The first, and now the model of a fund of funds, the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund (RVCF) invests in the very best venture capital funds in the country and brings them to Michigan to invest in the hot entrepreneurial ecosystem. The unique model of investing in funds instead of individual companies has helped create interest and growth in the ecosystem in Michigan, attracting funds from around the country.
The RVCF helps companies connect with potential customers and strategic partners. They proudly boast that the companies they deal with in Michigan are Fortune 1000 companies. And they give startups and those with great technology the introduction and meetings they would otherwise not get!
Chris Rizik, the CEO of RVCF is the guest this week on the Be Investable program. His perspective is from years in the field, as well as current advisory positions on key members of the Michigan entrepreneurial ecosystem. These include the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), TechTown in Detroit, Invest Detroit, Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, First Step Fund, University of Michigan Office of Technology Transfer, and the New Economy Initiative.
Chris is a busy man! He is busy helping to solidify Michigan as a destination for funding, for great start-up companies with great solutions, for technology and innovation. Chris gives great advice on those looking for funding – where to start and what they need to do to be ready to get that funding. You won’t want to miss his great insight on Be Investable!
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