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Innovation Works provides seed capital and business assistance to entrepreneurs in southwestern Pennsylvania's most promising technology startups.


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Posted 01/20/2016 by Innovation Works

We moved our blog page to Medium, you can find it here: https://medium.com/startups-and-investment  

3 Reasons for Pittsburgh Startups to Think Global

Posted 08/04/2015 by Laura Kelly

Cary Ingram is a Senior International Trade Specialist in the International Trade Administration, Read more...

Capped Valuation Term in a Convertible Note

Posted 07/30/2015 by Frank Demmler

A hot topic in the entrepreneurial investment world has been the trend of including a capped Read more...


Posted 04/10/2015 by Laura Kelly

What's better than robots? Robots AND dumping water on your teacher's head.To celebrate National Read more...

Being a Board Observer

Posted 04/03/2015 by Larry Miller

Recently, as a board observer for 15 Innovation Works’ companies, I presented my experiences as a Read more...

Due Diligence

Posted 03/27/2015 by Dave Lishego

Due Diligence If you’re raising money from investors, at some point you’re going to have to go Read more...

Accelerating Growth-Investing in Pittsburgh's technology sector

Posted 03/20/2015 by Innovation Works

By Rich Lunak, President & CEO of Innovation WorksAs the saying goes, you can't improve what you Read more...

Series A Fundraising

Posted 03/13/2015 by Frank Demmler

Josh Kopelman of First Round Capital published an article on First Round Review, a resource library Read more...

Thinking about Crowdfunding? Here are some tips from those who've been there.

Posted 02/26/2015 by Innovation Works

Donation-based crowdfunding (think Kickstarter and Indiegogo) continues to grow as a major source of funding for early-stage companies. Over $500M was pledge on Kickstarter alone in 2014. A successful campaign is no accident and requires a smart strategy. I recently attended a discussion hosted by Fygment and Indiegogo and caught up with several portfolio companies who have run campaigns to get some tips. Read more...

Running Out of Cash

Posted 12/16/2014 by Innovation Works

In his December blog, Paul Graham wrote about an all too common situation that most early stage start ups find themselves in: the prospect of running out of cash. Read more...

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