A  Great Lakes Angels


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  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    The Great Lake Angels is a nonprofit organization of personal investors seeking to provide seed funding for entrepreneurs who would ordinarily look outside the region for early stage investments. Great Lakes Angels will invest in Life Science, IT, MEMS, advanced manufacturing and various other technologies, with individual members investing $50,000 to $250,000 in one company. The group only seeks deals that are based in the Midwest (Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario). The Great Lakes Angels organization is expected to hold 10 monthly events each year at regularly scheduled times and locations. The meetings are not open to the public and are by invitation only. The typical meeting will include two highly screened 'deals' in the early evening (about 2 hours) with time for questions and answers to each presenter.

    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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    Bradford J. Southern Sponsor
    David Weaver Founder and Chairman
    John Dourjalian Director
    Thomas Anderson PhD Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Accuri Cytometers
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      Blaze Medical Devices
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      Nextep Systems
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