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Top Seedz New Seed-Sational Line 🌱

You know those roasted seeds Top Seedz (Y7) uses to make its crackers? Now, Top Seedz is sharing its secret ingredient with its new line of organic raw seeds and powders! The new line includes organic pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, and arrowroot powder. Get 20% OFF with the code “RAWSEEDS20”

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Phood is the Future of Campus Dining

Phood (Y8) is changing the landscape when it comes to campus dining for college students. The company, which recently moved to Buffalo from New York City, partners with colleges and universities to allow students to use their campus dining bucks on food off campus – all at no cost to the school. Click here to check out Business Insider’s

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CleanFiber Prepares to Scale with $10M Investment

Buffalo-based CleanFiber (Y3) is positioning itself for continued growth after a $10 million investment from AXA Im Alts, an investment management company. That’s on top of the $8.5 million in venture capital and $14 million in debt financing raised earlier this year. Click here to read more. 

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Meet the 43North Year 8 Cohort!

Buffalo – the city where hard work wins hearts. After months of fierce competition, we’re excited to introduce our five $1 Million investments and new additions to Buffalo’s startup ecosystem! The five companies receiving a $1 Million investment are:  Otrafyđź“Ť Chicago, IL Twipesđź“Ť London, UK AMPAworks 📍 Santa Monica, CA Phood đź“Ť New York, NY Mod Tech

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Rally Expected on NYSE by Q4

Rally (Y6), has entered an agreement with America’s Technology Acquisition Corp., via a SPAC. The combined entity is expected to be completed and on the NYSE as soon as Q4 of 2022. Huge congrats to Numaan Akram and the entire Rally team! Click here to hear Kevin Siskar, VP of Portfolio & Selection, talk about the details

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ShearShare closes $2.3M round of funding shortly after moving to Buffalo

ShearShare closed on $2.3 million of seed funding led by Atlanta-based Fearless Fund and included contributions from local angel investors Jack Greco and Wayne and Mary Bacon; Empire State Development Corp.’s New York Ventures Fund; Portfolia’s FemTech II Fund; Hearst Corp.’s Level Up Ventures, and Chloe Capital, who met Co-Founders Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell at 43North