About

Riverfront Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm
focused on investing in southwestern PA.

Riverfront Ventures (RFV) seeks to invest in high-growth early-stage companies primarily located in southwestern PA. We focus on technology companies with large market potentials and founding teams with the energy, passion, and experience to build great businesses. Our team’s focus is to help your company succeed, by leveraging our experience in working with hundreds of entrepreneurs. We know how hard it is to build market-leading companies and we're here to help companies secure funding rounds, build effective management teams, connect with customers, strategic partners, and investment bankers, and enhance the value of their companies.

Riverfront Ventures seeks to invest in a variety of industries including software, life sciences, robotics, energy, IoT, advanced materials, and other technology-oriented companies.

We believe in the greater Pittsburgh region and have observed first-hand the increasing amount of high-quality deal flow through our work at Innovation Works, Inc. (IW), our seed investor affiliate and primary source of deal flow. Over the past 15 years, IW’s Seed Fund has become the most active early-stage technology investor in southwestern Pennsylvania, investing over $70 million in over 270 companies that have gone on to raise more than $2 billion+ in follow-on funding. As the 8th most active investor in the U.S. from 2005-2013, (PwC MoneyTree Investment Reports), IW portfolio companies have attracted top venture capital firms from across the country.

Strategy

Strategy

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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associated with RFV’s Managing Directors

Our team has been investing in the greater Pittsburgh region for the last 30 years and have been part of the region’s most prominent technology companies including:

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