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
HistoSonics Appoints Mike Blue as CEO and Board Member; Completes First Close of a Series B Financing
This week, HistoSonics announced that Mike Blue joined the company as President, CEO, and board member of HistoSonics. Additionally, the company closed a Series B financing round of $8.3 million led by MVCA members Venture Investors, LLC, Wolverine Venture Fund and Grand Angels. ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 13, 2017 – HistoSonics, Inc. announced today that Mike… read more
Remembering Bob Clone
The Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community lost a friend and colleague last week as Bob Clone, the former head of private equity for Indiana and a long-time private markets investor with the State of Michigan Retirement System, passed away after a year-long battle with cancer. A long-time Mid-Michigan resident, Bob is survived by his wife,… read more
Congratulations to Tom Porter! Lifetime Achievement Award
As a pioneer in Michigan venture capital investing, Tom Porter has dedicated his thirty-year career to building the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and guiding students and young professionals interested in joining the industry. His lasting impact on the Michigan venture community and his fundamental role in its creation and development will be recognized at the 2015… 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
Jim Adox on Comcast Newsmakers
Jim Adox was recently interviewed by Laurel Hess on Comcast Newsmakers.
Jim Adox and Venture Investors Charge Full Steam Ahead
Jim Adox and Venture Investors are charging full steam ahead in a challenging economy, and in doing so, are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in Michigan.
NetSocket Secures $9.2 Million Series B Round Of Funding
Venture Investors led $9.2 million in Series B funding in NetSocket.
Michigan Venture Capital Association appoints 2012 Board of Directors, recognizes members at Annual Dinner
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) celebrated a year of individual, company, and statewide industry achievement at its Annual Dinner held November 7 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. Over 145 members of the Michigan venture community attended the evening event, where incoming Chairman Tim Petersen introduced members of the organization’s… read more
MVCA Talent Committee charting course for talent retention, growth
Members of the MVCA Talent Committee are preparing for a busy 2011. Among the group’s initiatives–sustaining the EIR/CEO Placement program, creating a new MVCA Fellowship program aimed at recent advanced degree graduates of in-state universities, and continuing the popular “Super HotShots” talent recruiting night. The committee members include: Jim Adox, Venture Investors; Amy Cell, Ann… read more