A  UpVentures


     Office Locations:

28 Waverly Place
Little Falls, NY 13365



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    UpVentures is the investment vehicle for Marin Babinet, who founded outsourced HR firm, TriNet. Babinet remains active as a large shareholder and Director at TriNet, in addition to startup investing. Upstate NY is the primary geography for investments. However, the firm will make a smaller number of investments in NY metro and the San Francisco Bay Area. UpVentures typically invests in companies within the following industry segments: Tech enabled services (B2B or B2C); Enterprise software; Software as a Service (SaaS); Cyber Security; Electronic Gaming; Wearable technology and IoT; Unmanned Aerial Systems; Clean Tech; and Healthcare technology. For seed investments, UpVentures likes to see at least $25,000 MRR. addition to my individually selected portfolio, I am a Limited Partner in several seed and venture capital funds, some of which I helped start or serve in an advisory capacity.

    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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    Martin Babinec Managing Director
    Michael Sciotti Venture Associate
    Mike Krupit Venture Partner


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