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.
Current Team (8)Update
|Jan 1, 2010||Detroit Venture Partners I||$55M|
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|May 29, 2016||Detroit Free Press - Fight automation by honing soft human skills|
|May 29, 2016||Millwaukee Journal - Josh Linker's antidote to obsolescence: 'Be a disrupter'|
|May 26, 2016||Tech Cocktail - Your Guide to Finding Startup Funding in Detroit|
|May 22, 2016||Detroit Free Press - Spam e-mail changed UK comedian James Veitch's life|
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