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6 Pre-Seed Investors in MI

Sometimes you should prioritize investors in your own state before searching outside state lines. Investors like backing local talent, and your odds of securing funding are higher from local investors than they are from investors outside of your state. Here are 6 investors based in Michigan that invest at Pre-Seed.

1) Aditi Rajagopal

  • Fund: Invest Detroit Ventures
  • Title: Investment Associate
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Travel, Transportation, Space, Social Impact, Sex, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Quantum Computing, Proptech, Professional or Technical Services, Parenting, Other Tech, Enterprise, Consumer, Media, Chemicals, Marketplaces, Manufacturing, Logistics, Legal, Internet of Things, Insurtech, DEI, Hospitality, Recruiting, Government Tech, eSports, Food and Beverage, Fintech, Entertainment, Electronics, EdTech, E-Commerce, Future of Work, Digital Health and Wellness, Developer Tools, Cybersecurity, Communications, Cloud, Fashion, Clean Tech, Internet of Things, Cosmetics, Art, AR/VR, AI, Agriculture Tech, Marketing

2) Allison Murdock

  • Fund: ID Ventures
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors:

3) Ben Desmond

  • Fund: Invest Detroit Ventures
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Consumer, Other Tech, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Transportation, Travel

4) Jim Tenzillo

  • Fund: Invest Michigan
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Northville, MI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Robotics, Sales Tech, Space, Transportation

5) Turner Novak

  • Fund: Banana Capital
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, Cosmetics, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Parenting, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Transportation

6) Zhao Ma

  • Fund: Invest Detroit Ventures
  • Title: Senior Analyst
  • Location: Detroit, MI
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Proptech, Robotics, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies at your stage. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC