Venture Capital

The Leading VC Club at the
University of Michigan

Venture Capital

The Leading VC Club at the
University of Michigan

Our Mission

UpRound Venture Capital is dedicated to accelerating the entrepreneurial ecosystems of Southeastern Michigan and the broader Midwest.

We are a driven student group with eyes on the ground. We connect local startups with investors and provide education for the next generation of venture capitalists.

Connecting Local Entrepreneurs with
VCs from across the nation

30+ Partnered VC Firms


30+ Partnered Firms


We work with our partnered VCs to find the best startups in the Midwest for investment...

60+ Local Startups


Join our Partners

Campus Events
With Seasoned Investors

Campus Events with
Seasoned Investors

Venture Capital Panel

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, UpRound VC hosted a panel with Jake Cohen of Detroit Venture Partners, Danielle Strachman of 1517 Fund, and Doug Neal of eLab Ventures. Each of these visionaries come from vastly different backgrounds and firms with vastly different investment strategies. They brought their unique perspectives together for an amazing discussion on their paths to venture capital and what it's like to work with early-stage entrepreneurs.

UpRound Venture Panel

Fireside Chat | Mark Kvamme

On Tuesday, March 20th, 2018, UpRound VC hosted Venture Capitalist Mark Kvamme for a fireside chat. Mark is a past partner at Seqouia Capital, one of the most prestigious firms of Silicon Valley. In 2013, Mark founded Drive Capital in Columbus Ohio. He has had an amazing track record of investments, including LinkedIn and MagicWork. His friends thought he was crazy when he packed up and left the Golden Coast to start a new firm here in the Midwest, but he saw something in the Rust Belt.

Fireside Chat with
Mark Kvamme

Our Team

Sakina Tinwala | President

Sakina is a Junior studying Industrial Operations Engineering

Wyatt Dudgeon | VP Internal

Wyatt is a Sophomore studying Business and Entrepreneurship

Michael Yufa | VP External

Michael is a Sophomore studying Computer Science and Data Science

Max Apple | VP Deal Flow

Max is a Junior studying Business

Nishant Patel | VP Membership

Nishant is a Sophomore studying Computer Science and Data Science

We are 20+ hard working students learning about Venture Capital by working with experienced investors

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