We’re a Detroit-based Venture Capital firm on a crazed mission. We back seed and early-stage technology companies who have a purpose.

Our purpose is to help rebuild the Detroit area through entrepreneurial fire. We view business building as a palette for creative expression and an opportunity to make a difference and change the world. If not, why bother?

We are street fighters and are willing to get down and dirty with our entrepreneurs in order to drive results. We look at venture investing as a full-contact sport, and are ready to do whatever it takes to help our portfolio companies win. You’ll find us hands-on, in the trenches, and deep behind enemy lines while other VC’s are enjoying their French-vanilla, no-whip, mocha frappucinos.

The world doesn’t need another me-too anything, especially another venture firm. So we are different by design. We’re proud to break the rules, and love shaking things up.

We’re not snooty academics or number-crunching CPA’s. We are passionate entrepreneurs that know how to build successful companies from the ground up. While others are over-analyzing, we’re busy doing.

We are creative business builders, not money managers. We are entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs build and grow meaningful companies.

DVP and the Detroit 2.0 video of passion and purpose.