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The Cackle Ep68:

Martin Dober, Managing Director, Invest Detroit Ventures, joins The Cackle to discuss the ins and outs of early-stage entrepreneurship.

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Martin Dober joined the Invest Detroit team in 2013 with more than 18 years of experience in early-stage technology ventures and in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and investment roles. His primary responsibility is to provide investment capital and support to early-stage and high-growth companies in the region.

Prior to joining Invest Detroit, Martin was senior vice president of entrepreneurship and innovation for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation where he directed technology investment programs under the state’s 21st Century Jobs Fund. Prior to that, he held senior positions in several small technology companies, including iRobot Corporation, American Systems Technology, Inc., and EIP, Inc. and served as a startup tech consultant at the Michigan Small Business Development Center.

Martin serves as co-president and board member for the Harvard Business School (HBS) Club of Michigan. He is leading the formation of a Detroit chapter for the HBS Alumni Angels Association, an angel network. He holds director and board observer positions for portfolio companies Shoptelligence, Greenmark Biomedical, Akadeum, PicoSpray, and Detroit Materials. He co-founded and leads Hacker Fellows, a talent-retention and attraction program that places diverse computer science talent into Michigan startups.

Martin received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in computer science from Kettering University (formerly GMI) and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Martin Dober, Managing Director, Invest Detroit Ventures, joins The Cackle to discuss the ins and outs of early-stage entrepreneurship.


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