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January 24 Invest Detroit’s First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.

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February 17 Michigan eLab Invests in Michigan Startups

A perfect storm of talent, ecosystem and history all contributed to Michigan eLab choosing to invest in startups in the state.

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March 20 Invest Michigan Looks to Create Sustainable Fund for Michigan Entrepreneurs

Invest Michigan will be the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund 2.0 manager and, is set to take advantage of Michigan’s unique entrepreneurial ecosystem, and show that sustainability is the path forward to the state’s vibrant future.

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April 23 Growing Forward: MVCA Programs Expand Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

A hallmark of the Michigan Venture Capital Association has long been our ability to offer members access to top-tier talent through Venture Upstart, a suite of programs designed to grow and sustain a vibrant venture capital community in Michigan.

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May 16 Grand Angels Credits Deep Pool of Expertise, Michigan’s Ecosystem with Success

  Fund Celebrates 10 years: Invests $14 million in 29 companies   Grand Angels is one of the investment engines making Michigan’s economy more competitive and robust. Its focus is on investments that will have a positive effect on the state through business growth, job creation, and the attraction and retention of talent. Since its […]

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June 26 IncWell Closes Second Fund, Gains Reputation for Speed and Flexibility

With eye on future, IncWell hires MVCA Venture Fellow to expand medical market sector Throwing the traditional model of VC on its head, IncWell is quickly establishing itself for being the go-to funding source for companies that want to move fast. IncWell’s process begins with an online application that’s followed – within seven days – […]

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August 11 MVCA NEWS: MVCA Venture Fellows Program announces new Fellow Daniel Ratliff with Fontinalis Partners

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – August 11, 2014 — The Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) Venture Fellows Program announces the placement of new Fellow Daniel Ratliff with Detroit-based Fontinalis Partners. The Venture Fellows program matches talented, highly motivated, emerging professionals with venture capital firms in order to grow the next generation of venture professionals in Michigan.  Ratliff […]

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August 14 Meet Daniel Ratliff, new MVCA Venture Fellow at Fontinalis Partners

We tracked down Daniel, our newest Venture Fellow, as he starts his MVCA Venture Fellowship at Fontinalis Partners in Detroit, to learn more about why he’s excited to be a Fellow, his thoughts about our venture community and the one deal his wishes he’d found first. MVCA: What advantage do you think the Fellows program […]

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August 28 Venture Fellowship prepares Adrian Fortino for career on other side of table

Former entrepreneur Adrian Fortino is nearing the end of his MVCA Venture Fellowship, but after leading the venture capital funds at Invest Detroit, First Step Fund (FSF) and Detroit Innovate (DI), he says there’s one challenge he’s found common to both VCs and entrepreneurs: fundraising.  “I spent several years as a venture backed entrepreneur prior […]

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September 04 MVCA Venture Fellow Linda Chamberlain sees possibility in every deal

When Linda Chamberlain became a MVCA Venture Fellow at Grand Rapid’s Michigan Accelerator Fund-1 in 2012, she assumed her previous experiences leading corporate innovation business units, a high tech start-up, a life sciences incubator and a university center for entrepreneurship made her experienced enough to remain objective, even skeptical, of investment opportunities.  As she nears […]

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