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23 Best Detroit Angel Investors

Angel Investors play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Detroit Angel Investors. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Detroit Angel Investors

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Dan Gilbert

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Dan Gilbert is Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s second largest mortgage lender. He is also Founder and Chairman of…


Robert Mylod Jr.

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Robert Mylod is the Founder and Managing Partner at Annox Capital Management since 2013. From 1999 to 2011, Robert held several roles at…


Chris Thomas

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed, Venture

Chris Thomas is a co-founder and partner of Assembly Ventures. Prior to Assembly Ventures he co-founded the Detroit Mobility Lab and the Mi…


Ted Serbinski

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ted Serbinski is a tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist investing in founders around the world building the future of transportation. Te…


Matthew Haag

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag is the Founder & CEO of 100 Thieves, a gaming lifestyle organization that competes in top professional esports inclu…


David Bleznak

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

David is an avid crypto asset investor and entrepreneur. His frustration with existing tools for administrating crypto portfolios led to hi…


Eminem (Marshall Mathers)

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a ba…


Jonathon Triest

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Jonathon Triest is the founder and Managing Partner of Ludlow Ventures where he has invested in over fifty technology companies. Prior to…


Patrick Cadariu

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Director, Head of Fleet Operations at Waymo.


Nick Yang

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nick Yang is a Venture Partner with the Beijing office. Mr. Yang is a co-founder, president, Director and Chief Technology Officer of KongZh…


Ken Barnett

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Ken Barnett – Global CEO @ The Mars Agency


Nancy Philippart

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Nancy Philippart – General Partner & Co-Founder @ BELLE Michigan, LP


Jim Ketai

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Jim Ketai is a Principal at Vokal Ventures.


Ashwin Puri

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed, Venture

Ashwin Puri works as an Associate on Invest Detroit Ventures’ investment team, where he sources startup companies for investment, screens in…


Julia Steyn

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Julia Steyn is Chief Executive Officer of BOLT Mobility. An innovative thought leader in transportation, Julia previously served as Vice Pre…


Mohammad Hamid

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Summary: My passion is fueling innovation through strategies that create both short and long-term business impact. If done well, I truly b…


Rudy Pataro

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Rudy Pataro – Chief Technology Officer @ Aysling


David Olson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

David Olson is a serial entrepreneur who has co-founded six biotech start-ups, managed other early-stage businesses, and authored business p…


Lorne Zalesin

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Lorne Zalesin


Golden Tate

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Golden Tate is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played c…


Tom McAlear

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Tom McAlear – Board Member @ CarLabs


C.Bob Lott

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Early Stage Venture, Seed

C.Bob Lott


James Anderson

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Investor Type: Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

James Anderson

Written by Mark Kendall

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