Detroit Venture Partners

Detroit Venture Partners

Detroit Venture Partners is a venture capital firm backing seed and early stage startup companies.

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.

Exits

Detroit Venture Partners' exited investments include StyleCaster, iRule, AYAH, [ri], velos, Opsmatic and Chalkfly.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Rockbot (formerly Roqbot)

Rockbot is a company that has designed media streaming platform

Chalkfly is a Detroit-based company founded by Andrew Landau.

Sociocast is a New York City-based company founded by Level Ventures, Suren Hiraman, Giri Iyengar and Scott Hoffman.

Instore is a San Francisco-based company founded by Verdi Erel Ergün.

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.

iRule is a company founded by Victor Nemirovsky.

Grand Circus is a Detroit-based company founded by Damien Rocchi.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Detroit Venture Partners, L.P.
50,000,000
22,044,088
July 9, 2013
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Amjad Hussain

Investor

Armando Ochoa

Employee

Brandon Epstein

Employee

Dan Willoughby

Employee

David Kircos

Employee

Eleanor Meegoda

Employee

Gabe Karp

Partner

Hunter Rosenblume

Employee

Jacob Cohen

Partner

Jake L'Ecuyer

Employee

James Harris

Employee

Jared Stasik

Employee

John Scrudato

Employee

Karen Zimmerman

Investor

Kelsey Horn

Employee

Laura Sachse

Employee

Liselle Pires

Employee

Ryan Rosenthal

Employee

Sam Felsenthal

Employee

Seema Chennamsetty

Employee

Shane Kelly

Employee

Ted Serbinski

Employee

Wesley Choi

Employee

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Detroit Venture Partners Are Fostering A New Generation Of Startups

Amit Chowdhry

Web

February 28, 2013

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
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