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May 09 Renaissance VC's Second Fund Has First Close At $60M

Member Renaissance Venture Capital Fund had its first close on its second fund.

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July 28 [From]: "$25 million to support Michigan entrepreneurs"$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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August 27 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 […]

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September 28 VC says California needs to be like Michigan

The San Francisco Business Times quotes noted California venture investor Tim Baruch as pointing to Michigan as a model for government support of venture activity: “If California wants to get its innovation game back, says venture capitalist Tom Baruch, it should look at Michigan.“ Read more: California’s innovation model … Michigan? – San Francisco Business […]

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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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December 17 MEMBER NEWS: Plymouth Venture Partners Fund I Completes Three Portfolio Exits

Mark Horne, Managing Partner of Plymouth Venture Partners I, L.P. announced the completion of three portfolio company exits at the firm’s Annual Meeting held today in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Commenting to the firm’s Members, Mr. Horne said, “These exits bring the total exits since inception to fifteen (15) taking us well into the completion of […]

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January 17 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 […]

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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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February 08 MVCA Roundtable: VC & C- Level Executive Breakfast

Michigan entrepreneurs Rob Malan (Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Arbor Networks), Ted Dacko (Former President and CEO, HealthMedia Founder, Arbor Dakota Strategies), Josh Linkner (Founder and Chairman, ePrize Managing Director, Detroit Venture Partners), and Tim Mayleben (President & CEO, Aastrom Biosciences) joined moderator Mina Sooch for a lively panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities […]

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February 10 MVCA Venture-Backed Company News: BD Announces Agreement to Acquire Accuri Cytometers

Franklin Lakes, NJ (February 7, 2011) – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Accuri Cytometers, Inc., an Ann Arbor,  Michigan-based company that develops and manufactures personal flow cytometers for researchers. The acquisition is subject to regulatory approvals and […]

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