Autobooks CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Robert Plans for Company Growth in Michigan

Earlier this month, Troy-based startup, Autobooks, closed a Series A funding round led by Draper Triangle with Baird Capital, Detroit Venture Partners, and Invest Michigan. The company expects to double its number of employees and open an office in one of the most popular cities on the rise – Detroit. To learn more about the company’s… read more

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Autobooks Closes $5.5 Million Series A Financing Round

MVCA member Draper Triangle leads Series A financing round with Baird Capital, Detroit Venture Partners, and Invest Michigan. DETROIT, Mich. – Autobooks, a financial technology company that builds cash management tools to help small business owners, announced the closing of a $5.5 million Series A financing round led by Draper Triangle. This investment follows the company’s self-funded… read more

Autobooks

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2016!  MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community.  We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but… read more

2015 DEMO WEEK

What happens when you have four world-class accelerators in one location?  “Demo Day” turns into “Demo Week”. On September 9-11th, Detroit Venture Partners, Bizdom, Techstars Mobility, Coolhouse Labs, and Desai Accelerator will collaborate to host Demo Week.  Each organization has attracted companies from across the globe to join an intensive program designed to give them… read more

2015 Demo Week Preview: Detroit Venture Partners

This is part three in a four-part series highlighting the Michigan organizations participating in 2015 Demo Week, a series of presentations where the latest cohorts of companies that have completed an accelerator program present to investors.  Demo Week participant organizations include Coolhouse Labs, Desai Accelerator, Techstars Mobility, and Detroit Venture Partners. To wrap up our series, Jared Stasik, vice president of Detroit Venture… read more

Meet Seema Chennamsetty, MVCA’s newest Venture Fellow

Meet Seema Chennamsetty, MVCA’s newest Venture Fellow! Seema moved to Michigan from Los Angeles, where she was at Pathway Capital Management, a fund-of-funds focused solely on venture capital and private equity. As she settles in at Detroit Venture Partners (DVP), and we asked her to introduce herself to our MVCA community: Tell us about your background?… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association begins statewide tour showcasing its Annual Research Report at event in Detroit

Over 100 members of Detroit’s entrepreneurial and venture communities gathered Wednesday at Techtown to examine the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan. The event, held in conjunction with Techweek Detroit, offered participants a deep dive into the report’s findings, with particular focus on the venture community’s impact on… read more

Techstars Mobility managing director Ted Serbinski talks about the new program’s place in the Detroit startup ecosystem

Last week, nationally-recognized and proven accelerator model Techstars announced it would begin a three-year program in the growing entrepreneurial district of Detroit.  Officially dubbed Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, the program will kick off June 9, 2015 with 10 next-genertation automotive, transportation, and mobility startups and conclude with a Demo Day on September 10, where each team will present to investors,… read more

Techstars Mobility managing director Ted Serbinski talks about the new program's place in the Detroit startup ecosystem

Last week, nationally-recognized and proven accelerator model Techstars announced it would begin a three-year program in the growing entrepreneurial district of Detroit.  Officially dubbed Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit, the program will kick off June 9, 2015 with 10 next-genertation automotive, transportation, and mobility startups and conclude with a Demo Day on September 10, where each team will present to investors,… read more

Congratulations Carrie Jones and Ted Serbinski, Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 winners!

Two members of the MVCA community were honored this week with Crain’s Detroit Business 40 Under 40 awards, recognizing young business high achievers.  Congratulations to the immediate past executive director of the MVCA Carrie Jones and Detroit Venture Partners partner Ted Serbinski for this great honor!  In addition, Crain’s is sponsoring a 40s Facebook contest… read more