Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community
NEXT WEEK : ANNUAL SARATOGA FORUM
The Saratoga Forum is an exclusive invite-only event for the Upstate Capital Board of Directors and Annual Sponsors. We’re looking forward to hearing from local up-and-coming investors and entrepreneurs.
Introducing Chris Laughton! Chris serves as the Director of Knowledge Exchange at Farm Credit East. Chris researches agricultural economics and produces timely, actionable information that is useful to farmers and natural resource-based businesses of all sizes and stages.
PE + M&A
The NYS Common Retirement Fund recently announced a $350M commitment for in-state investment funds, looking to steer capital to business in New York State. To date, NYS has invested $1.6B in New York-based companies, with over half of that capital sent to firms in the upstate New York region.
VC + GROWTH
Buffalo-based healthcare startup, Centivo received a $30M investment from Morgan Health, a business unit under JPMorgan Chase & Co. Centivo has now raised $148M in private capital since it was founded by Ashok Subramanian in 2017.
Newman and Lickstein announced Maria Lesinski has joined the team. Maria will work with Newman & Lickstein’s individual and corporate clients.
Applications are open until August 17 for FuzeHub’s 2022 Commercialization Competition for up to $500,000. FuzeHub anticipates making at least six awards of up to $50,000 each. One company has the chance to win an additional $100,000 for a grand award of $150,000!
NBT Bank adds two commercial portfolio managers, Malindra Ratnayake and J. Chad Richards. “We’re proud to expand our commercial team and look forward to the expertise brought by Malindra and Chad,” said Stephen Lubelczyk, NBT Bank President of New England.
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May 31, 2023
Event Recap: 2023 Buffalo Private Equity Summit
Buffalo Private Equity Summit brought together private equity and M&A transaction professionals from across the Rust Belt and beyond to Buffalo on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. The 4th annual Summit was sponsored by Hamilton Lane, Bluehenge Capital, and our new partners: Bannockburn Global Forex, SLB Capital, and Carleton McKenna. The event would not be possible […]Read More
May 8, 2023
A CONVERSATION WITH: ASHOK SUBRAMANIAN of CENTIVO
Bullish on Upstate New York If there was a person perfectly suited to keynote Upstate Capital’s Buffalo Private Equity Summit later this month, it is veteran entrepreneur and unabashed Upstate New York cheerleader Ashok Subramanian. Subramanian is no stranger to either private equity or the city of Buffalo. The die-hard Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan […]Read More
May 5, 2023
Global Capital Markets Strategist Marc Chandler Shares Insights in Buffalo on May 23
It’s likely that attendees at the upcoming Buffalo Private Equity Summit will be familiar with one of the event’s prominent speakers – Marc Chandler. With more than 30 years of experience in the global capital markets, Chandler is a well-known figure and has been regularly featured on major television networks as well as newspapers and […]Read More
May 3, 2023
Event Recap: Venture NY 2023
Venture NY on April 27, 2023 in Syracuse brought together startups, investors, business leaders, and student entrepreneurs in Syracuse to discuss entrepreneurship and innovation. The event featured the NYBPC Grand Prize Finals where over $100,000 was awarded to winning teams. ACCELERATORS + COMPETITIONS 43 North Central NY Biotech Accelerator CenterStage CEO’s Tech Garden Fuzehub GENIUS […]Read More
April 21, 2023
A Conversation With: John Hill of Techstars
The Upstate Capital Association of New York is enthusiastic to feature John Hill, Vice President of Network at Techstars, who is truly at the vanguard of assisting fledgling entrepreneurs and start-ups across the US and abroad as one of the keynote speakers at Venture NY on April 27th in Syracuse. Hill, a former Higher Education […]Read More
March 13, 2023
Bank volatility impact survey and information resources
At Upstate Capital, we are closely monitoring the situation with Silicon Valley Bank and banks more generally. SVB’s failure on March 10 caused shock waves that continue to ripple through the US banking system. Many companies, startups and investment firms alike, are facing challenges in a funding environment that is already difficult. If you are […]Read More
March 2, 2023
Middle-Market Private Equity + M&A Update – Q4 2022
The Middle-Market PE + M&A Update is a quarterly publication for the Upstate NY deal-making community, presented by the Upstate Capital Association of NY and The Bonadio Group,Read More
February 16, 2023
Invest Capital Region: Life Sciences + Health
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Lally School of Management, in collaboration with Upstate Capital Association of New York, will host Invest Capital Region: Life Sciences + Healthcare to showcase emerging startups, invite investors to the Capital Region, and build connections within and across the investment, research, and entrepreneurial ecosystems. An afternoon of thought leadership and […]Read More
February 9, 2023
Event Recap: 2023 Investor Outlooks
Investors and industry professionals gathered to network and discuss outlooks for the upcoming year on February 2nd at the Saturn Club.Read More
December 20, 2022
Upstate Capital Announces 2023 Board of Directors
The Upstate Capital Association of NY, the membership organization for private capital investors and transaction professionals across Upstate New York, has announced its 2023 Board of Directors.Read More