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43 Best & Most Active Detroit Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Detroit Investment Partners. 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 Investment Partners

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…


Mary Barra

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mary Barra is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors Company. Barra was elected Chairman of the GM Board of Directors on Jan…


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…


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…


Kate Hernandez

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

California native drawn to Detroit’s passion and creativity. Recovering lawyer/ banker/ consultant, and avid collector of antique keys and H…


Lindsay Aspegren

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lindsay is a general partner at North Coast, an early stage, technology investment fund with $130 million in capital under management. A…


Jan Garfinkle

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Founder and Managing Partner, Arboretum Ventures.


Nancy Philippart

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

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


Jason Nolte

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jason Nolte – Founder & Investor @ NAX Group


Brian Hermelin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Founder & Chairman of Rockbridge Growth Equity, Chairman of Active Aero Group, and resident comedian. Sits on more boards than we can compre…


Adrian Fortino

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Adrian Fortino is the Managing Director at Mercury Fund.


Carolyn Cassin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Carolyn Cassin is the founder and general partner at The BELLE Michigan Impact Fund.


Jake Cohen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Co-Founder of eatBlue.com, Ugrub.com and Ubars.com. JD, MBA, BA from U of M. Wolverine Venture Fund alum. Wishes Trey Burke would stay for f…


Jacob Cohen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jacob Cohen is a Partner at Detroit Venture Partners.


Brett deMarrais

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brett deMarrais is a Partner at Ludlow Ventures. Before that, he was the Founder of Wedit.


Matthew Bell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matthew Bell – Director, SC Launch Program @ South Carolina Research Authority


Tim Petersen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim Petersen specializes in investments in medical device, equipment, and healthcare information technology companies, leveraging his broad …


Marc Rosenmayr

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marc Rosenmayr


Paul McCreadie

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Arboretum Ventures.


Michael Gross

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael is responsible for investment sourcing, deal execution and portfolio management, with a focus on healthcare, technology enabled serv…


Sachin Lawande

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sachin Lawande is currently President of HARMAN’s Infotainment Division. Mr. Lawande is responsible for all worldwide operations, direction,…


Matthew Hare

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Matthew Hare – Partner, CFO & COO @ Huron Capital


Gabe Karp

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Executive team at ePrize, Inc. Crain’s Business General Counsel 2011 Winner for state of Michigan. Led efforts on multiple acquisitions, ven…


Sherwin L. Prior

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Sherwin Prior was named Managing Director, General Motors Ventures LLC effective September 1, 2010. Prior to this appointment, he worked …


Patricia Glaza

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ms. Patricia (Patti) Glaza serves as Vice President, Invest Detroit and Managing Director, First Step Fund and Detroit Innovate. Ms. Glaza …


Ralph Christoffersen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ralph Christoffersen joined Morgenthaler Ventures in 2001. Based in Boulder, Colorado, he focuses on biotechnology investments. Previousl…


Achyut Jajoo

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Achyut Jajoo


Kevin Prokop

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin Prokop – Director @ Questor


George Dunbar

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

George Dunbar joined Arboretum Ventures in 2010 as a Venture Partner. George utilizes his extensive healthcare operating experience as the …


Josh Linkner

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Josh Linkner is the Keynote Speaker, New York Times Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Innovation & Creativity Expert at Platypus Labs.


Edward Saenz de Viteri

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Edward Saenz de Viteri


Steven Carrel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steven Carrel – Managing Director @ Transportation Resource Partners


Marcy Klevorn

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marcy Klevorn


Thomas Shehab

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Managing Partner at Arboretum Ventures.


Charlie Moret

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Charlie Moret is the Chairman, President, and CEO at Invest Michigan.


Nick Barker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Nick Barker


Joseph Fadool

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joseph Fadool President and General Manager at BorgWarner Inc.


Luke Plumpton

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Luke Plumpton – Partner @ O2 Investment Partners


Bryan Finnerty

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Bryan Finnerty


Patrick Corden

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Patrick Corden


Marten Van Pelt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marten Van Pelt

Written by Mark Kendall

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