Michigan Venture Capital Association Appoints Mark Horne as Chairman of its Board of Directors


Ann Arbor-based Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA), the trade association for the venture capital and angel investor community in Michigan, announced today that Mark Horne, Plymouth Growth Partners CEO and managing partner, has been appointed chairman of the organization’s board of directors.

“Mark’s passion for working with Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community will be invaluable as we continue to build a strong, healthy economy in Michigan,” says Maureen Miller Brosnan, MVCA executive director. “His leadership will be instrumental in advancing our mission of increasing capital availability for Michigan entrepreneurs.”

Horne, who previously served as an MVCA board member and member of the MVCA events committee, joined Plymouth as an investor and advisor in 2005 and took over primary leadership of the firm in 2007.

Horne has spent the past ten years building the firm, driving investment strategy, and attracting a team of professionals who work collaboratively with entrepreneurs. Horne has sourced, closed, and exited several deals in Funds I & II, including Guidepoint Systems, American Broadband & Telephone, Pump Engineering, and Lynx Network Group.

“MVCA has distinguished itself as one of the leading state-wide venture capital associations in the country through its research, advocacy, events, programs, and outreach,” says Horne. “I look forward to working with the team led by MVCA executive director, Maureen Miller Brosnan, and continuing to build on the organization’s success.”

2018 MVCA Board of Directors:

  • Mark Horne, Chairman, Plymouth Growth Partners
  • Tony Grover, Immediate Past Chairman, RPM Ventures
  • Mark Olesnavage, Treasurer, Hopen Life Sciences
  • Jim Adox, Venture Investors
  • Josh Beebe, MK Capital
  • Hugo Braun, North Coast Technology Investors
  • Patti Glaza, Invest Detroit
  • Michael Gross, Beringea
  • Jon Lauckner, GM Ventures
  • Doug Neal, eLab Ventures
  • Jeff Rinvelt, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
  • Tom Shehab, Arboretum Ventures
  • Chris Thomas, Fontinalis Partners
  • Jody Vanderwel, Grand Angels

MVCA is a nonprofit trade organization designed to increase the amount of capital and talent available to venture and angel investors for the funding of Michigan’s entrepreneurs, as well as to work closely with them to transform ideas into new companies and industries that drive Michigan job creation and economic growth. MVCA membership includes private and corporate venture capital funds, angel investors, universities and economic development organizations, and service providers. More than 400 individuals are members of MVCA, representing over 100 organizations across the nation.

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