VC  Fontinalis Partners

     Office Locations:

One Woodward Avenue
Suite 1600
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313-432-0321
Fax: 313-432-7847



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Fontinalis Partners is a leading transportation technology strategic investment firm founded by Bill Ford, Ralph Booth, Mark Schulz, Chris Cheever and Chris Thomas. Fontinalis is distinct from venture capital firms in that it only partners with companies that are working to improve mobility around the globe. . Fontinalis seeks to invest throughout the entire next-generation mobility ecosystem on an intermodal basis across road, rail, air, maritime, bike, etc. FFontinalis Partners invests as a strategic partner across all facets of the world's transportation infrastructure on a stage, structure and size agnostic basis and focuses on advanced mapping, autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, data and analytics, intelligent infrastructure solutions, location-based services, mobility transactions, car and ride sharing, and smart logistics. Fontinalis Partners is not affiliated with Ford Motor Company.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bill Ford Founder and Partner
    Chris Cheever Founder and Partner
    Chris Stallman Partner
    Chris Thomas Founder and Partner
    Dan Ratliff Senior Associate


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A-1


      Wise Systems



      Series A





      Series B


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      Synovia Solutions
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      Wise Systems
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