Top Pittsburgh Tech Companies

Top Pittsburgh Tech Companies

Pittsburgh has long been defined by its picturesque location at the confluence of three major rivers, as well as its identity as a hub of traditional industry and manufacturing. But over the past few years, big tech companies in Pittsburgh have been driving renewed growth in the city, and the Pittsburgh tech scene has exploded. No longer just a coal and steel town, Pittsburgh tech jobs are plentiful and increasingly in-demand from tech profs from coast to coast.

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Top Pittsburgh Tech Companies

Top Tech Companies in Pittsburgh

These are some of the top startups in Pittsburgh based on employee count, size, profile completeness, and funding.
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Pittsburgh Startups by Funding Amount

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4moms
Pittsburgh - 4moms develops robotics technology-based products that cater to the prenatal to preschool needs of children. It has introduced robotics technology to the juvenile industry, creating products that meet parents’ real needs. Its team is comprised on over forty engineers, designers, and developers. 4moms has put its products in over 500 stores in 24 countries. It develops and markets products for the 8.9 billion U.S. dollars juvenile products industry. Based in Pittsburgh, P.A.
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RoadRunner Recycling
RoadRunner Recycling is a provider of a data-driven waste management platform for commercial waste recycling.
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Noveome Biotherapeutics
Pittsburgh - Noveome Biotherapeutics is a clinical-stage company focusing on breakthrough therapies for the regenerative repair of inflamed or damaged tissues.
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Duolingo
Pittsburgh - Duolingo is a language-learning education platform that offers 98 total courses across nearly 40 distinct languages. The platform enables anyone to learn languages for free, though they can also pay $7 each month for a premium service that removes ads, delivers offline access, and more. It also claims 30 million users are actively learning languages on its platform, and it has emerged as one of the most downloaded educational apps globally. Duolingo provides "Duolingo for Schools" with features designed to allow teachers to track their students. It uses many services in the Amazon Web Services suite of products, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, nearly 200 virtual instances in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). The company uses the freemium model; the app and the website are accessible without charge, although Duolingo also offers a premium service for a fee.
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iraLogix
Pittsburgh - iraLogix, an advanced, institutional IRA record-keeping and trading technology offering web-based institutional IRA record-keeping services. By providing the industry's only end-to-end, fully paperless system, they allow their clients to provide high-quality IRA products that offer seamless access to professional advice, education, and institutionally priced investments regardless of account size. iraLogix was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
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Cognition Theraputics
Pittsburgh - Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. is focused on the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics targeting the toxic proteins that cause the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the human brain. Toxic proteins play a crucial role in a large class of disease targets, and there are currently no therapeutics available to prevent toxic protein accumulation or block their destructive effects. Cognition is founded on the unique combination of biological expertise around these targets, including proprietary assays that emphasize functional responses and proprietary medicinal chemistry that insures novel, high quality small-molecule drug candidates.
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Shield AI
San Diego - Shield AI is an artificial intelligence company that serves the national security sector. The company was founded in May 2015 with the mission to protect service members and civilians with artificially intelligent systems by Andrew Reiter, Brandon, Tseng, and Ryan Tseng. Shield AI is headquartered in San Diego, CA and maintains research offices in Pittsburgh, PA. The company develops AI software and systems intended to protect lives.
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Aurora
Pittsburgh - Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. is focused on the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics targeting the toxic proteins that cause the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease and other degenerative diseases of the human brain. Toxic proteins play a crucial role in a large class of disease targets, and there are currently no therapeutics available to prevent toxic protein accumulation or block their destructive effects. Cognition is founded on the unique combination of biological expertise around these targets, including proprietary assays that emphasize functional responses and proprietary medicinal chemistry that insures novel, high quality small-molecule drug candidates.
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Bossa Nova Robotics
Pittsburgh - Bossa Nova Robotics is a provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry. Its technology collects terabytes of data that enables the retail ecosystem to optimize the omnichannel shopping experience. With a multidisciplinary team of robotics, computer vision, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists, Bossa Nova has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous service robots in busy and crowded environments. Bossa Nova is privately held and is founded in 2005. It is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Mountain View and Pittsburgh.
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Gecko Robotics
Pittsburgh - Gecko Robotics develops and operates robots to automate infrastructure inspections. Today, Gecko is focusing on industrial plant inspections using non-destructive testing technology. Every year, over $100 Billion is spent on industrial maintenance. Gecko has developed wall-climbing robots that dramatically reduce downtime resulting in millions saved. Traditionally, these inspections were done by humans resulting in death and injury. Gecko Robotics uses revolutionary robotics technology for industrial infrastructure inspections. The company's wall-climbing robots and inspection teams perform non-destructive testing for clients across the globe. It protects and maintains civilization’s most critical infrastructure through machines and platforms. Gecko’s robots are about enabling industrial companies to carry out regular inspections and capture data at a speed and scale that existing manual methods would be incapable of and minimize the need for humans to engage in hazardous activities to inspect hard-to-reach equipment. Gecko Robotics was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
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Astrobotic
Pittsburgh - Astrobotic Technology Inc. is a Pittsburgh based company that delivers affordable space robotics technology and planetary missions.
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The Key to Pittsburgh's Startup Success

These organizations are helping Pittsburgh rise up as a tech hub to be reckoned with.
Part of the reason for the Pittsburgh tech hub’s emergence is the efforts of incubators and industry organizations like the Pittsburgh Tech Council, which helps to coordinate networking opportunities and hiring events for startups and incubators working within the city. Prestigious engineering and computer science programs at area universities like Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh also supply a wealth of talent for companies to take advantage of when staffing their ranks. Along with major names like Microsoft in Pittsburgh, rising startups like Petuum and Duolingo are also making names for themselves in the area.

Biggest Tech Companies in Pittsburgh

Here are some of the biggest tech companies in Pittsburgh by employee count.
Patron Technology
Wexford - Patron Technology’s virtually limitless event technology solution is redefining what it means to be an event creator. With our ever-evolving suite of tools, you’ll take control of your entire event, transform the attendee experience, and be a leader in your industry. Whether you want to create an in-person event, a fully virtual experience, or anything in between, our technology and team are fully equipped with everything you need.
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Bacharach
New Kensington - Bacharach is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of advanced test and measurement instrumentation. For over 100 years the Bacharach brand has served the HVAC/R industry with products made in the USA and designed for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The company’s extensive product line includes instruments that detect, measure, and record combustion, refrigerant and environmental gases, temperature, humidity, and other air quality and safety parameters. A full line of refrigerant recovery equipment for residential, industrial, and automotive applications further extends Bacharach’s family of products.
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TrueSense Marketing
Warrendale - At TrueSense Marketing, we measure our impact in lives redeemed. Patients healed. Families fed. Veterans honored. Headquartered outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, TrueSense Marketing is a full-service direct marketing agency with 200 fundraising pros. Our purpose: - To help donors satisfy their innate desire to turn their compassion into action - To help our non-profit clients understand and leverage evolving donor behaviors and analytics, and to utilize communication channels to best generate the net revenue they need to fulfill their mission - To help our employees flourish professionally in a culture of trust, respect, and learning.
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Gecko Robotics
Pittsburgh - Gecko Robotics develops and operates robots to automate infrastructure inspections. Today, Gecko is focusing on industrial plant inspections using non-destructive testing technology. Every year, over $100 Billion is spent on industrial maintenance. Gecko has developed wall-climbing robots that dramatically reduce downtime resulting in millions saved. Traditionally, these inspections were done by humans resulting in death and injury. Gecko Robotics uses revolutionary robotics technology for industrial infrastructure inspections. The company's wall-climbing robots and inspection teams perform non-destructive testing for clients across the globe. It protects and maintains civilization’s most critical infrastructure through machines and platforms. Gecko’s robots are about enabling industrial companies to carry out regular inspections and capture data at a speed and scale that existing manual methods would be incapable of and minimize the need for humans to engage in hazardous activities to inspect hard-to-reach equipment. Gecko Robotics was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.
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PPG Industries
Pittsburgh - PPG Industries is an American global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass, and fiberglass. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG operates in more than 70 countries around the globe. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. It is headquartered in PPG Place, a popular office and retail complex in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is known for its glass facade designed by Philip Johnson. Founded in 1883 by Captain John Baptiste Ford and John Pitcairn, Jr., as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company at Creighton, Pennsylvania; the company changed its name to PPG Industries, Inc., on 19 December 1968 to show its diverse offerings. Ditzler Color Company, established in 1902 in Detroit as an automotive color concern, was purchased by Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (now PPG) in 1928. In 1990 it founded and continues to operate Transitions Optical as a joint venture with Essilor. On 2 January 2008, PPG acquired the SigmaKalon Group of companies for $3.2 billion from private investment firm Bain Capital, strongly increasing its paint and specialty coatings business. On April 1, 2013 PPG completed the acquisition of AkzoNobel North American architectural coatings business including Glidden, Liquid Nails, and Flood brands.
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Forever
Pittsburgh - Forever.com is permanent digital storage, and sharing service, a place to pass down their family’s most important stories, values, and traditions to children and theirs. Upload their cherished photos, children’s artwork, scrapbook pages (and soon videos, recipes, and more), and celebrate them with the people that matter most. Whether they're honoring the life of an ancestor or curating the special moments of their own life, Forever gives them the opportunity to easily organize, share and preserve the stories of their loved ones that will make a difference for generations. Forever is driven by the belief that family stories should never be lost, and families should be able to connect and share in a secure, private environment. Forever does not mine users’ data or sell personal information to third-party advertisers.
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Astrobotic
Pittsburgh - Astrobotic Technology Inc. is a Pittsburgh based company that delivers affordable space robotics technology and planetary missions.
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Carnegie Robotics
Pittsburgh - Carnegie Robotics is a leading provider of advanced robotics sensors and platforms for defense, agriculture, mining, infrastructure and energy applications. CRL was founded by Dr. John Bares and several colleagues in May 2010 as a spinout of Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC), the world’s premier research and development organization for advanced field robotics, machine vision and autonomy. Dr. Bares recognized that field robotics markets would not reach their potential until companies emerged who could effectively engineer, manufacture, supply and support the critical sensors, software and components that form robotic systems.
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National Robotics Engineering Center
Pittsburgh - Carnegie Mellon University is a global research university with more than 11,000 students, 84,000 alumni, and 4,000 faculty and staff. Recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs, collaboration across disciplines and innovative leadership in education, Carnegie Mellon is consistently a top-ranked university.
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Carnegie Learning
Pittsburgh - Carnegie Learning is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. Providing differentiated instruction to schools across the United States, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed in math, creating a gateway to graduation and preparing them for the 21st century.
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RoadRunner Recycling
RoadRunner Recycling is a provider of a data-driven waste management platform for commercial waste recycling.
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Living in Pittsburgh

Here's why tech professionals thinking about relocating should look at Pittsburgh.
For tech professionals looking for a winning combination of big city attractions and livable suburbs, the Pittsburgh area rivals many other metropolitan regions throughout the US. The attractive liveability of the Pittsburgh area, along with the ever-growing list of Pittsburgh startups, offer a winning combination that ensure Pittsburgh will only continue to attract more companies and tech professionals throughout the coming years.

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