MVCAcademy Recap: Strengthening Michigan’s VC Community through Mentorship & Education

School is back in session! Earlier this month, MVCA Venture Fellows and partners hit the books for MVCAcademy, a one-day deep dive on venture capital covering everything from book recommendations to fundraising. This program is supported by MEDC and is essential to fostering a strong entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan. Share on Twitter: School is back in session!… 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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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

Former MVCA Chairperson Jan Garfinkle named to NVCA Board of Directors

MVCA member and Arboretum Ventures managing partner and cofounder Jan Garfinkle has experience leading a venture community, as Chairperson of the MVCA Board in 2008-2009. But she’ll have a new, larger constituency to represent now that she’s been elected to the National Venture Capital Association’s 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Her appointment is another indication that… read more

Leaving our hearts (and the Michigan VC story) in San Francisco

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA Maureen and I just returned from San Francisco, where we were in town for NVCA’s VentureScape conference, an annual meeting of the nation’s venture capital community. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has been a valuable partner to us in spreading the story of Michigan entrepreneurial and investment success… read more

MEMBER NEWS: Arboretum Ventures Closes Oversubscribed Third Fund at $140 million

Ann Arbor, MI (September 8, 2011) – Arboretum Ventures, a leading venture capital firm specializing in early-stage healthcare investments, today announced the final closing of its third investment fund with capital commitments totaling $140 million, above the $125 million target for the fund. The firm now has $235 million in capital under management, and has… read more

MVCA Members attend Xconomy event at discounted rate

Xconomy presents “Michigan 2030” What will the Michigan innovation, life sciences, clean energy, transportation, and information technology landscape look like 20 years from now? Will the area have emerged as an even bigger player in university and corporate research, or a major factor at all in areas like venture financing and entrepreneurial activity-and, if so,… read more