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Portfolio Companies
$430M
Venture Capital Raised
600
Jobs Created in Buffalo

LATEST NEWS

Buffalo Business First: 43North companies, staff complete move to Seneca One Tower

43North – the business competition and incubator – has moved its staff members and portfolio companies into newly renovated space on the 24th floor of Seneca One Tower. That includes seven new 43North companies – the winners of prize money in its annual competition last October – and 11 companies that won 43North prizes in recent years.

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2019 Year in Review

Hundreds of local jobs created. Over $175M in venture capital investment. And the first tech unicorn in our portfolio (and in Buffalo). We take a look back on all that happened in 2019, as we excitedly look forward to what’s to come in 2020.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Buffalo Open Coffee Club

Apr 7, 2020 at 7:30 am — Slack

Have an idea or looking to do something new? Need capital, a co-founder, or a conk in the head to straighten out your idea? Buffalo Open Coffee Club is a weekly virtual opportunity to meet founders and contributors to the startup ecosystem.

Connect on the WNY Startup Community Slack Channel and join the conversation here: wnystartupcommunity.slack.com

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Buffalo Open Coffee Club

Apr 14, 2020 at 7:30 am — Slack

Have an idea or looking to do something new? Need capital, a co-founder, or a conk in the head to straighten out your idea? Buffalo Open Coffee Club is a weekly virtual opportunity hosted by Techstars Buffalo to meet founders and contributors to the startup ecosystem.

Connect on the WNY Startup Community Slack Channel and join the conversation here: wnystartupcommunity.slack.com

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Code:Buffalo – Hackathon @ Home

Apr 17, 2020 at 9:00 am — Virtual

Code:Buffalo is back! Join us for a week-long virtual coding challenge where you’ll have a chance at winning a share of $15K – plus meet others in the local tech community and learn about career opportunities.

Sign up your team or volunteer to be a mentor to participants, and make sure to join the Code:Buffalo Slack Channel for the latest event updates!

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43North Appoints Colleen E. Heidinger as President

Today, the 43North Board of Directors announced the appointment of Colleen E. Heidinger to President. The move for Heidinger comes after nearly five years with the organization, where she most recently served as VP of Programming Strategy and Community Engagement.

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Buffalo Business First: The state of startups in Buffalo

For the third year in a row, at least 20 local startups have attracted growth-oriented financing from private sources. In 2019, the cumulative amount of money raised has already eclipsed $220 million, enabling companies to hire engineers, customer service reps, sales personnel and business executives.

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Congratulations, ACV Auctions

Congratulations to ACV Auctions on your $150 million Series E raise, your $1.5 billion valuation, and your 1,000th employee! We’re proud to have you in the 43North portfolio and we can’t wait to see how you continue to grow and revolutionize the dealer-to-dealer used car industry!

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