2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study Highlights Regional Growth of its Entrepreneurial and Investment Community

Research from Michigan Venture Capital Association Shows Strong Pipeline of Venture-Backed Startups in West Michigan View the 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study Here! For Immediate Release – August 21 – Ann Arbor, MICH. – The Michigan Venture Capital Association today announced the findings from its 2017 West Michigan Entrepreneurial Study, a comprehensive analysis of the entrepreneurial and investment… read more

MVCA Investor-Only Networking Reception Recap

Last week, our MVCA board of directors gathered for our quarterly meeting on the west side of the state, in Zeeland, known for its blueberries, beaches, and business. There’s no doubt that the west side of the state is beautiful, but it’s quickly becoming a destination for work as well as play. West Michigan’s lakeshore… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association’s statewide tour visits in Grand Rapids

West Michigan’s angel and venture investment community came together to examine the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan. The event offered participants a deep dive into the report’s findings, with particular focus on the venture community’s impact on West Michigan. Maureen Miller Brosnan, executive director of MVCA, told… read more

Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

Grand Angels create new fund to invest alongside members

West Michigan angel group Grand Angels announces the creation of Grand Angels Co-Investment Fund I, a “sidecar” fund which Grand Angels Company, LLC will manage.  The fund, whose investors include members and non-members of Grand Angels, will invest a small amount in most of the deals in which Grand Angels members invest.  Grand Angels President… read more