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A founder-friendly enterprise that provides value beyond capital investments

More than Capital

We selectively co-invest with angel and VC funds in tech companies with strong leadership and high growth potential. We also actively collaborate with affiliated non-profits to boost mentorship and connectivity for our portfolio company founders.

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15+ Years

Of startup investing and community-building experience.


Member-managed seed capital funds we catalyzed through creative collisions and referral by trusted source over the last 10 years.


Companies UpVentures has invested in across Upstate NY and nationally.


Venture Capital Funds UpVentures has invested in across Upstate NY and nationally.

Why People Love UpVentures

Martin and the UpVentures team have been a pleasure to work with in every capacity. They were early investors and supporters for my company, Chequed.com, and now are Limited Partners in my venture fund. They truly have the best…

Greg Moran

Greg Moran

Founder, Chequed.com and General Partner, Evergreen Mountain Equity Partners

Martin was among the earliest business leaders that I met when I moved to Upstate NY a decade ago. Our fund, ASV, has played an active role catalyzing talent and attracting over $1B+ in follow on capital to our region.  We appreciate…


Somak Chattopadhyay

Managing Partner, Armory Square Ventures

UpVentures is one of the most influential investors in Upstate NY. They don't just support startups, they also catalyze other successful entrepreneurs to pay it forward.

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Marnie Lavigne

President & CEO, LaunchNY

As a tech entrepreneur, investor and ecosystem builder, I've been deeply inspired through experiences and creative collisions across the UpVentures portfolio.  The UpVentures team is uplifting communities from Upstate NY to all across…

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Elisa Miller-Out

Managing Partner, Chloe Capital

The UpVentures team are awesome community catalysts. They continue to pioneer a vision of what high growth businesses in Upstate NY can become and are continually bridging opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors in our region.

David Brown

David Brown

Managing Partner, Impellent Ventures


Insight for the startup community and those interested in collaborating.

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