ED  Excell Partners


     Office Locations:

222 West Ridge Road, Suite 156-1
Rochester, NY 14615
Phone: 585-458-7333



  • Seed



  • Information Technology



    Excell Partners is a regional economic development partnership, established in cooperation with the University of Rochester and the State of New York, that manages a state-supported fund providing pre-seed and seed stage financing to high-tech start-up companies in the Upstate New York region. The fund has no limitation on technology/company origin, but if an investment is made, the businesses must locate and remain in New York State for at least three years post-investment. Special consideration will be given to companies that are not only headquartered in Upstate NY, but which also outsource their manufacturing and various services to other Upstate NY companies. While Excell's seed investments can extend up to $250K, the firm's typical contribution is currently about $100K in a $250 - $500K raise. Excell will also consider making an investment up to $50K at the pre-seed stage. Excell is a New York State-supported seed fund. Although it is a not-for-profit organization, Excell maintains a for-profit discipline by structuring each investment with convertible debt and equity returns so that, over time, the fund becomes self-sustaining or evergreen.

    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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    Alan Z. Lee Senior Investment Manager
    Rami Y. Katz MBA COO
    Susan W. Pecor Administrative Assistant
    Theresa B. Mazzullo CEO


    Portfolio companies include:

      Adarza BioSystems
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      Advantage Home Telehealth
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      Cerebral Assessment Systems
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      Cerion Enterprises
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      Diffinity Genomics
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      e2e Materials
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      EET Diesel Systems
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      Graphene Devices
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      Isolation Sciences
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      Pill Crusher
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      Pretty Padded Room
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      Raland Technologies
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      SensiVida Medical Systems
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      StormBlok Systems
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      VitaME Technologies
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      Vitis Biosciences
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