A different kind of Venture Group.

We are more than just traditional investors. We look deeper, wider, and bigger.

EVENT! Join us at the next Ann Arbor New Tech Meetup on March 21th, 2017.

About Our Firm

Managed by a unique, distinct and highly diverse group of industry professionals, we have established ourselves as a “Game Changer” in the traditional startup experience.

We are committed to redefining the startup experience in the state of Michigan simply by keeping the balance between innovation, impact and outstanding business performance.

"While everyone chases Unicorns, we look for the Golden Gems that were left behind." - City Side Ventures

Our Investment Focus

What industries and market segments are we interested in?
  • AI - Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive Technology
  • B2B, B2C, & H2H Platforms
  • Big Data
  • Financial Technology
  • IoT Connectivity
  • Medical & Healthcare Technology
  • Mobility

Investment Platform

Motor City Venture Fund

Open for US investor groups that are interested in investing in tech-based companies that operate in the city of Detroit and surrounding. $18M - IPY: 36 

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Venture 248 Fund

Open for US investor groups that are interested in investing in tech-based companies that operate in the state of Michigan. $24M - IPY: 48

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Blue Venture Fund

Open for the US and foreign country investor groups that are interested in investing in tech-based companies that operate in US. $100M - IPY: 50

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Our Process

Pitch it. Fund it. Launch it.

The Driver [The Entrepreneur]
We invest in Drivers Not Cars.

We will pick the driver regardless of what kind of car they drive. As long is it is a legal, moral and ethical business, - we are all in!

The Car [The Business]
Our philosophy is simple.

If you put a great driver in an average car, you will get above average performance. A great driver will perform with any car, at any time, in any race.

The Race [The Market]
Finishing the Race.

We can fix or suit up the car. We are not "Industry" focused we are "Driver" focused. Find the driver, fix him a car, and get him in the race.

Our Innovative Approach

Bringing the Venture Capital market into
the 21st Century.

City Side provides solutions to find and manage investments for investors and corporate ventures using today's technology. With the development of our online Venture Management System (VMS), we have automated the process of investments from start to finish. 

We are connecting tech entrepreneurs and startups with investors and corporate ventures worldwide. Find, screen, qualify, vet and select investment opportunities across the globe all from one platform from the contingency of your computer. Save time by having the ability to evaluate a high volume of investments through the deal flow and make better decisions.

The Sidepitch Platform

A Venture Management System (VMS) platform that is pioneering a new category within the Financial Technology market by leveraging a high-tech approach to the traditional venture capital market worldwide.

What Do We Offer?

Early Stage Capital

Available funding of $ 50K - 250K for early stage investments in tech companies.

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Venture Management

A highly adaptable platform modernizing the venture business.

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Syndication Management

Join a large syndicate of investors to lower risk and increase investment success.

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Our Team

We are active investors full of energy. A savvy "tribe" of entrepreneurs ready to go to work with you in the trenches, in the mud, and on the grind.

Doron York
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Yang
Anthony Steffens
Chief Technology Officer
Brandon Shamoun
Chief Legal Officer
  • Our managing partners are multi-generational and highly diverse with over 50 years of combined business success. 
    Accountability + Discipline + Execution = Performance

Our Operating Principles

Integrity and Transparency

 To be open and visible to our stakeholders.

Courage and Drive

Boldly forge our moves ahead with full force.

Making an impact

Positively influence communities across the globe.

Fiscal responsibility

To be aggressive while watching the bottom-line.

Doing the impossible

Moving beyond "impossible" with power and ease.


Our Current Portfolio



Financial Technology


Digital Tech Development
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The Coaching Standard

Executive Coaching
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City Side Work

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B2B Data Platform


Mobile POS
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B2C Survey
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New Detroit

Lifestyle Real Estate

Contact US


P: (248) 430-4336

We do not shy away from hard work, we embrace it. We know that building a successful business takes tears, sweat and unconditional commitment to do whatever it takes.

We are open from 9am — 5pm week days.

Trusted by over 36 venture partners and over $54 million in available capital.