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Western New York Impact Investment Fund

Investor type Venture Capital

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Total investments 7
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 6
Rounds per year 1.40
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.14
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Recruiting
  • Clinical Trials
  • Social Network
  • Product Research
Summary

Western New York Impact Investment Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2017. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Buffalo.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Western New York Impact Investment Fund, startups are often financed by The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, Dairy Farmers. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are New York Ventures, New Brunswick Innovation Foundation.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SomaDetect. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Canada. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Machine Learning, Internet of Things.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Buffalo FilmWorks

Film
Film Production
Media and Entertainment
$750K26 Jul 2022 Buffalo, New York, United States

Circuit Clinical

Clinical Trials
Internet
Product Research
Recruiting
Social Network
$29M10 Mar 2022 Buffalo, New York, United States

Circuit Clinical

Clinical Trials
Internet
Product Research
Recruiting
Social Network
$7M02 Mar 2021 Buffalo, New York, United States

Garwood Medical Devices

Health Care
Manufacturing
Medical
Medical Device
$3M01 Dec 2019 Buffalo, New York, United States

SomaDetect

AgTech
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$2M12 Aug 2019 New Brunswick

Ru's Pierogi

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$500K30 May 2019 Buffalo, New York, United States

CleanFiber

Building Material
Construction
Manufacturing
Social Entrepreneurship
$2M13 Dec 2018 Buffalo, New York, United States

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