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Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Top 6 Venture Capital Investors in the Midwest

Want to know where the money's at? It's right here in the midwest. More specifically, the Great Lakes region. Venture capitalists are looking outside Silicon Valley and New York to diversify across new hubs.  At the top of their list is the Great Lakes region. VCs are flooding the area, pouring money into unicorn companies, like Detroit's StockX, C[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Design-Driven Cannabis Startup, Pleasantrees, Raises $6.4M in Series A

Detroit-based luxury cannabis startup, Pleasantrees, announced a successful Series A funding round, raising $6.4 million in preparation for the launch of their retail arm.  The design-driven brand's newfound financial backing came from a group of 64 local and international investors.  With plans to open 12 medical marijuana provisioning centers acr[...]

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, making 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 recent investors. While it was not disclosed how much equity Cox would receive, the Ri[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Detroit Startups on the Rise: Argo AI

In the race for accessible and modern mobility, a local startup is on a mission to improve the way the world moves. Meet Argo AI. With a self-proclaimed focus to provide affordable transportation to underserved urban communities, Argo AI has attracted the attention and support of some of the auto industry's biggest players.  In 2017, Argo AI receiv[...]

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[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

In the News: Michigan-based Startup, Xeeva, Raises Over $40 Million in Funding

Recently we surveyed our community asking what type of content you want to learn about and the top response was news from the local startup community. That’s why we’re excited to begin sharing more happenings from in and around Detroit, starting with a new funding announcement from Madison Heights-based startup, Xeeva. The company, which provides i[...]