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Upstate Capital Weekly Newsletter – 3/23/22

Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community 



UPSTATE CAPITAL NEWS

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR VENTURE NY

Registration is open for Venture NY featuring the NYBPC Grand Prize Finals on April 27 in Syracuse and online. The event will feature:

  • Startup pitches and investor networking
  • Panels and workshops on early stage investing and funding for companies
  • Syracuse Innovation Tour featuring the Salt City Market, the Tech Garden, and more
  • Grand prize finals for the NYBPC with $30,000 in cash prizes awarded
  • Keynote conversation with Seth Levine from the Foundry Group, and co-author Elizabeth MacBride about their book, The New Builders, presented by Grasshopper Bank


VENTURE + GROWTH

HELIXINTEL RAISES $4M

Buffalo-based HELIXintel announced it recently closed $4 million in seed funding. The funding will be used to accelerate the company’s strong year-over-year growth and to help it expand nationwide. HELIXintel CEO Jon DeWald said, “The latest round of investment will help us simplify maintenance needs for businesses that want to save time and money in the process.”

ANALYZING A STARTUP’S POTENTIAL

When Upstate Capital member Richard Honen of Phillips Lytle LLP analyzes a startup’s potential, several of the factors he considers are the exit experience of the entrepreneur, the entrepreneur’s experience, and if the company is responding to a specific need in a growing market.

CIRCUIT CLINICAL RAISES $29M

The Buffalo-based startup Circuit Clinical recently closed a $29 million round of funding. Local investors included Upstate Capital members Launch NY and the Western NY Impact Investment Fund. CEO Irfan Khan said, “This is a moment of transformational impact for Circuit.”

INTERVIEW WITH CHUCK STORMON

Chuck Stormon of Acumen Detection, an Upstate Capital member, shares his advice to founders on the Mindset Startup Academy’s Investor Interview Series. The topic of his interview is “Determining Go-To-Market Strategy and Product-Market Fit.”

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