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Author: Ara Topouzian

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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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September 06 2023 MVCA Research Report Shows Resilience in Michigan despite change in national venture landscape

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – September 6, 2023 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for more capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, released its 2023 MVCA Research Report, a comprehensive analysis of investment activity that has had a positive impact in the state. While national venture capital […]


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August 14 Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Nominees for 2023 Annual Awards Dinner

August 14, 2023 (Bloomfield Hills, MI) — Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2023 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be held on Thursday, September 28th, from 6 pm – 10 pm at The Fillmore Detroit to […]


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June 28 Arboretum Ventures Announces Closing of its Sixth Fund

Ann Arbor, MI (June 28, 2023) – Arboretum Ventures, a healthcare venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced the closing of its $268 million sixth fund, exceeding the target fund size. Investors include major health systems, payors, pension funds, endowments, and family offices. This closing marks a major milestone for the firm, now […]


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June 28 MVCA’s Associate Director Departs Organization to Seek New Opportunities

[Bloomfield Hills, MI] – June 28, 2023 – Angela Heflin, Associate Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) has left the organization to pursue other opportunities. “We thank Angela for her work and achievement within the organization,” said Ara Topouzian, Executive Director of MVCA. “We wish her the best of luck in her next […]


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February 28 Michigan Venture Capital Association Receives $500,000 for its Venture Fellows Program

Michigan Venture Capital Association Receives $500,000 for its Venture Fellows Program The VF Program, with funding support from the state, will help to support the talent needs of venture capital firms in Michigan  Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – February 28, 2023 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, […]


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January 09 MVCA adds Susan Renno as New Project Coordinator to Team

MVCA’s team expanded this month with the addition of Susan Renno as Project Coordinator. Susan Renno is the Project Coordinator for MVCA. In this part-time role, Susan will oversee the outcomes of projects, meetings, and events in support of the MVCA team. This includes monitoring tasks, deliverables, resources, materials, and scheduling. Susan will implement and […]


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January 09 Welcome Camila Noordeloos, Grand Ventures to 2023 MVCA Board of Directors

The MVCA Board of Directors elected Camila Noordeloos, General Partner at Grand Ventures (Grand Rapids, MI) to the MVCA Board starting in January, 2023. She joined the Grand Ventures team in 2019. As a Partner, she identifies promising investment opportunities across Grand Venture’s sectors of interest and works closely with portfolio companies driving strategy development […]


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September 30 Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates 20th Anniversary and State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2022 Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates 20th Anniversary and State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2022 Annual Awards Dinner Eight organizations and individuals receive awards for their contributions to the Michigan community  Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – September 29, 2022 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, celebrated its […]


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