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The mission of Launch New York, Inc. (Launch NY) is a 501(c)(3) venture development organization whose mission is to identify, support and invest in high-growth, high-impact companies and catalyze the entrepreneurial culture to drive job and wealth creation in the 27 westernmost counties of Upstate New York.
Since 2012, Launch NY has mentored over 915 companies, with nearly 3,350 employees. In 2016 Launch NY introduced the Launch NY Seed Fund – a nonprofit seed fund investing up to $50,000 in our region’s most promising companies. The Launch NY Seed Fund has become the most active source of “first money in” for Upstate New York – investing over $1.6 million in 35 companies. These investments attracted significant co-investment capital from other investors, which is at the heart of our mission.
Today’s investors now have options for supporting startups through venture philanthropy all the way to returns-based investments. With Launch NY’s robust pipeline of vetted deals, we are uniquely positioned to connect accredited investors with companies seeking investment that are aligned to your interests through our new Investor Network.