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MVCA Board Member Profile: Evan Ufer, Plymouth Growth Partners

MVCA recently announced the 2020 Board of Directors and new to the Board is Evan Ufer, Partner at Plymouth Growth Partners. Evan focuses on sourcing and executing lead investments in technology-based businesses. Since joining in 2014, he has led five of Plymouth’s investments and has been involved in many other successful financings. Prior to Plymouth,… read more

Beringea leads $5M investment round in unified communications provider Atlas Space Operations

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH., Feb. 11, 2020 — Beringea, a global private equity firm providing growth capital to high potential businesses, led a $5 million investment round in Traverse City, Mich.-based ATLAS Space Operations, Inc., a global provider of high-quality, mission-critical unified communications services. The capital will be used to further advance ATLAS’s engineering efforts in… read more

Dan Kidle Honored with National Venture Capital Association’s Rising Star Award

ANN ARBOR, MI (February 18, 2020) – Arboretum Ventures, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, today announced that Dan Kidle has been named one of three recipients of the National Venture Capital Association’s Rising Star Award for 2020. This award recognizes the next generation of venture capitalists who have established themselves as emerging leaders in the industry. Dan is receiving… read more

2019 Investment Recap – Birmingham Angels, Birmingham, MI

City Side Ventures is pleased to announce that the newly formed Birmingham Angels had their first group meeting in September 2019. The group, which is growing rapidly consists of successful business executives and high net worth individuals from Oakland County, has already established that they are “players” in the angel investing asset class in a… read more

Midwest Growth Capital Symposium Celebrates 40 Years!

Join us for the 40th Anniversary of the MGCS, May 12-13 at the Marriott Resort-Eagle Crest in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Be among the more than 400 leading founders of the region’s most promising start-ups and connect with venture capitalists, angel and institutional investors from the Midwest and beyond. Register today for two days of dynamic… read more

Bank of Ann Arbor Expands into Livingston County with Definitive Agreement to Merge with First National Bank in Howell

Ann Arbor, Michigan – February 4, 2020 – Arbor Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Bank of Ann Arbor (“Arbor”), and FNBH Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank in Howell (“First National”) (OTC Pink: FNHM), today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Arbor to acquire First National in an all-cash transaction. Read… read more

dBusiness covers Michigan’s Venture Capital community in Jan/Feb 2020 issue

In the January-February 2020 issue of dBusiness, the cover story is focused on venture capital investment, private equity activity, angel investing throughout Michigan. Written by Tim Keenan, several MVCA members were interviewed for this article. Read the article by clicking here.

Meet Kerr Russell

2020 Bronze Service Provider Member For more than 145 years, Kerr Russell has been a fixture in Michigan’s legal landscape. Our firm is dedicated to serving the entrepreneurial and investment community throughout Michigan. Kerr Russell attorneys have extensive experience advising clients regarding a wide variety of M&A, financing, capital raise and joint venture transactions representing… read more

Meet GDI Infotech

2020 Platinum Service Provider Member Based in Ann Arbor, GDI Infotech is a leading talent matchmaking company dedicated to clients’ success. GDI partners with companies of all sizes and scope to get the right people in the right seat for their IT and software development needs. Over the past few years, GDI has helped many… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Michael Gross as Chairman of its Board of Directors

[Novi, MI] – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross… read more