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.
- November 28, 2013
COURIER SERVICES MEETS THE SHARING ECONOMY: ZIPMENTS EXPANDS TO CANADA
New York-based startup Zipments launched in Vancouver yesterday, and is a site that provides low cost, same day courier services to retailers throughout the Vancouver region. And if there’s one industry that the sharing economy can make a big splash in, while rewarding many people, it might be the shipping industry. The startup is calling itself the first ...
- November 25, 2013
Grand Angels invests in Ambiq Micro
Grand Angels has invested in a semiconductor design company founded by a University of Michigan grad. Ambiq Micro, a fabless semiconductor company, plans to use the funding to expand its marketing globally, speed up product development and expand design of its primary semiconductor technology, Sub-threshold Power Optimized Technology. Ambiq’s semiconductor technology has a range of end-user ...
- October 27, 2013
Grand Rapids courier software start-up Zipments envisions $1B in revenue
If Garrick Pohl gets his way, FedEx and UPS may eventually be a distant memory in the intra-city delivery business. The Michigan entrepreneur co-founded courier software start-up Zipments to give retailers and businesses an delivery option for packages that don’t need to travel a long distance. Read more on Detroit Free Press
- September 20, 2013
Remember Kozmo.com? Meet Zipments
The three-year-old startup raised $2.25 million to bring same-day deliveries into an increasingly crowded field. A decade since the demise of Kozmo.com, the company that became emblematic of dot-com bubble startups that couldn’t generate enough revenue to become full-fledged businesses, companies bringing Internet technology to New York’s same-day bicycle courier business are once again beginning ...