Invest Detroit is one of the MEDC’s important investment partners. The mission-driven lender, investor and partner supports business and real estate projects that will ignite economic growth in Detroit and the region. Its venture capital team, ID Ventures, provides early-stage investment to promising Michigan-based, high-tech startups, as well as programs that strengthen the startup ecosystem. Since 2009, it has deployed more than $11 million through multiple funds, leveraging more than $800 million in additional investment.
In our new White Paper about access to capital, Invest Detroit Executive Vice President Patti Glaza discusses what makes a startup attractive to investors. What characteristics, milestones and attitudes are investors looking for? What common mistakes derail startups’ efforts to secure funding? That’s where the “pants on fire” part comes in. Read about it here.