8 Gunderson Dettmer Clients Recognized as the Most Important VCs in the Midwest by Business Insider

November 3, 2022Client News

13 of the 39 individuals recognized by Business Insider as the “Most Important VCs in the Midwest” are at venture funds that Gunderson Dettmer represents.  The Midwest is home to a bustling tech ecosystem where enterprise software, manufacturing, and life sciences startups are thriving. Last year Midwest startups raised over $15 billion in funding.

Congratulations to these outstanding venture capitalists who take leading roles in the Midwest venture ecosystem:

Jan Garfinkle from Arboretum Ventures

Joanna Arras from Baird Capital

Smriti Jayaraman from Corazon Capital

Daniel Kimerling from Deciens Capital

Molly Bonakdarpour, Chris Olsen, and Nick Solaro from Drive Capital

Jake Cohen from Detroit Venture Partners

Mike Asem, Victor Gutwein, and Abhinaya Konduru from M25

Ezra Galston and Haley Zollo from Starting Line