I/VC  University of Michigan Tech Transfer


     Office Locations:

1600 Huron Pkwy, Building 520, 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: 734-763-0614



  • Seed



  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    The University of Michigan promotes the creation of start-up ventures as a valuable tech transfer option to promote technological growth and its benefits to the market. Since 2001, U-M Tech Transfer has assisted in the creation of 126 new start-up ventures, with $210.9 million in royalties and equity sales. To further enhance capabilities to create new ventures, U-M Tech Transfer has created the Venture Center. The Venture Center (VC) provides the "front door" into the University for entrepreneurs and venture partners interested in start-up venture opportunities with U-M technology.

    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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    Kenneth Nisbet Associate Vice President for Research
    Tom Marten Coulter Program Director


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Silicium Energy
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      Structured Microsystems
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