I manage and lead all investment activities for Invest-Detroit's First Step Fund, a micro-finance fund that is focused on seed and early stage investments in the region. Since its launch, the Fund has invested in 34 companies across technology, healthcare and energy sectors. In 2011, I finished a labor of love – a book titled "The Business of Venture Capital: Insights from Leading Practitioners on the Art of Raising a Fund, Deal Structuring, Value Creation, and Exit Strategies (Wiley Finance). See: http://amzn.com/0470874449
Prior to First Step Fund, as Mentor-in-Residence at University of Michigan's Office of Tech Transfer, I helped spin-out a Life Science tools start-up. At the MEDC, I led the efforts for development of two Fund-of-Funds programs that was signed into a legislation and currently deploys $200 million in VC Funds.
University of Michigan Social Venture Fund
The Social Venture Fund is a venture capital fund at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business that invests in innovative and mission-driven social enterprises.