Current Portfolio

Portfolio

All in one MedicalLogoAll in one Medical

www.allinonemedical.com

Sector: Healthcare/Life Sciences
Date Invested: August 2016

Disposable Cubicle Curtains Ltd. (“DCCL”) trading as All in One Medical, was founded in 2003 with the aim of bringing to market innovative, high quality, and highly effective disposable and biocidal products that reduce the rate of infection and save lives. DCCL’s range of products includes soft furnishings (curtains, blinds) and cleaning products designed to deploy advanced anti-microbial defenses at as many touch-points as possible in large and small hospitals, offices, medical centers, clinics and at home.

Hospital acquired infections have become a global public health issue. A typical fabric cubicle curtain that surrounds a hospital bed has a high probability of having developed on its surface pathogens such as MIRSA, ECOLI, VRE, or CDIFF. The replacement of traditional linen products with disposable, anti-microbial alternatives assists medical institutions in preventing and combating the outbreak of infectious diseases amongst patients, staff, and visitors. Visit www.allinonemedical.com for more information.

Blis MediaLogoBlis Media

www.blis.com

Sector: Media
Date Invested: April 2016

Blis is an independent advertising technology company that uses location and demographic data to deliver highly targeted advertising to well defined mobile audiences. Blis’ proprietary Infinity+ platform is a real-time bidding (“RTB”) platform that operates globally across mobile, tablet and laptop. By making advertising more relevant to their consumers, companies can improve brand performance and return on investment. Established in 2004, Blis was one of the first players in the UK to specialize in location-based media, and retains a strong base of proprietary intellectual property. Blis has offices in the UK, Singapore and Australia and features an extensive roster of blue-chip clients, including Barclays, BMW, Budweiser, Samsung, American Express and Universal. Visit www.blis.com for more information.

ParkWhizLogoParkWhiz

www.parkwhiz.com

Sector: Information Technology
Date Invested: January 2016

ParkWhiz is the nation’s largest on-demand parking app. The company’s website and mobile platforms provide a fast and efficient way for drivers to find and book guaranteed parking spaces before reaching their destination at thousands of parking locations across the country, from New York City to Chicago to San Francisco. ParkWhiz is an official partner and parking provider for Ford, Concur, and StubHub among many others. ParkWhiz has helped well over a million drivers seamlessly get where they need to be. Visit www.parkwhiz.com for more information.

D3OLogoD3O

www.d3o.com

Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Date Invested: April 2015

D3O is an impact protection solutions company that licenses a range of unique patented smart materials. Its technology is used to produce a shock absorbing material that can be found in a range of products across the motorcycle, sport, footwear, electronics, military and work-wear sectors. Visit www.d3o.com for more information.

SharecareLogoSharecare

www.sharecare.com

Sector: Healthcare
Date Invested: February 2015

Sharecare is a consumer-facing healthcare platform offering providers, employers, and payors a comprehensive patient engagement solution. Visit www.sharecare.com for more information.

RethinkLogoRethink

www.rethinkfirst.com

Sector: Education
Date Invested: August 2014

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in NYC, Rethink is an industry SaaS company focusing on the education and healthcare markets. Rethink’s award-winning research-based online program model for supporting children with autism and other developmental disabilities is used by school districts, federal, state and social service agencies, employers and families worldwide. Visit www.rethinkfirst.com for more information.

InContext SolutionsLogoInContext Solutions

www.incontextsolutions.com

Sector: Business Services
Date Invested: August 2014

InContext Solutions was founded in 2009 with a vision to revolutionize 3D virtual simulation technology via Internet streaming and offer unparalleled virtual store research services. In its short tenure, InContext Solutions launched Shopper MX in 2013, has been recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies,” and as a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner. As one of the fastest growing privately held technology companies, the Chicago firm sees no signs of slowing down in the future. Visit www.incontextsolutions.com for more information.

MontageLogoMontage

www.montagetalent.com

Sector: Business Services
Date Invested: May 2014

Montage offers the most mature video interviewing solution available, purpose-built to transform the hiring experience one smile at a time. Applying an enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, Montage is the solution of choice for companies pursuing a hiring advantage. By extending talent reach, elevating employer brand, reducing travel, and minimizing costs, Montage engages candidates and hiring teams throughout the process, driving faster decisions and improving quality of hire. Montage is a recipient of the 2014 HRO Today Tektonic Award for Talent Management. A privately held company, Montage is headquartered in Wisconsin. Visit www.montagetalent.com for more information.

Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME)LogoDetroit Institute of Music Education (DIME)

www.dime-detroit.com

Based in: Detroit, MI
Sector: Education
Date Invested: January 2014

Detroit Institute of Music Education (“DIME”) is a music education college dedicated to teaching the next generation of modern musicians. Founded by music industry veterans Kevin Nixon, Sarah Clayman and Bruce Dickinson, DIME will offer advanced music students a college-style experience in contemporary music, with expert musicians and music industry professionals teaching courses in guitar, bass, vocals, drums, songwriting and music entrepreneurship. Prospective students can choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree or diploma in Creative Music Performance, or sign up for part-time and summer music education programs. Serious musicians can expect practical and real-world preparation for a career in the music industry upon graduation. Visit www.dime-detroit.com for more information.

UICOLogoUICO

www.uico.com

Based in: Elmhurst, IL
Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Date Invested: January 2014

UICO is the maker of duraTOUCH®, the world’s most durable PCap touch technology. UICO’s innovative technology and solutions enable equipment manufacturers to deliver proven, best-in-class touch solutions in extreme environments of use. UICO is headquartered in Elmhurst, Illinois with key suppliers and manufacturing partnerships worldwide to support a large and growing customer base of leading OEMs in automotive, agriculture, appliance, medical, military, marine, industrial and other commercial product segments. Visit www.uico.com for more information.

Freeosk, Inc.LogoFreeosk, Inc.

www.thefreeosk.com

Michigan Operations: St. Joseph, MI
Sector: Business Services
Date Invested: July 2013

Freeosk is a proprietary marketing services platform that offers consumers a fast and fun way to receive free samples of new products wherever they shop, play and explore. Via a network of interactive kiosks that automatically distribute free samples, Freeosk aims to improve current product sampling solutions by increasing consumer conversion rates while providing deeper insights to retail and manufacturer partners about how shoppers discover and adopt new products. Visit www.thefreeosk.com for more information.

Fiber By-ProductsLogoFiber By-Products

www.fiberby-products.com

Michigan Operations: White Pigeon, MI
Sector: Clean Technology
Date Invested: June 2013

Fiber By-Products Corporation is a processor, recycler, and manufacturer of wood products. Since 1991, FBP has been the link between wood waste producers and wood by-product end users. The Company provides wood waste producers an environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach to disposing their waste. Once the waste is collected, FBP recycles and processes it into consumable products, including animal bedding, boiler fuel, wood mulch and, since 2006, premium wood pellets used to heat homes and businesses. The Company manufactures and sells more than 60,000 tons of pellets annually. Visit www.fiberby-products.com for more information.

Hastings Manufacturing CompanyLogoHastings Manufacturing Company

Based in: Hastings, MI
Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Date Invested: May 2013

Hastings Manufacturing Company designs and manufactures piston rings for the worldwide engine manufacturing and remanufacturing industries. Hastings holds TS16949 and ISO14001 registrations, and is an approved piston ring supplier to OEMs including those in aviation, compressors, agriculture, automotive, performance, and other industries.

CKE RestaurantsLogoCKE Restaurants

Based in: Carpinteria, CA
Sector: Restaurant
Date Invested: May 2013

CKE Restaurants, Inc. owns, operates and franchises some of the most popular brands in the quick-service restaurant industry, including the Carl’s Jr.®, Hardee’s®, Green Burrito® and Red Burrito® restaurant brands. The CKE system includes more than 3,300 restaurant locations in 42 states and in 28 countries.

ATI Physical TherapyLogoATI Physical Therapy

Based in: Bolingbrook, IL
Sector: Healthcare
Date Invested: March 2013

ATI Physical Therapy is the largest operator of comprehensive outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation clinics unified under one name. Based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, ATI has over 300 locations in ten states: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware. Named “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, ATI is one of the first physical therapy companies in the country to be awarded URAC Core Accreditation, a mark of distinction that recognizes ATI’s commitment to quality health care.

Eco-SiteLogoEco-Site

www.eco-site.com

Based in: Raleigh, NC
Sector: Cell Tower Development
Date Invested: November 2012

Eco-Site transforms vacant or distressed real estate into usable sites and provides a comprehensive solution for wireless carriers while allowing communities to benefit from revitalized real estate. The Company combines decades of wireless tower management with deep site redevelopment experience. Visit www.eco-site.com for more information.

StorePowerLogoStorePower

www.storepower.com

Sector: Information Technology, Business Services
Date Invested: September 2012

StorePower provides a smart and efficient white label solutions for grocery chains to sell online. Leveraging years of experience building AbesMarket.com, Storepower creates branded ecommerce sites that helps clients efficiently manage every step of online retailing, from picking and packing, to payment, to click-and-collect or delivery. Visit www.storepower.com for more information.

Abe’s MarketLogoAbe’s Market

www.abesmarket.com

Michigan Operations: Traverse City, MI
Sector: Consumer Products
Date Invested: September 2012

Abe’s Market is the leading online destination for discovering and experiencing the best organic and natural products available. Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Richard Demb and former Fortune 500 marketing executive Jon Polin, Abe’s Market gives healthy, environmentally conscious, and lifestyle savvy consumers a place to find incredible food, baby, hygiene, home, fashion and pet care items. The site is home to thousands of green-minded vendors, each of whom uses the platform to share the stories behind their products to help better connect with Abe’s customers and stand out to other like-minded vendors. In return, consumers get a better understanding of the health and environmental benefits each product delivers, and vendors have a business network they can tap into for new business and potential partnerships. Abe’s Market is working to combine the experience of a local, organic market with the convenience of an online superstore. Visit www.abesmarket.com for more information.

Truven Health AnalyticsLogoTruven Health Analytics

www.truvenhealth.com

Based in: Ann Arbor, MI
Sector: Healthcare Services
Date Invested: June 2012

Truven Health Analytics, formerly the Healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies have relied on Truven for more than 30 years. The company combines its deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes. Visit www.truvenhealth.com for more information.

Molecular Imaging – is now MI BioresearchLogoMolecular Imaging – is now MI Bioresearch

www.mibioresearch.com

Based in: Ann Arbor, MI
Sector: Life Sciences
Date Invested: February 2012

MI Bioresearch (MI) is a premier preclinical oncology Contract Research Organization (CRO), offering in vitro and in vivo oncology pharmacology research services to support drug discovery and development programs. Our team explores the effects of clients’ drugs and biologics using an expansive bank of human and syngeneic cancer cell line models and the industry’s widest breadth of and most sophisticated tools with which to interrogate pharmacology. MI Bioresearch provides pharma and biotech companies with decision-driving data to help advance their drug candidate toward the next cancer research breakthrough. One Focus. One Purpose. Oncology Research. Visit www.mibioresearch.com for more information.

syncreonLogosyncreon

www.syncreon.com

Based in: Auburn Hills, MI
Sector: Logistics
Date Invested: October 2011

syncreon is a global contract logistics and supply chain management company that uses its asset-light business model to provide specialized transportation, inbound, outbound, and fulfillment logistics services. These services are fully integrated into its customers’ supply chain and final end-client delivery. syncreon is a global business based in Ireland with its operational HQ in Auburn Hills, MI. syncreon has activities in 25 countries, with approximately 82 facilities and approximately 12,000 employees. syncreon is owned by Irish businessmen Michael & Brian Enright and New York based private equity firm, GenNx360 Capital Partners. Visit www.syncreon.com for more information.

Intervention InsightsLogoIntervention Insights

www.interventioninsights.com

Based in: Grand Rapids, MI
Sector: Health care
Date Invested: July 2011

Intervention Insights provides actionable strategies that assist community oncologists in developing personalized treatments for their patients. By analyzing cancerous tissue, Intervention Insights generate a genomic picture of over 20,000 genes and corresponding molecular pathways that uniquely define a person’s cancer and the drugs that target them. The company delivers this information to its frontline oncology partners who can quickly review hundreds of drugs which specifically target the molecular basis of a person’s cancer. The technology, OncInsights, is commercially available and used by an expanding network of community oncologists. Visit www.interventioninsights.com for more information.

Wolverine Advanced MaterialsLogoWolverine Advanced Materials

www.wamglobal.com

Based in: Dearborn, MI
Sector: Manufacturing
Date Invested: April 2011

Wolverine Advanced Materials produces and sells performance-critical, specialty elastomer-coated metals used in gaskets for automotive & industrial applications; automotive brake noise insulators and NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) damping solutions for automotive and NSV (noise, shock & vibration) for consumer electronics applications. Visit www.wamglobal.com for more information.

Henniges AutomotiveLogoHenniges Automotive

www.hennigesautomotive.com

Based in: Farmington Hills, MI
Sector: Manufacturing
Date Invested: November 2010

Henniges Automotive provides world class sealing system solutions to the global automotive market. The company utilizes the talents of its 4,500 associates located across three continents, 11 plants, and two technical centers to design, manufacture, and deliver innovative automotive sealing products to its customers. Visit www.hennigesautomotive.com for more information.

XanitosLogoXanitos

www.xanitos.com

Michigan Operations: Grand Rapids
Sector: Healthcare
Date Invested: October 2010

Xanitos is a provider of outsourced hospital housekeeping services across the United States. The company’s services include daily and post-discharge cleaning of patient rooms, cleaning and maintenance of flooring in common areas and passageways, and responding to situational cleaning needs. The company’s proprietary patented vacuum-cart and patent-pending XRO Team System improves productivity, significantly reduces the risk of hospital acquired infections, raises HCAHPS scores, and reduces bed turnaround time. Visit www.xanitos.com for more information.

InvenergyLogoInvenergy

www.invenergyllc.com

Based in: Gratiot County, MI
Sector: Clean Technology/Alternative Energy
Date Invested: October 2010

Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation facilities in North America and Europe. The company is committed to clean power alternatives and continued innovation in electricity generation. Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed and placed in service nineteen wind farms and five natural gas-fueled generating facilities. The aggregate capacity of these facilities is approximately five thousand megawatts, which can provide enough power for approximately two million homes. Invenergy is one of the top six largest owners of wind generating facilities in the United States, according to the American Wind Energy Association. Visit www.invenergyllc.com for more information.

Salon GrafixLogoSalon Grafix

www.salongrafix.com

Based in: Auburn Hills, MI
Sector: Consumer Products
Date Invested: July 2010

Salon Grafix is a developer and marketer of branded hair care products sold through retail mass-market channels. The Salon Grafix brand was launched in 1998 as a line of premium, salon quality hairsprays without the price tag of professional products. Today, Salon Grafix is one of the leading hair spray brands in the United States and has developed long standing relationships with a well diversified customer base comprised primarily of mass merchandisers, drug store chains, retail supermarkets and specialty retailers. Visit www.salongrafix.com for more information.

Liberty DialysisLogoLiberty Dialysis

www.libertydialysis.com

Michigan Operations: Western Michigan
Sector: Healthcare
Date Invested: May 2010

Liberty Dialysis develops, owns and operates dialysis clinics throughout the United States, particularly in underserved communities. The company partners with local physicians, nephrologists, non-profit organizations and/or hospitals in owning and operating the centers. Visit www.libertydialysis.com for more information.

The InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund exited its investment in Liberty Dialysis in February 2012.

Delphinus Medical TechnologiesLogoDelphinus Medical Technologies

www.delphinusmt.com

Based in: Plymouth, MI
Sector: Healthcare
Date Invested: May 2010

Delphinus Medical Technologies, a spinout from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, is the developer of SoftVue, an alternative to mammography for breast cancer detection, risk evaluation and treatment monitoring.

The SoftVue system does not involve radiation or compression and can effectively differentiate benign from malignant masses in breasts, helping to reduce the number of false positives and thereby reduce unnecessary biopsies. Unlike mammography the breast is submerged in warm water and an ultrasound ring surrounds the breast and captures detailed, three-dimensional images through the use of sound waves. The results are similar to MRI; however the SoftVue system takes only minutes and costs much less. The system is also able to perform repeated imaging, a necessary tool for treatment monitoring.

In addition, through its three-dimensional capabilities, SoftVue can accurately measure breast density, a known risk factor for developing breast cancer, as well as detect many early stages of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue, which is often not picked up by mammography. Visit www.delphinusmt.com for more information.

InTouch HealthLogoInTouch Health

www.intouchhealth.com

Michigan Operations: Pittsfield Township, MI
Sector: Healthcare
Date Invested: April 2010

InTouch Health provides comprehensive telemedicine solutions that enable physicians to remotely perform real-time consults with hospital patients. Through a single interface, physicians can access a host of FDA-cleared Remote Presence devices to provide and document care into emergency rooms, critical care units, patient wards and operating rooms. Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, InTouch Health’s Remote Presence telemedicine solutions can effectively extend the physician’s reach to manage patient care, thereby removing critical time and distance barriers.

The Company has more than 300 hospital locations on six continents using Remote Presence to deliver specialty care services such as stroke, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, psychiatry, translation services, critical care coverage, patient rounds, clinical education, and surgical/procedure mentoring. Visit www.intouchhealth.com for more information.

Accuri Cytometers LogoAccuri Cytometers

www.accuricytometers.com

Based in: Ann Arbor, MI
Sector: Life Sciences
Date Invested: July 2009

Accuri Cytometers, Inc. is a life sciences company developing and marketing revolutionary high performance cell analysis systems designed to bring the power of flow cytometry into the labs of life science researchers everywhere. Reflecting the input of hundreds of researchers, the Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer(R) is a full-featured bench-top cell and bead analysis system that provides similar capabilities to those of industry-leading flow cytometers in an easy-to-use format and at a fraction of their cost. The Accuri system was engineered from the start to be compact, powerful and user-friendly, while also being affordable by most research laboratories. The Accuri CSampler(TM) adds simple, reliable and user-friendly automation to the Accuri C6 Flow Cytometer System.

The InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund exited its investment in Accuri Cytometers in March 2011.

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation LogoInland Pipe Rehabilitation

www.inlandpiperehab.com

Based in: Detroit, MI
Sector: Industrial Products
Date Invested: June 2009

Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR) is an experienced, nationwide provider of trenchless repair and rehabilitation solutions for water, sewer, manhole and culvert applications. The company uses the industry’s leading trenchless technologies including pipe bursting, CIPP and Rib Loc. IPR has successfully rehabilitated over one million feet of pipe for both public and private sector clients across the United States.

Hearthside Food Solutions LogoHearthside Food Solutions

www.hearthsidefoods.com

Based in: Grand Rapids, MI
Sector: Consumer Products
Date Invested: May 2009

Hearthside Food Solutions, is a leading contract manufacturer of specialty food products, such as granola bars, croutons, cereals, popcorn, and snack mixes, that supplies North America’s leading consumer product companies.

gloStream – is now TRIARQ Health

www.triarqhealth.com

Based in: Troy, MI
Sector: Healthcare Information Technology
Date Invested: May 2009

TRIARQ Health creates a community of members, providers and payers designed to meet the Triple Aim health reform goals of:

  • Better Health for populations
  • Better Care for individuals and families
  • Better Economics by intelligently aligning quality and spending

TRIARQ healthcare services are offered in a single, coordinated care model called bundling. Each and every TRIARC member receives the highest quality care and wellness services in an engaged, efficient, coordinated and affordable manner. TRIARC is hyper focused on coordinating and delivering the highest quality outcomes, through choosing the best physicians and caregivers to support patients throughout their healthcare journey – completely supported by TRIARQ experts and its technology platform. Visit www.triarqhealth.com for more information.

Ranir LogoRanir

www.ranir.com

Based in: Grand Rapids, MI
Sector: Consumer Products
Date Invested: April 2009

Ranir manufactures and markets consumer oral care products in North America. It offers manual and power toothbrushes, dental floss and flossers, night protectors, tooth whiteners, trial-sized products, travel kits, and other oral care accessories to retailers as private label products as well as to contract manufacturing customers as branded products.

EcoSynthetix LogoEcoSynthetix

www.ecosynthetix.com

Based in: Lansing, MI
Sector: Clean Technology
Date Invested: November 2008

EcoSynthetix Inc., established in 1996, specializes in the R&D, process scale-up, manufacturing and commercialization of biobased technologies. The EcoSynthetix technology platforms are best described as clean technologies because they provide biobased products derived from renewable resources that have a positive impact on the environment. The renewable raw material feedstocks significantly reduce North America’s dependence on foreign-based fossil fuels, and reduce the end-user’s carbon footprint. The Company’s biopolymer nanoparticle technology platform provides EcoSphere® biolatex products as replacements for petroleum-based paper and paperboard coating binders such as SB and SA Latex. At substitution levels up to 50%, the biolatex products are comparable or superior to traditional petroleum-based alternatives and can be specifically formulated to deliver previously unattainable benefits at a lower delivered cost to industrial users.

In addition, the Company has developed EcoMer®, a polymerizable sugar monomer, and a line of EcoStix® sugar-acrylic PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) products for label and specialty adhesives applications.

The InvestMichigan! Growth Capital Fund exited its investment in EcoSynthetix in January 2012.