Event Recap: Entrepreneurs and Investors Growing More Good Jobs in Local Communities

On November 4, 2020, Upstate Capital hosted Entrepreneurs and Investors Growing More Good Jobs in Local Communities, sponsored by Harter Secrest & Emery, Topmark Partners and Armory Square Ventures. First, Martin Babinec spoke with Sam Ticknor about building companies, investing in them, and supporting the Upstate NY ecosystem. The panel discussion that followed featured active investors across the […]

Event recap: Invest NY: Energy & Transportation

On October 22, 2020, Upstate Capital and NYSTAR presented the first in an event series focused on highlighting impactful innovations in important industry sectors, Invest NY: Energy & Transportation. Upstate Capital members can check out the full video content here. Would you like to know more about Upstate Capital membership? Members get free access to all […]


STATE OF UPSTATE: Q3 2020 Every quarter, Upstate Capital aggregates deal flow across Upstate New York.  Data includes deals that you and other Upstate Capital community members report, in addition to data collected from other sources. Q3 2020 INSIGHTS: Aerosafe raised another big round with HamiltonLane returning as investor, with several others participating. North Castle Partners […]

Industry Evolution in Climate Tech, Energy & Transportation in New York

Industry Evolution in Climate Tech, Energy & Transportation in New York Decarbonizing the economy through policy, innovation and investment   Noa Simons Contributor: Ella Spungen   Overview: This article addresses why climate tech is one of the biggest sources of innovation in New York, and what is happening in New York to advance decarbonization. We […]

Member Highlight: Chris Laughton

Introducing Farm Credit East and Chris Laughton, New Upstate Capital Members Chris Laughton is based in Connecticut and represents Farm Credit East, and joined Upstate Capital in September 2020. He has a farming background, working in a greenhouse nursery business in Massachusetts for many years before coming to Farm Credit East. Chris is based in […]

Event Recap: The Buffalo PE Summit

The Private Equity and M&A deal-making community came together on September 24, 2020 for Upstate Capital’s second annual Buffalo PE Summit.  Over fifteen PE investors, deal makers and M&A professionals spoke about the latest data and activity from the private equity sector in Upstate New York.   Bob Wegbreit, Partner, GF Data  Bob set the stage […]

Member Highlight: Joe Jessup

Meet Joe Jessup: Partner, Fractional CFO at TechCXO, LLC For Joe Jessup, it’s all about the people. He’s an Ex-Citicorp global banker with a CFA and recent roles as CFO and advisor for entrepreneurial and mid-sized companies across consumer products, food & beverage, E-commerce, education and training, financial services and other industries. He’s a Partner, […]