Ludlow Ventures

Ludlow Ventures has closed its second fund with $45 million

Ludlow Ventures, a young, early-stage venture firm in Detroit, has closed its second venture fund with $45 million in capital commitments, founder and managing partner Jonathon Triest tells us. Ludlow

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound. What if you could slap a wireless charging case on you

Backed By $3.5 Million, SnowShoe Debuts Clever, Plastic “Stamps” That Unlock Content On Mobile Phones

Imagine being able to touch a toy figurine to your phone's screen in order to see the character transported into your video game, or touching another small piece of plastic to the phone in order to un

Detroit Hustle In Silicon Valley

Meet Jonathon Triest. The 32-year-old Detroit native runs Ludlow Ventures and just closed his first venture fund — $15 million. He’s a Detroiter investing directly in Silicon Valley with

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

Back in December, <a href="https://beta.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 Roc

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

A New Deal Flow: Startup Raps For Angel Funding, Venture Firm Responds In Kind

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/16/startup-rap-angel-funding-undrip/">Last week, Erick posted a video in which the founders</a> of a stealth, San Francisco-based startup called <a target=