VC  Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups

     Office Locations:

The Center for Entrepreneurship, 3350 Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-1021



  • Seed



  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    The Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups (MINTS) initiative is a $25M venture fund for the University of Michigan to leverage commercialization efforts by the Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) for investment purposes while demonstrating support for University of Michigan start-ups. Eligible startups are those that have licensed technologies that originated in faculty labs. Once a startup has secured an initial round of funding from a qualifying independent venture capital firm, it will be eligible under MINTS to receive up to $500,000 of university financing. The program will be managed by the University's Investment office, with the support of OTT and the General Counsel's Office, as part of the University's long-term portfolio of investments.

    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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    Aaron Crumm Entrepreneur in Residence
    Boyd Falconer Director
    Kelly LaPierre Managing Director
    Tom Frank Executive Director


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