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July 01 Chris Rizik's Guest Commentary in Bridge Michigan

The growth of venture capital in Michigan is written about by Chris Rizik, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund.


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June 24 New Michigan Angel Fund Offers New Opportunities for Funders, Startups

The Michigan Angel Fund (MAF) is a for-profit equity fund managed by Ann Arbor SPARK. The $2 million fund focuses on capital efficient, early stage companies located in Michigan.


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November 08 Michigan Venture Capital Association appoints 2012 Board of Directors, recognizes members at Annual Dinner

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) celebrated a year of individual, company, and statewide industry achievement at its Annual Dinner held November 7 at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth. Over 145 members of the Michigan venture community attended the evening event, where incoming Chairman Tim Petersen introduced members of the organization’s […]


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July 28 [From WXYZ.com]: "$25 million to support Michigan entrepreneurs"

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/$25-million-to-support-michigan-entrepreneurs LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced Wednesday that $25 million will be awarded to several organizations. The state will give the money to eight organizations that will support entrepreneurs. The money will not only help the launch of new businesses throughout the state, but it will also continue to […]


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July 28 [From WXYZ.com]: “$25 million to support Michigan entrepreneurs”

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/$25-million-to-support-michigan-entrepreneurs LANSING, Mich. (WXYZ) – The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced Wednesday that $25 million will be awarded to several organizations. The state will give the money to eight organizations that will support entrepreneurs. The money will not only help the launch of new businesses throughout the state, but it will also continue to […]


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January 19 MEMBER NEWS: InfoReady Completes $1.1 Million in Seed Funding

InfoReady Completes $1.1 Million in Seed Funding Company’s Social Media Technology Addressing $650 Billion Information Overload Problem Ann Arbor, MI – Startup software company InfoReady Corp. has raised $250,000 in seed capital from Automation Alley, closing out $1.1 million in first-round funding. InfoReady’s core technology helps knowledge workers find relevant information quickly with advanced search […]


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November 30 MVCA Talent Committee charting course for talent retention, growth

Members of the MVCA Talent Committee are preparing for a busy 2011.  Among the group’s initiatives–sustaining the EIR/CEO Placement program, creating a new MVCA Fellowship program aimed at recent advanced degree graduates of in-state universities, and continuing the popular “Super HotShots” talent recruiting night. The committee members include:  Jim Adox, Venture Investors; Amy Cell, Ann […]


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November 01 NEWS RELEASE: Michigan Venture Capital Association celebrated award winners, appoints 2011 Board of Directors at annual dinner Nov. 15

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Celebrating “A Year of Exits”, the Michigan Venture Capital Association held its annual awards dinner for its members and guests November 15 in Ann Arbor.  The statewide membership organization honored several Michigan venture firms as well as venture capital recipient companies for their successes: MVCA “Michigan 100” Award winner Cerenis Therapeutics of Ann Arbor, […]


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