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Upstate Capital Weekly Newsletter – 3/2/22

Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community 



UPSTATE CAPITAL NEWS

UPSTATE CAPITAL’S 2021 ANNUAL REPORT

Upstate Capital is pleased to announce its’ 2021 Annual Report, State of Upstate: Investment Landscape is now available. Included in the 2021 Annual Report are the year’s highlights as well as upcoming events for 2022. Click below to view and download the report.

INVEST NY: HEALTH IS TOMORROW! 

Tickets are still available for Invest NY: Health on March 3. Register now to meet innovative startups, hear from active investors, learn from industry experts, and expand your personal network.


VENTURE + GROWTH

VENTURE FOR CLIMATETECH APPLICATIONS OPEN

Hosted by Upstate Capital member NextCorps, Venture For ClimateTech is a non-profit global venture studio and accelerator program. Applications are open until close of day March 4 to get one-on-one support, best-practice programming for startups, and up to $100K in funding. Visit their website to register for an upcoming information session or watch a past one to see if the program is right for you.

NEW STUDY: MORE JOBS AT
VC-BACKED COMPANIES

Venture Forward has partnered with NVCA and the University of North Carolina Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to produce new research on employment dynamics at VC-backed companies. Their findings show employment at VC-backed companies grew 960% from 1990 and 2020 at a pace 8x that of employment at non-VC-backed companies.


PRIVATE EQUITY + M&A

WP STRATEGIC HOLDINGS
ACQUISITION

WP Strategic Holdings, an Albany-based investment group, has acquired a majority stake in Larry’s All-Natural, a manufacturer of six types of salsas and cooking sauces. WP Strategic Holdings expects that by 2025, sales of Larry’s All-Natural will increase five-fold. Larry’s is the second acquisition in the food space for WP Strategic Holdings.

SEC: NEW RULES TARGETING
ADVISORS TO PRIVATE FUNDS

The SEC has recently proposed new rules and amendments to enhance the regulation of private fund advisers and to protect private fund investors by increasing transparency, competition and efficiency. SEC Chair Gary Gensler said, “I support this proposal because, if adopted, it would help investors in private funds on the one hand, and companies raising capital from these funds on the other.”

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