New York Ventures
New York State's Venture Capital Arm
Investing in diverse entrepreneurs, fund managers, and accelerators to fuel New York’s innovation ecosystem
New York Ventures supports high-growth companies and their partners to use technology to solve important challenges in areas of strategic interest and importance. We actively look to provide greater access to venture capital for regions, industries and individuals, including women and minority entrepreneurs and fund managers. Our goal is to build a robust startup ecosystem across New York State, leveraging public and private sector assets.
New York Ventures is actively deploying over $300 million of capital through equity programs for both direct and indirect investment. In 2022, New York was awarded funds via the U.S. Department of Treasury State Small Business Credit Initiative, which helps us to support our several programs.
Venture Capital Program Funds
NYS Innovation Venture Capital Fund
Emerging and Regional Partner Fund
Community and Regional Partner Fund
The New York Ventures team has extensive experience as investors and entrepreneurs, with offices in New York City, the Southern Tier, Western NY and the Capital Region. In addition, we regularly collaborate with our partners within the Small Business and Technology Development Division who help entrepreneurs at all stages of growth and development.
Jennifer Tegan - Managing Director
Silvia Garcia Codony - Assistant Vice President
Karan Mehta - Senior Director
Ryoko Nozawa - Senior Director
Heidi Knoblauch - Senior Director
Marcia Mitchell - Director
Josh Nelson - Director
Audrey Chisholm - Investment Associate
Elaine Chen - Project Associate
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