Executive DIRECTOR

NOA SIMONS

Noa Simons has been Executive Director of Upstate Capital since transitioning from her role as a founding manager of the Hudson Valley Startup Fund, a position which she held since 2015. As Executive Director she has taken great steps toward broadening the reach and impact of Upstate Capital's events, programs and member consultation services. If you or your company are interested in contacting Noa or the Upstate Capital staff, reach out via our contact form and we'll be in touch within one business day.

Executive committee

Randy Bianchi

Lakelet Capital

Jennifer Tegan

Cayuga Venture Fund

Brian Model

Stonehenge Growth Equity Partners

Richard Frederick

Eastern NY Angels

Jeff Lewis

The Bonadio Group

Sam Ticknor

Union Hill Advisors

Daniel Penberthy

Rand Capital Corporation


Board Members

Nasir Ali

Upstate Venture Connect

Somak Chattopadhyay

Armory Square Ventures

Denny DeLeo

Venture Jobs Foundation

Kevin Halpin

JTA Advisors, LLC

Michael Lasch

Pine Street Capital

Rami Katz

Excell Partners

David Kocen

Bluehenge Growth Capital

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Monty Estes

Sensivida Technologies

GOLD SPONSOR DIRECTORS


Andy Allaire

Amerisource

Rob Nichols

KeyBank

Nick Querques

NYSERDA

Todd Tidgewell

Nixon Peabody

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Lorraine Emerick

Marshall & Sterling