Innovation & Job News

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3.7 Designs grows via word-of-mouth referrals, adds new partner

3.7 Designs got its start 10 years ago building digital presences for local companies. Today it has established itself as a staple in Ann Arbor’s growing tech community.

Visual Compass expands into mobile app development

Talk about patience. Visual Compass started as 17-year long side project, emerged from Ann Arbor SPARK's East Incubator, and has now taken up residence in Ypsilanti's Depot Town.

Growth spike pushes Portal Architects to release new software

Ann Arbor-based Portal Architects have enjoyed a 357 percent revenue growth over the last year. They now have nearly 2,000 clients and recently hired 16 people, mainly software professionals, to grow their staff to 27. We'd call that success by any measure.

Digitization drives Image Data Conversion growth in Saline

The world is full of more paperwork than anyone could, or want to, read in a lifetime. Image Data Conversion is building a business by digitizing those documents for the 21st Century.

RightBrain Networks continues rapid growth in cloud IT work

Ann Arbor-based RightBrain Networks has been on a rapid growth streak. Two years ago it tripled in size. This last year its growth is nearly the same... and not showing any signs of slowing down.

Michigan eLab bridges the gap between Silicon Valley and Ann Arbor startups

Michigan eLab opened with an idea for bridging the startup economies of Silicon Valley and Ann Arbor. Most people would assume that means focusing on California first, then Michigan. The team at the Ann Arbor-based venture capital firm has found the opposite to be true.

Millendo Therapeutics scores big VC round, Duo Security clocks record growth

A couple of tech startups in Ann Arbor are making a splash with some big headlines. Millendo Therapeutics reports that it has raised $62 million in investment and Duo Security is reporting 200 percent revenue growth for 2015.

Oxford Companies plan more murals as part of growth plan

Art is an afterthought for most real-estate companies. For Oxford Companies, it's a critical part of its business plan. The Ann Arbor-based company made a splash last year with the creation of one of the largest murals in downtown Ann Arbor. This year it's making plans to add two more significant pieces of public art in downtown.

Humantech expands workplace ergonomics through software

For more than 20 years Humantech was known as a go-to consulting firm when it came to workplace ergonomics. The Ann Arbor-based company has become one of the largest consulting ergonomics firm in the U.S. since its founding in 1987. But it needed more to maintain its upward trajectory.

Simple Continuity aims to become TurboTax for risk assessment

Simple Continuity, which calls Ann Arbor SPARK’s incubator home, is developing a software-as-a-service platform that helps businesses perform a better risk analysis. Its being branded as RADAR and is focused on providing more cost-effective and time-efficient compliance with federal regulations.

Michigan Angel Fund hits 100 members, invests in local startups

Michigan Angel Fund is hitting some significant milestones over the last year with even bigger ambitions for 2016. The Ann Arbor-based angel investor group has 100 members between its two investment funds. It finished 2015 by sending out $2.91 million in investments, of which $1.5 million was made in the fourth quarter of last year.


Arbor Brewing Co expands in India market with new production plant

Arbor Brewing Co made headlines a couple of years ago with its expansion into India, opening a brewpub in Bangalore. Today it's capitalizing on that success by working to open a production plant in Goa then follow with taverns that stretch across the continent.


Local Orbit's new software connects big institutions with local food producers

Local Orbit is currently beta testing a new platform, LocalEyes, that connects major institutions, like college campuses and corporate entities, with local food producers.

ContentOro provides marketeers with access to authoritative content

It's one thing to get consumers' attention but its quite another to get their respect for your product. The new Ann Arbor-based startup ContentOro specializes in providing marketeers with access to authoritative content.

Ann Arbor's PriceLocal browser app compares Amazon pricing to local retailers

When PriceLocal launched a little more than a year ago it was a spunky, local startup carving out a niche by helping local retailers compete with e-commerce prices. Today it is a significantly bigger startup looking to make grow even more during the holiday shopping season.

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