ANN ARBOR – Mark Horne, CEO and Managing Partner of Plymouth Growth Partners, has been appointed Chairman of the Michigan Venture Capital Association. Horne previously served as an MVCA board member and member of the MVCA events committee.
“Mark’s passion for working with Michigan’s entrepreneurial and investment community will be invaluable as we continue to build a strong, healthy economy in Michigan,” said MVCA Executive Director Maureen Miller Brosnan. “His leadership will be instrumental in advancing our mission of increasing capital availability for Michigan entrepreneurs.”
Horne joined Plymouth as an investor and advisor in 2005 and took over primary leadership of the firm in 2007. Over the past ten years, Mark has built the firm, driven investment strategy and attracted a strong team of professionals who know how to work collaboratively with entrepreneurs to successfully grow equity value and harvest strong returns. He has sourced, closed and exited several successful deals in Funds I & II, including Guidepoint Systems, American Broadband & Telephone, Pump Engineering and Lynx Network Group.
“MVCA has distinguished itself as one of the leading state-wide venture capital associations in the country through its research, advocacy, events, programs, and outreach,” said MVCA Chairman and Plymouth Growth Partners CEO and Managing Partner, Mark Horne. “I look forward to working with the team led by MVCA Executive Director, Maureen Miller Brosnan, and continuing to build on the organization’s success.”
The 2018 MVCA Board of Directors are:
- Mark Horne, Chairman, Plymouth Growth Partners
- Tony Grover, Immediate Past Chairman, RPM Ventures
- Mark Olesnavage, Treasurer, Hopen Life Sciences
- Jim Adox, Venture Investors
- Josh Beebe, MK Capital
- Hugo Braun, North Coast Technology Investors
- Patti Glaza, Invest Detroit
- Michael Gross, Beringea
- Jon Lauckner, GM Ventures
- Doug Neal, eLab Ventures
- Jeff Rinvelt, Renaissance Venture Capital Fund
- Tom Shehab, Arboretum Ventures
- Chris Thomas, Fontinalis Partners
- Jody Vanderwel, Grand Angels
The Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA) is a nonprofit trade organization designed to increase the amount of capital and talent available to venture and angel investors for the funding of Michigan’s most innovative entrepreneurs, as well as to work closely with them to transform breakthrough ideas into new companies and industries that drive Michigan job creation and economic growth. MVCA membership includes private and corporate venture capital funds, angel investors, universities and economic development organizations, and service providers. More than 400 individuals are members of MVCA, representing over 100 organizations across the nation.
For more information, visit www.MichiganVCA.org