VC  Riverfront Ventures

     Office Locations:

Nova Place Tower 2
Two Allegheny Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone: 412-681-1520



  • Early



  • Electronics & Advanced Materials
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Riverfront Ventures (RFV) seeks to invest in high-growth early-stage companies primarily located in southwestern PA. Riverfront Ventures seeks to invest in a variety of industries including software, life sciences, robotics, energy, IoT, advanced materials, and other technology-oriented companies. Innovation Works, Inc. (IW) is the firm's seed investor affiliate and primary source of deal flow. Riverfront Ventures seeks to co-invest with leading venture firms from across the country In most cases, the companies funded by RFV will have received initial startup funding through IW's Seed Fund program. On average, RFV's total investment in any one company is likely to range from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 with our initial investment ranging from $500,000 to $750,000 and an equal amount reserved for follow-on investment. RFV does not lead investments.



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    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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    Dave Lishego Investment Associate
    Gary Glausser Managing Director
    Ilana Diamond Managing Director
    Jim Jen Managing Director
    Rich Lunak Managing Director


    Portfolio companies include:

      Alung Technologies
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      Maven Machines
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      The Resumator
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