Service Provider Members

MVCA and its membership are grateful to our valued 2021 Service Provider Members.

Our Vision

To increase the amount of capital and talent available to venture and angel investors so we can fund Michigan’s most innovative entrepreneurs and work closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into new companies and industries that drive Michigan job creation and economic growth.
Gold Level Members

Bank of Ann Arbor

Beginning in 1996 with a simple mission–to give Ann Arbor businesses a local banking option–Bank of Ann Arbor has grown to become the city’s second-largest bank, with a major presence throughout Washtenaw County and Southeast Michigan. Bank of Ann Arbor’s Technology Industry Group, celebrating 15 years in 2017, provides a full range of banking and investment management products to emerging and later-stage information technology, advanced manufacturing and life sciences companies, venture capital firms, and angel investors. Its business financing solutions for growing companies include: working capital lines of credit, equipment financing, commercial real estate mortgages, acquisition financing, sale and purchase leasing options, letters of credit and business credit cards. For venture capital firm clients, capital call lines of credit have proven to be an especially valuable service offered by the Bank. Read More


Bodman is one of Michigan’s leading business law firms. We provide sophisticated, creative and practical solutions to some of the region’s most successful companies and individuals on a broad range of issues. The firm’s Emerging Companies and Venture Capital practice assists venture capital funds and angel investors who are looking to invest in and partner with promising companies. As business advisors, Bodman attorneys can provide emerging companies with pragmatic, down-to-earth advice that positions them for future success. Read More

Taft Law

A dedicated member of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investor community, Taft Law (formerly Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss) assists entrepreneurs, startup companies and growing businesses in all areas of formation, development and funding, and complex business transactions. A multidisciplinary team of Taft lawyers can provide venture firms and their portfolio companies with assistance in entity selection and formation, commercial agreements, intellectual property, employee benefits and compensation, corporate law and governance, finance, venture capital and private equity, private and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and tax planning, among others. Its cross-disciplinary teams provide substantial value when advising a startup or emerging growth business and planning for its growth. Read More


With 177 lawyers located in eight offices throughout Michigan, Varnum Law serves members of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community with innovative programs and high quality legal counsel and has been a member of MVCA since 2016. Varnum assists emerging companies with all aspects of raising capital, as well as entity formation, shareholder agreements, intellectual property and employment matters. They also work directly with venture capital firms, private equity funds, banks and other lending organizations on their legal needs. Read More
Silver Level Members

Gunderson Dettmer

Gunderson Dettmer has more than 400 lawyers singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging companies ecosystem, across 11 offices in key markets throughout the world: Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Beijing, and Singapore. The firm represents more than 2,500 venture-backed companies and over 500 of the world’s top venture capital and growth equity firms, including thousands of their underlying funds. For venture-backed companies, the firm provides guidance at every stage in their lifecycle, from launch through IPO and beyond, becoming extensions of their management teams as they prepare for their next stage of growth. For funds, the firm routinely negotiates close to one-third of every venture capital dollar raised worldwide and is the recognized global leader in the representation of venture capital and other growth equity funds in their investment activities, negotiating more than 1,000 venture and growth financings every year. Gunderson Dettmer has been ranked as the most active law firm for venture capital financings globally by PitchBook every year of its League Tables – 2014 – 2022. Read More
Bronze Level Members

Atomic Object

Atomic Object is a product development agency that helps companies innovate and grow with custom software that’s beautiful, reliable, and easy to use. We’ll work with you to mitigate risk, make smart trade-offs, and get the maximum value for your budget.

We create software for web, mobile, desktop, IoT, and Cloud. Atomic’s designers and developers are generalists–mastering many languages, platforms, and practices. This breadth makes us a good fit for projects that cross multiple platforms. Imagining a wearable device that talks to a mobile app and stores data in the cloud? We can do that– all in-house.
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Bank of America

The Transformative Technology Group at Bank of America helps game-changing tech businesses realize their boldest ambitions to keep pace with the speed of the industry. We work with innovators and new economy businesses, becoming an extension of the team and providing specialized expertise across a wide range of technology sectors including software, hardware, ecommerce, e-services, AI and beyond. With our hands-on support, world-class resources and extensive network—we provide the lasting stability and flexible cash flow that tech companies need to rapidly grow today and into the future. Read More


With more than 3,000 associates and 70,000 clients, Wipfli ranks among the top 20 advisory and accounting firms in the nation. Business today is more fluid than ever. Helping firms achieve their goals takes imagination, discipline and a process that delivers results today while anticipating tomorrow’s demands. That’s Wipfli. Read More


Since the founding of our family-owned business in 1935, Hylant has grown to one of the country’s largest privately held insurance brokerages. At Hylant, we're focused on your interests, not ours. We deliver exceptional long-term results through understanding your business at its core. In Michigan, over the last 30 years, we’ve specialized in a tailored approach surrounding emerging companies with people and resources that Family deserves. We view risk holistically in business insurance, employee benefits, and personal insurance locally, nationally, and internationally. Read More

JP Morgan Private Bank

J.P. Morgan Private Bank provides customized financial advice to help wealthy clients and their families achieve their goals through an elevated experience. Clients of the Private Bank work with dedicated teams of specialists that bring their investments and financial assets together into one comprehensive strategy, leveraging the global resources of J.P. Morgan across planning, investing, lending, banking, philanthropy, family office management, fiduciary services, special advisory services and more. The Private Bank oversees more than $2.2 trillion in client assets globally. Read More

Plante Moran

Plante Moran is among the nation's largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, with decades of experience serving the full spectrum of investment advisors and their funds. Our teams consistently demonstrate the depth and diversity of their expertise by solving problems across a variety of areas. From financial reporting, tax, and valuation services to transaction advisory, consulting, and cybersecurity services, our professionals have the expertise to assist you in reaching your goals. Read More

SRS Acquiom

SRS Acquiom offers the most comprehensive platform to help deal parties manage complex financial transactions within mergers & acquisitions and bilateral or syndicated loan deals. Our solutions include paying and escrow agent services, online document solicitation and reporting, professional shareholder representation, and for loan and credit transactions, independent administrative, collateral and sub-agent services. Since 2007, we have helped businesses, investors, lenders, and advisors complete transactions as efficiently and effectively as possible so they can focus on building strong businesses and maximizing value. Read More

Warner Norcross + Judd

By providing discerning and proactive legal advice, Warner Norcross + Judd LLP builds a better partnership with their clients. An AmLaw 200 firm, they’re one of Michigan’s largest law firms focused on providing the best legal solutions and exceptional client service to organizations throughout the world. In the highly-regulated ecosystem of investment transactions, Warner is the only firm that does it all – from private fund formation and representation, to venture capital investments, to investment adviser and broker dealer work and securities compliance consulting. As one of the first industry groups formed in Warner’s founding days, their team brings unparalleled experience in securities regulation, offerings, licensing, acquisitions, litigation and enforcement issues – and they do so with the resources of a full-service law firm behind them. Warner works with emerging businesses, angel investors, venture funds, family offices, foundations and pension funds – making their first-class services accessible and affordable. Additionally, whether as a fund, sponsor, investor, adviser or broker – Warner’s innovative attorneys and compliance consultants tailor strategies to your specific needs. They understand this complex space so they can guide you in the right direction. Read More