MVCA 12 at 12: Entrepreneurs & Investors Share How Michigan Can Improve its Seed Investment Process
By Patti Glaza, Managing Director & SVP of Invest Detroit Ventures An ongoing discussion in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community is the increasing need for capital to fund entrepreneurs. As noted in the 2017 MVCA Research Report, an estimated $504 million of additional venture capital will be required to adequately fund the growth of Michigan’s 141 startup… read more
Boston Scientific Acquires Arboretum Ventures’ Portfolio Company, NxThera
Exciting news! Arboretum Ventures’ portfolio company, NxThera, was acquired by Boston Scientific in a $400 million deal for its treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). According to the 2017 MVCA Research Report, while Michigan venture funds are investing in a variety of sectors, the life science sector continues to be a focus of capital deployment with 42 percent… read more
Research Series Post 2: Building a Strong Entrepreneurial & Investment Community
This is the second post in our research report series! Read our first post about capital attraction here. The research series is based on findings from the 2017 MVCA Research Report. Like last year’s series, we are hearing the perspective of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. This week, we explore the topic of building a stronger entrepreneurial… read more
Research Series Post 1: Is Lack of Seed Stage Capital Hindering Michigan’s Economy?
MVCA is excited to kick off the first post in our research report series! These posts are developed from the findings identified in the 2017 MVCA Research Report. Like last year’s series, we are turning to Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community to hear their perspective on a specific trend. This week, we explore the topic of… read more
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
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
10th Annual Michigan Venture Capital Association Research Report Shows Importance of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community to Economy
View the NEW 2017 MVCA Research Report Here! For Immediate Release April 11, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association has released its 10th Annual Research Report, reflecting the state of Michigan’s venture capital community in 2016. The report shows that Michigan venture firms are critical to the success of Michigan’s entrepreneurial… read more
MGCS Hosting Evening Reception at “The Big House”
Mark Your Calendars! ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS) announced it will hold its evening dinner reception at “The Big House,” the University of Michigan’s historic and beloved football stadium. The Symposium has long been regarded as the premier, must-attend event for venture capitalists, technology transfer… read more