Building a stronger entrepreneurial community

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 2: What does it mean when an entrepreneurial community starts seeing more follow-on investments than initial investments?

Bam!  Post 2 in our research series (post 1 can be found here)!!  After 3 months of collecting, verifying, and analyzing data for the 2016 MVCA Research Report – there are a few trends that have me scratching my head.  So this year, we’re turning to the community – every quarter I’ll walk you through my line of… read more

Venture Fellowship prepares Adrian Fortino for career on other side of table

Former entrepreneur Adrian Fortino is nearing the end of his MVCA Venture Fellowship, but after leading the venture capital funds at Invest Detroit, First Step Fund (FSF) and Detroit Innovate (DI), he says there’s one challenge he’s found common to both VCs and entrepreneurs: fundraising.  “I spent several years as a venture backed entrepreneur prior… read more

ArborMetrix Receives Additional $1.3 Million in Series B Financing From Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and Detroit Innovate Fund

ArborMetrix announced that it has increased its Series B financing by $1.3 million to allow Renaissance Venture Capital Fund and Detroit Innovate to participate.

Invest Detroit's First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.

Invest Detroit’s First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.