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December 05 Meet Venture Fellow, Sapna Patel, Michigan Capital Network

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Ever since she was a little girl, Sapna […]


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November 01 Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Keegan McGuire, Arboretum Ventures

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Keegan joined Arboretum in 2023 and is responsible […]


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October 09 Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Caroline Wolanin, Plymouth Growth

The Michigan Venture Capital Association is proud to offer the Venture Fellows Program to Michigan’s venture capital community. The program, launched in 2023, is designed to increase the number of venture professionals in Michigan in order to accelerate the fundraising and deployment of capital into early-stage companies. Caroline Wolanin is joining Plymouth Growth as a […]


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October 09 Grand Ventures Raises $50 Million Fund to Invest in Early-Stage Startups

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN –October 9, 2023 – Grand Ventures today announced the closing of a $50 million second fund to invest in early-stage companies. This Fund II received significant support from its existing investor base while adding new limited partners, including family offices. The fund is managed by General Partners Tim Streit, Camila Noordeloos, and […]


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September 28 Michigan Venture Capital Association Celebrates 16th Entrepreneurial and Investment Successes at 2023 Annual Awards Dinner

Bloomfield Hills, Mich. – September 28, 2023 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, celebrated the Michigan ecosystem during its 2023 Annual Awards Dinner held at The Fillmore Detroit on September 28. At this event, MVCA announced awards recognizing the capital events that are […]


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September 06 2023 MVCA Research Report Shows Resilience in Michigan despite change in national venture landscape

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – September 6, 2023 – Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association that advocates for more capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, released its 2023 MVCA Research Report, a comprehensive analysis of investment activity that has had a positive impact in the state. While national venture capital […]


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August 14 Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Nominees for 2023 Annual Awards Dinner

August 14, 2023 (Bloomfield Hills, MI) — Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel community in Michigan, today announced the nominees for the 2023 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. The event will be held on Thursday, September 28th, from 6 pm – 10 pm at The Fillmore Detroit to […]


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June 28 Arboretum Ventures Announces Closing of its Sixth Fund

Ann Arbor, MI (June 28, 2023) – Arboretum Ventures, a healthcare venture capital firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced the closing of its $268 million sixth fund, exceeding the target fund size. Investors include major health systems, payors, pension funds, endowments, and family offices. This closing marks a major milestone for the firm, now […]


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June 28 MVCA’s Associate Director Departs Organization to Seek New Opportunities

[Bloomfield Hills, MI] – June 28, 2023 – Angela Heflin, Associate Director of the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) has left the organization to pursue other opportunities. “We thank Angela for her work and achievement within the organization,” said Ara Topouzian, Executive Director of MVCA. “We wish her the best of luck in her next […]


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