Yvonne Campos and Scot MacTaggart of Pitchwerks talk about supporting women's business and investing in the Pittsburgh area with Next Act Fund.
Pittsburgh: Home to 25,000 women with investment assets over $100,000
Our region is seeing angel investment growth: firms receiving angel funds rose 35% in 2014 to $72.9 million
Pittsburgh top universities garner ~$1 billion annually in federal research funds across IT, life sciences, hardware, energy and other sectors enabling:
1) Breakthrough technologies
2) Top talent
Women: An increasing force for angel investing
By Patty Tascarella, Pittsburgh Business Times
"Yvonne Campos, known for her namesake market research and strategy firm, has a new initiative and mission. She is president of the Next Act Fund LLC, an angel network for women to invest in businesses owned and/or run by women, a first for southwestern Pennsylvania."