I  UpTech


     Office Locations:

112 West Pike Street
Covington, KY 41011
Phone: 859-292-7780



  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet



    UpTech is a non-profit corporation affiliated with Northern Kentucky University and several economic development agencies in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati area. Their goal is to attract entrepreneurs throughout the United States and the world who have a big idea. UpTech's investment model is a unique business accelerator program that focuses investment on informatics startups and leverages the key assets of the Northern Kentucky region. UpTech is a five-year program that will boast five rounds, or classes, in each program with approximately 10 startups per year. UpTech I was held in 2012, and the inaugural class opened with eight companies. The firm will initially invest $20,000 for 4% equity, with follow-on investments.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Amanda Greenwell Program Director
    Casey Barach VP of Entrepreneurship for Northern Kentucky Tri-ED
    Cass Choppy Assistant Director of Northern Kentucky ezone


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