Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Nominees for the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Event Celebrates the Organization’s 15-Year Anniversary and Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community For Immediate Release Oct. 16, 2017 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The organization will… read more

“Molly” Your Calendars!

Hi, MVCA Members! It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to get connected in 2017!  MVCA wants to keep you updated about events happening in Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community.  We not only want you to attend our events, but also events hosted by your fellow MVCA Members! Coming up, there’s exciting conferences,… 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

Evan Ufer, Up and Coming Award!

Evan Ufer began his career as an architect, at one of the nation’s largest architecture firms.  Although Ufer no longer helps to build companies in their physical form, he now assists in the development of companies as a partner at Plymouth Ventures.  His ability to identify strong, Michigan-based investment opportunities; provide deal leadership and connections… read more

MVCA Members Join the Judging Panel at AMIC

Michigan Venture Capital Association members are lending their expertise to the judging panels at the 2016 Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition (AMIC) on November 3.  AMIC, one of the Presenting Sponsors at the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, is Michigan’s premier business plan competition and highlights the state as a powerhouse for business opportunity and next… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Investors and Entrepreneurs Moving Michigan Forward ANN ARBOR (October 12, 2016)—Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) will host its 2016 Annual Awards Dinner, the largest gathering of venture investors and entrepreneurs in Michigan, on November 2 at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit.  Honorees include Millendo Therapeutics with the Capital Event of the Year Award, Fontinalis Partners with the… read more

David Brophy, Above & Beyond Award!

Thirty-five years ago, Dr. David Brophy saw the need for an event where entrepreneurs could showcase ideas and connect with early-stage investors.  The event he founded, the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, grew into the Midwest’s premier gathering of high-growth companies in new and emerging technologies. Dr. Brophy, now professor of finance at The Ross School… read more

RetroSense Therapeutics, Exit of the Year!

The team at RetroSense Therapeutics, seasoned veterans with experience taking medical technology from the discovery stage to the clinic, knew 2016 could be a breakout year for the company.  RetroSense’s therapy, based on research conducted at Wayne State University in Detroit, was almost ready for its biggest test yet: a Phase I/II clinical trial.  In… read more

Millendo Therapeutics, Capital Event of the Year!

Finding drugs to improve the quality of life for patients with endocrine diseases with few or no treatment options, can be a noble but resource-intensive task.  For Ann Arbor-based Millendo Therapeutics, a $62 million Series B financing announced in January 2016 moved the biotechnology company a little closer to that goal and earned it the… read more

MVCA’s 2016 Landscape Guide Profiles Entrepreneurial and Investment Community in Michigan

MVCA tools are most current and complete resources available. ANN ARBOR, Michigan (August 31, 2016)—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is launching its 2016 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The guide is the state’s most comprehensive tool for navigating the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community.  Useful to both in-state and out-of-state investors who are active… read more