Innovation Works is a government office and incubator in Pittsburgh that focuses on supporting and expanding the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem within Southwestern Pennsylvania. Founded 1999 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, convertible notes,series A, and series C rounds. As of February 2020, Innovation Works has made 347 investments. Their most recent investment was on November 13, 2019, when Conservation Labs raised $1.7M. Innovation Works has had 22 exits, the most notable of which include Nowait, ModCloth, and Wombat Security Technologies. Innovation Works has raised a single venture fund, Innovation Works Venture Capital Fund. This fund was announced on October 7, 2014 and raised a total of $24M.
Cognition Therapeutics is a biotechnology and pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders that is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2007 by Gilbert Rishton and Susan Catalano.
NoWait is a company founded by Luke Panza, James Belt and Richard Colvin.
Strikingly is a company providing an online web platform for building mobile-optimized websites. It participated in the W13 cohort of Y Combinator.
Voci Technologies is a Pittsburgh-based company.
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Chief Investment Officer
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