GRAND RAPIDS — The new managing partner for Grand Angels looks to tap his statewide contacts to build a bigger presence among early-stage investors. 

Dale Grogan joined the Grand Rapids-based Grand Angels in late November from Charter Capital Partners, where he worked for 13 year

s. At Charter, Grogan helped launch and manage Michigan Accelerator Fund I, a venture capital fund, and Charter Growth Capital Fund, a mezzanine fund.

Grogan saw an opportunity in Grand Angels to focus on early-stage investing in startups that want to develop and commercialize an innovation, and to work with entrepreneurs to “solve a previously unsolvable problem.”

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