16 High-Growth Startups Hiring in Detroit & Ann Arbor

Ryan Landau is a Detroit-raised, technology driven social entrepreneur. While traveling the world, he set out to create a platform that empowers people to find jobs they love and Re:Purpose was born.  In this guest post, Ryan shares some of the amazing high-growth Michigan startups that are hiring in Detroit and Ann Arbor! Share on… read more

Michigan State University’s Conquer Accelerator Accepting Applications for Summer 2017 Cohort

 East Lansing, MICH — The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University is accepting applications for its Season Two Cohort, launching in summer 2017, now through February 3. Designed to help both startups and established companies overcome business hurdles, Conquer emphasizes smart planning and growth, extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals, and structured educational components…. read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Recap

MVCA closed its year with their signature event, the 2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner, celebrating the successes of the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan.  Chief amongst those successes: more Michigan startups have received more venture backing than ever before.  In 2015, there were 74 companies that received $282 million from Michigan venture capital firms,… read more

2016 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner

Plymouth Ventures Sells its Position in 365 Retail Markets

MVCA Member, Plymouth Ventures (“Plymouth”), announced yesterday, August 23, 2016, that it sold its position in 365 Retail Markets, the global leader in MicroMarket technology, to McCarthy Capital Fund VI (“McCarthy Capital”). McCarthy Capital manages more than $1 billion of investment capital across its portfolio. Headquartered in Troy, MI with offices in Santa Clara, CA,… read more

Exit Interview: MVCA Venture Fellow Kathryn Gardner

MVCA Fellow Kathryn Gardner’s transition from investment banking to venture capital has been a smooth one, thanks in part of the experiences she’s had working at Michigan’s largest healthcare venture investor, Arboretum Ventures.  In the two years since Gardner joined the firm, the firm has raised $220 million to invest into healthcare companies in Michigan… read more

IncWell Closes Second Fund, Gains Reputation for Speed and Flexibility

With eye on future, IncWell hires MVCA Venture Fellow to expand medical market sector Throwing the traditional model of VC on its head, IncWell is quickly establishing itself for being the go-to funding source for companies that want to move fast. IncWell’s process begins with an online application that’s followed – within seven days –… read more

Drive Capital Recognizes Benefits of Doing Business in the Midwest

Drive Capital recognizes the benefits of doing business in the Midwest.

Michigan eLab Invests in Michigan Startups

A perfect storm of talent, ecosystem and history all contributed to Michigan eLab choosing to invest in startups in the state.

EDF Ventures Announces Portfolio Exit

EDF Ventures announced an exit from portfolio company Arxan Technologies, Inc.

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.