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Phone(313) 373-7751
DescriptionDetroit-Based Venture Capital Firm


Pure Michigan Venture Development Fund, 11/2013 $2.25M


1555 Broadway
3rd Floor
Detroit, MI, 48226


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Detroit Venture Partners

We’re a Detroit-based Venture Capital firm on a crazed mission. We back seed and early-stage technology companies who have a purpose.

Our purpose is to help rebuild the Detroit area through entrepreneurial fire. We view business building as a palate for creative expression and an opportunity to make a difference and change the world. If not, why bother?

We are creative business builders, not money managers. We are entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs build and grow meaningful companies.

It’s not just about the idea or the industry. To us, it’s about backing passionate entrepreneurs that can both dream and execute. Great thinking trumps fancy diplomas. Imagination beats pedigree.

Looking for investment opportunities in these sectors: internet, digital media, marketing technology, direct-to-consumer, sports & entertainment, social media, e-commerce, software. Your biotech or advanced manufacturing idea may be groundbreaking, but that’s not our focus. We’d just screw it up if we got involved.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Quikly 2/2014Series B$571k1
UpTo 2/2014Series A$667k2 1/2014Seed$1.25M2
BoostUp 10/2013Seed$1M3
LevelEleven 9/2013Venture Round$2M8
ChoreMonster 7/2013Series A$1.5M2
GINKGOTREE 6/2013Series A$1M2
Opsmatic 6/2013Seed$3M6
UpTo 6/2013Series A$3.26M3
Grand Circus 5/2013Venture Round$1.25M1
Chalkfly 3/2013Series A$750k5
Quikly 3/2013Series A$1.02M4
Stik 3/2013Series A$2.3M4
UpTo 2/2013Series A$1.5M2
iRule 2/2013Series A$1.25M3
LevelEleven 10/2012Seed$1M2
Quikly 7/2012Series A$200k2
Rockbot (formerly Roqbot) 6/2012Seed$1.2M8
Are You a Human 5/2012Venture Round3
UpTo 5/2012Venture Round$875k3
Quikly 4/2012Series A$250k2
Sociocast 12/2011Venture Round$1.5M4
Marxent Labs 12/2011Venture Round$1M3
StyleCaster 11/2011Series A$1M6
Are You a Human 10/2011Venture Round3
UpTo 10/2011Seed1
Flud 9/2011Venture Round4
Miso Media 9/2011Series A$2.4M4
Are You a Human 7/2011Series A$750k3
Marxent Labs 6/2011Venture Round3 6/2011Venture Round3
Flud 4/2011Seed$1M4
Sociocast 3/2011Series B$1.75M1



  1. Detroit Venture Partners scores $2.25M from Pure Michigan ( [edit]
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    Sociocast Closes $1.5MM Bridge Financing Round to Continue Growth and Development Pace ( [edit]
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  6. Boostup Secures $1M Funding ( [edit]
  7. LevelEleven Raises $2M For Sales Motivation App From, A Former NBA Star And An NFL Offensive Tackle ( [edit]
  8. ChoreMonster Picks Up $1.5M to Make Chores Fun for Families ( [edit]
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  11. Detroit’s UpTo Pivots, Completes a $2 Million Series A Round ( [edit]
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  13. Chalkfly scores $750K Series A round, set to double staff ( [edit]
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  15. Social Recommendations Startup Stik Relaunches, Raises $2.3M From Detroit Venture Partners And North Coast Technology Investors ( [edit]
  16. UpTo Raises $1.5M in Second Funding ( [edit]
  17. Detroit Venture Partners Invests In 15th Detroit-based Digital Company, iRule ( [edit]
  18. LevelEleven Raises $1M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
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  20. Roqbot Raises $1.2M From Google Ventures & More To Turn Your Smartphone Into A Social Jukebox ( [edit]
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  24. Sociocast Raises $1.5 Million For "Big Data" Analytics Solutions ( [edit]
  25. Marxent Labs Receives Funding from Detroit Ventures Partners ( [edit]
  26. StyleCaster grabs $1M from Zynga exec David Ko, Owen Van Natta and others ( [edit]
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  28. UpTo Lands Seed Funding To Go “Beyond Status Updates And Check-ins” ( [edit]
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  30. Miso Media Raises Another $2.4 Million To Help You Learn Guitar ( [edit]
  31. Are You a Human Raises $750K in Series A Funding Round ( [edit]
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  33. Detroit Venture Partners investment spurs growth at hiredMYway ( [edit]
  34. News Reader FLUD Raises $1 Million From Cavs Owner, Others ( [edit]
  35. Web audience startup Sociocast raises $1.75m ( [edit]
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