HVSF supports growing companies in the Hudson Valley with seed capital, connections, and access to our members' broad experience and expertise.

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Hudson Valley Startup Fund (HVSF) is a member-managed seed capital fund that invests in companies with proprietary technology, market-defining products, and rapid growth potential that have a presence in or around New York State’s Hudson Valley.

In addition to seeking attractive investment returns, HVSF’s members invest time and resources to support the region's scalable startups and develop a more robust entrepreneurial ecosystem by leveraging our members' diverse backgrounds and skills to mentor, connect, and promote the Hudson Valley entrepreneurial community.

HVSF serves as a catalyst, collaborating with academic institutions, regional economic development groups, and other organizations to provide access to additional capital and resources for growing companies. 

Formed in October 2015, HVSF consists of HV Startup Capital, LLC, which manages and administers the Fund, and Hudson Valley Startup Fund, LLC (Limited Partner - LP) comprising the Fund members.



How We Grow the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Hudson Valley


HVSF has invested in fourteen Hudson Valley companies to date and we evaluate new opportunities each month.


HVSF is a member-managed fund. Learn more about how we operate and our processes for evaluating investment opportunities and supporting our portfolio companies. 



Individually accredited investors are eligible for HVSF membership. "Friends of the fund" may also be able to make sidecar investments in our portfolio companies. Learn more here.


Do you work with startup companies in the Hudson Valley with potential for significant growth? Learn more about how HVSF collaborates with advisors and can help your client companies even if an investment is not made. Learn more.