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  • “Pioneering Michigan-based early-stage venture capital firm.”

    “Pioneering Michigan-based early-stage venture capital firm.”

Current Investments


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.

Recent News

  • September 16, 2014
    FarmLogs young team making ag data headway
    Jesse Vollmar speaks at high speed and with an energy that shows he’s enthusiastic about his topic. He’s also clear that his company – FarmLogs – is a software company that works in agriculture and not an ag company trying to make software work. Recently, Vollmar’s company announced that more than 15% of the nation’s […]
  • September 16, 2014
    Facing Big Ride-Sharing Competitors, Sidecar Enlists Richard Branson
    Doing battle against two heavily financed competitors, ride-sharing startup LLC, which goes by the name Sidecar, closed on $15 million in a new round of funding as tech-facilitated alternatives to the traditional taxi ride proliferate. Existing investors Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures provided the funding alongside new backer Richard Branson. “An entrepreneurial company like […]
  • September 15, 2014
    Ridesharing Service Sidecar Raises Another $15 Million, Adds Sir Richard Branson As Investor
    San Francisco-headquartered ridesharing startup Sidecar, which competes with on-demand car services like Uber and Lyft, announced this morning it has raised an additional $15 million in funding. The new round comes from existing investors Avalon Ventures, Huron River Ventures, and Union Square Ventures, and includes participation from new investor and Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson. Previously, Sidecar had raised […]
  • September 15, 2014
    Home Run: After NYC stint, Zipments returns to West Michigan to grow
    Three  years ago, West Michigan entrepreneur Garrick Pohl realized he needed to move his tech startup to a larger metropolitan market to prove the concept and to scale up its operations. But now that Zipments Corp. has demonstrated that its mobile courier service is viable after operating in New York City and other major markets, […]