Patti Glaza

Managing Director at Invest Detroit Patti Glaza ’s headshot

Patti Glaza is the Managing Director of Detroit Innovate & the First Step Fund. She manages Invest Detroit’s venture funds and portfolio of investments. Patti serves as an Advisor/Board Member at Michigan Venture Capital Association, The Great Lakes Protection Fund, NSF I-Corp, University of Michigan’s M-TRAC – Advanced Transportation Technologies and Venture Center Council, and The Clean Coalition. Prior to joining Invest Detroit, Patti worked with Arsenal Venture Partners, a multi-stage national venture capital firm focused on IT, energy and industrial technologies. She has also served as the CEO and executive management of several start-ups in the nanotech, energy, and healthcare IT sectors. She is a graduate from James Madison College at Michigan State University and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Areas of expertise: Investment