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Western New York Venture Association

Western New York Venture Association

The Western New York Venture Association is a Buffalo, New York based angel investment group dedicated to investing in the Niagara region of New York State and increasing the size and sophistication of the angel investor base of the same region.

Founded in 1989, the Western New York Venture Association is a Buffalo, New York based non-profit angel investment group dedicated to investing in the Niagara region of New York state. They work to grow the economy in the Niagara region, and increase the size and sophistication of the angel investor base in the same region. 



As part of their program, the Western New York Venture Association holds networking forums for members to network and collaborate and bring angel investors to companies looking for funding. They offer different levels of membership. Their individual members membership costs $75, their Buffalo Angel Member membership, for which a member has to be an accredited investor, is $175, and corporate sponsors memberships are $350. 



Investment

Western New York Venture Association has made investments in AndroBioSys, Forsake, FoodNerd, Rora Systems, CrowFly and Empire State Brands.

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Albert A. Nigro

Board Member



Alfred D. Culliton

Board Member



Anthony D. Mancinelli

Board Member



Daniel Penberthy

Board Member



David J. Colligan

Board Member



Jack McGowan

Executive Director



Jeffrey A. Human

Board Member



Kent Keating

Board Member



Marnie Lavigne, Ph.D.

Board Member



Neil Arnold

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Robert A. Evans

Board Member



Robert Redd

Board Member



Robert Shaw

Board Member



Scott E. Friedman

Board Member



Steve Weathers

Board Member



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