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83 Best & Most Active Michigan Investment Partners

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


Ken Washington

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Ken Washington is Vice President of Research and Advanced Engineering and Chief Technology Officer, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1…


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…


Casey Cowell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Casey G. Cowell serves as Principal at Boomerang Catapult, LLC. He serves as Principal Owner at Durandal Inc. He also serves as an Advisor a…


Toby Brzoznowski

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Toby is the co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of LLamasoft. Over the last decade, he has helped bring supply chain design into the corpo…


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.


Swamy Kotagiri

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Swamy Kotagiri


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…


Doug Neal

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Doug Neal is Co-Founder and Managing Director of eLab Ventures.


Louis Cannon

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dr. Cannon is a former Judith Volkman Scholar In Residence, and is the Founder and Senior Managing Director of BioStar Ventures. He has been…


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.


Ken Van Heel

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ken Van Heel – Executive @ Motorcity Systems


Rob Ball

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Rob Ball – President & CEO @ Magnesium Development Company


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…


Charles P. Rothstein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As founder, Charlie manages Beringea and is directly involved in identifying, analyzing, making and exiting investments, as well as providin…


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.


Donald Parfet

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Don Parfet has over thirty years of experience in all aspects of life sciences business launch, management, and exit. It was his vision to l…


Hugo Braun

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Hugo has been an active venture capital investor in the Midwest and California since 1987. Hugo has evaluated hundreds of investment opportu…


Matthew Bell

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

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


Mark Donnelly

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage:

Mark Donnelly presently serves as a managing director at Runway Growth Capital. Prior to Runway, he was a board member at various companies …


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 …


Tim Streit

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Tim is a Co-Founder and Partner at Grand Ventures. Prior to Co-Founding Grand Ventures, Tim Co-Founded Huron River Ventures (HRV) an early-s…


Francis Collins

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, has served as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since August 17, 2009.Collins is a physic…


Marc Rosenmayr

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marc Rosenmayr


Jonathan Murray

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prior to joining Early Stage Partners as Managing Director in late 2000, Jonathan was President of Incubation Services, a strategy consultin…


Paul McCreadie

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Partner & Chief Operating Officer at Arboretum Ventures.


Dan Kidle

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Dan Kidle joined Arboretum Ventures in 2011 as an Analyst. His efforts are focused primarily on reviewing new investment opportunities and p…


Mike Morin

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mike Morin is the Director at Seamless Wellbeing.


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…


John Draper

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

John Draper Chief Executive Officer at Viridian Equity Partners.


Prem Bodagala

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prem began his career in venture capital as an Associate at Michigan Accelerator Fund I in Grand Rapids where he led the sourcing and dilige…


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,…


Ryan Waddington

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ryan has over 15 years of experience in investing, operating and consulting roles in the alternative energy and environmental sectors, and i…


Evan Ufer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Evan joined Plymouth Ventures after nearly 10 years of experience in private equity and corporate M&A. Prior to joining Plymouth, Evan was a…


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 …


Jeff Wesley

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeff Wesley


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 …


Maitlan Cramer

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Maitlan Cramer


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…


Cynthia Muller

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Venture

Cynthia Muller – Director, Mission Driven Investment @ The W.K. Kellogg Foundation


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


Jason Duzan

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jason Duzan


Brook Critchfield

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brook joined Plymouth Growth Partners as a Partner in 2017 where he is involved in all aspects of the firm’s investing activities. Prior to…


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


Carl B. Erickson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Carl is the CEO of Atomic Object, a software design and development company with offices in Grand Rapids, Detroit, and Ann Arbor. Carl’s ser…


Michael Psarouthakis

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Prior to my current job as the Director at the University of Michigan Venture Center, I was the Vice President of Business Acceleration at t…


Jeff Barry

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Jeff is an experienced finance professional with over 20 years of experience working in investments and banking. He joined Plymouth Ventures…


Thomas Shehab

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Managing Partner at Arboretum Ventures.


Ian Bund

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ian has been active in venture capital investing and building companies since 1969 and brings deep financial and technology expertise to Ply…


Steve Downing

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

CFO at Gentex Corporation.


Charlie Moret

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

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


Mark Horne

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Mark joined Plymouth as an investor and advisor in 2005 as an outgrowth of his long term friendship with Ian Bund, Plymouth’s founder. Since…


Nick Barker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Nick Barker


Pietro Gorlier

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Pietro Gorlier


Joseph Fadool

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joseph Fadool President and General Manager at BorgWarner Inc.


Kevin Terrasi

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Kevin is a professional with more than 15 years of experience in management positions in technical, operations, and business development are…


Lois DeBacker

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lois DeBacker serves as managing director of The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program, which focuses on helping communities build resilie…


Damato Paul

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Damato Paul – Managing Director @ Trout Creek Ventures


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


Joe Vallee

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Joe Vallee – Vice President @ O2 Investment Partners


Steve Haakenson

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Steve Haakenson


Patrick Corden

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Patrick Corden


Michael Lunt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Lunt


Marten Van Pelt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

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Marten Van Pelt


Josh Hundt

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Josh Hundt is an Executive President & Chief Business Development Officer at Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Written by Mark Kendall

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