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GRAND RAPIDS — The newest investment fund in West Michigan offers a new model for individual investors to take their first steps into the world of venture capital.

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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.

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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.

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At some point in the coming months, Mark Gurney and directors at Tetra Discovery Partners LLC will decide which road to travel into the future for their company.

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Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:34

MiBiz Growth Report: June 13, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for June 13, 2016.

• M&A: National Coatings Inc. in Traverse City was acquired by Color Masters Painting of Raleigh, N.C. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established in 1996, National Coatings is a commercial and industrial painting company. Color Masters employs 120 people and will add 160 employees with the acquisition as it targets 2017 sales of $30 million, according to owner and founder Zeb Hadley. M&A firm Calder Capital LLC in Grand Rapids represented National Coatings and sourced the buyer.

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A Kalamazoo-based firm has developed new technology that it says could bring back some favorable cold weather- and drought-resistant qualities to modern corn crops without resorting to genetic engineering.

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KALAMAZOO — A life sciences company developing spider venom-based bio-pesticides tapped new and existing investors to raise $10.2 million in Series B preferred stock financing.

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A Grand Rapids venture fund exceeded its first-year goals, both in funds raised from investors and investments made. Michigan Accelerator Fund I netted $9 million in commitments from investors during its first year, lifting the total capital that it will have available to $15 million. Launched in January 2011 with $6 million in state seed funding, the venture fund expected to raise $4 million from private investors.

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