Creating early stage investment capital
Early stage funding is vital for the formation of new high-growth companies (UVC Perspective: Why Private Capital Backed Companies). Upstate lags behind most regions of the country in both numbers of investors and amount of available capital. UVC efforts to mobilize early stage capital for Upstate startups include:
- Educating successful entrepreneurs and other high net worth Upstate residents about the power of angel investing
- Providing technical support for launching angel funds similar to Seed Capital Fund of CNY and Eastern NY Angels
- Growing awareness of Upstate based deals for out of region alumni and expatriate investors via Vconnect, Twitter, UVC events calendar and monthly newsletters
- Active collaboration with the Upstate Venture Association of New York to increase startup visibility and connect successful investors to Upstate NY opportunities
Contact Us to learn more about how you can be involved as an angel investor.