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February 05 Mark Your Calendars for the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium!

The journey from emerging manager to successful venture capitalist involves navigating tough decisions and challenges. How you raise your fund from LPs and manage that relationship, how you deal with investment failures, and how you manage your fund and partnership are all critical to your success as a VC. Learn from experts and leaders in […]

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May 03 Federal Legislative Alert: International Entrepreneur Rule

By Maureen Miller Brosnan NVCA has brought to our attention an urgent policy issue on immigrant entrepreneurship. As you may know, at the end of the Obama Administration the Department of Homeland Security finalized the International Entrepreneur Rule, which is similar to a ‘startup visa.’ The rule will go into effect on July 17, but […]

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April 27 Federal Legislative Alert: NVCA Submits Proposals to Increase Economic Growth

By Maureen Miller Brosnan, Executive Director, MVCA As we gear up for the Mackinac Policy Conference, we would like to take this opportunity to shine a light on legislative activity supporting the entrepreneurial and investment community in Michigan and across the nation. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) is heavily involved in national policy issues facing […]

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March 02 2017 State and National Policy Update

The 2016 presidential election may have given Michigan an instant starring role in the national political conversation, but its position in the national venture capital community has been steadily growing for years.  That esteem, along with its growing influence in national industry trends, brought NVCA Vice President of Government Affairs Justin Field to Michigan in […]

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May 18 Former MVCA Chairperson Jan Garfinkle named to NVCA Board of Directors

MVCA member and Arboretum Ventures managing partner and cofounder Jan Garfinkle has experience leading a venture community, as Chairperson of the MVCA Board in 2008-2009. But she’ll have a new, larger constituency to represent now that she’s been elected to the National Venture Capital Association’s 2015-2016 Board of Directors. Her appointment is another indication that […]

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May 11 Leaving our hearts (and the Michigan VC story) in San Francisco

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA Maureen and I just returned from San Francisco, where we were in town for NVCA’s VentureScape conference, an annual meeting of the nation’s venture capital community. The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has been a valuable partner to us in spreading the story of Michigan entrepreneurial and investment success […]

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October 01 Hellooooo Washington, D.C.! Part 1: Emily takes the MVCA message to our nation's capital

By Emily Heintz, Associate Director, MVCA I just arrived in Washington, D.C. and already I can tell it’s going to be a great trip! I am in DC for the National Venture Capital Association “Big Tent” event.  MVCA was on the steering committee for this event that will gather VC associations from across the country […]

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October 19 MVCA Breakfast Roundtable, Offices of Beringea, October 19, 2010

“The tourists have left.”  That’s how National Venture Capital Assn. President Mark Heesen describes the pared down U.S. entrepreneurial ecosystem after several years of tough exit markets, low returns, and an abysmal fundraising environment.  Further, he expects the fallout from the dot-com bust and its effects on the venture capital community to continue through 2011, […]

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March 08 Female portfolio CEOs wanted for White House summit March 22

The White House is looking for some women-led high growth businesses that could be invited to a March 22 Treasury event in D.C with Secretary Geithner and SBA head Karen Mills, among others.  This event is all about availability and access to capital for small companies.  If you have any women CEOs at your portfolio […]

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July 21 MVCA NEWS: Michigan Venture Capital Association responds to Q2 NVCA/PwC MoneyTree Report

July 21, 2014 – ANN ARBOR, MICH.– Michigan Venture Capital Association Executive Director Carrie Jones responds to the release of the latest NVCA/PwC MoneyTree Report, a quarterly study of venture capital investment activity in the United States prepared by PwC and the National Venture Capital Association: “The survey results reinforce what MVCA members have experienced […]

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