Our Approach

Investment, Partnership, Growth

DVP backs seed and early stage startup teams with the grit, creativity, and passion to tackle and mold opportunity. We look for founders who are creative, disciplined, and trustworthy. We are passionate entrepreneurs who know how to build successful companies from the ground up. To us, building a business is an act of creative expression. It's an opportunity to make a difference and change the world. If not, why bother?

We are a new kind of VC; we are entrepreneurs helping other entrepreneurs build and grow meaningful companies. We offer unrivaled mentorship and the portfolio services of a super-charged accelerator program. Simply put, we’re willing to roll up our sleeves and do whatever it takes to help our entrepreneurs. Meet The Team

Bottom line - we put everything we've got into helping you launch a high-impact, game-changing company.

Detroit Grit

Yes, we said Detroit

We’re here to help rebuild Detroit through entrepreneurial fire. We believe venture investing is a full-contact sport, and we are ready to do whatever it takes to help our portfolio companies win.

You’ll find us hands-on, in the trenches, and deep behind enemy lines while other VC’s are enjoying their French-vanilla, no-whip, mocha frappucinos. We are, to our core, for and by entrepreneurs.

Since our founding, we’ve worked actively to support the growth of the M@dison Block (now 70 startups and growing), Detroit’s Downtown tech ecosystem. We’re one player in a community of great Detroit pioneers who see the city for its opportunity and potential. Check out what's happening in Detroit.