Accelerate NY – About

MISSION

  • Provide critical seed and pre-seed funding for early stage growth.

  • Facilitate the transition from laboratory research and ideas into products, processes and services.

  • Financial return to investors.

INVESTMENT APPROACH

Stage

Pre-Seed/Seed

Deal Size

$200k (avg)

Sectors

  • Biopharma

  • Materials

  • Tech

  • Med Tech

  • Healthcare

  • Energy

Strong Preference For

Research Institution Affiliation

Intellectual Property Strength

REGION: DOWNSTATE NY

New York City

  • Bronx
  • Brooklyn
  • New York City
  • Queens
  • Richmond

Long Island

  • Nassau
  • Suffolk

Mid-Hudson Valley

  • Dutchess
  • Orange
  • Putnam
  • Rockland
  • Sullivan
  • Ulster
  • Westchester

Company requirements

  • Business recently formed
  • Pre-Revenue
  • Less than $500k in invested capital (equity, debt, other)
  • No money from an institutional investor (equity, debt, other)
  • No non-US tax jurisdiction
  • Focused on an Emerging Technology
  • Principal Place of Business: New York, Long Island, Mid Hudson Valley
  • Use of Funds: Business purpose (no repayment or outgoing funds)