Excell is a VC fund that invests in Seed and Early Stage high-tech startups in New York State focused on Upstate NY. Excell has the dual mission of generating returns through its funds’ that rank in the top-quartile of its benchmarks, and supporting regional economic development by providing entrepreneurs with hands-on support as well as investment capital.
The Simon School Venture Fund (SSVF) is an early stage seed fund run by MBA and Master’s students at the Simon School, University of Rochester.
The Rochester Angel Network is a private group of accredited investors in the Greater Rochester, NY Region with an interest in investing in seed and early stage startup companies. The network provides an accessible and efficient forum by which entrepreneurs can find potential investors, and investors can find deals of interest.
Cayuga Ventures is interested in upstate New York startups at various stages across a wide range of industries.
Launch NY is a nonprofit venture development organization in Upstate New York providing pro bono mentoring and access to risk capital for high-growth startups.
Chloe Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm that invests in women.
RIT Venture Fund provides investment capital to early stage companies that are focused on the creation of intellectual property in fields that complement RIT’s core academic competencies and that have a strong connection to the RIT community.
Armory Square Ventures is a seed and early stage venture capital firm based in Upstate NY and NYC.