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43North Portfolio Company Squire Raises $34M Series B

Barbershop management platform and 43North portfolio company Squire announced today that it has closed a $34M Series B, led by San Francisco-based venture capital firm CRV. Squire received a $650K investment from 43North in 2017, and currently has a customer success and operations team headquartered in Buffalo at Seneca One Tower.


CleanSlate UV, SparkCharge receive funding boost

Two local startups have received infusions of capital to the tune of a combined $10 million. CleanSlate UV, which makes technology that disinfects mobile devices, raised $7 million in funding, led by Prolog Ventures. SparkCharge, a maker of portable electrical charging devices aimed at serving the automotive industry, closed on a $3.3 million round of seed funding, led by PJC.


Former 43North winner raises money, charts expansion

SparkCharge came to Buffalo last year after winning the $1 million grand prize in the 43North business competition. The company is poised to further solidify its presence here after completing a $3.3 million round of private financing.


43North’s annual hackathon goes virtual

Hundreds of hackers are working to build something for Buffalo this week. That was the prompt that 43North gave them for this year’s event, which they switched to a virtual competition in light of the coronavirus pandemic.


The Buffalo News: 43North ‘hackathon’ goes online, with $15,000 in prize money

Re-posted from The Buffalo News 43North has turned its second annual “Code:Buffalo” event into an online competition, with $15,000 in prize money up for grabs. Teams that sign up for the “hackathon” are being directed to “build something for Buffalo.” “It’s really broad by design because we’re looking to inspire our participants to really build […]


43North Welcomes Hundreds of Job Seekers to JobCade

Today, 43North hosted its second annual JobCade career fair for Buffalo-area startups and emerging businesses. More than 50 local companies, looking to fill over 400 openings, were on hand for the event. Hundreds of job seekers showed up to learn about the wide array of opportunities that included roles in sales, marketing, operations, accounting, manufacturing and more.