(Manchester, N.H., June 29) — York IE, a vertically integrated strategic growth and investment firm, today announced the launch of York IE Labs, a new program to help co-found new technology startups as well as spin off its own proprietary IP into standalone companies.
“We launched York IE with a vision to reshape the way startups are built, scaled and monetized,” said Kyle York, CEO, York IE. “To truly make that happen we need to have an oversized impact. York IE Labs gives us a program to take our collective skill sets and help launch new companies that will solve tough problems and create valuable jobs. Labs will help give entrepreneurs that extra help they need to go and chase their dreams, leveraging the resources, infrastructure, people and capabilities of our unique firm.”
While York IE has invested in the pre-seed, seed or Series A rounds of more than 30 B2B technology companies since launching in 2019, York IE Lab allows the team to get involved even earlier – at the genesis stage, acting as a silent but mighty co-founder. York IE’s end-to-end advisory services from product development to capital strategy to go-to-market are helpful in getting an idea off the ground and finding product market fit and eventually scale. Additionally, York IE will tap its network of entrepreneurs, operators and subject matter experts to help York IE Labs’ companies find the talent needed to grow.
Mike Veilleux, York IE CTO and co-founder, will lead the Labs program.
“At our heart we’re builders,” said Veilleux. “We enjoy the challenge of bringing new ideas to market and watching them grow. York IE Labs enables us to be on the ground floor of companies as well as gives us a vehicle to launch our own products as spin off companies. Other investment firms may call this a venture studio or accelerator or incubator but we strategically decided to evolve those concepts into something far more intimate, accountable and aligned. ”
York IE Labs companies will meet the following criteria:
- Genesis / ideation stage
- B2B technology focus
- Subscription-based business models
- Meaningful past working relationships
- Rising star or repeat founders
- Bias toward NH-based companies
As the companies scale, they will be evaluated by York IE’s early stage investment syndicate for possible investment, however this is not guaranteed, as York IE evaluates thousands of B2B SaaS startups a year and only invests in one per month.
Current York IE Labs companies include:
- 4AM Demand, a Demand Generation Enablement Platform that helps B2B marketing teams align, plan, budget & report on marketing efforts and outcomes.
- Quebic, a white label platform that enables collaboration spaces for everyone and enables brands to own their collaborative interactions with their customer communities.
- New EdTech company coming soon!
To learn more about York IE visit york.ie/labs.