We are a team of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning founders and product builders.

We’ve been in the trenches several times over and know what it’s like to build a venture capital-backed company. On a daily basis, you are managing the product build while procuring customers and constantly pitching to venture capitalists. It is an absolute grind.

Midpoint Ventures is designed to make the grind easier by achieving speed-to-market in both your product build AND your fundraising strategy.

We leverage AI and Machine Learning to build intelligent systems.  These software tools are safely deployed to deliver sharp insights at and beyond the limits of humans.  They perform consistently, offloading complex calculations onto the metal, freeing decision makers and users to tackle real-world problems, aligning business objectives with human values.

By providing a full-stack software development team and funding, we are able to be more than just a studio, and more than just a check. For each company we work with, we leverage our strong Midwest and national network of resources to help our companies scale.  Scaling, after all, is the name of the game.

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Your Midpoint Ventures Team

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Israel Squires, J.D.

Managing Partner

Israel Squires is an M&A / Securities lawyer turned technology entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Having created products, sold products and procured venture capital from some of the world’s most advanced markets, he brings a global view to building and scaling a technology startup.

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Devvan Stokes


Devvan Stokes is an engineer and business developer with over 20 years of software development experience, beginning at the Artificial Intelligence Lab in the University of Michigan’s Advanced Technology Lab.  He has a continued passion for using intelligent systems to provide key insights toward building multiple products and startups.

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Michael Flowers


Michael Flowers is an investment analyst turned mobile engineer. He combines his years of experience in venture capital with his passion as a certified product manager to help early-stage startups deeply understand their customers, product, and market, in preparation for launch and fundraising.

Chief Advisors

David Reeves

Former President of OpenGov, Angel Investor and Sales Advisor

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Karl Gouverneur

CIO, CTO, Angel Investor & Board Director

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Michael Barber

Board Director, Executive Coach & Strategic Advisor

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Wes Schroll

CEO & Founder at Fetch Rewards

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Corey Nettles

Managing Director at Generation Growth Capital, Inc.

Tech Advisors

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Kelly Rauwerdink

Creative Director at Flagrant

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Software Engineer at Facebook

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Stephen Anderson

CEO & Founder at Bendyworks

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CEO at Noble Applications, LLC