HookLogic Awarded $9.5M in Funding

HookLogic, the leader in e-commerce media, announced this week that it has been awarded a $9.5 million round of financing from Bain Capital Ventures. HookLogic will use the funding to further develop its unique Software-as-a-Service (Saas) platform and expand its business across the retail, travel and automotive sectors in North America and Europe. HookLogic is headquartered in New York. Its office in Ann Arbor is focused on developing software... [Read More...]

Congrats to Lycera: Biotech Company Moves to U-M’s NCRC

Congratulations to Lycera on graduating from our Michigan Life Science & Innovation Center biotech incubator to U-M’s North Campus Research Complex (NCRC)!  The move will accommodate the growing company’s need for more space; in the fall, Lycera will move into 14,000 square feet at NCRC. Lycera, a biopharmaceutical company and University of Michigan spinoff, pioneers innovative approaches to the discovery and development of novel... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor Ranks Runner Up, American Cities of the Future Awards

Exciting news: Ann Arbor earned the runner up position and a top ten ranking in the fDi American Cities of the Future Awards 2011/12.  Our ranking, specifically in the Small Cities, Economic Potential category, also included Top Ten – Small Cities, Human Resources. fDi Magazine used a mixture of data and expert opinion to rank cities which have the best prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.  fDi Intelligence,... [Read More...]

Dear Chicago: I Now Know Why People Call You “The Windy City”

Chicago skyline created a great backdrop for our MichAgain event After grabbing a quick lunch at RJ Grunts, we were ready to go prepare for our MichAGAIN Alumni event in Chicago. We spread the good news that is coming out of Michigan at Maggiano’s restaurant downtown. We welcomed over 50 excited alumni from various Michigan Universities. There was definitely a strong University of Michigan presence, but we also had many representatives... [Read More...]