Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)

Venture Capital Firm

Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)
MVCA Member

Red Cedar Ventures, the venture investment arm of the Michigan State University Foundation, focuses on growing startup companies created by MSU faculty, staff, and students. Red Cedar Ventures manages two funds—a $3.5M Pre-Seed Fund and a $5M Opportunity Fund—and participates at any financing stage.



  • David Washburn
    Executive Director, Spartan Innovations, Spartan Innovations (Grand Rapids SmartZone)
  • Aaryn D. Richard
    Communications Manager, Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)
  • Andrew McColm
    Managing Director of Venture Creation, Spartan Innovations (Grand Rapids SmartZone)
  • Jeff Wesley
    Executive Director, Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)
  • Nichole Maguire
    Project Coordinator, Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)
  • Susan Bukovcik
    Accountant, Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)
  • Matt Okoneski
    Senior Venture Associate, Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)
  • Tommy Skinner
    Venture Associate, Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)
  • Abdel Diab
    Data Analyst, Red Cedar Ventures (MSU)

Stages of Investment

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Seed

Sectors of Investment

  • Alternative Energy
  • Business Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Media
  • Mobility
  • Other

IT Subsectors

  • Hardware
  • Other
  • Services
  • Software

Life Science Subsectors

  • Animal Health/Agriculture
  • Biotechnology
  • Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Healthcare Services
  • Other
  • Pharmaceuticals


  • Assets Under Management $8,500,000

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