This is an article about portfolio company, Mi Padrino.
Kim Gamez, Jackson native and founder of Mi Padrino, has started a fundraiser and hopes to raise enough money to donate 100,000 much-needed CDC-approved N95 surgical masks to the medical community. She is using her unique online business platform to get the job done.
“Mi Padrino is an event planning platform for the Hispanic community based out of Jackson, MI that helps hundreds of thousands of families plan and fund traditional Hispanic celebrations,” says Gamez. “Last year alone we had over 900,000 users of the platform. In Hispanic culture, you will have ‘padrinos’ (godfather or sponsor) to help pay for different parts of your event, kind of like crowdfunding or a gift registry.&rdqu
This is an article about portfolio company, MaxOne.
Basketball athletes who want to take their game to the next level are always seeking out the latest and greatest tool, or a coach that can help them reach that goal. In 2020, both of these things can be found within a smartphone.
For many athletes, the season was cut short and training has been put on hold. While this may spell trouble for those seeking to get better at their sport, athletes who are using the M1 SmartCoach as an on-demand digital trainer are able to keep their momentum going and continue to train while social-distancing at home.
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This is an article about portfolio company, Akervall.
Mouthguard manufacturer Akervall Technologies Inc. has shifted from making dental protection for medical, athletic and military markets to protective face shields for the medical community in desperate need of supplies to keep safe as they fight the COVID-19 pandemic.When the spring athletic seasons came to a global halt, and orders during the busiest season dried up, Akervall faced layoffs and the possibility of having to close Michigan’s best
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COVID-19 has taken everybody by surprise. With schools closed across much of the United States, practice for spring sports have been cancelled and offseason regimens for all sports have been put on hold. This pandemic has left nearly 36 million youth athletes and their coaches stunned, and unsure of what to do and how to move forward.
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This is an article about portfolio company, Bloomscape.
Regardless of whether you’re a novice or veteran plant parent, you can’t go wrong with a cactus: they’re stylish, affordable, hard to kill, and propagable. And as of today, Bloomscape is enticing plant lovers everywhere with their new line of cacti that they’ll deliver right to your door.
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This is an article about exited portfolio company, Parabricks.
As Silicon Valley is gearing up to fight against the novel coronavirus, NVIDIA is putting its GPU technology to use by enabling researchers and gamers to join the on-going efforts.
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Traditionally, a young Latina’s 15th birthday is marked by an outlandish, over-the-top celebration called a quinceañera, complete with bright colored tulle gowns, dazzling decor, multi-tiered cakes, choreographed dances, crazy parties, and of course, a formal introduction of the young girl into the world of womanhood. It’s a young girl’s dream — a lavish celebration in her honor, surrounded by loved ones, partying and indulging and finally being recognized as an “adult” as she navigates the transition from child to teen to woman.
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SOUTHERN PINES, N.C., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- First Bank, the largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina, has announced its launch of Autobooks, a small business payment and accounting platform that seamlessly integrates with the bank's online and mobile banking.
Autobooks allows First Bank business clients to create invoices, accept payments, and pay bills automatically. This saves them from having to track down their customers or vendor partners for credit card numbers or checks. Business owners also get access to accounting tools and real-time reporting within Autobooks that make month-end, year-end, and tax-time assessments much less stressful. All of this lives directly within First Bank's secure onli
This is an article about exited portfolio company, Picospray.
Lansing-based Invest Michigan and Detroit’s Invest Detroit have sold Ann Arbor’s PicoSpray to an unnamed OEM. PicoSpray is an industrial engineering company that replaces a carburetor in small engines with a low-cost electronic fuel injection system.
Invest Michigan and Invest Detroit were the only institutional investors that supported the company since its founding in 2015.
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I don’t exactly have a green thumb. In fact, I’ve managed to kill quite a few succulents, and I’m much more comfortable with the idea of a faux plant adding a pop of color to my living room than tending to a live one. So when I heard about
Grand Rapids, MI, March 4, 2020 (Business Wire) – Tetra Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for patients with cognitive impairment and memory loss, today announced it has entered into an expanded strategic alliance with Shionogi. The two companies will work together to develop and commercialize BPN14770 for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Fragile X syndrome and other indications marked by cognitive and memory deficits.
Under the terms of the expanded alliance, Shionogi has increased its equity investment in the company to 50% and has the option to complete a structured buyout of the remaining equity if certain closing conditions are met based on the topline results of the comp
This is an article about portfolio company, Orbion.
A new alliance between two out-of-this-world companies could make commercial accessibility to space easier and cheaper. That's thanks in part to a technology called Hall-effect plasma thrusters.
Hall-effect plasma thrusters are a type of ion drive in which a propellant is accelerated by an electric field. The technology has been around since the 1960s, and Hall-effect thrusters were in use on Soviet satellites between 1972 and 1990.
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If you've spent any time on Instagram or watched even one YouTube beauty tutorial, you may have noticed that all the coolest women seem to have plants in their bathrooms. Naturally, these green-draped self-care oases are a source of envy for anyone who considers their daily skincare routine to be an almost spiritual practice, but how do you
Detroit, MI - According to Pitchbook, in 2019 Invest Michigan was the fifth most active venture capital investor in the ‘Great Lakes’ region. In 2019, Invest Michigan made 16 investments into 14 high-growth technology companies. PitchBook defines the ‘Great Lakes’ region as comprising six of the states that border the Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Since 2014, Invest Michigan has been among Michigan’s most active early-stage investors, completing 110 investments into 52 early-stage companies.
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Movellus co-founder Jeff Fredenburg also promoted to CTO as part of executive team expansion to meet accelerating demand
SAN JOSE, Calif. and ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 18, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Movellus, a leader in design-optimized, process portable “analog” IP technology, today announced the appointment of Dr. Ken Wagner as Vice President of Engineering. The hiring of the semiconductor, IP, and software veteran underscores Movellus’ commitment to ensuring its customers have the industry’s most advanced analog IP in substantially shorter delivery times, as well as its goal to rapidly expand the company’s analog IP coverage.
Dr. Wagner brings decades of semiconductor experience f
This is an article about portfolio company, Tetra.
Scientists have shown that inflammatory disease in the body is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s
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Even if you’ve found yourself on a "Most Wanted" list for allowing the plant life in your home to waste away, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a statement-making floor plant in your future. Everyone deserves tall greenery that will elevate their space and make even the coziest living rooms feel three times their size.
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The company's content-rich genomic database platform and AI-driven processing help mitigate early-stage genomic translational research challenges
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the global clinical genomics interpretation market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Genomenon, Inc. with the 2020 Global Company of the Year Award. Genomenon offers products and services
Rising startup acknowledged for flexible and collaborative work environment
Autobooks is a small business payment and accounting platform integrated within a financial institution’s digital banking experience. Today, the company announced that it has been named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Financial Technology by Arizent, publisher of American Banker and PaymentsSource. This is Autobooks’ first year on the list, ranking No. 36 of 49 companies.
Each year, Arizent and research partner Best Companies Group determine the rankings based on results from a two-part employee survey. Nominated companies were evaluated on workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, de
ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ChoiceOne Bank, based in Sparta, Mich., announced today that it is expanding its relationship with HT Mobile Apps (HTMA), to offer the company’
According to the National Gardening Association, U.S. houseplant sales grew 50% over the last three years. Bloomscape Founder and CEO Justin Mast joins On The Move to discuss the demand for houseplants and the online gardening landscape.
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ANN ARBOR, MICH. (PRWEB) JANUARY 23, 2020
Ripple Science today announced their one-hundredth customer. Ora, Inc., the world’s leading, full-service ophthalmic Clinical Research Organization (CRO), has adopted Ripple SaaS, enabling Ora to centralize patient recruitment in order to improve efficiency at clinical trial sites.
Rod Walker, Sr. Director
This is an article about portfolio company, Ripple Science.
An Ann Arbor-based maker of HIPAA-compliant clinical research software has raised $2.5 million through equity financing, with more than 80 percent coming from funds outside Michigan.
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This is an article about portfolio company, B2B.
Business payment startups and banks are rushing to offer clients the same kind of intuitive, automated payment experience that consumers have come to expect from their favorite personal finance apps.
While startups like Bento for Business, HighRadius and AvidXchange are working with businesses to solve expense management pain points, Miami-based startup Biller Genie is embedding with banks in its effort to offer best-in-class payments experiences for business clients.
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Genomenon® announced that over 175,000 recently documented genetic variants (DNA mutations) have been added to the Mastermind® Genomic Search Engine in the 4th quarter of 2019, for a cumulative total of more than 5.9 million genetic variants. This number reflects the rapidly accelerating pace of genomic discovery, and stands in stark contrast to the number manually curated by HGMD, the previous “gold standard” tool for variant interpretation: Qiagen added just under 11,700 variants in the HGMD Q4 2019 release, for a total of less than 276,000 genetic variants