU Foundation since the formal launch of Red Cedar Ventures in 2016! The fund deployed over $1M in seed and follow-on funding in 20 separate transactions to entities involved in commercializing technologies created at Michigan State. Michigan Venture Capital Association spoke with MSU Foundation Executive Director, Dave Washburn, to… read more

MVCA Joins the Rise of the Rest Tour with Steve Case and J.D. Vance

On October 11, MVCA Associate Director, Emily Heintz, joined Steve Case and J.D. Vance on a bus tour exploring Ann Arbor’s startup community. With 18 venture firms and 49 venture-backed startups, the city has one of the densest entrepreneurial and investment communities in Michigan. During the Fireside Chat, she posed the following question: How can… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Nominees for the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Event Celebrates the Organization’s 15-Year Anniversary and Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community For Immediate Release Oct. 16, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The organization will… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Hi, MVCA Members! It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to get connected in 2017!  MVCA wants to keep you updated about events happening in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  We not only want you to attend our events, but also events hosted by your fellow MVCA Members! Coming up, there’s exciting conferences,… read more