VC  North Coast Technology Investors

     Office Locations:

206 South Fifth Avenue, Suite 550
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-662-7667
Fax: 734-662-6261

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Late
  • Middle Market
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Software & Internet



    With $100 million under management, North Coast invests through all stages of companies in the enterprise software, e-commerce, manufacturing, distribution and materials science sectors. The firm often targets companies developing niche technologies. North Coast will invest between $500,000 and $4 million over the life of an investment with an initial investment as small as $100,000 in a seed stage or start up company. The firm invests mainly in companies based in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. North Coast is the first venture capital firm in the region to create an Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program. The purpose of the program is to attract, support and fund world-class technology entrepreneurs as they work closely with North Coast to develop new business concepts. During the program, the EIR is a full-time member of North Coast who participates in the venture capital activity of the firm as well as working with the fund to plan their own new venture and recruit their founding team.



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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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    Hugo Braun Co-Founder
    Lindsay Aspegren Co-Founder


    Portfolio companies include:

      Avidimer Therapeutics
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      Delphinus Medical Technologies
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      Everex Systems
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      Excera Materials Group
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      Fulcrum Composites
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      Gema Diagnostics
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      Larky Lands
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      Open Networks Engineering
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      RenaMed Biologics
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