Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces the Release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide

Entrepreneurs Can Now Easily Connect with Michigan Investors, Entrepreneurial Support Organizations, and Service Providers For Immediate Release September 11, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) today announced the release of the 2017 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The Guide is the state’s only comprehensive compilation of angel organizations,… 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

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

Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

Public Hearing: Amending Pure Michigan Venture Match Fund Guidelines

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) invites you to the Public Hearing on Amending Pure Michigan Venture Match Fund (PMVMF) Guidelines to be held at the MEDC (300 N. Washington Sq, Lansing, 48913) from 2-4 p.m. on July 17th at the Lake Superior room.   The MEDC is looking for comments and suggestions on how to… read more

Mercatus Introduces FICO Score Equivalent for Energy Projects, Raises $2M Series A

Ann Arbor-based Augment Ventures was part of a recent $2 million Series A investment in Santa Clara, Calif-based Mercatus. Mercatus offers Origination and Syndication Management for the energy project finance industry, helping investors make asset-class portfolio decisions.

MVCA Research Report: Michigan Jumps to 15th for VC Activity, $242M Invested in 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 20, 2013 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. — The Michigan Venture Capital Association’s annual research report, a compilation and analysis of investment activity, shows that 2012 was a banner year for venture capital (VC) in the state.  Compared to the national trend of declining VC funds and activity, funding activity and… read more

InvestMichigan! Program Co-Managers Beringea And Credit Suisse’s Customized Fund Investment Group Announce The $180 Million Michigan Growth Capital Partners II, L.P.

Beringea and the Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group (“CFIG”) have launched Michigan Growth Capital Partners II, L.P. (“MGCP II”), a $180 million fund dedicated to providing growth equity to Michigan companies.

VC Journal Needs Entrepreneurs And Investors For Story On Autonomous Car

VC Journal is writing a story for early 2013 about the arrival of the autonomous car, and its future impact on the U.S. automotive industry.