Innovation Works

Pittsburgh’s hub of innovation.

Innovation Works works with talented entrepreneurs in the region, capable of building high-growth, capital-efficient companies in a variety of sectors.

As one of the most active early-stage investors in the U.S., we know that every day counts when scaling a startup. We provide our highly vetted entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful.

Working together to help our companies succeed.

Matching the right investor to the right deal can make all the difference. At Innovation Works, we believe that you deserve complete transparency as to where your dollars are invested, how company leadership is performing, and what the primary challenges and opportunities are with each investment.

Our investment team works closely alongside our portfolio companies to really get to know how they work. We’re not only a source of deal flow, but also a valuable co-investment partner. Our venture fund – Riverfront Ventures – provides a vehicle to co-invest in select opportunities with institutional investors.

With over 376 high-potential companies in our portfolio, Innovation Works should be your first stop to find quality investment opportunities in the Pittsburgh region.

Built in Pittsburgh, Growing Around the World

We’re based in Pittsburgh, but we have connections all across the country. Innovation Works consistently ranks among the most active seed stage investors in the U.S. We regularly meet with investors from around the country to help them identify and connect with promising companies that fit their investment criteria. As a result, we offer an extremely diverse portfolio of early-stage companies that has proven to serve as an excellent source of deal flow for some of the top VCs in the country.

Invest in one of our highly vetted startups today.

If you are an angel or VC investor interested in meeting our portfolio companies, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact our Chief Investment Officer or Investment Associate to schedule an introductory meeting.