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Newark Venture Partners wants to attract talent to Jersey with NVP Labs accelerator

TechCrunch TechCrunch 24/05/2016 Jordan Crook

Fresh on the heels of the launch of Tech:NYC, Jersey is getting in on the action with the unveiling of Newark Venture Partners new incubator, NVP Labs.

Over the next five years, NVP has plans to invest $10 million per year into startups as part of the incubator. Alongside investment, they will provide space in their 25k square foot office with 10GB direct Fiber internet.

NVP is also announcing the close of $23 million of their intended $50 million fund, with investors like Amazon Audible, Prudential and others. With those relationships in place, NVP Labs companies will have access to discounted AWS as well as a high-level of access to AWS support.

Managing Partner Tom Wisniewski explained that NVP is setting itself up to not only help these companies start out, with NVP Labs, but also participate in follow-on rounds for up to Series A rounds.

NVP will invest $85k into pre-seed companies and up to $250k into seed stage companies.

Applications are open for the first class now, and that first class will start with NVP Labs in August.

You can check out the website here.

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