Invest Local with Launch NY
Do you want to make money and a meaningful impact in your own backyard?
Launch NY invests in startups in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, and Binghamton. It is the most active seed fund in New York State.
Are you an accredited investor? Our Investor Network is part of the first family of financing programs that let you Invest Local in the most promising startups in Upstate NY—whether you live in our region or not. With access to our robust pipeline of emerging businesses, you can fund your favorite startup for as little as $10K all from the convenience of your laptop or smartphone with free sign up until the end of the beta phase. What’s more, you’ll join hundreds of other investors and supporters to invest alongside one of the most active seed funds in the country.
Meet our Investor Network company founders:
Limited Partner Fund
Launched in April 2019, the Limited Partner (LP) Fund is a key part of our Invest Local financing program that has made it possible for accredited investors to participate in a pooled, for profit fund that fuels the growth of new startups. By investing alongside our nonprofit Launch NY Seed Fund, our Limited Partner Fund is capitalizing new companies every month.
Nonprofit Seed Fund
Created in 2016, the Launch NY Seed Fund is a nonprofit fund fueled by grants and donations from individuals, businesses, foundations, such as the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Treasury CDFI Fund. As the most active seed fund in New York State – and one of the most active in the entire country – the Nonprofit Seed Fund is designed to provide between $25,000 and $100,000 in investment capital to our portfolio companies. Contact us to donate.
Most Active Seed Fund in NYS and Top 5 in U.S.
Since 2016, Launch NY’s Nonprofit Seed Fund has invested up to 2-4 times monthly totaling nearly $6 million in 87 companies with over 300 co-investors bringing 30x in additional funding to our portfolio companies.