Federal Legislative Alert: NVCA Submits Proposals to Increase Economic Growth

By Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA As we gear up for the Mackinac Policy Conference, we would like to take this opportunity to shine a light on legislative activity supporting the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and across the nation. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is heavily involved in national policy issues facing… read more

2017 State and National Policy Update

The 2016 presidential election may have given Michigan an instant starring role in the national political conversation, but its position in the national venture capital community has been steadily growing for years.  That esteem, along with its growing influence in national industry trends, brought NVCA Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Field to Michigan in… read more

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Former MVCA Chairperson Jan Garfinkle named to NVCA Board of Directors

MVCA member and Arboretum Ventures managing partner and cofounder Jan Garfinkle has experience leading a venture community, as Chairperson of the MVCA Board in 2008-2009. But she’ll have a new, larger constituency to represent now that she’s been elected to the National Venture Capital Association’s 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Her appointment is another indication that… read more

Leaving our hearts (and the Michigan VC story) in San Francisco

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA Maureen and I just returned from San Francisco, where we were in town for NVCA’s VentureScape conference, an annual meeting of the nation’s venture capital community. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has been a valuable partner to us in spreading the story of Michigan entrepreneurial and investment success… read more

Hellooooo Washington, D.C.! Part 2: So Many Smart People, So Little Time!

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA Today was the National Venture Capital Association “Big Tent” event.  MVCA was on the steering committee for this event so I have been so excited for this day to arrive.  Things started off rainy, with no umbrella – but I was still in awe of everything as I walked… read more

Hellooooo Washington, D.C.! Part 1: Emily takes the MVCA message to our nation's capital

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA I just arrived in Washington, D.C. and already I can tell it’s going to be a great trip! I am in DC for the National Venture Capital Association “Big Tent” event.  MVCA was on the steering committee for this event that will gather VC associations from across the country… read more

Hellooooo Washington, D.C.! Part 1: Emily takes the MVCA message to our nation’s capital

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA I just arrived in Washington, D.C. and already I can tell it’s going to be a great trip! I am in DC for the National Venture Capital Association “Big Tent” event.  MVCA was on the steering committee for this event that will gather VC associations from across the country… read more

MVCA NEWS: Michigan Venture Capital Association responds to Q2 NVCA/PwC MoneyTree Report

July 21, 2014 – ANN ARBOR, MICH.– Michigan Venture Capital Association Executive Director Carrie Jones responds to the release of the latest NVCA/PwC MoneyTree Report, a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States prepared by PwC and the National Venture Capital Association: “The survey results reinforce what MVCA members have experienced… read more

Female portfolio CEOs wanted for White House summit March 22

The White House is looking for some women-led high growth businesses that could be invited to a March 22 Treasury event in D.C with Secretary Geithner and SBA head Karen Mills, among others.  This event is all about availability and access to capital for small companies.  If you have any women CEOs at your portfolio… read more

MVCA Breakfast Roundtable, Offices of Beringea, October 19, 2010

“The tourists have left.”  That’s how National Venture Capital Assn. President Mark Heesen describes the pared down U.S. entrepreneurial ecosystem after several years of tough exit markets, low returns, and an abysmal fundraising environment.  Further, he expects the fallout from the dot-com bust and its effects on the venture capital community to continue through 2011,… read more