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11
Jan

Angels and VCs Will Get a Sneak Peek at Spinouts Emerging from the U-M Venture Center at MGCS in May

Angel and venture capital investors attending this year’s Michigan Growth Capital Symposium, on May 16 and 17, will get an early preview of a number of high-potential U-M spinout companies that are commercializing cutting-edge technologies developed by Michigan faculty, staff and students in the University’s research laboratories. Initially, these spinouts...
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8
Jan

Later-Round Institutional and Strategic Capital Investment Needed to Sustain the Growth of Venture-Backed Companies in Michigan

Michigan has pulled ahead of other states in the race to find a cure for cancer, develop autonomous vehicles and commercialize countless high-tech innovations. However, additional local venture capital investment is sorely needed to provide the follow-on funding to attract, retain and accelerate the growth and profitability of high-potential entrepreneurial...
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20
Dec

Brideside Marries Technology and Human Relationships to Provide a One-Stop Shopping Experience for Bridal Parties

Nicole Staple and Sonali Lamba are transforming the $14 billion wedding retail market from an outdated dowager to a digital darling with their Chicago-based startup, Brideside. Launched in 2014, Brideside marries technology and human relationships to create a fun, personalized, seamless online marketplace where bridal parties can purchase bridesmaid dresses...
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16
Dec

Fintech Startup Autobooks Rolls Out its Internet-Banking Payment and Accounting Software for Small Businesses in Michigan

Small business owners in Michigan may soon have the opportunity to manage their receivables, payables and accounting activities through their Internet banking accounts at area banks or credit unions, thanks to an innovative software platform developed by Troy, Michigan-based Autobooks. “Autobooks’ integrated payment and accounting software makes it easy for...
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12
Dec

U-M Finance Professor David Brophy Receives MVCA’s Above and Beyond Award for His Contributions to Michigan’s Venture Capital Industry and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Professor of Finance David Brophy, director of the University of Michigan Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance, was presented with the Michigan Venture Capital Association’s 2016 Above and Beyond Award at the MVCA annual awards dinner on November 2 in Detroit. The prestigious award recognizes Brophy’s remarkable contributions...
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3
Dec

Possible Changes under the Trump Administration May Reshape the PE and VC industry and Entrepreneurial Community

Based on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises, his new administration’s policies and programs potentially could upend the status quo and usher in changes that impact the private equity and venture capital industry, as well as the entrepreneurial community ─ but in different ways. These anticipated headwinds and tailwinds may open...
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