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43North 2020 Year In Review

2020 looked like a year to retreat on the surface, but for 43North, it’s been a year marked by great momentum and the type of traction that turned things we only dreamed about when we started in 2014 into reality. This year, our portfolio companies raised over $150 million in venture capital, walked away with […]

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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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Celebrating 43North’s Influential Black Founders

In honor of Black History Month, we’re taking a moment to celebrate the Black founders in our 43North family. We’re proud of their many accomplishments across the years and pleased to have these influential individuals growing their businesses within our community. While 2020 saw U.S. companies raise nearly $150 billion in venture capital, less than […]

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43North Founders Featured in Forbes Next 1000

Repost from Forbes: America is rich in small businesses. These enterprises account for over 30 million U.S. businesses and some two-thirds of net new jobs. While venture-backed startups generally skew white, male and coastal, these Main Street companies actually look like—and drive—America. To shine a light on these entrepreneurial heroes, Forbes has created the Next […]

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