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Wednesday, 04 May 2022 13:43

Report: 2021 angel investing neared or exceeded pre-pandemic levels

Angel investing in Michigan rebounded well in 2021 as the amount invested neared — and deal flow exceeded — pre-pandemic levels.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 27 September 2020 18:15

Pandemic disruption creates new opportunities for angel investors

After taking a step back in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, angel investors say they are actively seeking deals, particularly in startups that are able to take advantage of the resulting economic disruptions.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 07 June 2020 17:00

‘TREMENDOUS WIN:’ Tetra Therapeutics’ sale offers healthy returns for investors, validation for local ecosystem

GRAND RAPIDS — Tetra Therapeutics Inc.’s sale to a Japanese pharmaceutical company provides a final pathway toward bringing to market potential new drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease and a form of autism, as well as generates a handsome return for financial backers.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 26 April 2020 17:51

MSU Foundation to manage state-backed $5.5M pre-seed fund

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. plans to put $3 million into a capital fund that will invest in early-stage technology companies.

Published in Finance
Friday, 03 January 2020 12:20

State allocates $7 million in funds to back early-stage entrepreneurs

An assortment of state-backed capital funds and initiatives to support business startups, innovation and entrepreneurs recently earned renewal in Lansing.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 29 April 2018 15:20

Despite growth, more angel investors needed in state

Michigan has more angel investors than ever who invest in startup companies, but Skip Simms believes that’s still not nearly enough.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 18 March 2018 18:31

Philanthropy as Economic Development? Foundations increasingly step up to kickstart risky community initiatives

The philanthropic efforts of nonprofits and foundations throughout Michigan are increasingly addressing bigger issues such as affordable housing, community revitalization and employment.

Published in Nonprofits
Thursday, 25 February 2016 09:57

Disher Design to increase staffing by 30 percent with help from MEDC grant

Disher Design & Development plans to increase its workforce by approximately 30 percent with the help of a $200,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Published in Breaking News