MVCA 12 at 12: Finding a Pathway to Success for University Spin-Out Companies

By Dr. Tom Shehab, Managing Director at Arboretum Ventures Michigan is producing a significant number of high-tech, high-growth companies due to the state’s nationally-renowned universities and research institutions. In fact, we are a “Top 10 State” in terms of research spending, science and engineering doctorates, and invention patents. This combination of research, talent and ideas… read more

2018 MVCA Research Report Highlights Economic Impact of Investment Activity in Michigan

View the NEW 2018 MVCA Research Report Here! Association Appoints Healthcare Industry Veteran as New Chairman of its Board of Directors Ann Arbor, MI – April 18, 2018 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community,… 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

2017 State and National Policy Update

The 2016 presidential election may have given Michigan an instant starring role in the national political conversation, but its position in the national venture capital community has been steadily growing for years.  That esteem, along with its growing influence in national industry trends, brought NVCA Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Field to Michigan in… read more

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Arboretum Ventures Promotes Tom Shehab, M.D. to Managing Director

MVCA member Arboretum Ventures, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, announced the promotion of Tom Shehab, M.D. to Managing Director. Dr. Shehab, an MVCA board director, began his career at Arboretum in 2014 as a Principal after spending several years as a member of the Arboretum Technical Advisory Board. Since joining Arboretum, he has been… read more

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BERINGEA CO-LEADS $15.2 MILLION SERIES F ROUND IN PORTFOLIO COMPANY INCONTEXT SOLUTIONS

Intel’s strategic investment and M&A group Intel Capital is new investor in company FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (October 26, 2016)— Beringea, Michigan VC firm and MVCA member, and Intel Capital co-led a $15.2 million funding round for portfolio company InContext Solutions, a global leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for retailers and manufacturers.  The capital will help… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Kathryn Gardner

MVCA Fellow Kathryn Gardner’s transition from investment banking to venture capital has been a smooth one, thanks in part of the experiences she’s had working at Michigan’s largest healthcare venture investor, Arboretum Ventures.  In the two years since Gardner joined the firm, the firm has raised $220 million to invest into healthcare companies in Michigan… read more

ICYMI: 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

With record attendance, the 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner focused on the tremendous growth of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and the broader Great Lakes Region. Our Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan welcomed our members and guests to an evening of celebration and reflection, and took a moment to recognize some special guests in… read more

Congratulations Arboretum! Capital Event of the Year Award

Great Lakes Region venture firms are attracting the attention of a broad national investor base with ever-increasing fund sizes, but one Michigan firm’s 2015 fundraise has broken state records, and within the Great Lakes Region it’s one of the top five largest funds raised. In celebration of this milestone, Ann Arbor-based healthcare venture investor Arboretum… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Beringea invests in record $39.5 million Series C Round for Delphinus Medical Technologies

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (September 10, 2015)— Beringea, a private equity firm providing growth capital to market-leading businesses, is pleased to announce a follow-on investment in Delphinus Medical Technologies, Inc., the leader in advanced breast ultrasound technology.  The company has secured an unprecedented Series C funding round of $39.5 million, the single largest amount ever raised for a… read more