The Michigan Venture Capital Association held its anniversary gala at the Greenfield Village on Thursday, Sept. 29 — the site of an open-air museum founded by Henry Ford.

The 200-attendee event, which celebrated 20 years of MVCA’s existence, was also a recognition of disruptive innovation, startups, and financiers who are working to build a better tomorrow.

Of the 15 companies that were nominated, there were just four winners — and Benzinga was one of them. The Detroit-based company, acquired in late 2021 by Beringer Capital for $300 million, received the Exit of the Year Award.

The other winners included:

Workit Health, Financing of the Year Award
Airspace Link, Up-and-Coming Company of the Year Award
Invest Detroit, Community Impact Award

Individuals were recognized, too. Robin McIntosh and Lisa McLaughlin were both awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Sam Valenti …

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