Author & Founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Corporate Startup Lab

Author & Founder of Carnegie Mellon’s Corporate Startup Lab


Sean ammirati

Sean Ammirati joined Birchmere Ventures in 2012 a seed stage fund based in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.  

Previously, he spent 13 years founding, building and selling businesses in the media and software industries.  Sean was Chief Operating Officer of ReadWriteWeb, one of the most influential sites about the future of technology and innovation. In December 2011, the company was acquired by SAY Media to strengthen its technology channel. Sean was previously co-founder and CEO of mSpoke, which was the first acquisition of LinkedIn.

Sean is currently an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and Heinz College and the founder and co-director of CMU's Corporate Startup Lab. He holds a B.S. in computer information systems from Grove City College and was a research fellow at Carnegie Mellon’s Sloan Software Industry Center.

He recently completed his first book The Science of Growth, published by St Martin's Press in April 2016.