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February 27 Meet Venture Fellow, Terese Hunwick, Augment Ventures

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Terese began her career in the Detroit office […]


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February 22 Advocacy Day for MVCA in Lansing, MI!

On February 21, 2024, the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) made a significant impact at the state capital in #LansingMI. Together Adrian Fortino (MVCA Board member and Advocacy Chair) and Ara Topouzian (MVCA Executive Director) engaged with key legislators and their teams to emphasize the critical role of #venturecapital in driving our statewide economy forward. […]


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February 22 Michigan VCs attended the Ilitch School’s Future of Venture Capital in Detroit & SE Michigan

On February 16, 2024, representatives from venture capital firms across Michigan came to the Mike Ilitch School of Business to attend the Future of Venture Capital in Detroit and Southeast Michigan Conference, hosted by the Ilitch School in partnership with the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Ilitch School of Business Dean Virginia Kleist provided some opening remarks, noting that […]


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February 01 Meet Venture Fellow, Jacqueline Lensing, Grand Ventures

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Jacqueline joined the Grand Ventures team in October […]


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December 11 Clutch Names Atomic Object 2023’s #1 B2B Service Provider in the World

Congratulations to one of our service providers, Atomic Object on their recent achievement! Atomic Object was recognized as the year’s leading B2B service provider by Clutch.co, a popular business review platform. Each year, Clutch releases the Clutch 1000—a list of high-performing companies on their site. Custom software consultancy Atomic Object ranked most highly among the […]


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December 05 Meet Venture Fellow, Sapna Patel, Michigan Capital Network

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Ever since she was a little girl, Sapna […]


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November 01 Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Keegan McGuire, Arboretum Ventures

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Keegan joined Arboretum in 2023 and is responsible […]


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October 09 Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Caroline Wolanin, Plymouth Growth

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Caroline Wolanin is joining Plymouth Growth as a […]


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October 09 Grand Ventures Raises $50 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Startups

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN –October 9, 2023 – Grand Ventures today announced the closing of a $50 million second fund to invest in early-stage companies. This Fund II received significant support from its existing investor base while adding new limited partners, including family offices. The fund is managed by General Partners Tim Streit, Camila Noordeloos, and […]


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September 28 Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates 16th Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2023 Annual Awards Dinner

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – September 28, 2023 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, celebrated the Michigan ecosystem during its 2023 Annual Awards Dinner held at The Fillmore Detroit on September 28. At this event, MVCA announced awards recognizing the capital events that are […]


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