Angel Investor News: Michigan Angel Fund Leads $1M Investment in Shoulder Innovations

MVCA member, Michigan Angel Fund, recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Michigan-based company Shoulder Innovations. HOLLAND, Mich. –  MVCA member Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Mich.-based Shoulder Innovations, an emerging developer of shoulder replacement systems. This investment is the ninth made by the MAF… read more

Congratulations, to the New Director of U-M Tech Transfer Venture Center

After a national search, Mike Psarouthakis has been selected as the new director of the U-M Tech Transfer Venture Center.  The Venture Center is responsible for helping to identify, develop and launch new startups based on U-M technologies, and works alongside licensing, legal and marketing specialists within U-M Tech Transfer.    Psarouthakis, who has served… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

MVCA closed its year with their signature event, the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating the successes of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  Chief amongst those successes: more Michigan startups have received more venture backing than ever before.  In 2015, there were 74 companies that received $282 million from Michigan venture capital firms,… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

RetroSense Therapeutics’ investors see exit, bright future ahead

An investment made by several groups of early-stage Michigan investors could pay off in a big way following the recent news that Allergan acquired Ann Arbor-based RetroSense Therapeutics LLC, a Michigan angel-backed gene therapy company, for $60 million plus additional funding if the company reaches future milestones. Terry Cross, MVCA member, and director of RetroSense… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association’s statewide tour continues in Ann Arbor

Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) continued its statewide tour, presenting its Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan, at a reception hosted by ArborMetrix in Ann Arbor. The event offered over 100 attendees a deep dive into the report’s findings, with particular focus on the venture community’s impact on Ann Arbor. Maureen Miller Brosnan,… read more

Invest Michigan Looks to Create Sustainable Fund for Michigan Entrepreneurs

Invest Michigan will be the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0 manager and, is set to take advantage of Michigan’s unique entrepreneurial ecosystem, and show that sustainability is the path forward to the state’s vibrant future.

Michigan Venture Capital Association Hires Emily Heintz as New Associate Director

MVCA recently named Emily Heintz as its new associate director. Heintz will work to actively create connections between venture capitalists and promote the state’s entrepreneurial and investment communities.

Chris Rizik's Guest Commentary in Bridge Michigan

The growth of venture capital in Michigan is written about by Chris Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.

Chris Rizik’s Guest Commentary in Bridge Michigan

The growth of venture capital in Michigan is written about by Chris Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.

New Michigan Angel Fund Offers New Opportunities for Funders, Startups

The Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) is a for-profit equity fund managed by Ann Arbor SPARK. The $2 million fund focuses on capital efficient, early stage companies located in Michigan.