February 29, 2016
UPSTATE, NY – (PRESS RELEASE) – Upstate Venture Connect (UVC) today announced that serial entrepreneur and startup investor Paul Singh (500 Startups, 1776) will visit Upstate New York from August 15- 20, 2016. Singh will participate in a weeklong series of events hosted by UVC’s ecosystem partners. His itinerary will include discussions with founders, tech meetups, and Fundraising 101 sessions for investors. Those interested in meeting Paul can register at https://nvite.com/techtour16.
Paul has founded/co-founded five companies, several of which have had successful exits (Disruption Corporation, Philtro).
From 2012 – 2014, Paul served as an Entrepreneur in Residence with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and DHS/USCIS. He is also a former partner with accelerator and venture firm 500 Startups, and he was a general partner of Disruption’s post-seed venture capital arm, Crystal Tech Fund.
In addition, Paul was the Managing Director of 1776, a global incubator and seed fund in Washington, DC, helping startups transform industries that impact millions of lives each day in the areas of education, health, transportation and energy. In these various roles Paul has overseen the investments of 525+ companies across 35+ countries.
As a Master of Hustle, Paul now spends his time angel investing in 10-20 companies each year
“As a founder and investor, my goal is to bring even more functional expertise and venture capital to startups wherever they choose to call home base.” – Paul Singh
Through his commitment to paying it forward, Paul also travels the nation assisting entrepreneurs, investors and growing startups as part of his North American Tech Tour. Over the past 5 years, Paul has flown 500,000 miles, raised tens of millions of dollars for his venture funds and invested in hundreds of companies around the world.
At Upstate Venture Connect’s request, Paul will tour Upstate, New York the week of Monday, August 15, splitting his time between CNY (Syracuse), the Mohawk Valley (Utica) and the Capital District (Saratoga Springs). While here, he will utilize his extended presence to connect with startup founders and angel investors to get to know the unique aspects of Upstate’s entrepreneurial (tech) culture.
According to Nasir Ali, UVC’s CEO, “Paul is a talented entrepreneur, investor and teacher with unique experience investing in companies around the world. Equally important for us is that Paul lives in the small community of Ashburn, VA, which gives him a unique understanding of how Upstate communities can evolve as startup friendly nodes in our regional ecosystem. UVC and its community partners are proud to host Paul for a week of learning about growing tech companies and investing in promising founders.”
To schedule an interview during or prior to Paul’s visit to Upstate, reach out to Kathryn Cartini at Kathryn@UVC.org.
UVC is a 501c3 public benefit non-profit creating an entrepreneur-led startup ecosystem for Upstate NY. Since 2010, UVC has helped launch four angel funds and two startup accelerators. UVC also hosts a region-wide events calendar, online startup map and a communications platform that reaches thousands. In 2014, UVC launched UNY50, an invitation only network of individuals who have experienced the startup world roller coaster and are committed to helping build the next great Upstate company. In 2015, UVC received the Global Innovation Ecosystem Award. More information at https://uvc.org.