In the News: 10 startups to watch in Buffalo in 2022: Centivo, Verivend, ShearShare and more

Buffalo Inno is expanding its “Startups to Watch” feature this year to 10 companies, a reflection of the overall growth of Buffalo’s startup scene.

The list has always been about expectations, and simply put, there is more than ever to expect.

2021 in Buffalo was marked by a seismic event — the public listing of ACV Auctions — and the return of the 43North business competition, along with its annual autumn finale event, which serves as a rallying cry for Buffalo’s place in the national tech economy.

Dealflow was stronger than ever across the startup spectrum, from pre-seed deals to companies approaching unicorn status.

Two of last year’s companies to watch, HiOperator and Kyklo, made waves by settling into long-term headquarters space in downtown Buffalo. Another company on that list, Ellicottville Greens, raised $1 million in Series A funding from local investors.