Excell Partners is a unique regional economic development partnership established in cooperation with the University of Rochester and the State of New York to manage a state-supported fund which provides pre-seed and seed stage financing to high-tech start-up companies in the Upstate New York region.
Kiva Rochester is a partnership between the City of Rochester and Kiva, the world’s largest crowdfunded microlender. Since August of 2016, Kiva Rochester has worked to provide Rochester small business owners and entrepreneurs with zero (0) percent interest loans of $10,000 or less to help grow or launch their business. Kiva’s mission is to expand […]
Launch New York, Inc. (Launch NY) is a 501(c)(3) venture development organization whose mission is to identify, support and invest in high-growth, high-impact companies and catalyze the entrepreneurial culture to drive job and wealth creation in the 27 westernmost counties of Upstate New York.
The RIT Venture Fund was capitalized with $3.5 Million and will strive to build a diversified portfolio of early and later stage companies. The total average investment per company is expected to be $300-400K and will typically be made in multiple tranches upon achievement of certain milestones or as appropriate, at the discretion of the […]
Cayuga Venture Fund is based in Ithaca, New York and since 1994 has been working to create and establish a thriving community of leading edge, high tech start-up companies in Ithaca and upstate New York by providing the necessary capital and other resources they need to grow and prosper. Cayuga typically invests from Seed stage […]
The PathStone Enterprise Center makes loans to small and micro businesses, and provides a strong program of pre-loan and post-loan technical assistance and training programs designed to support our clients’ growth. The Enterprise Center’s loans range in size from $1,000 to $500,000, although most loans are in the $20,000 to $50,000 range.
Rand Capital focuses on making venture capital investments in small-to medium-sized companies that are engaged in the exploitation of new or unique products or services, with a sustainable competitive advantage, typically in New York and its surrounding states. Typical investments range between $500,000 and $1.5 million, in total Investment rounds of $1 million to $5 million.
Safar Partners is a new venture capital/growth capital fund focused on commercializing technologies in the cleantech, advanced materials, life sciences, artificial intelligence, and robotic industries. Primary focus of deal flow is companies spun out of MIT, Harvard, and the University of Rochester.
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. SBA provides a number […]
Growth Stage Venture Capital fund focused predominantly on high potential technology and business services companies based in underserved regions, primarily Florida, the Southeast, and Upstate New York, areas where an abundance of investment opportunities are underserved by a relatively small number of local growth equity investors.
The Venture Jobs Foundation is a 501.c.3 public charity that invests in small businesses bringing jobs to distressed neighborhoods. We organize events addressing knowledge or skills important to the growth of regional businesses. The Venture Jobs Foundation is taking applications for its Rochester Fund, which is a micro-enterprise loan fund, in partnership with the City […]