Venture Capital & Seed Activity in NYS: Perception, Reality, and Unrealized Potential
Part I of a Two-Part Series

Venture Capital & Seed Activity in NYS:  Statistics for Upstate and Downstate 2005-2008,
Part II of a Two-Part Series


Press Releases

Despite Billions in Federal Funding, Study Shows NY Far Behind in Fostering New High-Tech Businesses from University Research

ROCHESTER, NY, Tuesday, June 23, 2009 – With billions in federal grant money to fund research at its universities and a reputation for being the financial capital of the world, New York would seem to have what it takes to build an innovation-based economy, save one critical factor: New York venture capitalists prefer investing in out-of-state companies, according to a study conducted by Excell Partners, a seed stage venture capital fund with ties to the University of Rochester. Read more.

This press release was also picked up by NASVF NetNews June 26, 2009, and by PRWeb.com.


News Coverage

Schimminger Bill Creates Seed-NY Investment Fund/March 8, 2011

Buffalo News/April 1, 2010: Venture capital fund urged: State money sought for start-up firms

WHAM 1180 Radio/February 20, 2010: Eyes on the Future: Seed Funding

WROC-TV / rochesterhomepage.net/January 27,2010: Talk It Up Rochester: New Technology Seed Fund

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle/January 23, 2010:  New fund is like 'ray of sunshine'

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle/January 12, 2010:  High-tech fund meets a local need

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle/September 16, 2009: Funding sought for college startup firms

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle/July 12, 2009: Paterson seeks help for small business

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle/July 4, 2009: New tech firms in New York struggle

Tech Transfer eNews/July 1, 2009 Study Calls On NY to Invest in Tech Transfer

Buffalo News/June 26, 2009: Start-ups, investors mingle

Buffalo News/June 23, 2009: Start-ups are key to growth but need funding, study says


Other State-Supported Seed-Funding Models

A Continuing Record of Achievement:  The Economic Impact of Ben Franklin Technology Partners 2002-2006
A Report produced January 2009 by the Pennsylvania Economy League

Pennsylvania’s Technology Investment Continuum
A Presentation by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development