Detroit Startup News Recap: August 2019

Brytanie Killebrew

By on 08/29/19

Detroit Startup News Recap: August 2019

The final days of summer are here.

As we take in the season's remaining moments, our team has reflected on August's biggest startup news. Missed the unfolding of the month's most buzz-worthy events? Get all caught up with our August recap.

 

Fundraising 

Detroit Startup, Bloomscape, Raises $7.5M in Series A

As a growing leader in the $50B category, the direct-to-consumer plant company has disrupted the plant industry, bringing a millennial sense of cool to the way consumers purchase and care for their plants. 

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Llamasoft to Invest $10.7M and Create 70 Jobs because of expansion

Supply chain management software provider, Llamasoft Inc., is investing $10.7 million to expand its Ann Arbor headquarters, creating jobs in the process.

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News

Ford Acquires Two Tech Companies to Accelerate Development 

Ford Motor Co. is acquiring two technology companies to boost the automaker's bets on autonomy and new transportation.

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Top 7 Fintech Leaders in Detroit

Curious to see who made the list? Meet some of the industry's rising stars located in our own backyard.

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Google to Expand and Add Jobs in Detroit

As part of a $17 million expansion that will add 90,000 square feet of office space, Google is expected to hire across Detroit.

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How to Get Onstage at Popular TEDxDetroit Event

TEDxDetroit is accepting applications for presenters for this year's fair of thinkers, designers and entrepreneurs.

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Palmer Luckey, Yael Aflalo and Jon Oringer to Join 40 Other Business and Tech Founders at Forbes Under 30 Summit in Detroit

Founders from Oculus VR, Reformation and Shutterstock will lead a lineup of top entrepreneurs and innovators who will share their insights and first-hand advice at the Forbes 2019 Under 30 Summit.

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Resources

2019 Detroit Startup Hiring Guide

Growing your team is important, but the speed and quality of growth is crucial to the success of your business. Here's the step-by-step playbook on how to hire for your startup.

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2019 Detroit Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Report

The 5-year economic trends impacting our startup community has been revealed. 

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Is there something we missed? Let us know! Shoot Lauren and email at lauren@purpose.jobs 

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