Delphi Acquires Mobility Company, nuTonomy, for $450 Million!

This week, Delphi Automotive announced the acquisition of nuTonomy for $450 million. MVCA member and past winner of The “100” Award, Fontinalis Partners, first invested in the nuTonomy’s seed round in November 2015 and significantly expanded its position in the company’s Series A round the following year. Chris Thomas, founder and partner of Fontinalis Partners, served… read more

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Jake Simon, Fontinalis Partners

The incredible innovation happening in Michigan, especially Detroit, attracted Jake Simon to a career in the venture capital industry. As he embarks on his career with Fontinalis Partners as a senior analyst, Jake spoke with MVCA about his new role at the firm, his plans to help build great businesses in Michigan (and some day open an Italian… 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: [email protected] provides an inside look at their fellowship program bringing talent to… read more

Congratulations Chris Stallman, newly named partner at Fontinalis Partners!

On a winding path from teen entrepreneur to partner at Detroit’s largest venture capital firm (and winner of the 2016 MVCA “100” Award!), Fontinalis Partners’ Chris Stallman rarely strayed too far from his true calling: building and investing in valuable businesses.   After starting several tech companies as a high schooler in suburban Chicago, Stallman headed to… read more

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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

Fontinalis Partners, The “100” Award!

For Detroit-based venture firm Fontinalis Partners, next generation mobility (i.e., “the efficient movement of goods, people, and services across all modes of transportation”) isn’t just an investment sector focus, it’s a way of life. So when the team chose a headquarters location for their firm in 2009, an investment thesis centered on innovating mobility led… read more

Fontinalis Partners Announces New $100 Million Venture Fund to Invest in Next-Generation Mobility

MVCA member, Fontinalis Partners, a venture capital firm with offices in Detroit and Boston, today announces the final closing of its $100 million second fund, Fontinalis Capital Partners II, L.P. (“FCP II”). This new fund, which brings Fontinalis Partners’ total committed capital to $165 million, will continue the firm’s focus of investing in the best and… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Dan Ratliff

As a newcomer to the venture industry, Dan Ratliff didn’t know what to expect when he joined Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners as an MVCA Venture Fellow two years ago.  But as he ends his Fellowship period and remains with the firm, he can more fully appreciate the unique collaborative nature of the Michigan venture community and envision his… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Fontinalis Partners Announces New Special Venture Partner Program

DETROIT, MI & BOSTON, MA – December 2, 2014. Fontinalis Partners (www.fontinalis.com), a venture capital firm strategically focused on next-generation mobility, today announces the formation of a new Special Venture Partner (SVP) program and the appointment of five inaugural members: Mark Schulz, Luis Blaquier, Mei-Wei Cheng, Gabe Klein, and Paul Mascarenas. The Fontinalis SVP program… read more

Hellooooo Washington, D.C.! Part 1: Emily takes the MVCA message to our nation’s capital

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA I just arrived in Washington, D.C. and already I can tell it’s going to be a great trip! I am in DC for the National Venture Capital Association “Big Tent” event.  MVCA was on the steering committee for this event that will gather VC associations from across the country… read more