​Businesses are built on relationships. Investors and lenders founded the Upstate Capital Association of New York in 2003, creating the premier organization connecting entrepreneurs and companies to capital providers and the deal community. When you join Upstate Capital, you gain access to relationships with funding providers and sources for deal flow that foster successful businesses, as well as vital information about industry trends in Upstate New York.

Deal Flow

Gain access to companies starting, growing and doing business from seed stage to middle market, as well as the investors and lenders supporting them

Quality Network

Whether you're looking to support current investments or find new opportunities, Upstate Capital is the place to meet like-minded people and do business together

Valuable Information

Find out what's happening in private capital financings across Upstate New York  through detailed deal flow reports and events on relevant topics

Upstate Capital Association is the premier organization to connect investors, entrepreneurs and service providers in Upstate New York. The Association plays a crucial role in fostering connectivity across the various clusters of entrepreneurial activity across the state. We actively tap the network of this organization to source deal flow, recruit talent and find other contacts that can fuel the growth of our investments.

Somak ChattopadhyayArmory Square Ventures
David HelgersonHamilton Lane

The collegial culture of business partners and associates at Upstate Capital is probably what I value most. The network ranges from entrepreneurs, to VCs, to lenders, to buyout folks to community business leaders to anyone interested in the Upstate marketplace. Smart folks with overlapping goals who come together to build long term relationships. There aren't many groups like it.

Join the only membership organization in Upstate New York that serves the investment community as a hub for deal flow, networking and information.


  • Detailed listing in online membership directory with built-in referral request feature for warm introductions
  • Opportunities to sponsor events for increased exposure and visibility to the Upstate investment community
  • Access to quarterly detailed private investment transaction reports
  • Exclusive invitations to members-only events and discounted tickets to regular events
  • $750 per year for 1 person and $100 for each additional person