New York Ventures, Empire State

December 2017’s Open Mic Night features Sharon Weinberg, Managing Director of the Empire State’s New York Ventures Innovation Funds.  New York Ventures meets the critical capital needs of New York State’s innovation economy by providing seed and early-stage venture funding to high growth startups as they move from concept to commercialization, through early growth and expansion.

New York Ventures primarily targets strategic industries such as information technology, life sciences and clean energy, as well as technologies important to advanced manufacturing. New York Ventures values capital-efficient business models, proper corporate governance, experienced and diverse management teams, and business plans structured to attract the next level of capital investment at an increased valuation.

Sharon has spent over 20 years helping to build and manage businesses, including most recently as Head of the Law Firms Group at JPMorgan Private Bank, which was named the Best Private Bank by the New York Law Journal’s reader’s poll from 2011 through 2015. Prior to joining the Private Bank, she built and managed the JPMorgan Investment Management’s Institutional Advisory Business. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University Law School.


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