Investing in the Region's Vitality

Innovation Works plays a vital role in Southwestern PA's technology economy. We invest capital, business expertise and other resources into high-potential companies with the greatest likelihood for regional economic impact.

IW is the single largest investor in seed-stage companies in this region and one of the most active in the country.


We've invested over $60M in over 168 technology startups. Those companies have been a magnet for creating thousands of new jobs and attracting follow-on capital to the region—over $1.43 billion since our seed fund began in 1999.

For the past decade's metrics of success, please see the IW 2012 Community Report.


Our team is seasoned, having worked with thousands of startups over many years. And our experience is real-world. We’re former CEOs, technology industry veterans and early-stage experts who have walked in the shoes of the company founders we advise.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners

Innovation Works is part of a statewide network that brings together the best of Pennsylvania’s talent, ideas and technologies to serve as a catalyst for advancing the state’s knowledge-based economy.

Community Partners

We work closely with business, government and nonprofit organizations that help to create new companies, jobs and investment capital in this region.

“IW helped us develop strategies for sales, financing and positioning. Their financial support and organizational backing is a validation that encourages potential investors to take a serious look.”

Angela Kennedy,
CEO, Carnegie Speech

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