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Michigan Early Stage Venture Investment Corporation Board of Directors

The Michigan Early Stage Venture Investment Corporation Board of Directors works to promote a healthy economic climate by fostering job creation, retention, and expansion through the promotion of investment in venture capital businesses specializing in early stage and seed investments.  The Venture Michigan Fund invests only in venture capital companies that have a significant presence in Michigan, and focuses on companies that will invest in Michigan-based, start-up companies that are engaged in research, technology, and new product development.




Current Members

Scott Idle, East Lansing

Represents a member recommended by the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Term expires 6/13/20


Tim Easterwood, Birmingham

Represents a member recommended by the Senate Majority Leader

Term expires 6/13/24


Dawn Batts, Bloomfield

Represents the general public

Term expires 6/13/24


Brandon Way, DeWitt

Represents the General Public

Term expires 6/13/24


Jeff Rinvelt, Ann Arbor

Represents a statewide organization exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, the members of which represent more than 50% of the venture capital companies in this state and that has a common interest in stimulating an entrepreneurial environment in this state, encouraging investments in new and emerging companies in this state, and promoting venture capital investing

Term expires 6/13/25


Rachel Eubanks, State Treasurer  


Quentin Messer, Jr., CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation