Companies that have joined Rock Ventures in Downtown Detroit since August 2010 

Over the past 25 months, more than 60 companies have moved to downtown Detroit in a number of Rock Ventures-owned buildings.

These businesses include:

1528 Woodward (45, 146 sq. feet; former Arts League Building): 
  • Sachse Construction: Offering premium commercial construction services nationwide.
M@dison Building (50,000 sq. feet; 100 percent occupied): 
  • Twitter: A real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news 
  • Skidmore Studio: A leading creative design firm occupying an entire floor in the building 
  • Detroit Venture Partners (DVP): A venture capital firm specializing in funding early stage technology businesses 
  • Detroit Labs: A leader in the development of Android, iOS and web-based applications 
  • UpTo: A new social platform focused on the future tense, allowing users to easily share calendar events 
  • Chez Zara: A full-service espresso bar that specializes in exceptional espresso drinks and organic teas 
  • Bizdom: A non-profit entrepreneurship accelerator for budding web and tech-based startups in Detroit and Cleveland (Bizdom Detroit was previously housed in Wayne State University’s Tech Town) 
  • Are You a Human: The answer to frustrating CAPTCHA entries, Are You a Human uses fun games to verify the authenticity of people completing online forms 
  • Doodle Home: An online interior design destination serving customers, designers and manufacturers of luxury home furnishings 
  • hiredMYway : A company disrupting the traditional “job board” concept that provides an exceptionally better value and experience for both job seekers and employers 
  • TextsFromLastNight (Detroit office): An accidental startup born out of a viral sensation, now one of the leading user-generated content sites for 20-somethings 
  • FLUD: A news-reader application for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices that helps users save time by delivering content they’re most interested in 
  • Marxent Labs: Creator of ShopWith.It, a new app for social shoppers that makes it easy to take your Facebook friends shopping 
  • Ludlow Ventures: An angel and seed-stage venture capital firm investing in web and digital technologies 
  • Aria Ventures: A company specializing in developing and funding startup ventures 
  • 313 Ventures: Stock trader-turned-angel investor, partaking in the rebuild of Detroit, one deal at a time 
  • Vineyard Capital: An investment firm for later-stage private companies, partnering with various groups throughout the 
  • Midwest Roqbot: A social jukebox app that lets you be the DJ at your favorite bars, restaurants, gyms, and stores 
  • Savorfull: Monthly samples of allergy free, nutrient dense foods, delivered right to your doorstep 
  • EBLI: A proprietary system that teaches people of any age and skill level to read to their highest potential 
  • Exxodus Pictures: A production company whose first feature film, Jinn, is now in post-production 
  • GreenLancer: Web-based company that provides businesses a model for cutting development and engineering costs in clean energy projects 
  • GumShoe: A game where players compete against friends and a community of sleuths to solve mysteries, and earn awards, social cred and the occasional real life cache along the way 
  • Quikkly: Short-term deals exclusively for college students 
  • Wedit: A fun, easy, and affordable way to capture, edit, and share wedding memories through the use of HD Flip cameras 
  • Tapjoy: A mobile ad network that lets you discover apps and get in-app rewards when you engage with ads 
  • Thrillist Detroit: Free weekly email that finds the best of what’s new in your neighborhood and on the web 
  • Facility Matrix Group (FMG): The area’s pre-eminent provider of office furniture 
 Chase Tower (505,000 sq. feet; 100 percent occupied):
  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender  
  • One Reverse Mortgage: The largest reverse-only mortgage lender in America and second largest retail provider of reverse mortgage home loans 
  • In-House Realty: A real estate services company matching Quicken Loans clients with pre-screened agents in their community 
 First National Building (800,000 sq. feet; 93 percent occupied): 
  • Title Source: The largest independent provider of title insurance, property valuations and settlement services in the nation 
  • Aerotek: A leading staffing agency that matches qualified candidates with top companies worldwide 
  • Roasting Plant: New York-based coffee company with unique Javabot roasting technology  
Chrysler House (Former Dime Building; 320,000 sq. feet; 92 percent occupied): 
  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender 
  • Chrysler Group LLC: Automotive company that produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Mopar, SRT and Fiat vehicles and products 
  • Just Baked: Specialty cupcake shop and bakery 
  • Rehmann: A company offering accounting, tax planning and financial consulting services 
  • Allied Printing Company: Provides printing, information management, and warehouse & fulfillment services 
  • Hubbard Snitchler & Parzianello PLC: Provides world-class legal service 
  • Professional Moving company that specializes in providing local, long distance, and international relocation services for people and businesses 
  • Elite Fire Safety: A one-stop-shop for fire safety needs 
  • EverStaff: Recruits the most skilled and qualified professionals for organizations of all sizes 
  • FNC Holding Company: Provides insight into the property backing a loan with its data and analytic solutions 
  • GSI: A company specializing in security, network and system integration 
  • Metro Consulting: A full service civil engineering and land surveying consultancy 
  • Reliance One: A full service staffing firm 
  • SCI Marketview: A lead management company for automotive dealers 
  • Corby Energy: Providing construction, engineering and support services to utilities and related businesses 
  • Campus Commandos: Connects clients with the college demographic through the use of student brand ambassadors 
  • Core Merchant: Easy and convenient credit payment solutions for businesses 
Compuware (1, 088,000 sq. feet; Rock Ventures leases four floors; 100 percent occupied): 
  • Quicken Loans: The nation’s largest online mortgage lender 
  • Rock Ventures: An umbrella entity formed to provide operational coordination, guidance, and integration of Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of companies, investments and real estate 
  • Fathead: The Real.Big. brand of officially licensed sports and entertainment graphics products 
  • Bedrock Real Estate Services: Rock Ventures’ full service property management firm, specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing of commercial space 
  • Rockbridge Growth Equity: A Detroit-based private equity firm that invests in mid-stage financial and business services, consumer-direct marketing, and sports, media & entertainment industries 
  • Rock Gaming: A gaming partnership formed with an initial focus to develop full-service casinos in two of Ohio’s largest cities, as well as to explore other potential gaming opportunities elsewhere 
  • Rock Companies: A real estate investment, development, construction and management company focusing on commercial, residential single and multi-family investments in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Ohio 
  • Quizzle: Website that gives consumers a complete understanding of their credit so they can make better financial decisions 
  • Cup of Zup: Uniquely amusing pop-culture e-newsletter and website 
  • Picket Report: An online neighborhood research tool


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