Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Keynotes Michigan Venture Capital Association’s 2021 Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II, Keynotes Michigan Venture Capital Association’s 2021 Annual Awards Dinner Event Celebrates the Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community September 2, 2021 (Novi, MI) — Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, will feature Michigan Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Nominees for 2021 Annual Awards Dinner

Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Nominees for 2021 Annual Awards Dinner Event Celebrates the Successes of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Community August 3, 2021 (Novi, MI) — Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2021 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The… read more

MVCA Board Member Profile: Paul McCreadie, Arboretum Ventures

Welcome Paul McCreadie, Arboretum Ventures to the 2021 MVCA Board of Directors. We caught up with Paul recently and captured his thoughts about the venture capital community! Paul McCreadie is Partner & Chief Operating Officer and oversees Arboretum’s investment process and leads the firm’s operations. His portfolio investments focus on capital-efficient health IT and service… read more

Michigan VCtalk, new podcast series from MVCA

Michigan VCtalk is a new podcast series developed by the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA). Each episode will focus on guests such as investors, entrepreneurs, and other thoughtful leaders that are making a difference in the Michigan ecosystem. Hosted by Ara Topouzian, Executive Director of MVCA. Each month a new episode is released and available… read more

MVCA hosts virtual Year in Review showcasing highlights on December 10th

NOVI, Mich. – December 1, 2020 – 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, will highlight Michigan success stories via a virtual event held on December 10th. “This was a challenging year for all, but amidst… read more

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