42 Investments in 22 Companies
3 Acquisitions
Detroit, MI
Funds Raised:
Venture Capital
Detroit Venture Partners is an American venture capital firm that funds seed- and early-stage technology companies.

Investor Details


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.

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Apr, 2016$10M / Series B (Lead)
Dec, 2015$400k / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2015undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Jun, 2015$4.2M / Series A and
May, 2015$1.28M / Series A (Lead)
Jan, 2015$5M / Seed
Dec, 2014$2.5M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2014$4.81M / Series C (Lead)
Aug, 2014$1.2M / Seed
Aug, 2014$2.8M / Seed
May, 2014$500k / Venture (Lead)
May, 2014$1.81M / Venture (Lead)
Feb, 2014$570.58k / Series B (Lead)
Jan, 2014$1.25M / Seed (Lead)
Oct, 2013$1M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2013$2.1M / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2013$1.5M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2013$750k / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2013$2.05M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2013$1.25M / Series A (Lead)
May, 2013$3.03M / Seed
Mar, 2013$750k / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2013$1.02M / Series A (Lead)
Mar, 2013$2.3M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2013$1.25M / Series A (Lead) and
Oct, 2012$1.5M / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2012$200k / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2012$1.2M / Seed (Lead)
May, 2012undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Apr, 2012$250k / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2011$1M / Seed (Lead)
Dec, 2011$1.5M / Venture (Lead)
Nov, 2011$1M / Series A (Lead)
Oct, 2011$875k / Seed (Lead)
Sep, 2011$1M / Series A (Lead)
Sep, 2011$2.4M / Series A (Lead)
Jun, 2011undisclosed amount / Venture (Lead)
Jun, 2011$1M / Seed (Lead)
May, 2011$966.67k / Series A (Lead)
Apr, 2011$1M / Seed (Lead)

Current Team (8)


Board Members and Advisors (1)


Funds (1)

Jan 1, 2010Detroit Venture Partners I$55M

News (162)

Jul 24, 2016Detroit Free Press - Virtual reality-like fitness bike hitting it big
Jul 17, 2016Detroit Free Press - Lessons from 'Pokemon Go'
Jun 19, 2016Detroit Free Press - Red straw trap: Success sticks you to the past
Jun 11, 2016Detroit Free Press - Study a winning secret from chess masters
May 29, 2016Detroit Free Press - Fight automation by honing soft human skills
May 29, 2016Millwaukee Journal - Josh Linker's antidote to obsolescence: 'Be a disrupter'
May 26, 2016Tech Cocktail - Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Detroit
May 22, 2016Detroit Free Press - Spam e-mail changed UK comedian James Veitch's life

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  • HQ

    1555 Broadway

    3rd Floor

    Detroit, MI 48226


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