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The venture capital industry’s success over the last decade in Michigan has created a significant challenge as the demand for funding in the next few years far outpaces the availability of capital, requiring a broader approach by managers creating new funds.

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Venture capital investors put almost twice the amount of money into Michigan companies in 2014 as they did the year before, continuing the industry’s momentum.

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Venture capital deal flow in Michigan in 2014 lags the pace of investment last year, although a single large investment in the spring has the total amount invested through the third quarter exceeding all of last year.

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When times were tough, West Michigan advisers found deals were scant and there were but a few investments to arrange.

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Sunday, 31 August 2014 22:00

Capital Raises: Sept. 2, 2014

Grand Angels recently invested in three companies: Ablative Solutions in Kalamazoo, Tetra Discovery Partners in Grand Rapids, and Altus Brands in Grawn, near Traverse City.

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Sunday, 03 August 2014 22:00

Kzoo VC fund raises $2M toward goal

A new Kalamazoo-based venture capital fund closed on its first fundraising phase, although organizers hoped by now to have moved closer toward their $10 million goal.

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A Kalamazoo-based medical device company is one step closer to launching studies in the U.S. and Europe to test its innovative catheter system in the treatment of severe hypertension.

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Two venture capital deals involving West Michigan companies follow a national first quarter trend of investors funding businesses in the later stages of development that have greater capital needs.

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Ablative Solutions Inc., a Kalamazoo-based biotech startup developing a new treatment called renal denervation to treat hypertension, raised $9.5 million in a Series B preferred stock offering.

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The hand of John Kerschen, managing director of M&A advisory firm The Charter Group in Grand Rapids, has been in 85 transactions in his 17 years at the company, representing a total transaction value of more than $500 million.

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