Early Stage Investments
that Propel Growth

UpVentures invests in early stage technology companies, primarily in Upstate NY but also NY metro, Silicon Valley and other locations where our relationships extend to help entrepreneurs start and grow companies.


UpVentures Opportunity Zone Fund has invested in four commercial and residential deals to date, in both Upstate NY and NYC Metro. If you are interested in learning more about Economic Opportunity Zones or would like to learn how to start your own Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF), please apply to join our investor network.

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The UpVentures Investor Network (UIN) includes not only the dozen + fund relationships that we are active as Limited Partner and/or Advisors, but also hundreds of investors we have contact with through Upstate Venture Connect and corporate venture capital units.

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UpVentures is a Limited Partner in several seed and venture capital funds, with the intent of being able to serve as a reference for prospective investors or entrepreneurs who might be interested in working with one of these groups.

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Our Team

Our team is fully invested in helping our portfolio companies become industry leaders

Martin Babinec

Managing Director

Michael Sciotti

Venture Associate

Mike Krupit

Venture Partner