Emerging and Regional Partner Program Fund

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The State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) is providing $102 million for the Emerging and Regional Partner Program Fund (“Program”) to support the growth and establishment of diverse and emerging private sector and regional fund managers. 

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The goal of the emerging manager program is to find and develop the next wave of extraordinary, high-performing diverse and regional managers who are operating within and supporting NYS innovation businesses. NY Ventures will match managers’ private funding to support investments in high growth businesses. We welcome applications from diverse managers across different investment verticals.

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  • Emerging fund managers raising Fund I, II and III and regional fund managers

  • Demonstrated ability to raise a minimum of $8M 

  • Program dollars may not represent greater than 25% of "other committed capital" to the fund 

  • Resources, expertise and intent to invest in companies that are located in NY 

  • Target investment sectors that are technology related or high growth oriented (i.e., life sciences, advanced manufacturing, information technology) 

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How to Apply

For details on how to apply to Emerging and Regional Partner Program Fund, click here to view the Request for Applications.