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Avanta Ventures
Jul 10 · 2 min read

What is Techstars Detroit?

Since 2015, Techstars Detroit (formerly Techstars Mobility) has helped founders around the world succeed in building transformational businesses across mobility, automotive, transportation, logistics, city infrastructure, manufacturing, Internet of Things, and travel industries. Their extensive mentor network gives founders an unique advantage offering access to global industries leaders across the Detroit ecosystem. More than 143 automotive and transportation organizations have supported the program. Their 44 alumni have raised more than $80M and include Cargo, Wise, Donut Media, SEEVA, and SPLT (acquired by Bosch).

More than 143 automotive and transportation organizations have supported the Techstars Detroit program

At Avanta Ventures, we’re proud to be supporting this year’s program that includes a diverse set of corporate partners such as Lear, Ford X, AAA, USAA, Nationwide, Honda, and PlanetM.

40% of the 2019 Techstars Detroit teams have female founders and 60% are international companies.

Meet the 2019 class

This year’s class represents the broad demographic change occurring across industries, blending diverse teams and pioneering technologies. In fact, 40% of the teams have female founders and 60% are international companies. Business models are a mix of consumer, enterprise, and governmental spanning industries that intersect with automotive and Detroit. Here’s the complete list:

As we eagerly await Demo Day on October 10, we’re looking forward to being a part of these founders’ impact on the changing landscape of Detroit business.


To learn more about Techstars and the 2019 , click here.

Avanta Ventures

As the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, Avanta Ventures empowers startups to bring fresh ideas forward in the areas of technology, insurance, and beyond, creating extraordinary value for AAA Members.

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Avanta Ventures

As the venture capital arm of CSAA Insurance Group, Avanta Ventures empowers startups to bring fresh ideas forward in the areas of technology, insurance, and beyond, creating extraordinary value for AAA Members.

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