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Great Things From Small Beginnings


Great Things From Small Beginnings

The InVentures Group would like to congratulate our client

AccuTheranostics, Inc for making it to the 43North semi-finalists!

We're so proud of you and know you will represent Buffalo well in the next round!

For a listing of all the semi-finalists, please visit http://www.43north.org/2016-semifinalists/

Stay tuned- this is a company to keep your eyes on!


Where Technology Means Business

The InVentures Group specializes in high technology companies, products and services that are beyond the lab and into the prototype or early production stages, with a product that is nearly ready to market. We partner with executives, entrepreneurs and organizations to help source funding, provide the missing human and operational pieces, and to move to revenue generation and positive cash flow.


Benefit from a team with years of strategic planning expertise and creative forward thinking to help launch your company. Take your company to the next level by making sure all the t’s are crossed and i’s are dotted.


IVG delivers creative and powerful marketing and branding. Develop your corporate brand, website, social media and traditional media plan to present your company to your target market.



IVG can help find new funding sources, set up a financial and management infrastructure, and navigate potential legal issues. Fill in the missing human capital with the IVG team on an interim or long term basis.


About Us

About Us


Our emphasis is assisting in the complex and highly challenging task of bringing new product ideas and technologies to market by providing a broad array of services and capabilities tailored for maximum benefit at affordable economics.

Youthful energy, seasoned leadership, and an entrepreneurial focus have been carefully cultivated at the InVentures Group (IVG), to deliver strategic forward thinking and mentoring to startup companies.  Among the services available are finding and raising capital; business plan development and critique; and business and marketing strategy development.

The IVG team brings together an unparalleled knowledge of the global business landscape and the inner workings of startups, small businesses, and public and private corporations.  With all of this knowledge packaged up into one company, the benefits and potential success are limitless.

The InVentures Group specializes in high technology companies, products and services that are beyond the lab and into the prototype or early production stages, with a product that is nearly ready to market.  At this stage, assistance in bridging the gap between funding stages is often required and IVG is available to help – to source funding, provide the missing human and operational pieces, and to move to revenue generation and positive cash flow.

IVG’s clients benefit from the team’s expertise in a number of areas, including business plan development; strategies and contacts to find and raise capital; marketing, branding, communications and sales; legal consultation; financial guidance; technology research and technical writing; and organizational development.  IVG also provides different levels of involvement in getting the business running, from short-term consulting and guidance to interim management.

Leveraging the insight of Keith Blakely, serial entrepreneur, mentor, and founder of Advanced Refractory Technologies, NanoDynamics, and the InVentures Group, IVG clients are able to tap into his knowledge of the advanced materials and business worlds.  Blakely, a life-long Buffalonian, takes pride in assisting and mentoring small businesses and young entrepreneurs to bring their ideas to fruition in the Western New York market. 

The IVG team has participated in several young entrepreneur events and competitions including the Panasci competition, the UB Elevator Pitch competition, and Buffalo Startup Weekend.  They are also active members of the WNY Venture Association and Buffalo Angels.

The InVentures Group is a leading partner for start-up and small companies looking to move to the next step in their evolution.  With the ability to work globally and contribute locally, the InVentures Group is also the ideal partner for companies in Western New York.

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Our Services

Our Services

Strategic Planning

IVG assists client and portfolio companies in evaluating their business, product and technology development plans. We provide technology assessments and IP management strategies, helping companies plan the next steps for their technologies and companies.


Mentoring and Consulting

IVG takes great pride and satisfaction in helping businesses succeed throughout a wide range of markets and industries. With expertise in the global business landscape and the inner workings of startups, small businesses, and public and private corporations, the IVG team is uniquely positioned to help your company.



IVG specializes in companies that deliver high technology, biomedical and medical-related products and advanced materials to businesses around the globe. The team’s familiarity with these industries puts them in a unique position to assist companies serving these markets.

Technology and Operations

IVG’s clients benefit from the team’s experience in executive management and in recruiting for permanent management positions and board members. IVG also provides legal assistance, financial management and accounting, and project management and planning.


Marketing, Branding and PR

Whether a client company already has a logo and a basic website, or if they need everything created from scratch, IVG’s team of talented creative, marketing and web personnel are available to help create the right brand and message for your company’s target market


Additional Services

  • Mergers, acquisition assessments and assistance
  • Private investor, venture capitalist and corporate investor contacts
  • Interim executive management assignments
  • Fundraising strategies and development
  • Technology applications research
  • Technical writing and proposal development
  • Organization development strategy and guidance
  • Web design and development
  • Ecommerce strategies and development
  • Social media marketing and networking programs
  • Public relations strategy and development

Our Team

Our Team




Our goal at IVG is to go above and beyond, for each and everyone of our clients. Below are just a few kind words from our clients.

The InVentures group has been a terrific catalyst for some of the success at the Innovation Center this past year. The organization has taken on multiple tenants in the building as clients who have benefited tremendously from their support and expertise. Thanks to the efforts of IVG and their CEO, Keith Blakely, the outcomes that have been achieved allow me to share terrific success stories with backers and supporters of the Innovation Center, such as Senator Charles Schumer, who are instrumental in helping us obtain grants for future projects. The technology community is thriving in Buffalo because of organizations like The InVentures Group.

Patrick Whalen
Chief Operating Officer and BNMC’s unofficial “entrepreneur–in-residence”
Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc.
We owe our success to having chosen InVentures Group to help bring our SaaS platform to market. With their assistance in raising capital and access to subject matter experts every step of the way, we matured our product at a speed unparalleled in our industry, and are still agile enough to adapt. IVG’s expertise, blended with our vision, is shaping the future of an entirely new capital marketplace. Together we continue to create and reinvent the future.

Brian Fending
Hiring InVentures for business coaching and back office accounting services is without a doubt the best decision Ceno Technologies has made since starting the company. We have been working with InVentures since 2011 and have come to rely on them for business and financial advice as an important part of our business. Keith Blakely’s background in material science, his extensive experience with how big corporations think and operate and his ability to think outside the box, all raise our level of thinking about issues every time we talk.

Michelle Martin has also been very beneficial to us in understanding the components that support our budget plan, objectives and timelines, as well as risks and challenges we might encounter. InVentures approach to coaching is taking all of our goals into account in helping us make the best decisions and adopt the best approaches for our business. The best testament to the coaching we receive is that when issues come up that I want input on, both Keith and Michelle’s voices are inside my head telling me the questions to ask, how to approach the issue, and asking me what I want from the outcome.

They constantly ask questions to help me work through the issue and listen exceptionally well, encouraging me to talk through the challenges we all face, but are afraid to discuss. I would say that InVentures coaching is professional, thoughtful, experienced, grounded and real. They have really helped guide us and focus our business and I would recommend them to anyone looking to drive their company towards success.

Deema Mahmoud
Research Director/Partner
Ceno Technologies, Inc.

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