Jody Vanderwel

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

MVCA Announces New Chairman, Treasurer

At the 2015 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, the Michigan Venture Capital Association announced its 2016 executive committee and board of directors!  MVCA executive director, Maureen Miller Brosnan, commented, “MVCA is fortunate to have always had the right chairman at the helm of the organization at the right time.  MVCA Chairman Tony Grover, Managing Director with RPM… read more

New MVCA Board Member Ryan Waddington bring Michigan into focus for national VC community

As the Michigan representative of a national venture firm, Arsenal Ventures Partner, Ryan Waddington, regularly finds and touts great Michigan companies to the rest of his nationwide team.  “I help promising Michigan-based companies find capital, both inside and outside of the state.  Nothing spreads the Michigan message better than great Michigan companies that can attract capital from the traditional… read more

Sara Kruse, Jaffe

Meet New MVCA Board Member Sara Kruse

 Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss partner Sara Kruse has been a member of many professional organizations during her career as a Corporate and Emerging and Growth Business attorney.  But when she first started coming to Michigan Venture Capital Association events, she noticed that something was different.  “At MVCA, I was able to see people consistently,… read more