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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

9 Ann Arbor Tech Startups to Watch

Southeast Michigan is filled with emerging tech talent. Beyond Detroit's borders is another hub packed to the brim with entrepreneurialism and innovation. Cue Ann Arbor. Only 40 mins from the heart of Detroit, Ann Arbor is home to an abundance of tech startups. And with one unicorn company already under its belt, it's only a matter of time before A[...]

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[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Everything you need to know about Detroit Startup Week

Grab your business cards and press those slacks, Techstars Startup Week Detroit is back and we're here to fill you in on the week's hidden (and not so hidden) gems.  First things first: this year is the 4th celebration of Startup Week Detroit - Powered by Quicken Loans, bringing together the greater East Michigan entrepreneurial community across al[...]

Brytanie Killebrew

By Brytanie Killebrew

Win 2 Free Tickets to Intermitten 2019

*UPDATE: GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED* Missed out on the fun? Our super generous friends at Intermitten want to give you $10 OFF your ticket! Just enter code CHANGEMAKER at checkout for $10 off your ticket. But hurry! The discount expires at 11:45 EDT on 6/1, so book your ticket by Saturday night. Can't swing the cost of a ticket? Don't worry, Intermitten i[...]

Ryan Landau

By Ryan Landau

State of Michigan Tech Compensation 2019

How much should I get paid? How much should I be paying? Thes are the questions we're asked everyday. But, like most important things, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. But you knew that. And that's why you're here. Let me guess, you've already visited 100 salary sites in search of the perfect number, only to find varying ranges and figures that[...]

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[...]