venture capital


VC Leader: Michigan Investment Outlook Sunny

The woman in charge of $30 billion in custom venture capital funds apparently has a special place for the $600 million of it that’s under management in Michigan. Kelly Williams, who leads Credit Suisse’s Customized Fund Investment Group, said that Michigan — long a venture capital wasteland — now has significant advantages over both coasts that make it a compelling market for VC investing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/21/2013

Michigan Up To 15th For VC Activity

The Michigan Venture Capital Association’s annual report shows that 2012 was a banner year for venture capital in the state, with Michigan jumping from 25th to 15th among the states in VC activity.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/20/2013

Monarch Antenna

Monarch Antenna Selected to Present at the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium

Monarch Antenna today announced that it has been selected to present at the 2013 Michigan Growth Capital Symposium.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/19/2013

plymouth management

Plymouth Venture Partners Fund Invests In 365 Retail Markets

Plymouth Management Co. Monday announced its ninth investment from Plymouth Venture Partners Fund II, leading a financing round in 365 Retail Markets of Troy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2013

Esperion Gets $33M To Continue Work On Cholesterol Buster

The Ann Arbor biotech firm Esperion Therapeutics Inc. announced that it has completed a $33 million preferred stock financing led by new investor Longitude Capital.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/25/2013

Rick DeVos

Start Garden project invests $2.3M in 1st year

West Michigan entrepreneur Rick DeVos’ Start Garden venture capital effort has invested more than $2.3 million in over 100 projects during its first year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2013

Marriott Eagle Crest Ypsilanti

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Unveils Program Details, Speakers

Organizers of the Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Thursday unveiled initial program details for the 32nd annual event.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2013

Health Tech Forum Co-Hosted by BlueWater Angels, Covenant HealthCare

The Health-Tech Forum takes place Wednesday, April 10 at Apple Mountain in Freeland from 5 to 8:30 p.m. with an opportunity to network with some of the state’s leading medical entrepreneurs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2013

iRule App

Detroit Venture Partners Invests In 15th Detroit-based Digital Company, iRule

Detroit-based Detroit Venture Partners announced a second round of funding for iRule, a platform for home entertainment automation that makes it easier for consumers to control their home theater system with a universal remote control anytime from anywhere from a mobile device.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/14/2013

Marriott Eagle Crest Ypsilanti

UM Venture Fest Presenting Firms Top $1B Raised Since 2001

Companies that presented at the annual Michigan Growth Capital Symposium have now raised more than $1 billion since 2001, event organizers announced Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2013