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Sunday, 13 March 2022 18:17

VNN merger positions firm as consolidator in fragmented high school athletic services sector

When Rick Ehrman took the helm of VNN Inc. at the beginning of 2019, he made known his intentions to grow the business through mergers and acquisitions.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 02 March 2022 10:54

VNN to merge operations with Florida-based educational tech, media firm

GRAND RAPIDS — VNN Inc., a developer of digital tools and media solutions for high school athletic programs, is merging with a tech company that has a long history of servicing the K-12 and college education markets.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 28 February 2021 18:20

High schools, tech companies launch virtual options during atypical sports seasons

Even as a small northern Kent County school with an enrollment shy of 400 students, Kent City High School has viewers from all over the country tune in and watch its sports teams in action.

Published in Economic Development

Tuesday, 27 October 2020 15:51

VNN acquires Wisconsin Sports Network to share high school sports content

GRAND RAPIDS — A new acquisition for Grand Rapids-based VNN Inc. has the nationwide high school sports communications platform venturing into new territory.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 16 August 2020 11:54

MiBiz Growth Report: August 16, 2020

MiBiz growth report for August 16, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 31 July 2020 14:20

VNN Inc.’s footprint expands with acquisition of Washington-based company

GRAND RAPIDS — High school sports communication platform VNN Inc. has carved out a foothold in Washington state with its latest acquisition announced today.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 05 July 2020 10:04

MiBiz Growth Report: July 5, 2020

Here is the MiBiz growth report for July 5, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 June 2020 17:44

VNN Inc. co-founder steps down from VC-backed startup after ‘passions changed’

Ryan Vaughn can count many accomplishments over the last decade after co-founding and scaling VNN Inc., originally known as Varsity News Network. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 02 February 2020 16:30

Grand Angels raises $11.7 million for third VC fund

GRAND RAPIDS — After completing fundraising at the end of 2019, Grand Angels has a couple of new deals in the works for its latest venture capital fund.

Published in Finance

Friday, 17 January 2020 12:26

VC firms invested $7 million in West Michigan firms during fourth quarter

West Michigan companies secured a collective $7 million in later-stage venture capital during the fourth quarter, as investments in Michigan reached a new high.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 24 November 2019 17:30

Additional scale positions Grand Angels for larger deals

GRAND RAPIDS — The $1.4 million investment in Portage-based Micro Laser Assisted Machining Technologies LLC represents the largest single investment ever for Grand Angels and its affiliated angel groups and venture capital fund.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 01 September 2019 16:56

Great Lakes VC funds increasingly look locally for deals

Grand Ventures I LP’s lead investment in a Chicago digital health company typifies what’s occurring in venture capital in Michigan and neighboring states: Funds based in the region are backing Great Lakes-based startups.

Published in Finance

Sunday, 15 April 2018 20:43

VC investors warm up to tech sector entrepreneurs

GRAND RAPIDS — The $1.7 million in capital CertifID LLC raised earlier this year perhaps typifies how investors view the tech sector these days.

Published in Other