Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Michael Gross as Chairman of its Board of Directors

[Novi, MI] – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross… 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

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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

Michigan Venture Capital Association Receives $987,850 from MEDC for Venture Upstart Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JUNE 25, 2014 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. — The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) received $987,850 in grant funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for its Venture Upstart programs.  The programs further MVCA’s mission to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan by supporting talent attraction efforts at venture capital firms… read more

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund recently made its first investment commitment from its Renaissance II fund

Renaissance Venture Capital Fund recently made its first investment commitment from its Renaissance II fund. The commitment was made to Allos II, a Cincinnati and Indianapolis-based venture capital fund targeting investments in early-stage technology companies based in the Midwest.  The fund’s investor group, which includes institutional investors such as Indiana University Foundation, Purdue University and… read more

Mid-Year Michigan Venture Capital Investments Report

Michigan-based start-ups have received about $90 million of venture capital investment in 17 different companies.

Open Prairie Ventures Announces Agreement with Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund

  Kalamazoo, MI and Effingham, IL ‒ Open Prairie Ventures (OPV), an Illinois-based venture fund, announced today that it has entered into a management agreement with the Southwest Michigan First Life Science Fund (SWMFLSF).   The funds have collaborated for over five years on a number of investments, including Vestaron, a Kalamazoo-based agricultural company developing… read more

Member News: Arboretum Ventures Announces the Addition of Kristin Myers as Principal

Arboretum Ventures is pleased to announce that Kristin Myers has joined the firm as a Principal. Kristin is a former Partner at Skyline Ventures (Palo Alto, CA), where she led numerous due diligence efforts for medical device opportunities. Kristin Myers Press Release final from Arboretum  

MVCA PRESS RELEASE: Two new MVCA Executive-In-Residence awardees chosen

ANN ARBOR, MICH.—Two MVCA member firms were recently awarded a loan from the organization’s Executive in Residence (EIR)/CEO Placement Program, marking the first distributions from the program’s new Venture Upstart II allocation from the MEDC.  Plymouth Ventures and RPM Ventures will welcome executives Kevin Terrasi and Kurt Skifstad respectively into their firms for a period… read more

MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

More than 145 members of Michigan’s venture capital community gathered to celebrate a year of individual, company, and statewide industry achievement at the MVCA Annual Dinner November 7 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. Outgoing MVCA Chairman Ron Reed welcomed the group and praised the venture community for meeting each of the MVCA’s… read more