Wakestream Ventures

Wakestream Ventures

A microventure capital firm in Michigan that focuses on early-stage investments in innovation, industrial design, manufacturing, and emerging technology sectors.

Wakestream Ventures is a microventure capital firm in Michigan that focuses on early-stage investments in innovation, industrial design, manufacturing, and emerging technology sectors. Founded 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States by Rick DeVos, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and debt financing. Its portfolio companies include VNN, Orbion Space Technology, Sportsman Tracker, Odyssey, and Magnesium Development Company. As of April 2020, Wakestream Ventures has made 46 investments. Their most recent investment was on August 28, 2019, when Orbion Space Technology raised $9.2M. Wakestream Ventures has had four exits, the most notable of which include Exo Protein Bars, Sols, and Benefit Mobile. Wakestream Ventures has raised four funds, their latest being WSV Fund IV, LLC.

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Funded Companies

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AOBiome

AOBiome Therapeutics is a therapeutics company, based in Newton, Massachusetts and founded in 2013, that conducts clinal-stage research to address inflammatory conditions with Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB).

Orbion develops and manufactures plasma propulsion systems for small satellites.

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Amanda Chocko

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Jared Smith

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Joseph Lampen

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Kara Hogan

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Kim Pasquino

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Mike Morin

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Nicholas Moore

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BallotReady

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Jiobit

Kumanu

Workit Health

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