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220 Huron St
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Plymouth Management Company

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Jeff Barry

Jeff Barry is a partner with Plymouth Management Company, a venture capital firm based out of downtown Ann Arbor.

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Plymouth Management Company invests in second-stage, Michigan-based firms that are creating scalable technologies in areas like software, medical devices, or advanced manufacturing. Some of its previous investments include Accuri Cytometers, Incept BioSystems, and Janeeva.
 

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Plymouth Venture Partners raises $16M, adds 2 partners in Ann Arbor

Plymouth Venture Partners has finished the first round of fundraising for its latest capital call, bringing in $16 million in new seed capital funding.The downtown Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm plans to raise $35-$40 million in fresh investment funds by the end of this year. That money will be directed at local start-ups in the southeast Michigan and northern Ohio areas."We expect to make 20 investments in this fund," says Mark Horne, CEO of Plymouth Venture Partners. "We expect to make two to four in 2010."With that goal in mind the company has doubled the number of partners from two to four. Its staff rounds out to five people and a couple of interns from the University of Michigan. Plymouth Ventures made 29 investments as of 2009, and all of the companies are based in the Great Lakes region. Horne says the firm likes to keep its investments within a reasonable car ride of their Ann Arbor home base, which is a common strategy in the venture capital and investment world. He adds that Michigan is a "target rich environment" so the firm doesn't have to look too far to find worthy candidates."The region is so under-served in terms of capital," Horne says. "There are a lot of opportunities for investment right here."Source: Mark Horne, CEO of Plymouth Venture PartnersWriter: Jon Zemke read on…

Plymouth Venture Partners Fund II makes first investment, looks to reach $30M in size

Plymouth Venture Partners Fund take two is now in action, making the first investment for the Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm's second fund.Plymouth Management Company invested in Lansing-based IDV Solutions, which creates business intelligence software called Visual Fusion. It's the first investment of what Jeff Barry, partner of Plymouth Management Company, expects will be 20 deals in growth-stage companies over the next 3-4 years for this fund."We expect to do 1-2 more investments before the end of the year," Barry says.The 7-year-old VC firm now has five employees and two interns after adding a new partner over the last year. So far the firm has raised $16 million for Plymouth Venture Partners Fund II, which it expects to grow to $30 million in size. The company invests in second-stage, Michigan-based firms that are creating scalable technologies in areas like software, medical devices, or advanced manufacturing. Some of its previous investments include Accuri Cytometers, Incept BioSystems, and Janeeva.Source: Jeff Barry, partner of Plymouth Management CompanyWriter: Jon ZemkeRead more about Metro Detroit's growing entrepreneurial ecosystem at SEMichiganStartup.com. read on…
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