Deals, News & Events for the Upstate Capital Investment Community
BUFFALO PRIVATE EQUITY SUMMIT IS NEXT WEEK!
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Introducing Upstate Capital Executive Committee member Michael Lasch! He is the Managing Director at Pine Street Capital. Michael makes mezzanine debt and non-control equity investments in privately held companies, focusing on companies based in the Eastern half of the US. Connect with him on LinkedIn and at the Buffalo Private Equity Summit!
PE + M&A
Ithaca-based Rosie, the premier e-commerce platform for local and independent retailers and wholesalers, was recently acquired by Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America. Founded in 2013, the Rosie team has spent nearly a decade building relationships and supporting local and independent retailers like Rosauers Supermarkets, Lee’s Marketplace, Niemann Foods, Inc., and Geissler’s Supermarkets across more than 40 states.
VC + GROWTH
FuzeHub announces the second round of awards for their manufacturing grants program that awards $450,000 in grants to facilitate research and development, technical advancements, and process improvements for New York State manufacturers. FuzeHub offers Manufacturing Grants to New York State not-for-profit organizations, including higher education institutions, that propose innovative projects in partnership with small to medium-sized manufacturers in New York State.
The Western New York Impact Investment Fund recently announced that the Fund has made an investment of $750,000 in Buffalo FilmWorks, a full-service film and major motion picture complex located in Buffalo, NY. The Western New York Impact Investment Fund’s investment in Buffalo FilmWorks marks the Fund’s first investment since successfully closing its Series 2 round of funding.
43North winner, ShearShare raises $2.3M in seed funding led by Fearless Fund. Founded in 2017, ShearShare is a platform that works to revolutionize the way beauty entrepreneurs work and navigate spaces.
The New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) announced that New Energy New York led by Binghamton University was selected to receive $113M in funding under the Build Back Better Regional Challenge. New Energy New York will support the development of new facilities and resources in New York State which will help the US meet the demand for domestic battery development and manufacturing. Join Upstate Capital at Invest NY: Climate Tech on October 19 in Albany where NY-BEST’s Dr. Bill Acker will share the future outlook on energy storage.
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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