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Eastern NY Angels is seeking entrepreneurs who are interested in obtaining early stage funding for their company. ENYA invests in pre-revenue companies can answer the following questions; What problem are we solving?, What is our solution?, How big is the market?  Who is the target customer?  What is the go to market strategy?  What is the business model?  What is the 3 to 5 year financial projection?

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Archived News


‘Angels’ seek $5M from Innovate NY Fund

Business Review - The Eastern New York Angels LLC has applied for $5 million from the state’s $26 million Innovate NY Fund. The fund require a one-to-one match by ENYA. More


Paper Battery Co. lands $200k Investment

Business Review - Paper Battery Co., a 3-year-old Troy startup company, will receive a $200,000 investment from Eastern New York Angels LLC. Angel fund co-founder Richard Frederick confirmed Wednesday that ENYA closed its second deal since the fund was started a little more than a year ago. More


A company touched by an angel 

Times Union - Tuesday was a big day for Ener-G-Rotors, a Rotterdam company that has developed technology that turns industrial waste heating into electricity. But it may have been an even bigger day for the Capital Region's high-tech scene. More

'Angels' invest $150K in Ener-G-Rotors

Business Review - Eastern New York Angels LLC has invested $150,000 into Ener-G-Rotors, a Rotterdam startup. It was the first investment made by the angel network since it was formed last year by entrepreneur Richard Frederick and former bank executive Joseph Richardson. More

12. 15.10
Serial entrepreneur, retired banker start a private investment fund

Saratogian - A serial entrepreneur and a retired banker have started a private investment fund they want to use to fuel technology start-up companies in the region. Richard “Dick” Frederick, who co-founded Autotask Corp. in 2001, and Joseph P. Richardson, who spent much of his banking career in the Albany area, have teamed up to create an angel investment group — a type of investment group whose members invest their own funds to support start-ups in exchange for partial ownership — known as the Eastern New York Angels. More

Venture fund to solicit investors at meeting

Times Union - A software entrepreneur and long-time banker have teamed up to launch an investment group to succeed the Tech Valley Angel Network. More

Venture capitalists aim to help local start-ups

The Post-Star  - A new investor group is raising money in the Capital Region with the goal of funding promising fledgling companies. The Eastern New York Angels consists of five members and aims to steward start-ups with great potential across the 11-county Tech Valley region. More

9. 24.10
New fund lines up initial angels

The Business Review - A new angel fund designed to advance promising startups in Tech Valley is attracting its first investors. The fund’s managers plan to raise $1.5 million by Jan. 1. Once that threshold is reached, the Eastern New York Angels would begin investing in fledgling companies in 11 counties around Albany. More 

Eastern NY Angels is launched!

The Eastern NY Angels (ENYA) was officially launched on September 15, 2010.  ENYA is an early stage seed fund that will provide funding for start up companies in the 11 county region known as Tech Valley.  According to one of its founders and an Angel investor, Joe Richardson, "This fund is exactly what is needed in the region to help accelerate the growth of early stage companies."

One of the principle building blocks of the fund is to provide mentors and advisors to the companies to help direct and steer their growth.  According to Dick Frederick, another founder of the fund, "Experience tells us that those companies who have mentors and advisors with industry specific knowledge and contacts have a much greater chance of succeeding."

The fund is actively seeking investors and mentors who are interested in contributing to the success of the region.  To learn more contact us via the web site or call us at 518.690.0620.  

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