An East Liberty startup has surpassed an investment milestone of over $5.25 million in seed funding and it’s now looking to increase its workforce by about 50% of its current headcount before the end of the year.

BlastPoint Inc., a software firm that provides companies with affordable and accessible artificial intelligence-powered data tools for market analysis and other metrics, employs 21 full-time workers across 10 states, but most are based in Pittsburgh.

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