Member News

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

Three Key Takeaways from the MVCA Outreach Tour

This month, MVCA kicked off a multi-city outreach tour starting in Grand Rapids, then Chicago, and as the last stop, Boston. Each year, the team travels to different locations across the country to meet with venture firms to share the exciting activity happening in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community and help coordinate Immersion Days for… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces the Release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide

Entrepreneurs Can Now Easily Connect with Michigan Investors, Entrepreneurial Support Organizations, and Service Providers For Immediate Release September 11, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) today announced the release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The Guide is the state’s only comprehensive compilation of angel organizations,… 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! See below for a… read more

Congrats, Chris Jenkins – Newly Elected Partner at Plante Moran!

2017 MVCA Silver Service Provider Member, Plante Moran, appoints Jenkins as a partner at the firm. Chris Jenkins is a leader within Plante Moran’s financial services group. Specializing in providing audit, valuation, and consulting services, he helps private equity and venture capital firms optimize their return on investment. He assists clients with sourcing and evaluating… read more

MVCA Summer Intern Recap: Scarlett Ong

A few months ago, MVCA introduced our summer intern, Scarlett Ong. In this guest post, Scarlett shares the valuable lessons she’s learned from her first internship abroad that will impact her own entrepreneurial journey! My 12-week internship at MVCA was a great learning experience! I wasn’t sure what to expect since this was my first internship… read more