2019 MVCA Research Report Shows Record-Breaking Year of Investment in Michigan-Based Startup Companies
View the NEW 2019 MVCA Research Report Here! 61 Michigan-Based Startup Companies Received $385 Million in Venture Capital from Michigan Venture Capital Firms; $964 Million Needed for Continued Growth of Michigan Startup Companies Ann Arbor, MI – April 15, 2019 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that increases the amount of… read more
What I Learned from Axios, Uber & Airbnb on Brand Equity at SXSW
MVCA Venture Fellow, Brandon Epstein, a senior associate at Detroit Venture Partners, attended SXSW 2019 for the first time. In this guest blog post, he shares three branding trends he learned from the conference with Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. I was lucky enough to attend SXSW for the first time this year. The festival… read more
Meet MVCA Executive Director, Ara Topouzian!
Earlier this month, we announced Ara Topouzian as our new executive director! Ara has deep experience in the economic development sector and was formerly the president and CEO of the Troy Chamber of Commerce. In his own words, here’s why Ara joined MVCA, his vision for the association and what he does outside of working… read more
Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Hirak Parikh of Augment Ventures
Hirak Parikh has been a long-standing member of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community as an entrepreneur and investor. Since 2016, Hirak has been the fund manager of University of Michigan’s Monroe-Brown Seed Fund, an early stage fund that makes investments in life-science spinouts from the University of Michigan. Now, he’s embarking on a new role as a… read more
Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Ara Topouzian as New Executive Director
Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, announced today that it has hired former Troy Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Ara Topouzian as its new executive director. In this position, Topouzian will work collaboratively with… read more
Beringea Leads Regulatory Compliance Software Platform Complion Series B Round
Complion is the leading eRegulatory compliance solution for high-performing clinical research sites Beringea, a global private equity firm providing growth capital to high potential businesses, has led a $7 million Series B investment in Cleveland-based Complion, an electronic regulatory compliance (“eRegulatory”) solution for high-performing clinical research sites. The additional capital investment will help Complion extend… read more
Save the Date for the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium!
2019 Event to Focus on the Tech Transfer Successes out of the Region’s Big 10 Research Universities The Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS), the premier platform for Midwest emerging growth companies seeking funding to connect with investors, announced that its 2019 event will take place May 14-15 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich. More… read more
Mark Your Calendars for the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium!
The journey from emerging manager to successful venture capitalist involves navigating tough decisions and challenges. How you raise your fund from LPs and manage that relationship, how you deal with investment failures, and how you manage your fund and partnership are all critical to your success as a VC. Learn from experts and leaders in… read more