Wakestream Ventures, previously a part of Start Garden, wears the hat of early stage financier and likes startups that take advantage of the Midwest expertise in manufacturing and global enterprise. Wakestream backs fascinating founders working where physical products converge with the internet.
WMU Biosciences Research & Commercialization Center (BRCC) is based at West Michigan University and established in 2003 with a special $10 million appropriation from the Michigan Legislature as a nonprofit investor, designed to provide seed funding to early-stage companies focused on the life science sector. BRCC considers a wide range of life science technologies across […]
Plymouth Growth Partners (formerly Plymouth Ventures) invests in growth stage businesses throughout the Great Lakes region. With over 100 years of combined investing experience, Plymouth takes a flexible approach to partnering with management teams, helping to drive growth, build value and realize full potential. Plymouth focuses on B2B product and services companies that have a […]
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.
Tappan Hill invests in B2B software that solves difficult problems in large markets. Tappan Hill is industry agnostic and invests anywhere in the United States.
Venture Investors Health Fund makes seed and early-stage venture capital investments in high potential healthcare companies. The firm focuses on the Midwest and has a national reach. It specializes in university spin-outs from Midwest universities, with a focus on the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin, where its two offices are located.
MK Capital offers multi-stage growth equity and venture capital to innovative software and cloud services companies that accelerate the transformation to a digital economy. As members of the MK Capital portfolio, companies get access to a dedicated partner with deep operating experience. The firm leverages insights from a strong understanding of its sectors to help […]