Vice President of Capital Programs, Ann Arbor SPARK; Managing Director, Michigan Angel Fund
Mike Flanagan is Vice President of Capital Programs at Ann Arbor SPARK and Managing Director at the Michigan Angel Fund. Mike manages a portfolio of 100 early stage technology investments at SPARK and makes new investments out of the Michigan Angel Fund. He also mentors and consults with entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses. Prior to joining SPARK and MAF, Mike was Director of Equity Programs at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) responsible for the state’s venture capital, private equity, and mezzanine program investments through the 21st Century Investment Fund, Venture Michigan Funds, and Venture Development Fund. Prior to that, Mike held several other positions at MEDC including Director of Capital Markets, where he was instrumental in the design and management of multiple development finance programs across the capital continuum, including the Collateral Support, Loan Participation, Venture Development, Small Business Investment Tax Credit, and Small Business Mezzanine Fund. Mike also helped lead the application and fund raising process to secure $80 million for Michigan businesses through US Treasury’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), an evergreen fund that now supports many of the state’s development finance programs.
Prior to joining the MEDC, Mike held several commercial banking roles at JP Morgan Chase Bank and Morgan Stanley for 10 years. Mike holds a B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Michigan and holds certifications from the Venture Capital Institute and Michigan Bankers Association. He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He is also a frequent speaker and panelist at economic development and industry events in Michigan and nationally.