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2017
Live From Super Bowl LI: C360 Technologies Provides New Perspective for Coverage
Monday, Feb 06, 2017 / Source: http://www.sportsvideo.org/2017/02/05/live-from-super-bowl-li-c360-technologies-serves-up-new-perspective-for-coverage/
http://www.sportsvideo.org/2017/02/05/live-from-super-bowl-li-c360-technologies-serves-up-new-perspective-for-coverage/ ...


PhishMe Reports Explosive Growth: Annual Run Rate Approaches $50 Million
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 / Source: http://phishme.com/phishme-reports-explosive-growth-annual-run-rate-approaches-50-million
http://phishme.com/phishme-reports-explosive-growth-annual-run-rate-approaches-50-million


Wombat Security Extends its Leadership Position in the Security Awareness and Training Market
Monday, Jan 30, 2017 / Source: http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/01/25/wombat-security-extends-its-leadership-position-in-the-security-awareness-and-training-market/
http://www.military-technologies.net/2017/01/25/wombat-security-extends-its-leadership-position-in-the-security-awareness-and-training-market/ ...


PittMoss--Tibbetts Award Announcement
Friday, Jan 13, 2017 / Source: https://pittmoss.com/blogs/the-pittmoss-blog/pittmoss-receives-the-prestigious-tibbetts-award
https://pittmoss.com/blogs/the-pittmoss-blog/pittmoss-receives-the-prestigious-tibbetts-award


2016
Q&A With the Founder of PittMoss
Friday, Dec 30, 2016 / Source: https://medium.com/@PittMoss/q-a-with-the-founder-of-pittmoss-268ca8d07ca0#.nedfzrs3k
https://medium.com/@PittMoss/q-a-with-the-founder-of-pittmoss-268ca8d07ca0#.nedfzrs3k     ...


Pittsburgh-Based Company On Verge Of Breakthrough Drug For Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 / Source: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/12/21/pittsburgh-based-company-on-verge-of-breakthrough-drug-for-alzheimers-disease/#.WFtZQypGr0Q.email
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/12/21/pittsburgh-based-company-on-verge-of-breakthrough-drug-for-alzheimers-disease/#.WFtZQypGr0Q.email ...


Pittsburgh-Based Company On Verge Of Breakthrough Drug For Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 / Source: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/12/21/pittsburgh-based-company-on-verge-of-breakthrough-drug-for-alzheimers-disease/#.WFtZQypGr0Q.email
http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/12/21/pittsburgh-based-company-on-verge-of-breakthrough-drug-for-alzheimers-disease/#.WFtZQypGr0Q.email ...


RendrFX is Video Creation Made Simple
Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 / Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rendrfx-is-video-creation-made-simple-300377864.html?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=http%3a%2f%2fwww.prnewswire.com%2fnews-releases%2frendrfx-is-video-creation-made-simple-300377864.html&utm_campaign=BF+November+Newsletter
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rendrfx-is-video-creation-made-simple-300377864.html?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=http%3a%2f%2fwww.prnewswire.com%2fnews-releases%2frendrfx-is-v...


Cognition Therapeutics initiates US clinical testing of CT1812, a novel small molecule for the potential treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 / Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cognition-therapeutics-initiates-us-clinical-testing-of-ct1812-a-novel-small-molecule-for-the-potential-treatment-of-alzheimers-disease-300377232.html
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cognition-therapeutics-initiates-us-clinical-testing-of-ct1812-a-novel-small-molecule-for-the-potential-treatment-of-alzheimers-disease-300377232.html ...


The Innovation Project: Jeremy Kimmel, Ph.D.
Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016 / Source: http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/July-2016/The-Innovation-Project-Jeremy-Kimmel-PhD/
http://www.pittsburghmagazine.com/Pittsburgh-Magazine/July-2016/The-Innovation-Project-Jeremy-Kimmel-PhD/ ...


Wombat Security Technologies Selected as SC Media 2017 Professional Award Finalist
Monday, Nov 21, 2016 / Source:
Wombat Security Technologies Selected as SC Media 2017 Professional Award Finalist PITTSBURGH,Nov. 21, 2016/PRNewswire/ — Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cyber sec...


Austin Entrepreneurs Make Waves in Cocktail Market
Saturday, Nov 12, 2016 / Source: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/business/austin-entrepreneurs-make-waves-in-cocktail-market/ns6Z8/
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/business/austin-entrepreneurs-make-waves-in-cocktail-market/ns6Z8/ ...


Cognition Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Alzheimer's Patient in Phase 1b Trial of CT1812
Friday, Nov 11, 2016 / Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cognition-therapeutics-announces-dosing-of-first-alzheimers-patient-in-phase-1b-trial-of-ct1812-300361367.html
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cognition-therapeutics-announces-dosing-of-first-alzheimers-patient-in-phase-1b-trial-of-ct1812-300361367.html ...


Startup's Tracker Technology 'Fitbit for Fishing'
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 / Source: www.bizjournals.com
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2016/10/06/startup-anglr-reels-in-big-retailers-to-sell-its.html ...


Designer Spotlight: Imprint's Friends And Family Celebration Platform Replaces Traditional Gifting
Monday, Oct 03, 2016 / Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesstylefile/2016/09/22/designer-spotlight-imprints-friends-and-family-celebration-platform-replaces-traditional-gifting/#67a2d0dc6ed7
http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesstylefile/2016/09/22/designer-spotlight-imprints-friends-and-family-celebration-platform-replaces-traditional-gifting/#67a2d0dc6ed7 ...


Wombat Security Announces Mobile-Responsive, 508 Compliant Modules to Increase Training Flexibility and Accessibility for End Users
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 / Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wombat-security-announces-mobile-responsive-110000189.html
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - September 13, 2016) -Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat), the leading provider of cybersecurity awareness and training, today announces an update to their platform tha...


MattsenKumar LLC, Launches Speech Analytics Suite in Collaboration with Voci Technologies
Monday, Aug 01, 2016 / Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/release/smartspeech_launch/prweb13587318.htm
http://www.prweb.com/releases/release/smartspeech_launch/prweb13587318.htm     ...


Voci and TopBox Partner to Provide Powerful Voice-based Root Cause Analysis
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 / Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/voci-and-topbox-partner-to-provide-powerful-voice-based-root-cause-analysis-300298315.html
WASHINGTON and PITTSBURGH, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Voci Technologies, the leading provider of speech-to-text transcription and speech analytics, today announced its new partnership with TopBox,...


These cookies offer the perfect mix of chocolate and crunch
Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 / Source: http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/food-dining/2016/07/01/these-cookies-offer-perfect-mix-chocolate-and-crunch/VwD3YhEqASoEuFEhnWttpJ/story.html
Cambridge native Diana Lovett started Cissé Trading Co. three years ago and produces a line of baking and hot cocoa mixes made with organic, single-origin Fair Trade cocoa powder from a Dominica...


Anglr Labs takes fishing to a new level with first-ever tracking technology
Tuesday, Jun 21, 2016 / Source: http://www.nextpittsburgh.com/business-tech-news/anglr-labs-hooks-fishing-enthusiasts-with-first-ever-tracking-technology/
Fishing enthusiasts in the region and across the country can now benefit from a new app from Anglr Labs. The Pittsburgh-based company created the Anglr mobile app, which allows fishing enthusiast...


RendrFX Announces VideoBlocks Stock Media Now Available for Online Video Creation
Thursday, Jun 16, 2016 / Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13487708.htm
ERIE, PA (PRWEB)JUNE 16, 2016 PA-based RendrFX now offers over a half million royalty-free studio quality HD videos, images and music to enable customers an easy way to add stock content and easi...


Wombat Security Selected as a 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner
Monday, Jun 13, 2016 / Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/wombat-security-selected-2016-red-153000049.html
PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - Wombat Security Technologies ("Wombat"), the leading provider of SaaS-based cyber security awareness and training solutions, today announced that i...


Voci partnering with Australian tech firm Nuix
Tuesday, Jun 07, 2016 / Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/blog/morning-edition/2016/06/voci-partnering-with-australian-tech-firm-nuix.html?ana=e_pit_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2016-06-07&u=oBeD6uGZHYqzmvI%2F1SKzuleReVy&t=1465311788&j=73810662
Australian technology company Nuix announced a licensing and distribution agreement with Voci Technologies Inc., a Pittsburgh-based provider of voice analytics. The two companies will integrat...


Voci Technologies Selected as a Finalist for the 2016 Red Herring Top 100 North America Award
Wednesday, Jun 01, 2016 / Source: https://vocitec.com/news/voci-technologies-selected-finalist-2016-red-herring-top-100-north-america-award
PITTSBURGH, PA – June 1, 2016– Voci Technologies announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 North America award , a prestigious list honoring t...


Official Launch of RendrFX Online Video Maker: Making Video for Social Media Easy
Thursday, May 19, 2016 / Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13418711.htm#.Vz24_jAd1yV.mailto
ERIE, PA (PRWEB) MAY 19, 2016 PA-based startup RendrFX announces the official launch of its new online video platform which enables businesses, agencies, and individuals to easily create videos...


Cognition Therapeutics Nabs Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 / Source: http://www.angelcapitalassociation.org/blog/cognition-therapeutics-nabs-prestigious-luis-villalobos-award/
Congratulations to Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. (CogRx), a Pennsylvania life sciences company, which ACA recognized as the outstanding angel-financed company for 2016, when they received the Luis Vil...


Neuros Medical Successfully Completes Interim Analysis of Pivotal Study for Post-Amputation Pain
Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 / Source: Neuros Medical
Cleveland, OH, April 7, 2016 – Neuros Medical, Inc., a neuromodulation company, announced it has successfully completed a planned interim analysis of its pivotal study. The study is designed t...


Mattersight and Voci Partner to Provide Customers With Faster, More Accurate and Secure Data Analysis
Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 / Source: http://www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2016-04/36998976-mattersight-and-voci-partner-to-provide-customers-with-faster-more-accurate-and-secure-data-analysis-256.htm
CHICAGO, IL and PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/07/16 -- Personality-based SaaS pioneer Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ: MATR) and leading speech-to-text and voice analytics provider Voci Techn...


Carmell Therapeutics hires former Johnson & Johnson CMO
Thursday, Apr 07, 2016 / Source: http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2016/04/07/carmell-therapeutics-hires-former-johnson-johnson.html?ana=e_du_pub&s=article_du&ed=2016-04-07&u=oBeD6uGZHYqzmvI%2F1SKzuleReVy&t=1460122304&j=72160122
Carmell Therapeutics Corp. has appointed Dr. James Hart , as chief medical officer, a title he held at Johnson & Johnson’s Global Surgery Group for two years. Carmell, a Pittsburgh-...


Wombat Security Announces Three-Year Annual Growth Rate Greater Than 900% in Exploding Security Awareness and Training Industry
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2016 / Source: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/wombat-security-announces-three-year-annual-growth-rate-greater-than-900-exploding-security-2106008.htm
Company Boasts Over 1,000 Enterprise Customers and Over 100% Growth in Revenue and Headcount in 2015; Company Completes Integration With ThreatSim to Create Market Leading Security Education Solutio...


PATIENCE & PERSISTENCE PAYING OFF
Friday, Feb 19, 2016 / Source: http://www.aurochsbrewing.com/blog/patience-persistence-paying-off/
Hi Everyone, We have missed drinking with you and we hope the feeling is mutual. It has been nine months since we closed our doors in June of 2015 and hunkered down for our promised expansion. As t...


Carmell Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Randy Hubbell to President and Chief Executive Officer
Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016 / Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/carmell-therapeutics-announces-appointment-of-randy-hubbell-to-president-and-chief-executive-officer-300220373.html
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carmell Therapeutics announced today the appointment of Randy Hubbell to President and Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Alan West , has successful...


Vaspian-Voci Partnership Brings Speech Analytics to Telephony Market
Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 / Source: Yahoo Finance
BUFFALO, N.Y. and PITTSBURGH, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Vaspian, a Buffalo-based hosted telephony provider, today announced its new partnership with Pittsburgh speech-to-text company Voci Technolo...


Technology leader award given to Leica Microsystems
Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 / Source: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20160121/Technology-leader-award-given-to-Leica-Microsystems.aspx
Wetzlar, Germany. The research and consulting company Frost & Sullivan has recognized Leica Microsystems’ newly acquired Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) company Bioptigen of Morrisville,...


Online Video Maker RendrFX Empowers Everyone to Create Fun, Compelling Videos
Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 / Source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13170730.htm
Today a new PA-based company called RendrFX embarks on its mission to enable all businesses and consumers to create high-quality, stunning videos with the beta launch of its online video design platf...


Infertility Treatments, in Your Home
Monday, Jan 18, 2016 / Source: The Wall Street Journal
Juliana and Greg Tomlinson started trying to have a baby on their wedding night, October 8, 2011. After a year without success, the Lancaster, Pa. couple says doctors diagnosed double trouble: Greg h...


Marsh Supermarkets Joins inStream Retailer Network
Tuesday, Jan 05, 2016 / Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/marsh-supermarkets-joins-instream-retailer-network-300199165.html
WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- inStream today announced a new partnership with Marsh, as the company joins the inStream retailer network of 38,000 plus retail locations nationwide, of...


2015
Leica Microsystems' Subsidiary Bioptigen Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for EnFocus
Monday, Dec 14, 2015 / Source: http://eyewiretoday.com/
Leica Microsystems' optical coherence tomography (OCT) division Bioptigen received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its EnFocus intrasurgical OCT system, according to a company news release. E...


Happy National Brownie Day! Stock Up on These Gourmet Mixes Now
Tuesday, Dec 08, 2015 / Source: www.instyle.com
f you’re like us, you don’t need a made up holiday to remind you that you’re a lover of all things chocolatey. But you’re also not going to ignore a special occasion lik...


ALung’s artificial lung technology selected for use in landmark respiratory failure trial
Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015 / Source: ALung News
The Hemolung Respiratory Assist System will be exclusively utilized in the 1120-patient study. PITTSBURGH (December 2, 2015) – ALung Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of low-flow ...


Queen’s University Belfast leads the way in UK bid to save lives of people suffering respiratory failure
Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 / Source: Queen’s University Belfast
A potentially revolutionary new technology – that could saves thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units around the world – is being trialled in a UK study co-led by Queen’s Univers...


Wombat Security Ranks 104th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500™
Tuesday, Nov 17, 2015 / Source: http://www.marketwired.com/
Company Attributes 849% Growth to Growing Demand for Security Awareness Training as Cyber Threat Levels Rise; Wombat Is Fastest Growing Company in Pennsylvania, According to Deloitte Ranking P...


Complexa Announces Successful Completion of Four Phase 1 Studies of CXA-10 and Planned Phase 2 Initiation in Multiple Orphan Indications during 2016
Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 / Source: PR Newswire
PITTSBURGH and RADNOR, Pa. , Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Complexa Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on transforming the treatment of fibrosis and inflammatory diseases, ...


Wombat raises capital
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 / Source: www.bizjournals.com
On the heels of announcing the acquisition of Reston, Va.-based ThreatSim, Wombat Security Technologies Inc. has raised $3.3 million from investors. Not surprisingly, the transactions are relat...


4moms goes 'Back to the Future' with self-installing infant car seat (Video)
Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015 / Source: www.bizjournals.com
A Pittsburgh-based developer of baby products with a robotics twist on Wednesday said it has developed a self-installing car seat. 4moms said the product is a first of its kind and that it will be ...


Wombat expands cybersecurity products with latest acquisition
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015 / Source: www.bizjournals.com
Adding to its cybersecurity offerings, Pittsburgh-based Wombat Security Technologies has acquired ThreatSim, a Reston, Va.-based provider of spear phishing attack testing. Wombat, which provides ...


Voci Technologies Releases Latest Version of V-Spark Voice Analytics Solution
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 / Source: http://www.businesswire.com/
PITTSBURGH--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Voci Technologies, the leader in accelerated Speech-to-Text transcription and analytics, today announced their release of V-Spark Voice Analytics™ 2.0. This l...


First in Texas: Revolutionary Lung Machine Used at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-TMC
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 / Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/
HOUSTON , Sept. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time ever in the state of Texas , the team at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center used the adv...


Wombat Security Announces New Feature to Reinforce Secure Employee Behavior Against Phishing
Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015 / Source: Wombat Security Technologies
Wombat's New PhishAlarm Enables Employees to Immediately Report Suspected Phishing Emails PITTSBURGH, PA --(Marketwired - August 18, 2015) - Wombat Security Technologies (Wombat) today anno...


Monroeville startup rolls out Stork to help with conception at home
Monday, Aug 17, 2015 / Source: http://triblive.com/
Stephen Bollinger had a simple idea for a company: Make it easier and less costly for couples struggling with infertility to conceive at home. The concept has spawned a growing business, Rinovum Wo...


New Publications Show Promise of Improved Artificial Lung Devices
Monday, Aug 03, 2015 / Source: ALung
Technology developed at the University of Pittsburgh and licensed by ALung enhances the performance of artificial lung devices, paving the way for the development of less invasive respiratory suppor...


Medrobotics wins FDA 510(k) for transoral surgery device
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 / Source: massdevice.com
Medrobotics said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Flex robotic transoral surgery system and is launching the system in the U.S. The Flex system uses a flexible robotic endoscope, a range...


Cognition Therapeutics $16.57 million Fundraising. Harold T Safferstein Submitted Jul 22 Form D
Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 / Source: octafinance.com
Cognition Therapeutics Financing Cognition Therapeutics Inc, Corporation just had published form D about $16.57 million equity financing. The date of first sale was 2014-03-20. Cognition Therapeut...


Executive-level people on the move
Monday, Jul 13, 2015 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Here are the latest executive-level people on the move in the Pittsburgh region: The former general manager of the Courtyard Pittsburgh North has been named general manager of the Boulder Marriot...


2015 Up-and-Comer: HealthSpot: Rethinking the Retail Experience
Tuesday, Jul 07, 2015 / Source: Healthcare Informatics
To accompany our Healthcare Informatics 100 list of the largest companies in U.S. health information technology every year, we like to give readers a heads-up on some fast-growing companies that c...


Complexa $5.00 million Fundraising. Joshua M Tarnoff Submitted Jun 15 D Form
Tuesday, Jun 16, 2015 / Source: OCTASTAFF IN PRIVATE FINANCING NEWS
Complexa Financing Complexa Inc., Corporation just released form D for $5.00 million debt financing. This is a new filing. Complexa was able to fundraise $4.00 million. That is 80.00% of the offeri...


Leica Microsystems to Acquire OCT Company Bioptigen
Monday, Jun 01, 2015 / Source: Leica Microsystems
Integration of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Opens up New Avenues for Ophthalmology and Life Science Research Wetzlar, Germany / Morrisville, North Carolina, USA. Leica Microsystems, a globa...


What to include in your pitch to angel investors
Monday, Jun 01, 2015 / Source: Smart Business
Your company needs a capital infusion, and you can’t get the local bank to help out. One alternative is an angel investor to provide cash in exchange for some equity ownership. You should pre...


Gemmus Pharma Announces FDA Acceptance of IND Application for GP1681 - a Novel Host-based Drug Candidate for Influenza
Monday, May 11, 2015 / Source: Gemmus Pharma
San Francisco, CA, May 11, 2014 -- Gemmus Pharma, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company developing innovative therapies to treat influenza, announced today that its Investigational New Drug ...


Cissé Trading: The Sweet Rewards of Smart Growth
Thursday, Apr 09, 2015 / Source: American Express: Open Forum
In less than three years, this gourmet chocolate products company has raised over a million in funding and won a place on the shelves of more than 1,000 stores, all while maintaining an ethos of fair...


PittMoss to pitch 'Shark Tank' panelists in upcoming episode (Video)
Friday, Apr 03, 2015 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Will Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban bite on the opportunity to invest in another local company? Ambridge-based PittMoss LLC is pitching “Shark Tank” panelists, including Cuban, in an ep...


Tax breaks for investors in startups proposed by state Rep. Saylor
Friday, Feb 27, 2015 / Source: ydr.com
Startup companies in Pennsylvania could have an easier time attracting investors under legislation a state lawmaker from York County has introduced in the General Assembly. House Bill 449, introduc...


Neuros Medical Enrolls First Patients in Pivotal Study for Post-Amputation Pain
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 / Source: Neuros Medical
Cleveland, OH, January 28, 2015– Neuros Medical, Inc., a medical device company, announced it has enrolled the first patients in its pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the Company’s pat...


ALung Receives Marketing Clearance for Hemolung RAS in Australia
Friday, Jan 16, 2015 / Source: ALung
Pittsburgh, PA (January 14, 2015) - ALung Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technologies for treating patients with acute respirato...


2014
Rinovum raises $3M from investors
Friday, Dec 19, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Rinovum Women's Health on Friday said it has raised $3 million in a Series C Financing Round from its existing investor base. The company, based in Monroeville, near Pittsburgh, is the developer of...


Pittsburgh medical device firm raises $4.4M
Friday, Dec 12, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Wright Therapy Products Inc. has closed on $4.4 million from a combination of 50 high-net-worth individuals, Pittsburgh Equity Partners and BlueTree Capital Partners. The Oakdale-based medical device...


Holganix case studies: Healthier plants; healthier situation?
Thursday, Nov 13, 2014 / Source: The Holganix Blog
“If you’ve got a healthier plant; you’ve got a better situation overall,” states Ray Cuzzone, Director of Landscape Services at Mountain Lake Corporation , a private home c...


Cognition Therapeutics Inc. Announces Publication of Research Identifying sigma-2/PGRMC1 Receptor as a Major New Drug Target for Alzheimer's Disease Therapy
Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 / Source: PRNewswire
-Discovery of Novel Investigational Drug Candidates that Interact with sigma-2/PGRMC1 Receptor Offer Potential to Stop and Reverse Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Patients PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNe...


Rite Aid to test HealthSpot telemedicine booths at Ohio stores
Friday, Nov 07, 2014 / Source: Columbus Business First
HealthSpot Inc. has landed its first deal with a nationwide pharmacy chain: Rite Aid Corp. announced Friday that it will test-market the Dublin company's enclosed telemedicine stations in some Ohio s...


Marc's stores in Mentor, Garfield Heights to host Cleveland Clinic HealthSpot stations
Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 / Source: The News - Herald
Cleveland Clinic has launched two new HealthSpot stations at the Mentor and Garfield Heights Marc’s stores, offering an alternative option to access Cleveland Clinic health care services throug...


Get treated by Mayo Clinic without ever visiting (the future of healthcare?)
Friday, Oct 03, 2014 / Source: MedCity News
The  Mayo Clinic  today announced a new  telemedicine  pilot project as part of its overall effort to reduce healthcare costs, with private kiosks. The pilot,  Mayo Clinic ...


Medrobotics Announces Launch of the Flex® Retractor
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 / Source: Medrobotics Corporation
Uniquely Adjustable Retractor Brings Exceptional Surgical Exposure and Efficiency to Transoral Robotic and Laser Microsurgery Procedures RAYNHAM, Mass., Sep 18, 2014 - Medrobotics Corp. , a surg...


Pittsburgh robotics company 4moms banks $41 million for product development
Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 / Source: Deborah M. Todd / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Two years after contributing $20 million, Boston-based Bain Capital Ventures has doubled down on its investment in Strip District juvenile robotics products company 4moms. 4moms announced Wednesday...


Clarabridge Brings Industry-Leading Insight to Customer Calls
Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014 / Source: Business Wire
RESTON, Va.--( BUSINESS WIRE )-- Clarabridge, Inc. , the leading provider of intelligent Customer Experience Management (CEM) solutions for the world’s top brands, today announced Clarabridge S...


Surgeons Complete Cancer Surgery with Medrobotics’ Flex® System in Front of a Live Audience at Head and Neck Surgical Course at University Hospital of Marburg
Monday, Sep 01, 2014 / Source: Medrobotics
MARBURG, Germany September 1, 2014  – Surgeons from around the world completed a robotic-assisted surgical procedure with Medrobotics’ Flex ®  System as part of the 15th I...


Pittsburgh flexes its technology muscle
Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 / Source: USA Today
PITTSBURGH — Kevin Dowling says he can't believe how cool this city has become. After graduating years ago from college, Dowling recently returned to Pittsburgh to be the vice president of en...


Surgeons of the University Hospital Essen Complete World’s First Robotic- Assisted Cancer Surgery with Medrobotics' Flex® System
Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 / Source: Medrobotics
ESSEN, Germany July 20, 2014 – Leading surgeons of the Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic at the University Hospital Essen completed the world’s first robotic-assisted cancer procedures with t...


Cybersecurity tech firm raises $6.7M
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh-based cybersecurity firm Wombat Security Technologies has  raised  $6.73 million. Leading the funding round was New York-based Level Equity, a new investor in Wombat, CEO ...


First US Patient Supported with the Hemolung RAS
Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014 / Source: ALung News
Suffering from cystic fibrosis and rejecting the transplanted lungs he had gotten just two years ago, Jon Sacker, 33, came to UPMC in Pittsburgh from his hometown in Moore, Oklahoma, as a last resort...


Unapproved device buys time for new pair of lungs
Tuesday, Jul 01, 2014 / Source: The Washington Post
This handout photo provide by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, taken March 5, 2014, shows Dr. Christian Bermudez of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center checking patient Jon Sa...


Complexa raises $13M in funding round
Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Complexa has raised $13 million from investors, the Tribune-Review  reported . The funding is earmarked for clinical trials of a drug that will treat kidney disease. The round was led by Jafco...


Catherine V. Mott: Emotional barriers — Should you take private equity to grow your company?
Sunday, Jun 01, 2014 / Source: Smart Business Magazine
I recently had the privilege to meet with a company that has been on the Inc. 5000 list four years in a row. The founder successfully grew the company without outside investor capital. Over a period ...


The Region’s Newest Venture Capital Fund to Focus Investments on Tech
Friday, May 30, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
Tech continues to be on the rise in the Pittsburgh region – a sector that’s touching all sectors in our economy.  And thanks to a new woman-led venture capital fund underway, capital...


Neuros Medical Announces Issuance of New U.S. Patent
Thursday, May 22, 2014 / Source: Neuros Medical, Inc.
Cleveland, OH, May 22, 2014– Neuros Medical, Inc., a medical device company announced today the issuance of a new U.S. Patent for their High Frequency Electrical Nerve Block technology. &nbs...


Kiosks: An mHealth Entry Point for Providers
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 / Source: mHealthNews
A pair of partnerships announced this week at the American Telemedicine Association's 2014 conference and exhibition are showcasing the potential of kiosks in the provider space. HealthSpot's ...


Cleveland Clinic Forms Joint Venture with Columbus-Area Maker of Walk-In Kiosks
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 / Source: Crain's Cleveland Business
Cleveland Clinic and HealthSpot, a Dublin, Ohio-based company, have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture that will allow more patients to receive care through the company's virtual walk-...


ALung Technologies Raises $10 Million
Monday, May 19, 2014 / Source: ALung Technologies, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA (May 19, 2014) : ALung Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of low-flow extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) technologies for supporting patients with acute respiratory f...


Blue Tree Angels raising a $30 million fund for Pittsburgh tech companies
Monday, May 19, 2014 / Source: NEXT Pittsburgh
A new $30 million venture capital fund for tech companies in Pittsburgh is underway. With the help of a prominent group of local investment advisors, the BlueTree Venture Fund has closed on $10.2 m...


Fund to Target Midlevel Startups
Friday, May 16, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Closing on $10.2 million enables the BlueTree Venture Fund to start investing, although it’s about one-third of the way toward a $30 million goal.   Catherine Mott , CEO and founder ...


Convergys : Partners with Voci for Accurate, Fast Speech-To-Text
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 / Source: Convergys Newsroom
Convergys Partners with Voci for Accurate, Fast Speech-To-Text  May 14, 2014 Convergys Analytics Teams with Voci Technologies to Automate Categorization of Audio Survey Comments CINCINNATI &...


Gemmus Pharma Closes $3.3M Series B Funding to Develop Superior Flu Drug
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 / Source: Gemmus Pharma, Inc.
Company Presenting at 27th Annual International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) on Specific Isomer -   San Francisco, CA, May 13, 2014-- Gemmus Pharma Inc. a privately held biotechn...


GEMMUS PHARMA CLOSES $3.3M SERIES B FUNDING TO DEVELOP SUPERIOR FLU DRUG
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 / Source: Gemmus Pharma, Inc.
Company Presenting at 27th Annual International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) on Specific Isomer San Francisco, CA, May 13, 2014-- Gemmus Pharma Inc. a privately held biotechnology ...


Tech Companies: BlueTree Venture Fund has $10M to Invest and Bigger Plans
Thursday, May 08, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh tech companies have a new source of capital. The BlueTree Venture Fund has closed on $10.2 million toward a $30 million goal and can begin investing,Catherine Mott, a managing partner, con...


Cleveland Biotech Company Neuros Medical's Nerve Block Technology for Amputees Nears FDA Approval
Tuesday, Apr 01, 2014 / Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer
The Altius high frequency nerve block has an implantable generator that sits under the skin, and is attached by a wire to an electrode that blocks pain signals from the nerve. Patients can...


Medrobotics® Corporation Receives CE Mark for the Flex® System
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 / Source: Medrobotics Corporation
Company Prepares for European Commercialization of the Ground-Breaking Flex® System in Otolaryngology   RAYNHAM, Mass., Mar. 18, 2014- Medrobotics Corp., a medical robotics company, annou...


Duquesne University Partners with BlueTree Allied Angels to Help Student Startups
Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Through a partnership with BlueTree Allied Angels, students at Duquesne University are getting to see both sides of the entrepreneurship ecosystem at work: entrepreneurs presenting to potential inv...


Wombat Security Technologies Partners with Dell
Tuesday, Mar 04, 2014 / Source: Business Wire
ATLANTA--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, is adding two new services to its portfolio of Security Awareness Training Solutions: Managed Se...


Baby Tech Boom Produces New Technologies to Help Parents
Saturday, Mar 01, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Long before the dawn of the pacifier, parents of newborns and toddlers found ways to use surrounding resources to help soothe and distract tots into precious moments of peace. In today's smartp...


Rocketing to Sucess: 4moms' Rob Daley and Henry Thorne Manage Rapid Growth While Keeping the Culture That Got Them There
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 / Source: Smart Business Network
In 2004, two friends — Henry Thorne, a world-leading roboticist, and Rob Daley, a successful businessman — discovered over lunch they shared a vision for the type of company they each ...


Angel Investment Group Partnership Provides Rare Experiences for Students
Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 / Source: Duquesne University Times
Duquesne entrepreneurship students can gain an unusual hands-on experience through a new partnership with a local investment network. It is one of a number of ways the Entrepreneurial Studies program...


Kiosk Company Wants To Bring The Doctor's Office To Workplaces, Pharmacies And Impoverished Villages
Monday, Feb 17, 2014 / Source: Forbes Magazine
Steve Cashman sat in an urgent care on a Saturday afternoon, fuming. His daughter's ear had started hurting after a day of jumping in and out of the swimming pool, and when the physician finally came ...


4moms expands with rockaRoo infant seat
Friday, Feb 07, 2014 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh-based 4moms is in the process of launching its rockaRoo infant seat, the first of three new products to hit the shelves since the company's fall announcement about their 2014 product line....


Quaker Steak & Lube® to Open Warren/Cortland Location February 26
Monday, Feb 03, 2014 / Source: Quaker Steak & Lube
Quaker Steak & Lube® continues its national expansion with Warren/Cortland restaurant! SHARON, PA. – February 03, 2014 – The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak ...


BlueTree Allied Angels Celebrates Exit
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 / Source: BlueTree Allied Angels, LLC
BlueTree Allied Angels, the Pittsburgh-based Angel investment group, recently celebrated the New Year with an exit of one of its portfolio companies.  BroadClip Inc, DBA, appMobi, and also known...


HealthSpot, MedAvail Technologies Team Up to Enhance Telehealth
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 / Source: Drug Store News
DUBLIN, Ohio — HealthSpot has formed a strategic partnership with MedAvail Technologies, which created the MedAvail MedCenter telepharmacy kiosk, to enable HealthSpot station locations to provid...


“Best Wings USA” Coming to Southwest Louisiana
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 / Source: Quaker Steak & Lube
Sulphur, Louisiana chosen as home to the first of many  Quaker Steak & Lube ® locations along the Gulf Coast SULPHUR, La., Jan. 14, 2014–Louisiana based I-10 Hospitality, L...


Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal with the Hemolung RAS to avoid intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation in an acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A case report
Friday, Jan 10, 2014 / Source: ALung Technologies, Inc.
Hergen Buscher, MD Sydney, Australia This case report describes the use of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO 2 R) to successfully avoid intubation and mechanical ventilation ...


Joe Ferrara, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies, Honored as Winner of the "CEO of the Year" Award in the Annual 2013 CEO World Awards
Tuesday, Jan 07, 2014 / Source: MarketWired
PITTSBURGH, PA --(Marketwired - January 07, 2014) - Joe Ferarra, President and CEO of Wombat Security Technologies, a leader in cyber security awareness and training solutions that change employe...


Taking the Hybrid Approach to Lawn Care
Wednesday, Jan 01, 2014 / Source: Turf Magazine
  Bill Hoke, center, and his experienced team are all smiles following the successful launch of NexGreen. Photos courtesy NexGreen. Two years ago, Bill Hoke jumped from a ...


2013
Quaker Steak & Lube takes over five restaurants
Friday, Dec 13, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Quaker Steak & Lube is acquiring five of its franchised locations. The Sharon-based restaurant chain announced Thursday that the restaurants, located in North Carolina, Indiana and Virginia,...


New Publication: “Respiratory Dialysis for Avoidance of Intubation in Acute Exacerbation of COPD”
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 / Source: ALung Technologies, Inc.
  A new article titled Respiratory Dialysis for Avoidance of Intubation in Acute Exacerbation of COPD was published in the November/December 2013 edition of the ASAIO Journal. The au...


Space Age Baby Gear, 4Moms
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 / Source: Forbes Magazine
  Creating an event-driven purchase: Robert Daley and Henry Thorne listen to their very best customers. (Credit: Michael Nemeth For Forbes) A funny thing happened to Robert Daley and Hen...


Shoefitr gets larger audience with deal
Friday, Nov 08, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Shoefitr’s deal with Nordstrom Inc. creates new opportunities for a Pittsburgh startup that views itself as a global enterprise. The young tech firm, based in Oakland, developed a software...


Malcovery® Security CTO Featured on CNBC’s ‘American Greed: The Fugitives’
Thursday, Nov 07, 2013 / Source:
Malcovery,® a leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today announced...


QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® TO OPEN MECHANICSBURG LOCATION NOVEMBER 20
Tuesday, Nov 05, 2013 / Source: Quaker Steak & Lube
    SHARON, PA . – November 5, 2013 – The Award-Winning casual-dining concept Quaker Steak & Lube ® known for its Best Wings USA and over 25 sauce varie...


DonorPro, CardConnect Team on Service
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Two Pittsburgh-area companies, DonorPro and CardConnect, have teamed up to launch DonorPro Merchant Services, an integrated payment processing service for nonprofits. DonorPro, based in Wexford,...


Wombat Will Test Your Cyber Threat Smarts
Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Wombat Security Technologies is all about cyber-security training , and now it has a tool for companies to test employees’ knowledge of cyber threats. The Oakland-based company is launchi...


Why is Sagamore Gold Course So Excited?
Friday, Sep 20, 2013 / Source: Holganix - Holganix Case Studies
Golf Course Superintendent Gary Myers couldn’t say the word “excited” enough times when we spoke with him recently. And why shouldn’t he be excited? Life is good at Sagamore G...


Neuros Medical Receives Regulatory Approval for Implantable Device
Monday, Sep 16, 2013 / Source: Neuros Medical, Inc.
Cleveland, OH, September 16, 2013 – Neuros Medical, Inc., a medical device company announced it has received an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food ...


QUAKER STEAK & LUBE® WINS NATIONAL BUFFALO WING FESTIVAL FAVORITE FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR- Casual Dining Franchise Also Takes Home First Place Award for its Triple Atomic Wing Sauce -
Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 / Source: Quaker Steak & Lube®
SHARON, PA. – September 12, 2013 – The Award-Winning casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube ® known for its Best Wings USA and more than 20 sauces, announced...


ALung Technologies raises $15.8M
Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh-based ALung Technologies has closed on a $15.8 million Series B-1 financing round, one of the largest financings in the region's life sciences industry. ALung said in a statement that t...


Malcovery Security and Wombat Security Technologies Partner to Deliver Phishing Prevention, Detection and Defense
Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh, PA and Birmingham AL (PRWEB)
  Malcovery Security, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware ...


3 Pittsburgh Firms Make Inc. 500 List
Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 / Source: Inc. 500 Magazine, Pittsburgh Business Times
Target Freight Management, Branding Brand and 4moms are among the handful of Pennsylvania companies that have made the 2013 Inc. 500 list. Target Freight Management was No. 129 on the overall ...


Rinovum Launches National Advertising Campaign for In-Home Infertility Kit
Wednesday, Jul 10, 2013 / Source: Brianna Freeman, Rinovum
Monroeville-based Rinovum  has launched a nationwide push of its prescription infertility product, The Stork, beginning with TV spots and a digital campaign touting their unique bedroom approa...


Dodd-Frank Rears its Ugly Head
Monday, Jun 17, 2013 / Source: Angel Capital Association (ACA)
This post was written by ACA Board Member, Catherine Mott. What is happening behind the scenes in Washington? Could angel investors be cut off at the knees? Will the number of net job creator...


Neuros Medical Announces Successful Pilot Study: Data to be presented at International Neuromodulation Society’s World Congress
Friday, Jun 07, 2013 / Source: Neuros Medical, Inc.
Cleveland, OH, June 4, 2013 – Neuros Medial, Inc., a medical device company announced significant results today from their long term pilot study. The study evaluated the Company's paten...


ALung to Pursue SFDA Approval of Hemolung RAS in China
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 / Source: ALung Technologies, Inc.
  Pittsburgh, PA (May 21, 2013) -ALung Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of innovative respiratory assist devices, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Curative Medical, Inc...


Talking to Angels
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2013 / Source: teQ Magazine
Formed a decade ago, BlueTree Allied Angels is Pittsburgh's leading angel network. A members-only group of accredited investors focused on funding promising start-up companies, BlueTree Allied Angels ...


Telemedicine company HealthSpot rolls out kiosks in select health systems, raises Series C
Friday, Apr 12, 2013 / Source: MedCity News
Since debuting its telehealth kiosk at CES in January, three-year-old HealthSpot has raised at least $10.4 million in Series C funding and is working on building a national provider network so that ...


“Biologically active putty” under development could help bone fractures heal quicker
Thursday, Apr 11, 2013 / Source: MedCity News
Tiger Woods and Hines Ward are just two of the athletes who have received platelet-rich plasma therapy – a procedure where doctors take a small sample of patient’s blood, separate the pl...


Optimizing Opportunities
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2013 / Source: Rich Lunak
Attached is an advance copy of a new report called “Optimizing Opportunities”, which has been provided by Rich Lunak, President and CEO of Innovation Works.   This...


Malcovery® Security and IID Announce Cyber Forensic Big Data Collaboration and Strategic Reseller Partnership: Companies focus on bringing first and only combined take down and intelligence solutions for phishing
Tuesday, Apr 09, 2013 / Source: PRWEB
M alcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, today a...


Malcovery Security and Radiance Technologies Partner on Agile Cyber Technology Program: Leading Enterprise Security Intelligence solutions provider joins key list of providers for Air Force Research Lab contract
Tuesday, Apr 02, 2013 / Source: PRWEB
Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, announced t...


StatEasy scores help from latest round, plans expansion
Friday, Mar 29, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Sports statistics startup StatEasy is finalizing a funding round that includes hundreds of thousands of dollars in new money.   The East Liberty firm has secured $868,050 of ...


Pitt professor lands $3.4M NIH grant for wearable artificial lung
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
William Federspiel, part of the team behind the technology at the foundation of ALung Technologies, is at it again, this time developing a wearable artificial lung. Federspiel, along with other...


Malcovery® Security LLC, First and Only Enterprise Security Intelligence Company to Identify Source and Nature of Cyber Threats: Veteran Team Introduces ‘Actionable Intelligence’ Security Platform that Minimizes or Eliminates Losses from Cyber Attacks.
Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 / Source: Birmingham, AL and Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB)
Malcovery®, the leader in delivering actionable intelligence that can be applied to neutralize the threats and actions by cyber criminals in the areas of phishing, spam and malware, was launche...


UAB cybersecurity program's success leads to spin off company
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 / Source: Birmingham Business Journal
Researchers and lab students investigating computer viruses at the University of Alabama at Birmingham became so good at it, a company was spun off to take on clients and “phish” for ma...


ALung secures CE Mark to begin European commercialization
Monday, Feb 25, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
We got word Monday afternoon that South Side-based ALung Technologies received its CE mark, which allows the company to start selling its Hemolung Respiratory Assist System in the European Union. ...


Varsity Xtra: Seeing is believing -- video has attention of players, coaches
Friday, Feb 15, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Varsity Xtra: Seeing is believing -- video has attention of players, coaches   February 15, 2013 12:15 am By Mike White / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   ...


HealthSpot Vidyo Case Study | Bringing Urgent Care to Communities Nationwide
Wednesday, Feb 06, 2013 / Source: YouTube
The HealthSpot™ Station enables patient access to medical diagnostics and treatment from board-certified doctors via Vidyo-powered video conferencing and interactive diagnostic tools. ...


HeatlhSpot’s Remarkable Opportunity
Friday, Feb 01, 2013 / Source: MedCrunch
HealthSpot , a Ohio based Startup, is about to offer a unique “health station” giving a glimpse into how the future of healthcare may look like. Its futuristic all-in-one box acts...


ALung gets Canadian approval to sell Hemolung system
Friday, Feb 01, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
ALung Technologies has received its first government clearance to start selling its Hemolung Respiratory Assist System, reaching a key milestone in the company’s development.   ...


Crowd funding waits on SEC
Sunday, Jan 27, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Crowd funding -- soliciting cash from family, friends and fans -- has raised money for victims of Superstorm Sandy and the Colorado theater shooting. It's helped budding artists produce CDs, films a...


New products lead to growth at 4moms
Friday, Jan 25, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
When reality television star Kristin Cavallari tweeted a picture of her baby Camden sitting in a mamaRoo, Twitter lit up.     At the same time, the marketing team at Str...


Site Unseen: More 'Angels' Invest via Internet
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 / Source: The Wall Street Journal
After Adam Winter read about a roving teleconferencing robot, he got a hunch that the $2,000 gadget might become the next big thing.     So the 38-year-old technology co...


Competition for money steep, but available for great ideas
Friday, Jan 04, 2013 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times: by Senior Reporter, Patty Tascarella
In the Pittsburgh region, competition for capital is stiff and money is tight. More than 200 entrepreneurs seek funding every year from Innovation Works, the state-funded economic development group ...


2012
BlueTree Allied Angels Announces Year-End Results, Unveils Brand Refresh
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 / Source:
BlueTree Allied Angels Announces Year-End Results,  Unveils Brand Refresh   Refresh includes newly-designed website with additional features     PITTSBURGH,...


Wright Therapy Products Closes on $3M Financing Round
Friday, Dec 07, 2012 / Source: TECHburgher
Wright Therapy Products Inc., a provider of home-based solutions for patients suffering from lymphedema and venous insufficiency, announced today that they successfully closed a $3 million Serie...


Quaker Steak & Lube to glide into Houston
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business times
Quaker Steak & Lube has signed an agreement with Salt & Pepper Restaurants Inc. for four franchise restaurants in and around Houston. Financial terms of the deal weren't announced. That...


Presenting The Stork, a fertility kit for home use made in Pittsburgh
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 / Source: PopCity media
South Side-based Rinovum Women’s Health has received FDA authorization to market its initial prescription product, The Stork, a tool to support couples in overcoming several fertility problems...


High-growth startup firms are needed to reduce unemployment
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The most recent economic data for the Pittsburgh region continue to be a cause for concern. Our unemployment rate has increased for two months in a row. More than 95,000 of our residents were u...


Bain Capital backs Thorley Industries as part of $20M raise
Friday, Aug 10, 2012 / Source: bizjournals.com
Robotics firm Thorley Industries, which makes products aimed at the tiniest consumers, has raised $20 million in a round led by Boston-based Bain Capital Ventures, the firms said on Aug. 9. Bain C...


4moms Raises $20 Million For Its Gadgetized Baby Gear
Thursday, Aug 09, 2012 / Source: techcrunch.com
4moms, the small Pittsburgh-based company that’s re-imagining the baby products industry by incorporating robotics, electronics, and innovative engineering into things like strollers, infant se...


Columbus, Pittsburgh angel groups among most active nationally in healthcare deals
Monday, Jul 23, 2012 / Source: MedCityNews.com
Two angel groups in flyover country have been keeping up with firms on the West Coast over the last 12 months, at least in terms of investing in healthcare startups. The Halo Report included Blue...


Ohio company HealthSpot makes the doctor's visit of the future with the Care4 Station
Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 / Source: Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- They're calling this invention, born in Ohio, the next ATM. Not because it's small or fast or does away with the wait. Not because you'll be seeing it in drugstores, office bui...


Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy Part 3: The early capital gap
Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 / Source: popcitymedia.com
This article was written by Daniel Lovering for Pittsburgh Today, the third in a series.  The economy was falling apart when Mark Kurtzrock launched Metis Secure Solutions into the headwi...


Wombat Security Technologies Unveils PhishGuru 3.0 and wins PC Magazine’s “Editor’s Choice” for Anti-Phishing products
Monday, Jun 11, 2012 / Source: TechBurgh
Wombat Security Technologies just released new PhishGuru 3.0 anti-phishing training software. Wombat Security Technologies recently announced the newest release of PhishGuru, an easy to use “so...


BlueTree hires Donald Morrison
Monday, Jun 04, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Donald G. Morrison is the new chairman and executive director for BlueTree Allied Angels Pittsburgh Group.   A Pittsburgh-based network of high net-worth investors Monday said it has hi...


NewCare Solutions offering new ways to monitor elderly
Friday, Jun 01, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
This sensor from NewCare Solutions plugs into an outlet which allows appliances to be remotely monitored . It’s said that necessity is the mother of invention. And in th...


Tool-wielding robots crawl in bodies for surgery
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 / Source: Fox News
In this April 18, 2012, photo, Carnegie Mellon University professor Howie Choset, right, stands beside a robot as staff researcher Florinan Enner uses a controller to demonstra...


3D Imaging And The Future Of Ecommerce
Friday, May 18, 2012 / Source: shawngraham.me
What’s the one thing you can’t do when you’re shopping for a pair of shoes or a shirt online? Actually try them on to see how they look and make sure they fit. Sure all those photos...


Online shoe fitting app reduces returns by 23%
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 / Source: econsultancy.com
An app which allows customers to find more accurate information about the shoe size they need to order has managed to reduce fit-related returns rates by 23% US retailer Running Warehouse has b...


Debra Koenig named Quaker Steak & Lube chairwoman
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 / Source: Bizjournals.com
Quaker Steak an Lube named McDonald's veteran executive Debra Koenig as its board chairman.   President and CEO John Longstreet had been interim chairman since July; he'll remain CEO of the Sha...


US Army Selects Voci(TM) to Prototype Automated Language Recognition System
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 / Source: Marketwatch.com
Voci's Language Identification Technologies to Enhance Automated Speech-to-Speech Language Translation   PITTSBURGH, May 01, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Voci(TM) Technologies Inc. a...


Certes Networks Named "Cool Vendor" by Leading Analyst Firm
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 / Source: Certesnetworks.com
Pittsburgh, PA, May 1, 2012 Certes Networks, an innovative developer of scalable network and cloud encryption solutions, today announced its inclusion in the recent Gartner, Inc. report, "Cool Vendors...


Wombat Security Technologies Releases "Security Beyond the Office" Software Training Module to Help Businesses Safeguard Data 24x7
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 / Source: PRWeb.com
Wombat's newest security awareness training module is a powerful tool to combat security breaches caused by employees. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/5/prweb9460055.htm Wombat Security T...


Quaker Steak & Lube plans Philadelphia outlets
Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 / Source: bizjournals.com
Sharon-based Quaker Steak & Lube said it has signed an agreement to build three restaurants in the Philadelphia region.   Terms of the deal with Druzak Merchant Inc. weren'...


Wombat launches channel partner program, signs first partner
Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Cyber security training firm Wombat Security Technologies is broadening its reach with the launch of a new channel partner program that will give it more sales people, without having to hire them in-...


Voci™ Raises $3.12M to Expand Customer Base, Allowing More Companies to Leverage the Spoken Voice of the Customer
Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 / Source: Market Watch
World’s First Commercial Accelerated Speech Recognizer Enables Enterprises to “Hear” Customer Input PITTSBURGH, Apr 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Voci™ Technologies Inc. ...


Tech Talk: Flashgroup, made in Pittsburgh. Staying in Pittsburgh.
Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 / Source: PopCityMedia
Rumor has it that VCs investing in Pittsburgh companies force them to move – to Boston, to Silicon Valley, to Austin. But that’s not always true. Witness Flashgroup.com, a startup foun...


Alone in a Crowd: How Crowdfunding Could Strand Startups
Tuesday, Mar 06, 2012 / Source: Bloomberg Businessweek
The startup world is getting excited about crowdfunding, the prospect of raising money through lots of small investments from supporters online. While creative entrepreneurs have been gettin...


The art of the elevator pitch, nonprofit edition
Friday, Mar 02, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Pittsburgh has long been known as a can-do and resourceful kind of place, so it's not surprising that more and more tech startups and entrepreneurs and the culture they breed is expanding h...


Pittsburgh Business Leaders Meet with Obama Administration in D.C.
Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 / Source: www.essentialpublicradio.org
Small business leaders from the Pittsburgh region traveled to the nation’s capital this week to meet with President Obama and members of his administration. Among the Pittsburgh contingent w...


Pittsburgh leaders head to D.C. for White House meeting
Monday, Feb 13, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
It appears that the work in Pittsburgh around last fall’s President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is continuing with many folks who were involved in that set o...


Entrepreneurs can work their best when under the wings of angels
Sunday, Feb 12, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Successful entrepreneurs are focused individuals who come up with a product or service idea, create a company around it and then do everything they can to make it successful. Most technology compa...


Pittsburgh has seen a rise in organized angel networks, and some investors think that’ll continue
Friday, Jan 27, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Mel Pirchesky, then a 40-ish tax partner at a large western Pennsylvania accounting firm, made his first private equity investment in the mid-1980s, backing an oil and gas drilling firm. Around th...


INRange Systems, Inc recipient of 2012 Frost & Sullivan Award
Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 / Source:
  On Thursday, January 26 th INRange Systems, Inc. was notified by Frost & Sullivan ( www.frost.com ), the premier industry research and advisory firm, that the Company had been sele...


Voci Technologies using cash infusion to expand its customer base
Friday, Jan 20, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Bolstered by a $2.4 million equity raise, Voci Technologies Inc. is beefing up its sales and customer support teams as it looks to broaden its customer base. Oakland-based Voci develops hardware a...


Westmoreland Advanced Materials wants to help aluminum makers be more efficient
Friday, Jan 13, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Equity funding round halfway to its goal Premium content from Pittsburgh Business Times by Malia Spencer, Reporter Date: Friday, January 13, 2012, 6:00am EST   After three years of de...


Executive Bookshelf: The Art of the Start By Guy Kawasaki
Friday, Jan 13, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
If you are an entrepreneur and want to be successful raising money from investors, then The Art of the Start should become your office bible. This book is for those who want good, solid, realistic ad...


Improved lupus screening has roots in Pittsburgh
Friday, Jan 13, 2012 / Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review
A new blood test that researchers in Pittsburgh developed to help doctors better diagnose lupus now is available for everyday use. Drs. Joseph Ahearn and Susan Manzi of West Penn Allegheny Heal...


2011
BlueTree Allied Angels launches new chapter in Erie
Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 / Source: Keystoneedge
Erie is a promising place for entrepreneurs seeking their fortunes in new technologies and products.   BlueTree Allied Angels launches new chapter in Erie ...


Shoefitr nabs $1.2M in series A funding
Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
  Alpha Lab alumni company Shoefitr has reached a new milestone in its growth closing on a $1.2 million series A funding round. Investors were Wexford-based investor network BlueTree Allie...


Mover of the Week
Sunday, Oct 02, 2011 / Source: GoErie.com
Catherine Mott, founder and chief executive of Blue Tree Allied Angels and Blue Tree Erie, has been appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission to serve on a national advisory committee on...


Exit Earns BlueTree Allied Angels 28 Percent ROI
Sunday, Mar 13, 2011 / Source: Angel Capital Education Association
http://www.angelcapitaleducation.org/newsletter-detail/289-id.209715384.html ...


New Group of Angel Investors to debut in Erie
Sunday, Feb 20, 2011 / Source: Erie Times - News
There are angel investors among us here in Erie. Catherine Mott and Beth Zimmer know this for sure. They are, by definition, people with money to invest in upstart ventures. Many have made a d...


Company Sells, Angels Sing
Saturday, Jan 08, 2011 / Source: Press Release
BlueTree Allied Angels , the Pittsburgh-based Angel investment group, recently celebrated the New Year with an exit of one if its portfolio companies.  MedSage Technologies, LLC has been a...


2010
GigaPan closing in on $1M from Angels
Friday, Dec 17, 2010 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2010/12/17/cmu-gigapan-systems-closing-in-on-1m.html    ...


Voci Technologies, Inc raises $1.4 million with help from Private Investors
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/print-edition/2010/11/12/voci-technologies-raises-14-million.html     ...


Five Minutes With: Catherine Mott, CEO and Founder of BlueTree Capital Group
Friday, Oct 01, 2010 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Catherine Mott, CEO and founder of Pittsburgh-based Blue Tree Capital Group , Wexford, was elected board chairwoman of the Angel Capital Association , a Kansas City-based professional allia...


Angel Investor looks for "coachable" firms
Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 / Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Larry Roberts/Post-Gazette   Catherine Mott had never heard of angel investors when a friend who worked in the venture capital sector suggested she launch an angel networ...


Catherine Mott to Chair Angel Capital Association Board of Directors
Tuesday, Aug 03, 2010 / Source: New Release
Wexford, PA – August 3, 2010 – Catherine V. Mott, CEO and founder of Blue Tree Capital Group and Blue Tree Allied Angels, based in Pittsburgh, PA , has been elected as Chairman of the Bo...


Angel Investors Offer Early Financing for Small Businesses
Sunday, Aug 01, 2010 / Source: Business News Daily
August 1, 2010 --Angel Investors have been responsible for funding some of the biggest names in business today –Google, Yahoo!, Starbucks and Costco to name a few. Yet, many small business o...


Start-Ups Seek help of Angel Investors
Friday, Jun 25, 2010 / Source: The Buffalo News - Business Today
Start-ups seek help of ‘angel’ investors By Matt Glynn NEWS BUSINESS REPORTER Published: June 25, 2010, 12:30 am As fledgling companies try to take off, “ang...


2009
Catherine Mott named Chairman of Angel Capital Education Foundation
Monday, Dec 14, 2009 / Source: Pittsburgh Business Times
Catherine Mott, CEO and founder of Blue Tree Capital Group , among Pittsburgh’s largest networks of angel investors, has been elected board chairman of the Angel Capital Education Founda...


Few Entrepreneurs Find Guardian Angels
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009 / Source: Business Journal Daily
YOUNGSTOWN – Angel investors bless entrepreneurs with capital and the know-how to build successful companies, and bless communities with new jobs. Securing funding from angel investors, however,...


Pittsburgh Needs to Encourage Entrepreneurs
Sunday, Oct 04, 2009 / Source: Regional Insights: Press Review - By: Harold D. Miller
The G-20 summit is over, and the world finally knows Pittsburgh is no longer the dirty, smoky steel town pictured in the history books. Now it's time to stop talking about how we recovered from job lo...


Is Pittsburgh's Transition to High Tech Industry Sustainable? Angel Investors say yes
Thursday, Oct 01, 2009 / Source: Press Release
Wexford, PA – September 28, 2009 – Pittsburgh’s selection to host the G-20 has called the world’s attention to the city’s transformation from heavy manufacturing to clean...


PA Business Woman Represents USA as US State Department Corporate Ambassador
Friday, Jul 17, 2009 / Source: Press Release
Wexford, PA – July 17, 2009 – Catherine V. Mott, CEO and founder of Blue Tree Capital Group and Blue Tree Allied Angels, recently returned from Cairo, Egypt where she was one of three busi...


2007
Catherine Mott: An ‘Angel’ among us
Wednesday, Aug 29, 2007 / Source: Jim Roddey
Catherine Mott has already accomplished what most of us hope to achieve in the “hereafter.” Namely, she leads a group of angels. Catherine, who looks so youthful I am persuaded that she...


Getting Into The Loop
Monday, Jan 01, 2007 / Source: Kauffman Foundation
Mott is among a burgeoning class of women who are changing the face of equity investing in the United States. While men still make up the majority of the nation's venture capital and angel investors,...


2006
Blue Tree Allied Angels: Proving the Power of Investment Networks
Friday, Dec 01, 2006 / Source: Ben Franklin Technology Partners
What's better than having an angel by your side? A group of sophisticated and well-organized angels. Such is the premise behind Blue Tree Allied Angels , a Pittsburgh angel network that co-founder Cat...




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