Yan Ness serves as Michigan Capital Advisor's Technology Advisor. Yan has been a serial tech entrepreneur based in South East Michigan since 1985. Over that time, he has been a part of 7 liquidity events, starting with Systems and Software Group, acquired by Software Services in the early 1990s and most recently Online Tech, acquired by Schurz Communications in early 2018.
Yan invests in, advises and serves as a board member for early stage SaaS companies. Most recently, Yan is serving as the Executive Chairman of Verge.IO, a MCA portfolio company.
Yan advises MCA on a variety of technology and venture capital topics, including but not limited to SaaS strategy, business models, leadership and culture, go to market strategy and tactics, and M&A. Yan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan where he studied Computer Science.