Northern Michigan Angels

About Us

Northern Michigan Angels is an organization of local volunteer members focused on private sector economic development. The group’s primary interest is in working with scalable entrepreneurial companies whose potential success will have an impact on the quality of life in Michigan, especially in northwestern lower Michigan. We welcome the participation of like minded individuals and organizations in this pursuit.

Northern Michigan Angels is a member of the Angel Capital Association (ACA) and the Michigan Venture Capital Association (MVCA).

 

Local Success Stories 

Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan – ATLAS Space Operations is an innovative, space-communications company that is disrupting the industry and changing the game, by providing the most cost-effective solutions, bar none. Through its proprietary technologies, LINKS™ and FREEDOM™, ATLAS dramatically lowers or completely bypasses the traditionally high installation and operation costs of antenna, all while providing customers with high-speed connectivity to a ubiquitous cloud-based user interface that is far more intuitive and infinitely more prolific than any other provider on the market, legacy or otherwise.  


"It’s a delight to work with the Northern Michigan Angels, and we’re proud to be part of their high-performing portfolio. From the beginning it was abundantly clear that the NMA care tremendously about the region and the companies they back. Their group played integral role that influenced our decision to relocate our corporate headquarters to Traverse City. Our company has room to expand operations here, and there is an abundance of local talent and subject-matter-experts to join our team as we continue to grow."

-Mike Carey, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.

 


 

A recent example is Silikids, a consumer products start-up headquartered in Traverse City. NMA led, along with Start Garden in Grand Rapids, the first round capital raise, putting the company in position to execute market entry in early 2014.

silikidsSilikids designs and manufactures safe, modern silicone accessories for kids. In a world of excessive plastic ware, Silikids is making glass kid friendly and silicone a staple household material! Silikids launched in 2007 and is the first mom-founded brand focusing on children’s products made entirely of SILICONE and glass. The company was co-founded by Giuliana Schwab and Stacey Feeley, whose mission was to design safe, modern and practical products offering a new function, while being easy to use and keep clean. Through strong marketing and sales efforts, the company continues to build the brand offering safe, modern and high-end designed SILICONE products, while bridging the gap between affordability and beautiful design. As Silikids continues to build the brand and promote the SILICONE benefit, its goal is to be a leading brand in the industry through innovative and modern design.

“NMA has been instrumental in helping to grow the Silikids brand! The group has brought not only financial support, but also pertinent business relationships that will continue to provide added value to the company’s mission and success. Through NMA’s championing, Silikids has been able to bring the company’s growth to the the Northern Michigan area…and we are excited! The support of NMA members has gone far beyond the scope of expected backing and is a partnership we are fortunate to have inline with Silikids! “

– Stacey Feeley, Co-Founder & CEO, Silikids