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Displaying items tagged: National Venture Capital Association

Sunday, 27 September 2020 17:22

Despite recent progress, diversity gap remains in venture capital

Just 13 of the 80 venture capital professionals working in Michigan in 2019 were racial minorities. An equal number of all VC professionals in the state, or 16 percent, were women.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 02 August 2020 17:00

New diversity-focused VC fund seeks $5M locally before making national pitch

GRAND RAPIDS — A new venture capital fund to invest in businesses owned by racial and ethnic minorities looks to secure financial backing locally before reaching out nationally for investors.

Published in Finance
Friday, 24 July 2020 10:22

Report shows fewer VC deals, higher investment statewide in Q2

A smaller number of venture capital deals were reported across Michigan in the second quarter, though the amount invested increased from a year earlier.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 02 February 2020 16:30

Grand Angels raises $11.7 million for third VC fund

GRAND RAPIDS — After completing fundraising at the end of 2019, Grand Angels has a couple of new deals in the works for its latest venture capital fund.

Published in Finance
Friday, 17 January 2020 12:26

VC firms invested $7 million in West Michigan firms during fourth quarter

West Michigan companies secured a collective $7 million in later-stage venture capital during the fourth quarter, as investments in Michigan reached a new high.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

Proposed $10 million VC fund would target health care startups

HOLLAND — Partners in a firm that invests in medical device innovations are considering forming a new $10 million venture capital fund to back early-stage health care startups, MiBiz has learned.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

VC funds invest $203.9M in 64 Michigan deals through September

The number of venture capital deals in Michigan held relatively steady through the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period a year earlier, although the amount invested declined.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 19 February 2017 17:52

Grand Ventures seeks up to $50M for new GR-based VC fund

GRAND RAPIDS — In seeking to raise up to $50 million for its first fund, Grand Ventures I LP could soon add to the availability and accessibility of venture capital in Michigan. 

Published in Finance
Sunday, 22 January 2017 11:03

Early research shows dip in Michigan VC activity

Venture capital investors say work over more than a decade to spur greater innovation and build a better entrepreneurial climate in Michigan has provided them with better investment prospects.

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Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:00

Venture capital fixated on West Michigan in Q3

Four of the top five investments by venture capital firms in the state went to West Michigan companies in the third quarter.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:16

VC firms seek to boost diversity within industry, through investments

Venture capital firms in Michigan do better than their counterparts nationally, but women and minorities still account for a small number of investment professionals who work in the industry and the entrepreneurs it supports.

Published in Finance