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
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
Plymouth Ventures invests in Indianapolis-based Cloud Technology Provider, Kinney Group
Indianapolis, IN (November 9, 2016) – Plymouth Ventures announced today that it has made a growth round investment in Kinney Group, Inc. (KGI), a cloud solutions integrator serving the Global 2000, IT-centric mid-market companies, and US Public Sector organizations. The participation from Plymouth is a strategic part of KGI’s overall fundraising objective for helping accelerate… read more
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
BERINGEA CO-LEADS $15.2 MILLION SERIES F ROUND IN PORTFOLIO COMPANY INCONTEXT SOLUTIONS
Intel’s strategic investment and M&A group Intel Capital is new investor in company FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (October 26, 2016)— Beringea, Michigan VC firm and MVCA member, and Intel Capital co-led a $15.2 million funding round for portfolio company InContext Solutions, a global leader in virtual reality (VR) solutions for retailers and manufacturers. The capital will help… 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
Strengthening Collaboration Between Startups & Automotive Industry in Detroit
On Dec 11, 2014, Bill Ford introduced Techstars Mobility to the world: the first startup accelerator program in North America to focus on the future of mobility, automotive, and transportation. You can watch part of this announcement here. Since then, we’ve been on a mission to connect the automotive and startup worlds by breaking down… read more
Congratulations Emily Heintz, 40 under 40 Awardee!
Emily Heintz joined MVCA three years ago with a mandate to help support Michigan’s vibrant entrepreneurial and venture capital community. A natural networker and people person, Emily expanded the educational and networking events the organization offers and grew the popular talent programs. And perhaps most significantly, Emily, a data guru at heart, transformed the MVCA… 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