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Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

BrandXR, Electrifly Launch 2nd Annual Augmented Reality Mural Festival

Back for its second year, the Electrifly Detroit Augmented Reality Mural Festival is in full swing with new artists and cities.  The festival, which i[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Fintech Startup Autobooks Raises $50M Series C

Today, Detroit-based startup Autobooks announced a $50 million Series C funding round led by Macquarie Capital Principal Finance. The round also inclu[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

New Report Names Detroit #1 Emerging Tech Ecosystem in the World

Startup Genome, a leading innovation policy advisory and research firm, released yesterday its annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER). Among ma[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Ford is building on its mission to redefine mobility

Over 110 years ago, Ford Motor Company changed the way people moved with the Model T. Once again, Ford is revolutionizing the way people get around. F[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit Startup Pocketnest Reaches Nearly $2M in Funding

Detroit fintech startup Pocketnest announced today a new investor, Reseda Group, a wholly-owned Credit Union Service Organization of MSU Federal Credi[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Two Detroit startups raise millions in Series A, seed funding rounds

This week, two Detroit startups announced multi-million funding rounds, showing the strength of the Detroit startup community and its continued growth[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup DeepHow raises $9M pre-Series A funding

DeepHow, an AI startup that's bridging the skills gap in manufacturing, service, and construction, announced yesterday the closing of a $9 million pre[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

SpotOn Raises $300M, acquires Appetize and ups valuation to $3.15B

SpotOn is one of the fastest-growing software and payment companies with a comprehensive suite of solutions for restaurants and retail businesses. Yes[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup Inpathy puts human connection back into social media

Social media scrolling can be a daily part of our lives, but that doesn’t mean it’s authentic. There doesn’t seem to be any place for talking with fri[...]

Laura Cowan

By Laura Cowan

The Entrepreneurial Ripple Effect is Happening in Detroit

It’s no secret that one successful startup can birth many more. In Detroit, this phenomenon is starting to take off with multiple startups beginning o[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Apple & MSU launch first U.S. Developer Academy to empower Detroiters

Last month, MSU opened student applications for its new Apple Developer Academy. The program is the first and only to be launched in the U.S. and will[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Living, working & finding purpose in the Midwest as a Boomerang: Mykolas Rambus

This is the first blog in a three-part series on startup leaders finding success living and working in the Midwest. If you left your busy city for you[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Sustainable Furniture Brand Floyd Raises $15M Series B

Based in Detroit, Floyd is a sustainable furniture startup founded by Alex O'Dell and Kyle Hoff. On Wednesday, April 21, the company announced they ra[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit fintech startup Autobooks raises $25 million in Series B

Headquartered in Detroit, Autobooks is a top fintech startup in the Midwest that's making small business banking easy. Today they announced they raise[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Detroit startup Guardhat raises Series B, brings funding over $40 MM

Detroit startup Guardhat just announced on January 5, 2021 that they raised Series B funding. The amount is undisclosed, but this new round will bring[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2021

The list is out for 2022! Check out the Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022   It's a myth that only the top startups and the best[...]

Lauren Zyber

By Lauren Zyber

AaDya Security raises $2.7 million, continues upward trend in security funding

AaDya Security just announced that they’ve closed a $2.7 million funding round, led by Firebrand Ventures (Kansas City, Mo.), 645 Ventures (NYC), and [...]