Carnegie Mellon hopes vehicle will drill on moon10/09/2014
The CMU Robotics Institute and the spinoff firm, Astrobotic Technology Inc., hope to launch the Polaris prototype on a rocket bound for the moon in October 2015.
Read more and watch the video at WTAE-TV
3 Rivers Capital Fair at Heinz Field brings investors, startups together10/08/2014
“Pittsburgh is increasingly becoming a Midwest magnet, offering a slower, more deliberate pace of deal-making for investors looking for new companies with big ideas, say startups and investors.”
Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh startups catch eyes, pockets of venture capitalists10/06/2014
Funding to local startups in the first nine months of 2014 was more than $250M due in part to improving economy, an oversaturation of investors in Silicon Valley and greater visibility of research from Pittsburgh’s Universities.
Read more in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Innovation Works debuts $24M fund10/06/2014
“We’re actively looking for opportunities,” Lunak said. “We can do another nine to 14 deals.”
Read more in the Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh venture capital grows with investment, new fund: seed funder Innovation Works launches Riverfront Ventures.10/06/2014
Innovation Works announces Riverfront Ventures, a nearly $24M fund to fuel local, early-stage companies.
Read more in the Innovation Works press release