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Startups wanted: INVEST NY

 Are you running a startup and considering raising capital? APPLY TO PITCH Upstate Capital hosts events every few weeks featuring startups. Check out what’s coming up! October 22 – Invest NY: Energy, Transportation & Impact – for cleantech companies (submission deadline is September 25) Startups: we want to meet you!  We’ve got preferences (but not […]

Meet Robyn Polansky Morrison, the Founder + Lead Principal of MORR Strategy LLC

Meet Robyn Polansky Morrison:  Founder + Lead Principal of MORR Strategy LLC MORR Strategy is an independent, cross-disciplinary advisory and consultancy firm that provides financial advice and hands-on solutions for individuals, families and institutions. Founded by Robyn Polansky Morrison, the firm looks to make impactful investments and to give philanthropically as well as help entrepreneurs […]

Welcome Upstate Capital’s Newest Member David Brown

Welcome Upstate Capital’s Newest Member David Brown Managing Director of Impellent Ventures David Brown is the Founding Managing Director of Rochester-based Venture Capital firm, Impellent Ventures. The firm partners with founders from the earliest stage and works alongside them until exit. Impellent Ventures invests across validation, acceleration, and growth stages. Loving his work is easy […]

Member Highlight: Michael Poveda

Meet Michael Poveda: He has 20+ years of experience providing assurance, accounting and risk management consulting services to clients in a variety of industries. Mike is an Albany-based partner at professional services firm, UHY LLP, as a client service professional and business advisor. He has served clients ranging in size from successful start-ups to the […]

COVID-19 Resources Roundup: Part 1

Upstate New York: COVID-19 Resources for the Investment Community Upstate Capital connects investors and entrepreneurs to resources in these unprecedented times. Below we have outlined COVID-19 information that you may find helpful. Check back for updates, and send us any questions or resources you’d like to add to info@upstatecapital.org. Updated March 20, 2020 Funding The […]

Wanted: startups considering outside capital (and active investors looking for deals!)

 Are you running a startup and considering raising capital?  You’re in the right place!  Venture NY is the Upstate Capital Association of New York’s early-stage conference for current and future entrepreneurs and investors, taking place online on April 30, 2020. This year, we’re organizing an invitation-only, closed-door investor & startup pitch session on April 30. Startups: […]

Member Highlight – Meet Ari David Kocen (You can call him David)

Member Highlight – Meet Ari David Kocen (You can call him David)    David is a Partner with Bluehenge Capital Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm that manages a $185 million Small Business Investment Company, providing $5-$15 million mezzanine, senior secured and leveraged one-stop debt solutions to strategically strong, lower middle market businesses […]