Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Michael Gross as Chairman of its Board of Directors

[Novi, MI] – As the voice of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community, Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), has appointed Michael Gross, managing director at Beringea, as chairman of the organization’s board of directors. Gross will assume the position previously held by Tom Shehab of Arboretum Ventures whose term expired in 2019. In his role at Beringea, Gross… read more

“Molly” Your Calendar!

Dear MVCA Members, It’s MVCA Events & Program Manager, Molly Theis, here to encourage you to stay involved in the community in 2016!  MVCA would like to keep you “in the know” regarding the various events going on in the Entrepreneurial & Investment Community.  We not only want you to attend our MVCA Events, but also events… read more

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MVCA’s 2016 Landscape Guide Profiles Entrepreneurial and Investment Community in Michigan

MVCA tools are most current and complete resources available. ANN ARBOR, Michigan (August 31, 2016)—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is launching its 2016 Michigan Entrepreneurial & Investment Landscape Guide. The guide is the state’s most comprehensive tool for navigating the Michigan entrepreneurial and investment community.  Useful to both in-state and out-of-state investors who are active… read more

MEMBER NEWS: DVP's Josh Linkner recognized at White House as "Champion of Change"

Josh Linkner, CEO & Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners (part of the Quicken Loans family of companies) and Founder & Chairman of ePrize, was recognized as a “Champion of Change.” The Champions of Change program is a weekly series that is part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative, which honors entrepreneurs that have started… read more

POLITICO: "Michgan hopes tech will help recovery"

Mich. hopes tech will help recovery By: Jennifer Martinez January 6, 2011 04:36 AM EST http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=580D7924-A87A-987A-F380BB469A0AEE3C Michigan is best known for making cars, but the state’s technology sector is gaining clout thanks, in part, to local and national politics. Michigan’s own Rep. Fred Upton has become one of the most powerful lawmakers on technology policy…. read more

Michigan Venture Capital Association releases 2010 year-to-date Michigan venture activity report

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) has released its 2010 year-to-date report on venture capital activity in Michigan.  As of August 2010, more than $123 million in venture capital has been invested in Michigan‐based start‐ups, a 35% increase compared to 2009 year‐to‐date financings. Also notable: This year-to-date, there were 10 venture capital investments… read more

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,… read more

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… read more

POLITICO: “Michgan hopes tech will help recovery”

Mich. hopes tech will help recovery By: Jennifer Martinez January 6, 2011 04:36 AM EST http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=580D7924-A87A-987A-F380BB469A0AEE3C Michigan is best known for making cars, but the state’s technology sector is gaining clout thanks, in part, to local and national politics. Michigan’s own Rep. Fred Upton has become one of the most powerful lawmakers on technology policy…. read more

MEMBER NEWS: Venture Michigan Fund II Formed To Support Growth of High-Tech Companies in Michigan

Ann Arbor, Mich. – The Venture Michigan Fund II, Limited Partnership (“VMF II”) announced today that it has launched a new fund to invest in high quality venture capital funds committed to investing in Michigan based high technology companies. VMF II has capital totaling $120 million to invest in venture capital funds targeting seed and… read more