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Desai Accelerator

Desai Accelerator

Desai Accelerator is an accelerator that runs a 16-week program during which the selected start ups are provided with financing, office space, mentorship and resources. The firm seeks to invest in the mobile, security service, food and broadcasting sectors. It is a collaborative effort at the University of Michigan between the Zell Lurie Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies at the Ross School of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Engineering.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Year Founded
Primary Investor Type
Primary Office
  • 301 East Liberty Street
  • Suite 701
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • United States

Desai Accelerator Investments (26)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Mi Padrino 13-Sep-2018 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
000000 (0000000000 12-Sep-2018 000000000000 Social/Platform Software Startup 000000 000000
000000 12-Sep-2018 000000000000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 000000
0000000 11-Jun-2018 000000000000 0000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue
0000000 11-Jun-2018 000000000000 00000 Automotive Generating Revenue
0000000 01-Jan-2018 000000000000 Information Services (B2C) Startup
000000 00000 12-Jul-2017 000000000000 0000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 000000
0000 0000 00000 12-Jul-2017 000000000000 0000 Social/Platform Software Startup 000000 000000
Gwydion 12-Jul-2017 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing Out of Business 000000 000000
Twoscoretwo 12-Jul-2017 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Financial Software Startup
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Desai Accelerator Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Gwydion 15-Jul-2019 Out of Business Completed
00000000 09-Jul-2019 000000 00 000000 Completed
  • 0000 00000
000000000 01-Mar-2019 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000 00
0000000000 01-Sep-2018 000 00 00000000 Completed
00000 01-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000 Completed
Roomations 01-Nov-2017 Out of Business Completed
Clash Audio Out of Business Completed
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Desai Accelerator Team (2)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Kelly LaPierre Startup Consultant, Advisor & Founding Managing Director 0 Ann Arbor, MI
Angela Kujava Managing Director 0 Ann Arbor, MI

Desai Accelerator Co-Investors (1)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
Backstage Capital 0 0
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