Michigan Angel Fund Leads $1M Investment in Shoulder Innovations

MVCA member, Michigan Angel Fund, recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Michigan-based company Shoulder Innovations. HOLLAND, Mich. –  MVCA member Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) recently led a $1 million fundraising round in Holland, Mich.-based Shoulder Innovations, an emerging developer of shoulder replacement systems. This investment is the ninth made by the MAF… read more

Keep Michigan Moving Forward!

The momentum in our entrepreneurial and investment community has been building for several years now, and in 2016 we made significant strides to keep Michigan moving in the right direction–forward. The number of venture capital firms headquartered in Michigan, their total capital under management, and number of venture capital investments made in Michigan has doubled… 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

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

“Molly” Your Calendar!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2016!  MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community.  We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also events… read more

MVCA events and program manager

Michigan Venture Capital Association Research Report Shows Upward Trend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 5, 2014 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. — The Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) 2013 research report, an in-depth analysis of venture capital activity in the state, shows that the state’s entrepreneurial economy continues to grow. The data show that capital under management, the number of venture capital firms, and the… read more

Outgoing MVCA Chair Tim Petersen: VC in Michigan Bucking National Trend, Inspiring Startup Culture in State

“Venture capitalists in Michigan continue to grow in an environment where, in other parts of the country, the industry is contracting,” said a Managing Director of Arboretum Ventures and the outgoing chair of the Michigan Venture Capital Association.

Michigan Venture Capital Association Hires Emily Heintz as New Associate Director

MVCA recently named Emily Heintz as its new associate director. Heintz will work to actively create connections between venture capitalists and promote the state’s entrepreneurial and investment communities.

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

Chris Rizik’s Guest Commentary in Bridge Michigan

The growth of venture capital in Michigan is written about by Chris Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.