The Huffington Post has a local voice when it comes to venture capital in Michigan, now that Jeff Bocan has signed on to blog for the nationally recognized website.
Bocan points out that there is a lot of wealth and talent in Michigan and the Midwest because of the last century of industrial might that has dominated the landscape. Even though a large section of that has eroded, there is still considerable wealth, business acumen, and talented people who are willing to take the risk of entrepreneurship now.
“A lot of these people are here in one shape or another or they are willing to come back if the opportunity arose,” Bocan says. “You have a lot of the key raw materials to be successful here in Michigan. There is real opportunity here.”
Bocan lived in Los Angeles and managed Beringea’s LA office before moving to Michigan to be a part of its InvestMichigan! Fund team. He is responsible for deal sourcing, analysis, and ongoing portfolio management. His expertise is in the new media and clean technology sectors.
Source: Jeff Bocan, managing partner of Beringea
Writer: Jon Zemke