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Squire Announces Series C and Triples Valuation

43North Y4 portfolio company Squire announced a Series C raise of nearly $60 million at a $250 million valuation, nearly triple the company’s valuation of its June 2020 Series B raise. The raise, which ICONIQ Capital led with participation from Tiger Global, Charles River Ventures, Trinity Ventures, New General Market Ventures and SoftBank Opportunity Fund, […]


Buffalo News: $19 million flowing to small businesses from Covid-19 relief program

Repost from the Buffalo News About $19 million worth of checks are in the mail to small businesses in Erie County chosen for grants from a Covid-19 relief program. The “Back to Business” program has started notifying 1,366 businesses that their money is coming. The recipients are among 5,000 small businesses that applied for grants and were […]



43North Small Business School – Email Marketing: A Path to Profit

Jan 28, 2021 at 10:00 am — Virtual Workshop Series

Join Pathstone Enterprise’s Kenyana David, founder at 81Eighteen, a boutique consulting agency focused on email marketing strategies, to learn how an effective email marketing strategy can help you earn and keep new customers. Email marketing has changed drastically over the last few years. From the laws governing how you contact people to the tools available to you – this webinar will provide you with the latest engagement strategies to drive additional revenue to your business.


Western New York Trailblazer: Jenna Crisp, Circuit Clinical

Western New York is full of innovative people, blazing new trails as they work to build a better Buffalo. 43North has teamed up with our friends at Forge Buffalo, Aleron, Be In Buffalo and TechBuffalo for a special blog series celebrating a select group of Western New York Trailblazers. Jenna Crisp is the VP of Product and Digital […]


Fourth Installment of Virtual Discussion Series Focuses on When to Pivot

Starting a company is filled with ups and downs. Products and features don’t always work, customers may have no interest in something you thought was extremely valuable or a global pandemic might completely change the way the world does business. Part of being a strong founder is knowing when something isn’t going to work and […]


Grant Program Invites Small Business Owners to ‘Kickstart Your Comeback’ with Erie County Back to Business Relief Fund

Small businesses in Erie County have a new opportunity to apply for COVID-related aid. The Erie County Back to Business Grant Program, which kicked off today, is a $20 million relief fund offering direct financial assistance to qualifying Erie County-based small businesses. Between October 13 and November 2, small business owners can apply for grants […]


Buffalo Business First: Squire Technologies founders selected to Endeavor Global network

Re-post from Buffalo Business First Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant may have seemed like an unlikely match for Buffalo. And it may have seemed like the trajectory of their company, Squire Technologies, would succumb to the Covid-19 pandemic. But the duo continues to make an important mark in Western New York – most recently as the first Buffalo-based entrepreneurs […]


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