2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study Reveals Rapid Growth of City’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

Findings from Michigan Venture Capital Association Show 50 Percent Increase in Number of Startups in Detroit View the 2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study Here! For Immediate Release July 10, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association today unveiled the findings of its 2017 Detroit Entrepreneurial Study, a comprehensive analysis of Detroit’s entrepreneurial and investment community. Results… read more

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Guest Post: Venture for America Talks Talent

In this exclusive guest post, Cris Landa of Venture for America provides an inside look at their fellowship program that brings young talent to the Detroit Metro Area. Companies throughout the area, including MVCA member Fontinalis Partners, have participated in the program. Share on Twitter: .@venture4america provides an inside look at their fellowship program bringing talent to… 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

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Plymouth Ventures invests in Indianapolis-based Cloud Technology Provider, Kinney Group

Indianapolis, IN (November 9, 2016) – Plymouth Ventures announced today that it has made a growth round investment in Kinney Group, Inc. (KGI), a cloud solutions integrator serving the Global 2000, IT-centric mid-market companies, and US Public Sector organizations. The participation from Plymouth is a strategic part of KGI’s overall fundraising objective for helping accelerate… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Investors and Entrepreneurs Moving Michigan Forward ANN ARBOR (October 12, 2016)—Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) will host its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner, the largest gathering of venture investors and entrepreneurs in Michigan, on November 2 at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.  Honorees include Millendo Therapeutics with the Capital Event of the Year Award, Fontinalis Partners with the… read more

David Brophy, Above & Beyond Award!

Thirty-five years ago, Dr. David Brophy saw the need for an event where entrepreneurs could showcase ideas and connect with early-stage investors.  The event he founded, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, grew into the Midwest’s premier gathering of high-growth companies in new and emerging technologies. Dr. Brophy, now professor of finance at The Ross School… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

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 also events hosted by your… read more

MVCA’s 2016 Landscape Guide Profiles Entrepreneurial and Investment Community in Michigan

MVCA tools are most current and complete resources available. ANN ARBOR, Michigan (August 31, 2016)—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is launching its 2016 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The guide is the state’s most comprehensive tool for navigating the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community.  Useful to both in-state and out-of-state investors who are active… read more

Plymouth Ventures Sells its Position in 365 Retail Markets

MVCA Member, Plymouth Ventures (“Plymouth”), announced yesterday, August 23, 2016, that it sold its position in 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in MicroMarket technology, to McCarthy Capital Fund VI (“McCarthy Capital”). McCarthy Capital manages more than $1 billion of investment capital across its portfolio. Headquartered in Troy, MI with offices in Santa Clara, CA,… read more

IncWell Closes Second Fund, Gains Reputation for Speed and Flexibility

With eye on future, IncWell hires MVCA Venture Fellow to expand medical market sector Throwing the traditional model of VC on its head, IncWell is quickly establishing itself for being the go-to funding source for companies that want to move fast. IncWell’s process begins with an online application that’s followed – within seven days –… read more