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603 Beaver Street
Suite 201
Sewickley, PA, 15143


Managing Director
Managing Director
Senior Director


Meakem Becker Venture Capital

Meakem Becker Venture Capital was founded in late 2005 by Glen Meakem and Dave Becker. Glen was co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of FreeMarkets, formerly the leading provider of internet deployed software and services for automating the sourcing processes of Global 1000 companies. Dave was FreeMarkets’ President and COO. After successfully launching, managing the explosive growth, record breaking IPO, and final sale of FreeMarkets, Glen and Dave founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital to help other entrepreneurs build leading companies.

Meakem Becker follows a disciplined investment strategy to make early-stage venture investments. We invest in great people with compelling products or services that target large markets. We use our deep experience as well as networks of former employees, customers, service providers, advisors, and investors to help entrepreneurs build and scale their businesses, creating tomorrow’s market leaders.

Our core investing team works together from our office in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. Because of our location, we have a particular focus on investing in companies in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. However, we also invest outside of this region when we find attractive opportunities that are particularly well matched with our experience and expertise.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Spreecast 9/2012Series A$7M3
Cloudmeter 4/2012Series A$5M1
Schoology 4/2012Series B$6M2
Schoology 6/2010Series A$1.25M1
NearVerse 4/2010Seed$1M1
Leostream 11/2009Venture Round$2M1
Vector City Racers 8/2008Series A$4M1
Leostream 5/2008Series A$3M1
Rudder 1/2008Series A$2M1
Shipwire 10/2007Series A$4M1
LiquidTalk 3/2007Series A$2.43M1
HotPads 3/2007Series A$2.3M1
Kiva Systems 5/2006Series C$10M2



  1. Spreecast Raises $7M For Social Video Broadcasting Platform ( [edit]
  2. Atomic Labs Renames to Cloudmeter and Closes $5 Million Series A Financing ( [edit]
  3. 1M Users Strong, Schoology Grabs $6M To Take On Blackboard, Moodle ( [edit]
  4. Schoology Raises $1.25 Million For Learning Management Software ( [edit]
  5. NearVerse raises $1M to improve mobile network speeds ( [edit]
  6. Leostream Finds $2M ( [edit]
  7. Updated: Webcarzz Gets $4M in Series A Led by Meakem Becker ( [edit]
  8. Leostream Channels $3M Series A Funding ( [edit]
  9. Personal Finance Site Spendview Raises $2M ( [edit]
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  11. UTP Incubates Start-Ups Including Liquid Talk and All Cell ( [edit]
  12. Washington Post Article ( [edit]
  13. Kiva Systems collects $10M in third round ( [edit]
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