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Venture capital-backed startups face tighter credit, but not ‘the end of the world’
Silicon Valley Bank’s epic collapse further tightens the environment for venture capital-backed companies planning to raise additional and larger capital rounds in the near future, local investors say.
VC investments up 9% for Michigan companies, despite declining deal volume
Venture capital investors put more money into Michigan-based companies last year, even as deal volume declined.
MiBiz Growth Report: Dec. 5, 2022
A roundup of mergers and acquisitions, expansions and other briefs across West Michigan.
VC fund leads $3M investment in platform that expedites property insurance claim payments
Grand Rapids-based venture capital fund Grand Ventures led a $3 million capital round for iink Payments, a Tampa, Fla.-based platform that expedites payments for property insurance claims.
Whitmer proposes $200M in federal pandemic relief for tech startups
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer seeks to inject $200 million into Michigan technology startups using federal pandemic relief funds.
Despite recent progress, diversity gap remains in venture capital
Just 13 of the 80 venture capital professionals working in Michigan in 2019 were racial minorities. An equal number of all VC professionals in the state, or 16 percent, were women.
Michigan’s VC industry soars in 2019; pandemic cools outlook for 2020
The number of angel investors expanded again, the average size of Michigan-based venture capital funds increased, and even if you exclude major deals as one-time outliers, the amount invested last year still grew.
MiBiz Growth Report: Feb. 2, 2020
This is the growth report for Feb. 2, 2020.
Grand Ventures portfolio company sold to VC-backed firm
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Ventures’ portfolio company Sigstr of Indianapolis has been acquired by another growing venture capital-backed tech firm.
Growth Report: Oct. 26, 2019
MiBiz Growth Report for Oct. 26, 2019.
Grand Ventures leads investment round in California fintech firm
GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Ventures led an investment round in CRE Simple Inc., an Oakland, Calif.-based fintech firm focused on commercial real estate.
Grand Ventures closes on $28 million fundraising round
GRAND RAPIDS — Venture capital fund Grand Ventures has closed on $28 million that was raised for its first fund.
Sportsman Tracker raises $2M for hunter-friendly social media platform
GRAND RAPIDS — The $2.05 million in funding Sportsman Tracker Inc. raised this spring will go to further develop a social media platform and mobile app for hunters. As some social media platforms begin to give lower value to hunting content, Sportsman Tracker CEO Jeff Courter saw an opportunity to further build his HuntWise app that has been downloaded by 2 million users.
Grand Ventures invests in South Carolina software firm
Venture capital firm Grand Ventures I LP was among the investors in a Charleston, S.C. software firm that uses artificial intelligence to work with clients to identify and engage with job candidates.
Grand Ventures participates in Series A round for Indiana-based tech firm
Venture capital fund Grand Ventures I LP was part of a $5 million funding round for an Indiana tech firm.
Recently formed Grand Rapids venture capital firm closes on first investment
A new venture capital fund in West Michigan closed on its first deal this week.