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.

 



Traverse City-based GoSili was founded in 2006 by Stacey Feeley and Giuliana Schwab with the mission of Waste Less! GoSili designs and manufactures silicone tableware products for the whole family and is also the parent company of the award-winning children’s silicone products brand Silikids.   In today’s retail environment, there is an excessive amount of plastic table wares linked to negative health and environmental issues, which inspired the GoSili founders to create a modern line incorporating all the practical benefits that silicone has to offer. GoSili is the first brand which focuses on creating silicone tableware products that have high-end design at affordable prices competing directly with plastic.   The company is dedicated to building a social movement away from toxic and unsustainable plastic wares by providing the alternative to them. With increasing brand awareness and larger distribution, GoSili is creating a cultural shift away from the overuse of these “throw away” plastics.