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Catching Up with the Y7 Cohort

The Buffalo News editorial board caught up with the eight companies who recently joined 43North on the 24th floor of Seneca One. Overall, the founders are digging in, getting to work, and quickly feeling the support of a unique program and community that are rallying around them. Read more

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Whose Your Landlord raises $2.1M

Whose Your Landlord (Y6) secured $2.1 million of seed funding with the help of several VC firms and angel investors. One of which is Buffalo’s own, Michael Tobin, owner of Fresh Catch Poke Co. Read More

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Scott Wayman’s Q&A with The Information

The Information sat down with Scott Wayman, founder of Kangarootime (Y4), who pulled back the curtains on his journey from Long Beach to Buffalo. In the Q&A, Scott talks about his bicoastal family, his experience with Buffalo’s tech scene, and why he chooses to stay and grow his business in Western New York.  Read More

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Governor Hochul Announces $1 Million Grand Prize Winner of 43North’s 7th Annual Startup Competition

Top Seedz Wins $1 Million Investment in $5 Million Startup Competition  Seven Additional Companies Each Receive Investments of $500,000 Mayor Byron Brown today announced the winners of the seventh annual $5 million 43North startup competition, including the grand prize winner of a $1 million investment and the seven companies that each won investments of $500,000. […]

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New York State Launches Year Seven of 43North Startup Competition

Call for Founders to Grow Businesses in Buffalo for Cut of $5 Million in Investment Finalists to Face-Off at Live In-Person Pitch Event in October New York State announced that applications are now being accepted for the seventh year of 43North, the $5 million startup competition that attracts world-class entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in […]

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Buffalo Business First: 43North is reinvesting in three winners. Here’s what they’ll do with the money.

The following is a repost of an article from Buffalo Business First highlighting 43North awarding follow-on funding to three of our portfolio companies. We’ve also included a recap video for a behind-the-scenes look at our follow-on fund selection process. 43North has reinvested in three companies that previously won awards in its namesake competition. Kangarootime, CleanFiber and […]

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Reflecting on ACV’s Rise to IPO

ACV’s IPO is an incredible feat by any standards – even the Silicon Valley ones; so for a home-grown Buffalo tech company to hit this milestone, it is a monumental achievement, and its impact will be equally as remarkable in our region. So before we officially turn the page on this chapter, we sat down […]

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Buffalo Business First: SomaDetect CEO says $6 million raise will push ag-tech products into full commercialization

The following is a repost of an article from Buffalo Business First featuring 43North Y4 portfolio company SomaDetect. Around the horn in Buffalo’s startup ecosystem … Soma surging SomaDetect announced that it has raised $6 million in Series A funding, an event which will help push the ag-tech startup into full commercialization. SomaDetect won the […]

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TechCrunch: Is EV charging the next gig for the gig economy? SparkCharge thinks so

The following is a repost of an article from TechCrunch featuring 43North Y5 portfolio company SparkCharge. Last week the mobile charging battery company SparkCharge announced a partnership agreement with AllState that expands the company’s reach into vehicle services, driving the company further down the road toward its goal of making electric vehicle charging the next gig economy job. The […]

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