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

Bodman

Bodman law firm is best known for providing sophisticated, creative and practical solutions to some of the region’s most successful companies and wealthiest 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 is aimed to place clients in the best position for future success. Read More

Jaffe

A dedicated member of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investor community, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss (Jaffe) assists entrepreneurs, startup companies and growing businesses in all areas of formation, development and funding, and complex business transactions. A multidisciplinary team of Jaffe 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

Varnum

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

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

Gunderson Dettmer

Gunderson Dettmer is the only business law firm of its kind—singularly focused on the global venture capital and emerging technology marketplace. With more than 220 attorneys in nine offices—Silicon Valley, Ann Arbor, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Beijing, and Singapore—Gunderson Dettmer represents more than 2,000 high-growth companies from a broad range of industries in every stage of development. The firm provides clients with counsel on general corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, financings, intellectual property and commercial agreements, strategic alliances, executive compensation, and tax matters, combining a deep market knowledge with strong industry relationships to provide practical, business-oriented counsel designed for the needs of the emerging-growth company marketplace. Read More

Troutman Pepper

Troutman Pepper was formed in July 2020 when two great law firms with storied histories joined to form a new firm with greater depth and breadth of talent and service. Our Innovation Team is a dedicated group of creative technologists and solutions-oriented process engineers who are focused on transforming how we work. The Innovation Team works across three areas: The Client Experience – Enhancing all aspects of each client’s experience at Troutman Pepper. The Attorney Experience – Helping our professionals work better and more efficiently. The Future Experience – Looking ahead to prepare the firm and our clients for new opportunities. Technology is an important part of working differently, but our approach goes well beyond employing cutting-edge tech. To us, to be innovative means to engage the hearts and minds of our people to add real value to the client and attorney experience, each and every day. To go beyond what’s expected from a law firm by making life easier for everyone we encounter. We aim to ingrain this mindset in everything we do at Troutman Pepper, from the way we service our clients and develop our legal expertise to how we run our business and reward our people. 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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Clayton & McKervey

Clayton & McKervey is a full-service public accounting firm specializing in tax, assurance, accounting and consulting services for growth-driven businesses. Our team helps entrepreneurs expand their businesses here and abroad, from planning and preparation through all stages of operations. In addition to handling the compliance requirements for our clients, we are also focused on supporting clients with internal accounting services, financial diligence, tax diligence, and a host of digital advisory services to help optimize their business. Our top priority is helping clients succeed in the ever-competitive marketplace. Read More

Fishman Stewart Intellectual Property

Fishman Stewart is a premier specialty law firm that identifies, secures, and advances the creativity of its clients to accomplish their business goals. In addition to the firm’s decades of legal expertise, many of its attorneys also have advanced technical degrees and associated practical work experience. As strategic advisers to CEOs and senior executives throughout the world, Fishman Stewart helps to maximize the value of “intellectual capital.” Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other forms of intellectual property are key elements of a company’s business strategy; managed effectively, they can protect new product lines, increase market share and head off competition. Read More

Plante Moran

Plante Moran has built a national practice from their Midwestern footprint and has become the 14th largest certified public accounting and business advisory firm in the country. Via their multidisciplinary engagement teams, clients work with professionals with a range of expertise to solve problems in a variety of areas including commercial diligence, cybersecurity, medical device consulting /commercialization operations, tax and accounting, employee benefits, global sourcing, or mergers and acquisitions. 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

Founded on a handshake in 1931, Warner Norcross + Judd is a premier Michigan law firm focused on delivering exceptional results for a diverse set of clients both nationally and internationally. With eight offices throughout Michigan and over 200 attorneys, Warner Norcross + Judd has a variety of practice areas with highly specialized attorneys. Emerging businesses, angel investors, venture funds, family offices, foundations, and pension funds throughout the Midwest find the firm’s first-class services accessible and affordable. Compliance Corner, the firm’s hub for registered investment advisors, provides up-to-date information from the SEC, FINRA and state regulatory agencies that may warrant these clients’ careful consideration and immediate action. Read More