A Different Kind of
Venture Group!

Our venture group is more than just traditional investors, we are an early stage hybrid boutique private equity and venture capital firmthat is willing to look deeper, wider, and bigger.


We are a driven group of experienced Business Builders! 

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Over $156M in Access Capital

About Our Firm

City Side Venture is a boutique private equity group that is being managed by a unique, distinct and highly diverse group of seasoned and highly accomplished entrepreneurs. We have a deep understanding and appreciation for building businesses, and we are an ideal partner for early-stage tech-based startup companies. We have established ourselves as a “Game Changer” in the traditional startup experience. We are more than just traditional investors. We look deeper, wider, and bigger.

Unlike most private equity groups that are chasing the next “Unicorns” and looking for larger deals, we like to get involved on the ground floor, in the beginning. We are a venture operated group. We put our experience, expertise, and capital to work.

Our business mindset is that it takes a village to launch a startup. We are not looking to invest in cars, we are looking to invest in drivers. Confident, aggressive, open minded drivers with endless energy and passion.

If you are this kind of a driver, call us.

Our Focus
What industries and market segments are we interested in?
  • AI - Artificial Intelligence
  • Automotive Technology
  • B2B, B2C, & H2H Platforms
  • Date Visualization
  • Blockchain Technology
  • FinTech
  • IoT Connectivity
  • Medical & Healthcare Technology
  • Mobility & TIM
  • Wearable Tech

Our Investment Platforms

We have created the following three investment platforms to accommodate startup companies to navigate seamlessly
Seed Capital to Growth Capital.

GLA (Fund)

Great Lakes Angel Fund

An equity-based Angel Fund that was created to fund and grow early-stage Stage Michigan Technology companies. Its sole purpose is to grow the Michigan Tech Startup ecosystem


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VENTURE (248) /(V248)

Venture Capital Fund
Seed Capital

Venture(248) is an equity-based Venture Capital Fund that was created to fund and grow Second Stage Michigan Technology companies. Its sole purpose is to grow the Michigan Tech Startup ecosystem


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Private Equity Fund
Series C & Growth Capital

Blue Venture is a Michigan based Private Equity Fund that was established in order to invest in a selected fast-growing and scalable post revenue Tech based companies located in the US and North America.


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Our Venture Partners

Our global syndication of venture partners represent over $500M in investment capital

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 Process

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.

Our Investment Mindset
Business (+) Technology (+) Capital (=) Win!

We are business builders, not just traditional investors. We go all in, or not at all!


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.

Our Team:
  • All Team Members 
  • Leadership
  • Partners

Doron York

Chairman / CEO

Kevin Yang


Brandon Shamoun

General Consul

Anthony Steffens

Chief Information Officer

Bryan Culver

Chief Technology Officer

Jay Patel


Ziva (Zoe) Chen .PhD

SVP / Intellectual Property
Our managing partners are multi-generational and highly diverse with over 100+ years of combined business success.

Accountability + Discipline + Execution = Performance

Our Operating Principles

Our Current Investment Portfolio

Our Industry Portfolio:
  • All Categories
  • B2B
  • B2C
  • Blockchain
  • FinTech

Contact Us

Our Offices Worldwide

Detroit ♦ Palo Alto ♦  Tel Aviv  ♦  Chicago