State of Upstate – Q3 2018

Q3 2018 had ​65 transactions reported!Every quarter, Upstate Capital aggregates deal flow across Upstate New York.  Data includes deals that you and other Upstate Capital community members report, in addition to data collected from other sources. Have a deal to submit? Let us know!  Please note: since we’re collecting deal flow information in-house, we’re no longer sharing detailed […]

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Under the Hood: A Private Equity Success Story

Eric Armenat had spent decades building a successful career in aerospace manufacturing when he got a job offer he couldn’t refuse: Would he be interested in running a struggling home healthcare business?Buffalo-based private equity company Summer Street Capital Partners had recently bought a controlling interest in Willcare, a family-run home healthcare business that had more […]

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Investing in Place Recap: Opportunity Zones and Ecosystem Building

Upstate Capital hosted an event on October 25 to discuss Opportunities Zones and Impact Investing at the FDR Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York. (Pictured L-R Kevin Irby, Threadspan; Helene Lesterlin, CO; Matt Stinchcomb, Good Work Institute; Eban Goodstein, Bard College)Over 70 investors, entrepreneurs and professional advisors gathered to meet the people on […]

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Recap: Building a Venture-Backable Business

On October 10, Upstate Capital hosted an event to bring together the Upstate New York entrepreneurial and investment communities at Three Heads Brewing in Rochester. In the program line up were seasoned CEOs and venture capital investors to shed light on what it takes build a venture-backable business.We invited guests to come early and meet […]

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