fbpx

Displaying items tagged: Wakestream Ventures LLC

Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:10

Facility Health sale marks another successful exit for startup

Facility Health Inc.’s sale to a North Carolina software solutions provider is another example of a startup company backed by local investors in West Michigan that led to a successful exit.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 August 2021 17:40

‘The sky’s the limit’ for online-based ADHD assessment, treatment company

The $2 million in capital that ADHD Online LLC raised will support further growth nationally as telehealth overall plays a larger role in the health care industry.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 28 February 2021 18:20

High schools, tech companies launch virtual options during atypical sports seasons

Even as a small northern Kent County school with an enrollment shy of 400 students, Kent City High School has viewers from all over the country tune in and watch its sports teams in action.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 22 November 2020 10:47

MiBiz Growth Report: November 22, 2020

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for November 22, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:44

VNN Inc. co-founder steps down from VC-backed startup after ‘passions changed’

Ryan Vaughn can count many accomplishments over the last decade after co-founding and scaling VNN Inc., originally known as Varsity News Network. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 12 April 2020 18:41

VC, PE firms steer companies through crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic that dismantled daily routines and hammered the economy has forced investors to pivot along with the companies they back financially.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 01 March 2020 18:00

Investors ‘put some gas into the engine’ for Facility Health to scale

ELMONT — A Grand Rapids-area software company that uses artificial intelligence to help health care providers monitor and maintain their facilities and equipment plans to scale operations with the backing of nearly $1.3 million in capital raised from investors.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 01 September 2019 16:56

Great Lakes VC funds increasingly look locally for deals

Grand Ventures I LP’s lead investment in a Chicago digital health company typifies what’s occurring in venture capital in Michigan and neighboring states: Funds based in the region are backing Great Lakes-based startups.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 25 November 2018 21:04

Up-and-coming med device firms exemplify industry’s rise in West Michigan

Against the backdrop of West Michigan’s nascent medical device industry and an expanding array of resources, high-tech health care startups are finding the tools they need to start and grow their businesses in the region.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 28 October 2018 15:00

MiBiz Growth Report: Oct. 29, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 29, 2018.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:43

VC investors warm up to tech sector entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS — The $1.7 million in capital CertifID LLC raised earlier this year perhaps typifies how investors view the tech sector these days.

Published in Other
Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:00

With new investment, Urbaneer spins out on its own

Urbaneer LLC, a provider of home furnishings geared toward smaller living units, has spun out of Rockford Construction Co. Inc.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 04 February 2018 14:15

Grand Rapids to leverage open data for better policy making

GRAND RAPIDS –– The city of Grand Rapids over the next year will join the growing ranks of cities around the world seeking to enhance their data management practices.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 January 2018 12:33

Report: Maturing VC-backed firms in Michigan required larger investments in 2017

Venture capital investors put more money into a similar numbers of deals in 2017 compared to the prior year, a sign that target companies are maturing and securing larger capital rounds.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:29

Automakers, suppliers continue focus on tech acquisitions, including in West Michigan

More automotive suppliers these days are finding it’s easier to buy cutting-edge technology companies than to develop the complex systems on their own.

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 22 December 2017 10:24

Holland automotive tech supplier gets boost from Silicon Valley investment

An investment from one of the world’s largest suppliers positions AlSentis LLC to penetrate the automotive market far further with its touch-control technology.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 October 2017 11:57

Midwest game-changer: With latest raise, tech firm Blue Medora brings in $22.5 million entirely from regional VC firms

GRAND RAPIDS — The latest investment that positions enterprise software developer Blue Medora Inc. for further growth reflects the emergence of venture capital in the Midwest over the past decade.

Published in Finance
Monday, 23 October 2017 10:59

Tech firm Blue Medora raises $8 million in venture capital

Enterprise software developer Blue Medora LLC has raised another $8 million in capital that will support continued growth.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

With latest capital raise, Holland startup eyes clinical trials

HOLLAND — With $600,000 in new capital, a West Michigan startup plans to fund an upcoming human clinical trial for its medical device technology.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:00

GR investors lead funding round for artificial intelligence-based wellness app

An Ann Arbor company that wants to take traditional workplace wellness to an entirely new level using artificial intelligence has drawn a large share of capital from Grand Rapids-based investors.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 August 2017 10:37

As West Michigan’s startup culture evolves, Start Garden grows into new roles

GRAND RAPIDS — A growing manufacturer of high-tech food carts could serve as an example of the kind of business development that’s possible in West Michigan.

Published in Economic Development

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:42

MOVE Systems expands manufacturing to Walker

MOVE Systems International, a New York City-based manufacturer of eco-friendly food carts and accompanying electrical systems, plans to expand its manufacturing facilities in West Michigan.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 05 March 2017 20:15

Initiative drives diversity for Grand Rapids tech community

GRAND RAPIDS — Despite the many accolades for West Michigan’s economy in recent years, prosperity hasn’t necessarily reached all people in the broader community to the same extent.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 05 March 2017 16:15

As Betsy DeVos takes cabinet post, family to continue community engagement

GRAND RAPIDS — Betsy DeVos’ new role as U.S. Secretary of Education under President Donald Trump will require her to step away from some of her vast business interests to comply with federal ethics laws.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:30

New program to help Latinos start businesses in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — Citing concerns over widespread inequality, economic development stakeholders want to improve their outreach to the growing Latino population in the greater Grand Rapids area.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 05 February 2017 16:07

New Lansing seed capital fund to invest in startups

LANSING — A group of Lansing-area investors wants to provide seed capital to one new company annually that’s just getting off the ground.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 08 January 2017 16:59

App developer bridges gap between coaches and athletes

HOLLAND — A $555,000 investment gives a Holland-based sports-related mobile application developer the seed capital it needs to pursue additional clients and grow the business.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 08 January 2017 15:35

Investors offer tips for startups seeking capital

The first time Jason Mejeur pitched to a prospective venture capital investor, armed with his “crappy” PowerPoint presentation to explain his concept, he failed to secure any money.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:34

RespondWell marks Michigan Accelerator Fund’s first exit

GRAND RAPIDS — The sale of RespondWell LLC last summer for an undisclosed sum was the first exit recorded by venture capital firm Michigan Accelerator Fund.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 13 November 2016 13:20

Sale to Zimmer Biomet positions RespondWell for growth

GRAND RAPIDS — After closing last spring on a $2 million venture capital investment, Ted Spooner began seeking another $8 million for his company, RespondWell LLC, a Grand Rapids-based telehealth provider.

Published in Health Care

Page 1 of 2