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Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

6 Celebrity Investors from the Midwest

The midwest is packed with entrepreneurial talent, and the world is taking notice. From Motown to the Motor City, Detroit has a rich history of business and entertainment successes. We were curious to see which high profile celebrities straddled both worlds. That's why we curated a list of 6 celebrity investors from the midwest. Interested to see w[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Michigan Startup, Rivian, Secures $350M Investment

Plymouth-based electric truck manufacture, Rivian, secured $350 million in investments this week, marking it the company's third public investment of 2019. Cox Automotive is behind the company's most recent fiscal stimulus, joining Amazon and Ford Motor Company as investors. While it was not disclosed how much equity Cox would receive, the Rivian d[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startup News Recap: August 2019

The final days of summer are here. As we take in the season's remaining moments, our team has reflected on August's biggest startup news. Missed the unfolding of the month's most buzz-worthy events? Get all caught up with our August recap.   Fundraising  Detroit Startup, Bloomscape, Raises $7.5M in Series A As a growing leader in the $50B category,[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startup, Bloomscape, Raises $7.5M in Series A

Detroit-based eCommerce startup, Bloomscape, announced $7.5 million in Series A funding today. The direct-to-consumer plant company has disrupted the plant industry, bringing a millennial sense of cool to the way consumers purchase and care for their plants.  As a growing leader in the $50B category, Bloomscape founder Justin Mast has created his o[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit-Based Luxury eCommerce Company Acquired by Capital One

Big news from the (literal) re:purpose fam. Our brother('s) company was just acquired by Capital One! Let us explain... Our founder, Ryan Landau, has a really cool brother, Andrew Landau. Andrew has made awesome strides across the Detroit startup and entrepreneurial community, including the acquisition of his latest company, Jewel.    So, what's Je[...]