Our mission: Connecting the investment community to increase capital access and deal flow in Upstate New York.

Our Organization

The Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY) advances investments in companies throughout Upstate New York. We facilitate connections between capital providers, companies and transaction professionals across the state.  Members include individual, angel, seed, venture capital, private equity and debt investors, companies from early stage through middle-market, as well as institutions and professional service firms supporting deal flow. Membership grants access to a powerful statewide organization and network of entrepreneurs, executives, service providers, organizational professionals, and investors at every stage of the investment lifecycle. 

Membership Benefits

  • Access to community of investors, transaction professionals and company founders and executives across New York State
  • Curated referrals within the UVANY network
  • Discounts on registration for UVANY events and exclusive access to members-only events
  • Assistance with business or deal-related questions
  • Listing in UVANY member directory
  • Awareness of investment & funding opportunities
  • Data-driven current industry happenings and trends with Quarterly Deal Reports and transaction information
  • Visibility to the upstate investment community across New York State through sponsorships and event participation

UVANY Events

  • Network with investors, transaction professionals and company executives
  • Learn about current topics of interest for businesses and investors in New York
  • Meet entrepreneurs with investment opportunities