ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) has released its 2010 year-to-date report on venture capital activity in Michigan. As of August 2010, more than $123 million in venture capital has been invested in Michigan‐based start‐ups, a 35% increase compared to 2009 year‐to‐date financings. Also notable:
- This year-to-date, there were 10 venture capital investments made in Michigan companies totaling $123 million. As of this time last year, a total of $91 million had been invested into 12 companies; and,
- Six of the 10 deals were made in Series B rounds or later, explaining the larger amount of venture funding across fewer companies this year versus last year.
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MVCA Executive Director LeAnn Auer says “This report conveys the progress the venture and entrepreneurial community has made in Michigan. Our year-to-date numbers are substantially higher than last year, proving there are both exceptional companies to fund in our state as well as a growing VC community here to support them.”