The Michigan Venture Capital Association presented Jody Vanderwel, the former president of Grand Angels, with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tim Parker wasn’t actively looking for a new opportunity when he came across a LinkedIn posting that intrigued him.
Reda Jaber could have gone in a few directions after graduating in 2014 from the University of Michigan with a trio of graduate degrees.
The investment volume lifted the amount invested by the Holland-based angel group to $19.6 million since 2004, an increase of 20 percent from a year earlier. Two pending new investments that should close in the first quarter should elevate that total to more than $20 million, executives said.