Meet Brooks Kushman

2018 Gold Service Provider Member Since its inception in 1983, and during its 30+ year growth into the largest intellectual property law firm in Michigan, Brooks Kushman has been a strong proponent and advocate for the advancement of the Michigan entrepreneurial community. Their services to the Michigan technology and entrepreneurial community includes procurement of patents… read more

Legislative Alert: House Tax Policy Committee Set to Vote on Early Stage (Angel) Investment Bills This Week

House Tax Policy Committee Chairman, Jeff Farrington (R-30) wasted no time getting a hearing on two bills that make up an Angel Investment Program he introduced during the one day this summer that the House was in session.  He quickly moved to have House Bills 5786 and 5787 placed in his committee to shepherd them… read more

New Michigan Angel Fund Offers New Opportunities for Funders, Startups

The Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) is a for-profit equity fund managed by Ann Arbor SPARK. The $2 million fund focuses on capital efficient, early stage companies located in Michigan.

Michigan Venture Capital Association appoints 2012 Board of Directors, recognizes members at Annual Dinner

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) celebrated a year of individual, company, and statewide industry achievement at its Annual Dinner held November 7 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. Over 145 members of the Michigan venture community attended the evening event, where incoming Chairman Tim Petersen introduced members of the organization’s… read more

MEMBER NEWS: InfoReady Completes $1.1 Million in Seed Funding

InfoReady Completes $1.1 Million in Seed Funding Company’s Social Media Technology Addressing $650 Billion Information Overload Problem Ann Arbor, MI – Startup software company InfoReady Corp. has raised $250,000 in seed capital from Automation Alley, closing out $1.1 million in first-round funding. InfoReady’s core technology helps knowledge workers find relevant information quickly with advanced search… read more

NEWS RELEASE: Michigan Venture Capital Association celebrated award winners, appoints 2011 Board of Directors at annual dinner Nov. 15

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Celebrating “A Year of Exits”, the Michigan Venture Capital Association held its annual awards dinner for its members and guests November 15 in Ann Arbor.  The statewide membership organization honored several Michigan venture firms as well as venture capital recipient companies for their successes: MVCA “Michigan 100” Award winner Cerenis Therapeutics of Ann Arbor,… read more