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Ed Engler is Managing Partner of 3 Points Rising Ventuers and leads 3PR’s investment committee and CEO mentoring.

Ed’s career started by building a series of large-scale systems for companies big and small. As technology spread from specialist companies to every company, Ed moved to building and selling solutions to real problems, not just technology. He founded Summa Technologies in 1996 to deliver these solutions and founded his first fund, Summa VentureWorks, in 2000 to invest in pre-seed companies building technology with promising markets.

In the intervening years, Ed founded or co-founded 12 companies and become one of Pittsburgh most active investors. He has invested in over 35 companies through Summa VentureWorks, his second fund Pittsburgh Equity Partners and his personal management firm Engler Capital Management. Ed’s experience in the operation and capitalization of companies makes him ideally suited to groom, select and back high potential companies at a very early stage. Ed now brings the richness of his experience to 3PR to build the next generation of B2B software companies rooted in Pittsburgh.

Ed received his BS in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon in 1986 and completed the Entrepreneurial Management Program at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon in 2003.

Ed Engler

MANAGING PARTNER

MANAGING PARTNER

Ed Engler

MANAGING PARTNER

Ed Engler is Managing Partner of 3 Points Rising Ventuers and leads 3PR’s investment committee and CEO mentoring.

Ed’s career started by building a series of large-scale systems for companies big and small. As technology spread from specialist companies to every company, Ed moved to building and selling solutions to real problems, not just technology. He founded Summa Technologies in 1996 to deliver these solutions and founded his first fund, Summa VentureWorks, in 2000 to invest in pre-seed companies building technology with promising markets.

In the intervening years, Ed founded or co-founded 12 companies and become one of Pittsburgh most active investors. He has invested in over 35 companies through Summa VentureWorks, his second fund Pittsburgh Equity Partners and his personal management firm Engler Capital Management. Ed’s experience in the operation and capitalization of companies makes him ideally suited to groom, select and back high potential companies at a very early stage. Ed now brings the richness of his experience to 3PR to build the next generation of B2B software companies rooted in Pittsburgh.

Ed received his BS in Applied Mathematics/Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon in 1986 and completed the Entrepreneurial Management Program at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon in 2003.