Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2018 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Awardees

Awardees include Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition, Duo Security, and Strata Oncology; MVCA Board of Directors Honors Jody Vanderwel with Lifetime Achievement Award Ann Arbor, MICH. – Oct. 3, 2018 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 designed to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and… read more

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Grand Angels Recognizes Jody Vanderwel for Leadership

Grand Angels Spring Reception and Dinner celebrates Jody Vanderwel for 12 years of leadership in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  Grand Angels Spring Reception began with networking over cocktails followed by opening remarks from newly appointed Grand Angels President, Tim Parker. Vanderwel was recognized for her leadership and dedication that has been instrumental to the… read more

Grand Angels Gets New President Amid Growing Activity

Tim Parker to Lead Michigan’s Leading Angel Network, Organization Deploys $3.5 Million during 2016 HOLLAND, Mich., November 16, 2016,— MVCA member Grand Angels, Michigan’s leading angel investment network today announced Timothy Parker has become the organization’s second president in the 13-year history of the organization. Parker officially succeeded Jody Vanderwel, following a unanimous vote of the… read more

Legislative Alert: House Tax Policy Committee Set to Vote on Early Stage (Angel) Investment Bills This Week

House Tax Policy Committee Chairman, Jeff Farrington (R-30) wasted no time getting a hearing on two bills that make up an Angel Investment Program he introduced during the one day this summer that the House was in session.  He quickly moved to have House Bills 5786 and 5787 placed in his committee to shepherd them… read more

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

Michigan has experienced investors who played a critical role in building Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the achievements of individuals who formed the foundation of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community. The following nominees have paved the way for the next generation of investors in the community with their leadership and… read more

Lifetime Achievement Award Nominees

MEMBER NEWS: Plymouth Ventures Expands Advisory Committee for PVP III

Plymouth Ventures wrapped up the successful final close for their new fund PVP III in June and is pleased to announce two additional appointments to the fund’s Advisory Committee: Jody Vanderwel Since 2005, Jody has been President of the Grand Angels, the leading and most experienced angel investing group in Michigan. Jody oversees Grand Angels’… 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.

Tetra Discovery Partners Reaches New $1 Million Strategic Funding Milestone with Grand Angels-Led Investment

Tetra Discovery Partners announced a $1 million strategic funding milestone with an investment led by Grand Rapids-based Grand Angels.

Second Annual Deals in the Garden

Deals in the Garden took place on April 22 at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids. It was emceed by Jody Vanderwel of Grand Angels, the event gave the following companies the opportunity to pitch their businesses to investors.