Detroit Venture Partners is a venture capital firm that specializes in seed, early stage and startup investments. The firm seeks to invest in companies operating in the marketing technology, consumer web, technology, internet, mobile software, social media and e-commerce sectors. The firm was founded in 2010 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.
Detroit Venture Partner see themselves as business builders, not money managers. They work like entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs to build and grow their portfolio companies. Their interests are in early growth stage companies focused on developing and commercializing technologies that create efficiencies.
Detroit Venture Partners' exited investments include StyleCaster, iRule, AYAH, [ri], velos, Opsmatic and Chalkfly.
Chalkfly is a Detroit-based company founded by Andrew Landau.
Instore is a San Francisco-based company founded by Verdi Erel Ergün.
Autobooks is a Detroit-based company founded by Aaron Schmid.
Miso Media is a Venice, Los Angeles-based company founded by Aviv Grill.
Ginkgotree is a Detroit-based company founded by Scott Hasbrouck, Lida Rose and Andrew Colchagoff.
UpTo is a company founded by Greg Schwartz, Mathew Piccinato, Chris Kaufman and David Webber.
Waymark is a Detroit-based company founded by Nathan Labenz.
Cargo is a New York-based company founded by Jasper Wheeler.
PriorAuthNow Inc is a Columbus, Ohio-based company.
Guardhat is a Detroit-based company.
Associated investment funds
Detroit Venture Partners Are Fostering A New Generation Of Startups
February 28, 2013