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Upstate Capital Weekly Newsletter – 10/19/22

Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community


NOMINATIONS OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST!

Send your nominations for the Annual Awards Celebration by October 31st! Nominate a client company and associated transaction, a colleague, or even your own successful deal. Multiple entries are encouraged. We seek to identify and highlight active investment and transaction professionals who are working in Upstate New York, both for clients locally and outside the region. Nominations will be reviewed by Upstate Capital’s Awards Committee and winners announced at the awards ceremony on December 7 in Rochester, NY.


MEMBER HIGHLIGHT

Meet Richard Honen! Rich is a Partner at Phillips Lytle. Most of his work concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, start-up companies, and complex corporate and commercial litigation. Connect on LinkedIn or at Invest NY: Climate Tech today in Albany!


PE + M&A

The Schwartz Heslin Group recently expanded their team with the addition of John Andrews as a Senior Advisor. John joined SHG after successfully founding, growing and selling BestPass.


VC + GROWTH

New York City-based Qunnect raises $8M in Series A funding led by Airbus Ventures. These new funds will be used to further develop their product suite, scale manufacturing, and launch a multi-node R&D quantum network testbed to demonstrate entanglement distribution protocols.

The WNY Impact Investment Fund announced a $250K investment into CAHill TECH, a women-led Buffalo-based startup founded by CEO Carley Hill. “CAHill is focused on solving real problems in the marketplace,” said Tom Quinn, CEO of the Western New York Impact Investment Fund. “The company perfectly aligns with our mission of driving profits with purpose by supporting high-growth startups that are poised to have a significant social impact on the Buffalo community.”


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