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Beringea Promotes Former and Current MVCA Venture Fellows!

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This week, MVCA member Beringea announced the promotions of Jeremy Werner, William Blake III and John Bonhard! All are part of the venture capital firm’s Michigan-based investment team and are, currently or formerly, a part of the MVCA Venture Fellows Program. Supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the MVCA Venture Fellows Program helps increase the amount of venture capital professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate fundraising and deployment of capital in early-stage companies.

Jeremy Werner and William Blake III have been promoted to Vice President, where they will execute new investment opportunities and work with existing portfolio companies.

Werner currently serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio company D3O and as a board observer for dscout. He received his master’s degree in business administration at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated with honors, and a bachelor’s degree in business from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. 

Blake serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies Avid Ratings, Fiber By-Products, and Montage Talent and is a board observer for All In One Medical and Freeosk. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Beringea Managing Director and MVCA Board Member, Michael Gross

John Bonhard has been promoted to senior associate. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing potential investments, financial modeling, industry research, working with and monitoring portfolio companies, and deal execution. He serves as a board director for Beringea portfolio companies Popular Pays and Detroit Institute of Music Education and is a board observer for Parkwhiz. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Beringea Managing Director and MVCA Board Member Michael Gross, commented, “Jeremy, Bill and John have each taken progressively more responsibility managing activity within our portfolio. The key roles they play on our investment team is reflected by these new titles, and I’m proud of the valuable contribution they make in supporting our entrepreneurs.”

Learn more about the Venture Fellows Program!

About Beringea

Beringea is a transatlantic venture capital investor that seeks to create lasting success for rapidly scaling entrepreneurial companies. With offices in London and Detroit and over $715 million under management in the United States and United Kingdom, we provide patient capital and a global footprint to back founders throughout their journey, helping them overcome barriers to scale and build international success stories.

Our three decades of successful investing across every major industry has inspired our own entrepreneurial ethos; cultivated an exceptional network throughout the technology and investment communities; and fostered the experience required to create meaningful businesses and deliver value for our shareholders.  The diversity of background, opinion, and expertise throughout our transatlantic team reflects the community of founders and companies we support and enables us to collaborate effectively with our portfolio to capitalize on opportunities enabled by technology.

In the United States, Beringea operates as an SEC-registered investment advisor, Beringea, LLC.  The contents of this communication piece are in no way intended as a solicitation to investors and are for new investment deal flow purposes only.