Meet Your Match at the North American International Auto Show!
In anticipation of the upcoming North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), The State of Michigan’s PlanetM program and NAIAS are proud to announce the new platform of matchmaking to take place at the show for startup companies looking to meet and connect with corporate OEM, tier ones, and venture capital firms. The deadline to submit… read more
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
“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
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.