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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 […]

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 […]

Raising Series A in the Spring of 2020

Raising Series A in the Spring of 2020 Noa Simons, Executive Director, Upstate Capital  A fraction of angel-backed companies raise Series A funds from institutional venture capital investors*, and generally, even fewer in “fly-over” regions like Upstate New York.  Out of 1,328 VCs in the US today (according to the NVCA annual report that came […]

COVID-19 Resources Roundup: Part 2

COVID-19 Resources Roundup: Part 2 Upstate New York: Resources for the Investment & Entrepreneurial 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 that you’d like to add to […]

Community Highlight: Black Button Distilling

Community Highlight: Black Button Distilling Rochester’s Black Button Distilling Responds to COVID-19 by Producing Hand Sanitizer Black Button Distilling, a Rochester-based distillery, has suspended regular operations to manufacture hand sanitizer in response to the shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is distributing ethanol-based hand sanitizer to Rochester-area hospitals, doctor’s offices and other at-risk […]

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: […]

Meet Vikram: He’s working towards a solution to the nation’s rapidly rising prescription costs

Meet Vikram: He’s working towards a solution to the nation’s rapidly rising prescription costs   Vikram Agrawal is President, CEO and Co-Founder of Troy-based healthcare IT company, Levrx Technology. With the rapid increase in prescription costs, Levrx Technology is providing solutions to face a modern problem. This is Vikram’s second healthcare startup – his previous […]

Upstate Deals and Doings – December 2019

Upstate Deals and Doings December 2019 Deals, news and events for the investment community across Upstate New York.   2019 Annual Awards Celebration Upstate Capital celebrated the 2019 investment ecosystem last week at the Annual Awards Celebration. Congratulations to all the nominees for their successes in the past year. See who won! DEAL HIGHLIGHTS Here are […]

Upstate Deals and Doings – August 2019

Upstate Deals and Doings August 2019 Deals, news and events for the investment community across Upstate New York. In case you missed it: The 12th Annual SaratogaForum brought together over 100 leaders from regional and national venture and private equity communities to learn, share, network and connect. Check out the event recap and photos! DEAL […]