The over 335 companies IW has invested in have received $1.9 billion in follow-on funding, and our team consists of investors, industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs who provide expert advice to our companies.


With over 335 high-potential companies in our portfolio, Innovation Works should be your first stop to find quality investment opportunities in the Pittsburgh region.

Over the last three years, nearly 70% of all venture capital deals in the Pittsburgh region went to companies that had previously received Innovation Works’ seed funding.

IW’s team consist of investors, industry leaders and season entrepreneurs who have led companies successfully to exit. Their expertise and leadership have made IW and its programs nationally recognized, including a #6 ranking of top accelerators nationwide for the AlphaLab accelerator.

Discover our impressive portfolio and contact our Chief Investment Officer, Gary Glausser, at gglausser (at) innovationworks (dot) org to set up a meeting.



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.


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Innovation Works is the single largest investor in seed-stage companies in this region and one of the most active in the country. Have a question or need more information? Send us a message to get in touch.

Innovation Works values diversity in its programs and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to submit applications or business plans for consideration.

Innovation Works is the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern PA and is supported by the Department of Community and Economic Development.

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Two Allegheny Center, Ste. 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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