Intermitten 2019: Building meaningful, effective connections
Building a strong entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan hasn’t happened by accident; it’s taken the deliberate creation of meaningful, effective connection points between entrepreneurs, investors and entrepreneurial support organizations. One of the best opportunities for MVCA members to connect to the vibrant community we’ve all built is on June 4, as Intermitten arrives for… read more
Meet Brooks Kushman
2018 Gold Service Provider Member Since its inception in 1983, and during its 30+ year growth into the largest intellectual property law firm in Michigan, Brooks Kushman has been a strong proponent and advocate for the advancement of the Michigan entrepreneurial community. Their services to the Michigan technology and entrepreneurial community includes procurement of patents… read more
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
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.