Member News

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! Bridge Magazine – “Attracting Out-of-State Capital is Critical for Michigan’s Economy” Crain’s Detroit Business – “Michigan Outpaces the Nation in Venture Capital Growth” Crain’s Detroit Business – “Venture Capital Growth: Michigan Hits Record with… 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
Jody Vanderwel

Grand Angels Recognizes Jody Vanderwel for Leadership

Grand Angels Spring Reception and Dinner celebrates Jody Vanderwel for 12 years of leadership in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  Grand Angels Spring Reception began with networking over cocktails followed by opening remarks from newly appointed Grand Angels President, Tim Parker. Vanderwel was recognized for her leadership and dedication that has been instrumental to the… read more

Federal Legislative Alert: International Entrepreneur Rule

By Maureen Miller Brosnan NVCA has brought to our attention an urgent policy issue on immigrant entrepreneurship. As you may know, at the end of the Obama Administration the Department of Homeland Security finalized the International Entrepreneur Rule, which is similar to a ‘startup visa.’ The rule will go into effect on July 17, but… read more

2017 MVCA Research Report Release Networking Reception

2017 MVCA Research Report Release Recap

That’s a wrap! On April 19th, MVCA announced our Annual Research Report at the 2017 MVCA Research Report Release at NextEnergy in Detroit, providing a deep dive on the research report findings, discussion, and networking reception for MVCA members. MVCA Board Member and Managing Director of Arboretum Ventures, Tom Shehab, kicked off the event with opening… read more

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Guest Post: Venture for America Talks Talent

In this exclusive guest post, Cris Landa of Venture for America provides an inside look at their fellowship program that brings young talent to the Detroit Metro Area. Companies throughout the area, including MVCA member Fontinalis Partners, have participated in the program. Share on Twitter: .@venture4america provides an inside look at their fellowship program bringing talent to… read more