Michigan’s Venture Capital Ecosystem is Thriving

Michigan’s Venture Capital Ecosystem is Thriving by Fredrick Molnar, Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Michigan Economic Development Corporation Now more than ever, our recovering economy needs entrepreneurs. And now more than ever, those entrepreneurs need supportive ecosystems to thrive. Robust entrepreneurial ecosystems were once considered to be the exclusive domain of the Coasts,… read more

Fishman Stewart Managing Partner Michael Stewart Receives Vistage Michigan’s 2021 Soaring Eagle Award

Fishman Stewart Managing Partner Michael Stewart Receives Vistage Michigan’s 2021 Soaring Eagle Award  Media Contact: Barbara Fornasiero, EAFocus Communications; [email protected]; 248.260.8466  Troy, Mich. —October 4, 2021—Fishman Stewart, PLLC, an intellectual property specialty law firm, is pleased to announce that Michael Stewart, co-founding member and managing partner, has received the 2021 Soaring Eagle award from Vistage… read more

Bank of Ann Arbor Expands into Livingston County with Definitive Agreement to Merge with First National Bank in Howell

Ann Arbor, Michigan – August 9, 2021 – Arbor Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Bank of Ann Arbor (“Arbor”), and FNBH Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for First National Bank in Howell (“First National”) (OTC Pink: FNHM), today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement for Arbor to acquire First National in an… read more

MVCA to Celebrate State’s Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2021 Annual Awards Dinner on Sept. 30th

Novi, Mich. – July 19, 2021 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, hosted its 2019 Annual Awards Dinner at Greenfield Village on September 30. At this event, MVCA will announce awards the investment and entrepreneurial community. “We all have been through a challenging… read more

Navv Systems Completes Seed Financing to Accelerate Commercialization

DETROIT, MI (June 7, 2021). Navv Systems, a Southeastern Michigan-based healthcare technology company focused on hospital personnel location and equipment tracking and location services, announced the close of a $3.2 million seed funding round led by Arboretum Ventures. Detroit Venture Partners also joined the financing along with existing investors including Narrow Gauge Ventures. Navv has… read more

Innovative Healthcare Investor Nicole J. Walker joins Arboretum Ventures

ANN ARBOR, MI (March 23, 2021) – Arboretum Ventures, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, is excited to welcome nationally recognized healthcare investor Nicole J. Walker to its team as a Managing Partner. For more than 25 years, Nicole has successfully partnered with entrepreneurs to modernize and transform the healthcare industry. She emphasizes breakthrough innovations… read more

Global Talent Opportunities

Learn from national legal and policy experts about the status of immigration laws impacting businesses for corporate and skilled hiring. About this Event This is a webinar with national legal and policy experts on the status of immigration laws impacting businesses for corporate and skilled hiring. The webinar will provide: Update on Trump administration policies… read more

Autobooks Raises $25M in Series B Funding

Autobooks, the small business payment and accounting services platform, today announced that they have raised $25 million in Series B financing, led by MissionOG. The round also includes participation from other investors including Renaissance Venture Capital, Detroit Venture Partners and Draper Triangle, along with TD Bank Group [NYSE: TD]. Autobooks Series B Press Release

WMed Innovation Center and MVCA partner to offer a series of educational seminars in 2021.

The Western Michigan University WMed Innovation Center and Michigan Venture Capital Association are partnering to offer a series of educational seminars in 2021. Turn the Tables is a virtual one-hour reverse pitch series that will take place 3X this year. The purpose of the event series is to educate entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystem service providers… read more

Tamarind Hill fund announces Updox was acquired by EverCommerce

Exciting news from MVCA member, Tamarind Hill about the announcement of one of their portfolio companies, Updox recent acquisition. EverCommerce, a leading service commerce platform, completed the acquisition of Updox, a complete healthcare communication platform for in-person and virtual care. Headquartered in Dublin, OH, Updox serves more than 560,000 users across healthcare practices, health systems… read more