Venture Capital

New York Ventures

New York Ventures provides capital to grow and support early-stage, high-growth startups located in New York State through direct investments. It also continues to oversee several fully invested fund-of funds.

Our Approach

New York Ventures primarily targets strategic industries such as information technology, life sciences, clean energy and advanced manufacturing. We actively look to provide greater access to capital in regions of the state that have been underserved by the venture community as well as to underrepresented women and minority entrepreneurs.  We encourage companies emerging from NYS colleges and universities, research labs, incubators and accelerators to apply.  We also consider companies willing to relocate to New York.

New York Ventures values capital-efficient business models, experienced and diverse management teams, market/product fit with a sustainable competitive advantage, proper corporate governance, and a well-structured plan for business execution that will attract additional rounds of capital at an increased valuation.  We seek to partner closely with the private sector and require matching investments from institutional sources at the time of investment.

Direct Investment Fund

New York Ventures administers more than $100 million in capital allocated toward direct equity investments into promising startups. The direct investment program focuses on Series A investments, but selectively considers seed rounds.

New York Ventures Direct Fund

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The New York Ventures fund-of-funds investment program targeted investments at specific stages, industry sectors and founder groups, and was administered by third-party investment managers selected on a competitive basis.

Legacy Funds (Fully Committed)

Innovate New York Fund-of-Funds

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Minority- and Women-Owned Business Investment Fund-of-Funds

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Innovation Technology Commercialization Fund-of-Funds

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Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

New York Ventures
633 3rd Avenue, 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10017