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University of Michigan

Investor type University Program
Founders Gabriel Richard Timothy P McKenna


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Total investments 13
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 11
Rounds per year 0.06
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Health Care
  • Semiconductor

University of Michigan appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1817. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Ann Arbor. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The important activity for fund was in 2014. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this University of Michigan performs on 7 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Therapeutics, Advanced Materials. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sonitus Medical, Crossbar, Ecovia Renewables Inc.. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The current fund was established by Gabriel Richard.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the University of Michigan, startups are often financed by RiverVest, Northern Light Venture Capital, Kleiner Perkins. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SAIF Partners, Northern Light Venture Capital, Korea Investment Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, Tyche Partners, TAO Investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
$20M08 Mar 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Parcel Health

$22K26 Feb 2021 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


$2M19 Aug 2019 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Ecovia Renewables

Advanced Materials
$1M06 Apr 2018 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Law Enforcement
Legal Tech
$1M06 Jun 2017 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Securus Medical Group

Life Science
$10M15 Sep 2016 Cleveland, Ohio, United States

PreDxion Bio

Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
09 Jun 2016 South San Francisco, California, United States


Internet of Things
$35M14 Sep 2015 San Jose, California, United States

Axonia Medical

Health Care
$2M09 Jun 2014 Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
Hydrosat raises $5M seed round to deliver ground temperature data to customers

– Hydrosat, a geospatial data analytics startup, raised $5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Cultivation Capital’s newly launched Geospatial Technologies Fund with participation by Freeflow Ventures, the Yield Lab, Expon Capital, Techstars, Industrious Ventures, Synovia Capital, and the University of Michigan.
– The company plans to launch its first satellite in 2022.


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