MVCA Provides Support to Entrepreneurs During Pandemic

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for increases in the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, recognized the need to be proactive early on in helping the ecosystem work through the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis. MVCA’s Board of Directors created a task force… read more

NVCA letter ask for clarification of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Lead by the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) a letter was sent to the U.S. Department of Treasury and Small Business Administration  urging for clarification that small businesses with equity investors will not be excluded from the 7(a) loan program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This nationally signed letter included support from… read more

Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest Partner to Present 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase – Online

Midwest Growth Capital Symposium and InvestMidwest Partner to Present 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase – Online In light of the continuing impact of the coronavirus, the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium has partnered with InvestMidwest to present a joint online company showcase titled the 2020 Midwest Venture Showcase! This online format will still showcase Midwest companies seeking… read more

COVID-19 Resources for MVCA Members

The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) continues to monitor the current COVID-19 situation and its impact on the State of Michigan. We are taking precautionary measures as it relates to our upcoming events for the next few months. As you know this situation is changing rapidly on a daily basis. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has… read more

MVCA Board Member Profile: Evan Ufer, Plymouth Growth Partners

MVCA recently announced the 2020 Board of Directors and new to the Board is Evan Ufer, Partner at Plymouth Growth Partners. Evan focuses on sourcing and executing lead investments in technology-based businesses. Since joining in 2014, he has led five of Plymouth’s investments and has been involved in many other successful financings. Prior to Plymouth,… read more

Midwest Growth Capital Symposium Celebrates 40 Years!

Join us for the 40th Anniversary of the MGCS, May 12-13 at the Marriott Resort-Eagle Crest in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Be among the more than 400 leading founders of the region’s most promising start-ups and connect with venture capitalists, angel and institutional investors from the Midwest and beyond. Register today for two days of dynamic… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Michael Gross as Chairman of its Board of Directors

[Novi, MI] – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross… read more

Announcing the Nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner!!

Event Celebrates the Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2019 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide!

Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide! The guide is a critical resource for entrepreneurs who want to connect with investors, entrepreneurial support organizations, and service providers in Michigan. Included in the guide is contact information, addresses, sectors and stages for venture firms and angel organizations… read more

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Kayla Kavanaugh of Grand Ventures

A summer internship in Detroit led Cincinnati-native Kayla Kavanaugh to Michigan, where she saw plenty of opportunities for a new college graduate to build a career in the venture capital industry. In this Q&A, Kavanaugh talks to us about her new life in Grand Rapids, her MVCA Fellow role at Grand Ventures and the communities… read more