Innovation Works

AlphaLab gives you access to the expertise and contacts at one of the nation's most active and respected seed-stage investors.

Innovation Works (IW) founded AlphaLab in 2008 to accelerate the growth of promising startup technology companies in the region. As Pittsburgh's largest seed-stage investor, IW and has invested over $52 million in more than 160 technology startups who have gone on to raise over $1.5 billion.


of all venture deals in the Pittsburgh region went to IW portfolio companies

Your company will work alongside IW's team of professionals who have worked with thousands of startups and are networked with investors across the nation. The team's first-hand experience as CEOs, technology industry veterans, and early-stage experts helps them advise you on important decisions concerning your company.  

IW’s Portfolio

IW has helped launch many of the Pittsburgh region’s most promising technology startups, including the companies listed below. IW's seed fund has also invested in many AlphaLab companies* after their program ends.

To learn more about Innovation Works, meet the team, and view a complete list of portfolio companies, visit www.innovationworks.org.