Detroit Venture Partners
Roqbot, a startup that is changing the way music is experienced in bars, restaurants, and retail stores with a new mobile jukebox app, announced that it closed a seed funding round of $1.2 million led by Google Ventures and Detroit Venture Partners, with participation from Accelerator Ventures, T5 Capital and Penny Black.
Are You a Human, a Detroit-based startup that designs simple games used to verify human interaction on Web sites, today announced its game-based human authentication tool, PlayThru.
Detroit has put up the “help wanted” sign in Silicon Valley and applications are pouring in.
A group of Detroit businesses is encouraging more than 2,000 recently laid off Yahoo employees to consider bringing their talents to Michigan.
Some local companies are asking recently laid off employees of Yahoo to think about coming to Detroit.
The Detroit-based tech startup UpTo last week announced it launched a new social application focused on the “future tense,” allowing users to see what their friends are up to ahead of time and share what they will be up to directly from their existing calendar.
The 1917-vintage Madison Theatre Building — now rechristened The M@dison by its new owner, Dan Gilbert and his Rock Ventures LLC — has been given a spectacular $12 million makeover.
Marxent Labs, a Detroit-based tech start-up funded by Detroit Ventures Partners, announced Thursday the launch of ShopWith.It, a new app for social shoppers that makes it easy to take your Facebook friends shopping.
Another technology start-up is calling downtown Detroit home. Detroit Labs, a technology launch pad specializing in the creation of iPhone, iPad, Android and Web applications, will be one of several tech companies moving into the newly renovated Madison Theatre building when it officially opens next month.
Josh Linkner, CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, will be the keynote speaker during Wayne State University’s Get Launched event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in WSU’s Student Center Ballroom, 5221 Gullen Mall, in Detroit.