UpVentures

UpVentures is Martin Babinec's portfolio of startup investments. Martin has been working alongside emerging tech companies since starting TriNet 25+ years ago. Since then, he's seen a ton of change in the startup space. Not only evolving technology and markets, but also business practices around how high performing teams build and adapt, as well as how smart investors nurture fledgling companies to success. Now as an venture catalyst and angel investor, Martin puts what he's learned to work to help strengthen Upstate's startup ecosystem. Early stage investing carries lots of risk – its a long and tortuous road for a private company to succeed at returning money to shareholders. Martin says the best way to get his attention is to have someone who knows him introduce and recommend you. It's likely you'll also run into him at an Upstate event, so be prepared to pitch!

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