A message from the Managing Director
I am passionate about the work the organization is achieving as we empower the next group of category leading enterprises. As I source new companies to be in our portfolio while building relationships with investors and the community, I hope to spur business growth in our economy. I have spent my career working as an investor and builder, and hope to continue to impact lives and my community for the better.
Helping grow a more innovative & diverse West Michigan
We believe in a more diverse economy, driven by economic prosperity in West Michigan communities of color. With greater access to capital and essential support services, we’re creating upward mobility for entrepreneurs who haven’t been given this opportunity historically. NCTF Grand Rapids is actively partnering with investors who share this vision and are ready to lead.
Grand Rapids, MI
Limited Partner Investors
We’re proud to partner with local companies investing in the future of West Michigan
Inside NCTF Grand Rapids
Anthony Chang, Founder of BAMF
BAMF Health enables true intelligence-based precision medicine by pinpointing cancerous cells, and effectively treating them with more accuracy and precision than traditional methods. The Company piloted in Germany and moved to Grand Rapids to headquarter.
Mellisa Bime, Founder of Infiuss
Infiuss Health assists clinical researchers and pharm companies develop a more robust clinical trial cohort through inclusion of patients on the African continent. This decentralized platform is the first of its kind, allowing for highly study-specific flexible patient solutions.
Sabeer Nelli, CEO of Zil Money
Zil Money is an all-in-one payment platform and accounts payable solution designed for SMEs. Zil Money automates payments from start to finish so you can spend less time on payment tasks and more time on work that really matters.
New Visionaries Wanted
New Community Transformation Fund is equipping ambitions early & mid-stage high growth companies, transition/legacy businesses and providing business development & support.Learn More
Who should apply
We’re actively seeking relationships with companies that:
Are scalable, high-growth, early to mid-stage companies
Have founders located and operating in West Michigan
Are in advanced manufacturing, food processing and agribusiness, life sciences and medical devices, or information technology
Are focused on multi-generational wealth creation within historically disadvantaged groups
Grand Rapids, MI
Board and Investment Committee
Board of Directors
Co-Founder & Executive ChairThe Right Place
FounderHead & Heart Philanthropy
Co-Founder and Managing PartnerNew Community Transformation Fund
President & CEO & Board Treasurer/SecretaryCMS & Consumers Energy
Chairman & CEOBlack Star Fund
Managing DirectorSPECTRUM HEALTH VENTURES
Chief Executive OfficerNCTF, HOLDINGS
Chief Executive OfficerGUN LAKE INVESTMENTS
Partner, SVPLIGHTHOUSE INSURANCE
Managing DirectorALPHAMAX ADVISORS
SVP, Corporate BankingMERCANTILE BANK OF MICHIGAN
Vice President — Real Estate DevelopmentROCKFORD CONSTRUCTION
Managing DirectorCascade Partners LLC