Meet MVCA Venture Fellow, Hirak Parikh of Augment Ventures
Hirak Parikh has been a long-standing member of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community as an entrepreneur and investor. Since 2016, Hirak has been the fund manager of University of Michigan’s Monroe-Brown Seed Fund, an early stage fund that makes investments in life-science spinouts from the University of Michigan. Now, he’s embarking on a new role as a… read more
Michigan Venture Capital Association Announces Ara Topouzian as New Executive Director
Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the nonprofit trade association founded in 2002 to increase the amount of capital and talent for Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, announced today that it has hired former Troy Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, Ara Topouzian as its new executive director. In this position, Topouzian will work collaboratively with… read more
Beringea Leads Regulatory Compliance Software Platform Complion Series B Round
Complion is the leading eRegulatory compliance solution for high-performing clinical research sites Beringea, a global private equity firm providing growth capital to high potential businesses, has led a $7 million Series B investment in Cleveland-based Complion, an electronic regulatory compliance (“eRegulatory”) solution for high-performing clinical research sites. The additional capital investment will help Complion extend… read more
Save the Date for the Midwest Growth Capital Symposium!
2019 Event to Focus on the Tech Transfer Successes out of the Region’s Big 10 Research Universities The Midwest Growth Capital Symposium (MGCS), the premier platform for Midwest emerging growth companies seeking funding to connect with investors, announced that its 2019 event will take place May 14-15 at the Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich. More… read more
Mark Your Calendars for the Stanford/NVCA Venture Capital Symposium!
The journey from emerging manager to successful venture capitalist involves navigating tough decisions and challenges. How you raise your fund from LPs and manage that relationship, how you deal with investment failures, and how you manage your fund and partnership are all critical to your success as a VC. Learn from experts and leaders in… read more
MVCA Annual Awards Dinner Nominee Cirius Therapeutics Plans IPO
Cirius Therapeutics seeks $86 million IPO. The company was nominated for Capital Event of the Year at the 2017 MVCA Annual Awards Dinner. Founded in 2015, Cirius Therapeutics is a life science startup with research and development operations in Kalamazoo, MI. Formerly known as Octeta, the company is a spin-out of Metabolic Solutions Development Company’s clinical assets…. read more
Meet LSG Insurance Partners
2019 Bronze Service Provider Member Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, LSG Insurance Partners is Michigan’s largest, independent insurance, benefit administration and consulting services agency. The company offers in-depth expertise and exceptional service across all lines of risk management, including commercial property and casualty, employee benefit programs, mergers and acquisitions, and private client services. Its experiences… read more
Meet Fishman Stewart PLLC
2019 Bronze Service Provider Member Fishman Stewart is a premier specialty law firm that identifies, secures, and advances the creativity of its clients to accomplish their business goals. In addition to the firm’s decades of legal expertise, many of its attorneys also have advanced technical degrees and associated practical work experience. As strategic advisers to… read more