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Top Seedz New Seed-Sational Line 🌱

You know those roasted seeds Top Seedz (Y7) uses to make its crackers? Now, Top Seedz is sharing its secret ingredient with its new line of organic raw seeds and powders! The new line includes organic pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, and arrowroot powder. Get 20% OFF with the code “RAWSEEDS20” […]


Big Wheelbarrow Partners with iTradeNetwork, Inc.

Big win for Big Wheelbarrow! Founder Sam Eder of Big Wheelbarrow (Y7) announced a new partnership with the industry-leading team at iTradeNetwork, Inc., which will help get more local food on the shelves of grocery stores. READ MORE


Phood is the Future of Campus Dining

Phood (Y8) is changing the landscape when it comes to campus dining for college students. The company, which recently moved to Buffalo from New York City, partners with colleges and universities to allow students to use their campus dining bucks on food off campus – all at no cost to the school. Click here to check out Business Insider’s […]


We’re Hiring! Three Open Positions on Our Portfolio & Selection Team

WE’RE HIRING! We’re eight years in and gearing up for another big year ahead! If you’ve been thinking about a career shift, look no further! We have three open positions within our Portfolio and Selection team.  WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR Vice President of Portfolio 43North is on the lookout for an experienced, tech-obsessed, startup-centric leader […]


CleanFiber Prepares to Scale with $10M Investment

Buffalo-based CleanFiber (Y3) is positioning itself for continued growth after a $10 million investment from AXA Im Alts, an investment management company. That’s on top of the $8.5 million in venture capital and $14 million in debt financing raised earlier this year. Click here to read more. 


Kangarootime Moves into New Office

Kangarootime (Y4) has flown the 43North coupe and moved into a new HQ in downtown Buffalo. With an 8,384-square-foot office at 301 Ohio St, the company is looking to grow! Click here to learn more.      


Meet the 43North Year 8 Cohort!

Buffalo – the city where hard work wins hearts. After months of fierce competition, we’re excited to introduce our five $1 Million investments and new additions to Buffalo’s startup ecosystem! The five companies receiving a $1 Million investment are:  Otrafyđź“Ť Chicago, IL AgapĂ© Wellnessđź“Ť Rochester, NY AMPAworks 📍 Santa Monica, CA Phood 📍 New York, New York Mod […]


Top Seedz gets purchase order for all Giant supermarkets

Top Seedz (Y7) has added yet another major supermarket chain as a distributor! Giant Food Stores placed a purchase order with the Y7 company for all 156 locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Learn more about founder Rebecca Brady’s plans to expand customer by customer. Read more HERE


Five $1M Investments? Let’s Do It! Our 2022 Application is Now Open!

First things first – 43North’s 2022 Application is officially open! So we were thinking… what if we gave every company $1 million?  In prepping to enter our eighth year, we took a close look at our offering and considered all that’s changed since we came on the scene in 2014. As we continue on our […]


Rally Expected on NYSE by Q4

Rally (Y6), has entered an agreement with America’s Technology Acquisition Corp., via a SPAC. The combined entity is expected to be completed and on the NYSE as soon as Q4 of 2022. Huge congrats to Numaan Akram and the entire Rally team! Click here to hear Kevin Siskar, VP of Portfolio & Selection, talk about the details […]