A startup web and mobile app to help hunters and anglers pinpoint their next locations has raised $825,000 in funding
Huron River Ventures isn’t just a venture capital firm looking to build a portfolio of startups and investors. It’s working to build its own little entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kerrytown.
You need a ride, someone else has a car and could use the cash, SideCar is the app that will bring you together. New instant peer-to-peer rideshare-finding app SideCar turns anyone into a taxi / Uber driver, and it’s supposedly legal because you technically volunteer to pay at the end. Today it emerges from beta for iOS and Android in its first city, San Francisco.
In the venture capital world, sometimes you find the investment, and sometimes the investment finds you.
“It’s the most important type of funding that we need in Michigan,” Fortino said. “We have all kinds of good companies out there that are looking for growth capital money right now.” Huron River and Michigan Accelerator fill a need for startups that have proved their business concepts using money from investors who know the company founders personally but that now need additional capital to compete in bigger leagues or tackle the next milestone.