Michigan Venture Capital Association’s statewide tour continues in Ann Arbor

Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) continued its statewide tour, presenting its Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan, at a reception hosted by ArborMetrix in Ann Arbor. The event offered over 100 attendees a deep dive into the report’s findings, with particular focus on the venture community’s impact on Ann Arbor. Maureen Miller Brosnan,… read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association begins statewide tour showcasing its Annual Research Report at event in Detroit

Over 100 members of Detroit’s entrepreneurial and venture communities gathered Wednesday at Techtown to examine the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s (MVCA) Annual Report on venture capital activity in Michigan. The event, held in conjunction with Techweek Detroit, offered participants a deep dive into the report’s findings, with particular focus on the venture community’s impact on… read more

Invest Detroit's First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.

Several MVCA Members Invest In Molecular Imaging, Inc.

Ann Arbor-based Molecular Imaging, Inc. closed its Series A financing round at $9.9 million. The company has secured a $2.5 million investment from Beringea through the $185 million InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund plus another $350,000 from existing shareholders Baird Venture Partners (BVP) and Invest Detroit.

Invest Detroit’s First Step Fund

Invest Detroit continues to actively support companies in the Detroit region with its First Step Fund – an early stage micro investment fund that was formed through an investment from the New Economy Initiative of Southeast Michigan.

Venture Fellowship prepares Adrian Fortino for career on other side of table

Former entrepreneur Adrian Fortino is nearing the end of his MVCA Venture Fellowship, but after leading the venture capital funds at Invest Detroit, First Step Fund (FSF) and Detroit Innovate (DI), he says there’s one challenge he’s found common to both VCs and entrepreneurs: fundraising.  “I spent several years as a venture backed entrepreneur prior… read more