2017 MVCA Summer Intern, Scarlett Ong

Meet the MVCA Staff: Scarlett Ong

This week, Scarlett Ong joined MVCA as our 2017 summer intern! Ong is a sophomore at University of Michigan who is passionate about learning more about the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan. Driving this enthusiasm is her experience in research, communication, project management and entrepreneurship. In 2016, she was a Project Manager at Apex… read more

MVCA Live at MGCS!

Today at MGCS, we are interviewing Michigan’s entrepreneurs and investors to hear their thoughts on the exciting activity happening in our community. Looking ahead, many investors that work in Michigan have seen an uptick in high-potential, high-growth companies, particularly in the technology and mobility sectors. The investment community credits this growth to Michigan’s unique combination of research,… read more

LIVE at MGCS

2017 MVCA Research Report in the News!

The 2017 MVCA Research Report was released on Tuesday, April 11. Check out some of the press we’ve seen so far! TechCentury – “Report Shows Michigan Venture Capital Industry Growing“ dBusiness – “Annual Michigan Venture Capital Report Indicates Long-Term Entrepreneurial Gains“ MiBiz – “Annual Report: VC Keeps Growing in Michigan but with Fewer Out-of-State Firms“ MiTechNews –… read more

Jim Adox Interview

3 Ways to Share Your Success Stories at MGCS

MVCA is thrilled to be a long-time supporter of an event that brings together so many of our in-state and out-of-state investor members.  As part of this year’s conference, we’re especially pleased to present the findings from the 2017 MVCA Research Report! Today, Michigan is in a unique position regarding its economic landscape. Activity from… read more

2017 MVCA Research Report Release Networking Reception

2017 MVCA Research Report Release Recap

That’s a wrap! On April 19th, MVCA announced our Annual Research Report at the 2017 MVCA Research Report Release at NextEnergy in Detroit, providing a deep dive on the research report findings, discussion, and networking reception for MVCA members. MVCA Board Member and Managing Director of Arboretum Ventures, Tom Shehab, kicked off the event with opening… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events and Program Manager, Molly Theis, touching base with a reminder to stay involved with MVCA in 2017! MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the entrepreneurial and investment community. We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also… read more

MVCA member events

10th Annual Michigan Venture Capital Association Research Report Shows Importance of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community to Economy

View the NEW 2017 MVCA Research Report Here! For Immediate Release April 11, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association has released its 10th Annual Research Report, reflecting the state of Michigan’s venture capital community in 2016.  The report shows that Michigan venture firms are critical to the success of Michigan’s entrepreneurial… read more

2017 MVCA Research Report

Autobooks Closes $5.5 Million Series A Financing Round

MVCA member Draper Triangle leads Series A financing round with Baird Capital, Detroit Venture Partners, and Invest Michigan. DETROIT, Mich. – Autobooks, a financial technology company that builds cash management tools to help small business owners, announced the closing of a $5.5 million Series A financing round led by Draper Triangle. This investment follows the company’s self-funded… read more

Autobooks
Molly Theis

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2017!  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

Meet the MVCA Staff: Amber Pineda

Amber Pineda joined the Michigan Venture Capital Association on Monday as Marketing and Communications Manager. A veteran in the communications field, she previously was a senior account executive at San Francisco-based public relations agency, BOCA Communications. In this role, she was responsible for executing strategic media campaigns, managing social media programs and developing bylines and press… read more