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bank of ann arbor

Meet Bank of Ann Arbor

2019 Bronze Service Provider Member Beginning in 1996 with a simple mission–to give Ann Arbor businesses a local banking option–Bank of Ann Arbor has grown to become the city’s second-largest bank, with a major presence throughout Washtenaw County and Southeast Michigan.  Bank of Ann Arbor’s Technology Industry Group, celebrating 15 years in 2017, provides a… read more

Meet Varnum Law

2019 Gold Service Provider Member With 177 lawyers located in eight offices throughout Michigan, Varnum Law serves members of Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community with innovative programs and high quality legal counsel and has been a member of MVCA since 2016.  Varnum assists emerging companies with all aspects of raising capital, as well as entity… read more

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Bodman

Meet Bodman

2019 Silver Service Provider Member   With more than 150 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan, Bodman has been delivering extraordinary results to clients for more than 85 years.  Bodman attorneys provide business counsel to some of the region’s most successful companies and individuals on a broad range of issues with the personal attention of a small… read more

Meet Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss

2019 Gold Service Provider Member A dedicated member of the Michigan entrepreneurial and investor community, Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss (Jaffe) assists entrepreneurs, startup companies and growing businesses in all areas of formation, development and funding, and complex business transactions.  A multidisciplinary team of Jaffe lawyers can provide venture firms and their portfolio companies with… read more

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Square1

Meet Square1 Bank

2019 Silver Service Provider Member A financial solution for technology and life sciences companies positioned for growth, Square 1 Bank offers venture capital and private equity firms and their portfolio companies a full service financial services partner.  As a division of Pacific Western Bank, Square 1 provides a broad range of venture debt, treasury and… read more

Warner Norcross

Meet Warner Norcross + Judd

2019 Silver Service Provider Member Founded on a handshake in 1931, Warner Norcross + Judd is a premier Michigan law firm focused on delivering exceptional results for a diverse set of clients both nationally and internationally. With eight offices throughout Michigan and over 200 attorneys, Warner Norcross + Judd has a variety of practice areas… read more

Meet MVCA Venture Fellow Ashwin Puri, ID Ventures

New to Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community, MVCA Venture Fellow Ashwin Puri is excited to learn as much as he can in his new role as an analyst for ID Ventures. Puri graduated from Georgetown University with a bachelor of arts in government where he focused on public policy in economic development and international relations. The Venture… read more

Beringea Promotes Former and Current MVCA Venture Fellows!

This week, MVCA member Beringea announced the promotions of Jeremy Werner, William Blake III and John Bonhard! All are part of the venture capital firm’s Michigan-based investment team and are, currently or formerly, a part of the MVCA Venture Fellows Program. Supported by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the MVCA Venture Fellows Program helps increase the amount of venture… read more

MSU Entrepreneurship Named a Top National Program!

The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation! In addition to appearing on The Princeton Review’s 13th annual ranking, Entrepreneur magazine featured the top-ranked programs in an exclusive feature. The Princeton Review included Michigan State University on its list of top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in… read more

Student Teams Tee Up Investor Pitches for Dec. 12 Financing Research Commercialization Competition!

University of Michigan students are teeing up their venture capital investment proposals in anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Financing Research Commercialization Pitch Competition on Wednesday, Dec. 12! This year, 14 highly competitive teams of graduate and undergraduate students in Professor David J. Brophy’s Financing Research Commercialization practicum will go before a panel of 24 judges… read more