First Step Fund

stik

Stik.com Raises $2.3 Million Series A to Bring Trust to Local Service Reviews

Stik, a reviews Web site driving local referrals for professional services, announced Monday that it has closed a $2.3 million Series A financing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/03/2013

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM’s Frankel Fund Invests In Coolant Firm’s UM Spinout Tech

The Frankel Commercialization Fund, in collaboration with The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, today announced that it has invested in Fusion Coolant Systems Inc., developers of an advanced coolant and lubrication system that makes manufacturing more efficient.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/16/2013

llamasoft

LLamasoft Gets Financing To Boost Growth and Innovation

LLamasoft Inc., the provider of supply chain design software and services, announced that it has accepted a major investment to accelerate its product, technology and market expansion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2012

Livio Radio

Livio Investors Ante Up With Series C Funding

Livio, manufacturer and developer of connected car products and smartphone app connectivity software through Livio Connect, announced the closing of its Series C financing round with Beringea, Western Technology Investment, Angel Street Capital, North Coast Technology Investors and Invest Detroit’s First Step Fund. Several angel investors also participated.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2012

Are You A Human

Are You A Human Goes Public With CAPTCHA Alternative

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2012

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