Michigan Startup Funding

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Fletcher Spagt Ventures

www.fletcherspaght.com/ventures

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Venture Capital

Fletcher Spaght Ventures, (FSV) is a balanced-stage venture capital firm investing in high growth opportunities in healthcare/life sciences and related information technology companies.

GM Ventures

www.gmventures.com

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Venture Capital

GM Ventures’ investment strategy includes growth-stage companies with focus on the areas of automotive cleantech, infotainment, advanced materials, and other automotive-related technologies.

Grand Angels

grandangels.org

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Angel

Through mentoring, strategic advice, expanding networks and connections to customers, management and venture capital, Grand Angels investments fuel the entrepreneurial economy of innovative companies throughout Michigan. Grand Angels typically invests from $250K to $1M in early-stage companies.

Great Lakes Angels

www.glangels.org

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Angel

The Great Lakes Angels is a nonprofit corporation. We seek serious, active investors only. Attendance is therefore open to those who would intend to make a minimum of a $25,000 investment in one or more companies presented by the Great Lakes Angels in each calendar year.

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council

www.miceed.org

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Loans

The Center for Empowerment and Economic Development is committed to empowering women and minorities economically through business development training, supplier certification, business-to-business networking and accessible capital assistance programs.

Hatch Detroit

hatchdetroit.com

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Grants / Awards

This year, we had $50K to invest in storefront retail business through the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest, presented by Opportunity Detroit. Now, we’ve crowned the winner. Look for Live Cycle Delight as they work to open up their brick & mortar storefront!

Hopen Life Sciences

hopenls.com

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Venture Capital

Hopen Life Science Ventures is a venture capital firm, investing in exceptional life science and healthcare opportunities.

Incwell VC

theincwell.net

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Venture Capital

We are an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in great companies led by great people.

Invest Detroit

www.investdetroit.com

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Alternative

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Loans

Invest Detroit is a leading source of private sector financing to support economic and community development primarily in the City of Detroit.

Kiva Detroit

www.kiva.org/detroit

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Loans

Champion small businesses in Detroit, the first Kiva City! Your loans to Detroit borrowers will be matched by the Knight Foundation to double your impact.

Lis Ventures

www.lisventures.com

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Venture Capital

We invest in ideas and concepts which improves the wellness, vitality and lifestyle of people. We look for smart ideas which we dim practical, useful and likely to succeed. We like to invest in companies where we can add value beyond our investment.

LocalStake

localstake.com

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Alternative

Localstake businesses often raise funds through offering a share of their future revenues to investors.

Ludlow Ventures

ludlowventures.com

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Venture Capital

Ludlow operates differently because we’re a different kind of VC. We believe in VC without ego. We wear our hearts on our sleeves, avoiding the puffery and posturing that has given venture capital a bad name. We fund the dreams of entrepreneurs and startups, becoming close friends with all of the teams we invest in.

Mercury Fund

mercuryfund.com

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Venture Capital

Mercury Fund is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm. With over $200 million under management, Mercury invests in compelling and novel software and science-based startup opportunities, focusing on technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent.

Michigan eLab

michiganelab.com

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Venture Capital

Founded by a team of passionate entrepreneurs and investors with ties to the University of Michigan entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Mission Throttle

missionthrottle.com

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Alternative

Mission Throttle is an impact investing firm dedicated to accelerating positive social change in our local community.

NEIdeas Competition

www.neideasdetroit.org

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Grants / Awards

Rewarding small businesses in Detroit with grants of $10,000, growth businesses with grants of $100,000. In 2014, the New Economy Initiative (NEI) launched NEIdeas. Over 600 businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park applied. Of those applicants, more than 30 small businesses won cash awards totaling $500,000. Now, in 2015, NEI is doing it again […]

North Coast Technology Investors

www.northcoastvc.com/forentrep.html

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Venture Capital

We back entrepreneurs who seek to build major enterprises in the Midwest. North Coast welcomes the opportunity to meet with entrepreneurs and discuss their business plans. We are active investors who work hard to understand an entrepreneur’s goals, business plan and industry over the life of an investment.

Patronicity

www.patronicity.com

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Alternative

Patronicity supports building vibrant communities by connecting small businesses, organizations & events with local patrons and sponsors to help them grow, one project at a time.

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