VC  Pittsburgh Equity Partners

     Office Locations:

6507 Wilkins Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Phone: 412-265-1325



  • Early



  • Business Services
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    Pittsburgh Equity Partners (PEP) is a venture capital firm specializing in seed and early-stage information technology and life sciences investments primarily in Western Pennsylvania. A group of organizations including the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Innovation Works, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh collectively created a competition to select a seasoned manager to form a new early-stage venture fund. The principals of PEP won this competition, and Pittsburgh Equity Partners was launched with a $1.5 million investment from the competition sponsors. The Fund will focus on early-stage companies with a fully developed product that are involved in the technology industry, including information technology, advanced manufacturing technology, life sciences technology, nanotechnology, material sciences, internet, media, medical technology, life sciences, and advanced software, and companies that are involved in non-technology and services industries. The Fund will use commercially reasonable efforts to make investments in technology and life sciences companies located in southwestern Pennsylvania.



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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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    Ed Engler Managing Partner
    Steve Robinson Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

      AllFacilities Energy
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      Encentiv Energy
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      Industry Weapon
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      Intelligent Mobile Support
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      Voci Technologies
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      Wright Therapy Products
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