Detroit Venture Partners

Building tech for worker safety, Guardhat Technologies is a company that could only come from Detroit

Saikat Dey, the founder of Detroit’s own Guardhat Technologies, got his start working in the steel industry. His last job, before founding Guardhat, was serving as the chief executive officer of

Playing traffic cop for drones in cities and towns nets Airspace Link $4 million

As the number of drones proliferates in cities and towns across America, government agencies are scrambling to find ways to manage the oncoming traffic that’s expected to clog up their airspace.

StockX raises $6M to grow its marketplace for limited-edition products

StockX, a marketplace for sneakers, has announced that they’ve¬†closed a $6M round from a group of high-profile investors like Mark Wahlberg, Scooter Braun, and Wale. They join existing investor

After Years, Michigan’s Attempts To Build A Startup Ecosystem Bear Fruit

Five years ago, Michigan had seven early-stage companies raise money from venture capital investors in the first quarter. This year that number climbed to 31. The story behind this growth was more

From The Valley To The Motor City: Why Stik Moved Back To Detroit

The founders of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stik.com/">Stik</a> needed a change. Silicon Valley wasn't working. Something was missing. And, as I learned during our chats, they needed access to

UpTo: An iPhone App That Unlocks Your Calendar’s Social Potential (In The Right Way)

Back in December, <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/12/23/upto-lands-seed-funding-to-go-beyond-status-updates-and-check-ins/">Robin wrote about a Detroit app development</a> startup called Rock Cit

UpTo Lands Seed Funding To Go “Beyond Status Updates And Check-ins”

A new, relatively stealth startup called <a href="http://www.rockcityapps.com/">Rock City Apps</a> is gearing up for the launch of a mobile application called <a href="http://upto.com/">UpTo</a>, and

Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Joins Detroit VC Firm To Invest In Tech Startups

NBA legend Earvin 'Magic' Johnson this morning <a href="http://www.detroitventurepartners.com/pr-earvin-johnson-joins-dvp.html">announced</a> that he is <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/MagicJohnson/sta