Huron River Ventures is a venture fund focused on early-stage Agriculture, Energy, and Transportation technology companies based in Michigan and the Midwest. We back great people with big ideas and pride ourselves on rolling up our sleeves to add value and help entrepreneurs to succeed.
- April 10, 2014
Tachyus, a Data Start-Up for Oil Industry, Raises $6 Million
Since graduating from Stanford in 2011, Dakin Sloss has already co-founded two start-ups, including the government data analysis company OpenGov. But several months ago, he and two friends began discussing what their next project should be. After research into a number of industries ripe for more sophisticated data analysis, they came up with a surprising ...
- March 26, 2014
Farm App Harvests Big Data
When Jesse Vollmar told his mom he wanted to start a technology company that utilized data to help farmers run their business, his mother was worried. It wasn’t the business plan that had her concerned but the uncertain future. Read more on ModernFarmer.com
- March 12, 2014
Testing UberX, Lyft and Sidecar Against a Cab in Six Cities
The Amazing Ride-Share Race. We had six teams use ride-sharing services and a taxi cab to get to the same destination in peak-hour traffic in six cities….The one app that stood out as a winner is Sidecar. Not only did it cost, on average, about 10% less than the taxi, but it gave us more ...
- February 19, 2014
After Raising $10M From USV, SideCar Pivots To Offer A Ride-sharing Marketplace
Peer-to-peer ride-sharing startup SideCar is releasing a brand new version of its app for both passengers and drivers, which will provide more flexibility for drivers and more choice for passengers. The new version is being announced along with an investment by Union Square Ventures and the appointment of Fred Wilson to its board of directors. Read more ...