I  AlphaLab


     Office Locations:

6024 Broad St
Pittsburgh, PA 15206



  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet
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    AlphaLab is a startup accelerator created by Innovation Works (see profile) to help capital-efficient startup companies launch quickly and successfully. Twice a year, up to six companies in the software, web services, mobile, gaming or agile hardware space are selected to participate in an intensive 20-week program. During these weeks companies will rapidly iterate on their products and work with mentors, advisors, and the AlphaLab team to hone their business models. The program culminates in the AlphaLab Demo Day: a chance for companies to pitch what they've been working on to angel investors, VCs, and press outlets from around the nation. Companies receive $25,000 from Innovation Works in exchange for 5% common stock in their company. Innovation Works (IW) is AlphaLab's parent organization and the Pittsburgh region's largest and most active seed-stage investor. Since 1999, IW has invested over $50 million in over 150 companies.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Aaron Tainter Program Manager


    Portfolio companies include:

      Accel Diagnostics
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      Budget Simple
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      Conversant Labs
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      Data Squid
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      Digital Dream Labs
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