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    Early-Stage Companies

    Risk Capital and Commercialization

    We provide critical risk capital and commercialization products to launch and grow technology firms. Our hands-on business development & management consulting are second to none.

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    Established Companies

    Risk Capital and Commercialization

    We provide critical risk capital and commercialization products to established companies and manufacturers developing new products and growing through technology innovations.

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    Universities & Research

    Technology Development

    We work with university, industry and government partners to develop new technology platforms to meet market needs for enterprise formation and technology growth.

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    Corporations

    Fill Technology Pipelines

    We partner with corporations interested in open innovation strategies to gain an understanding of technology priorities and help fill technology pipelines.

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    Region & Communities

    Mobilize the Region

    We partner to mobilize the region around the next big idea to grow our economy.

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Apr 15

Bucks entrepreneur’s raw foods flying off the shelves

brflogobrownDiane Mastrull | Inquirer | April 14, 2014 With annual sales of his raw-foods snacks closing in on $20 million and investment experts suggesting that could rise to at least $100 million in the not-too-distant future, Doylestown-based organi-preneur Brad Gruno's lesson is indisputable: Mothers have been on to something all along with their "Eat your vegetables!" harping. Gruno was smart enough to build a business off it - one that started in 2009 with a sales table at a Bucks County farmers' market ... — Read More

 
Apr 11

Failfest: What These Entrepreneurs Learned From Business Failures

1 To increase the risk profile of a region known better for slow growth than economic dynamism, the business community needs to get more comfortable with failure. Here are the lessons (and illustrations) from an event about just that. To increase the risk profile of a region known better for slow growth than economic dynamism, the business community needs to get more comfortable with failure. To do that, nearly 10 local entrepreneurs spoke about a crushing defeat in the business world they experienced ... — Read More

 
Mar 19

Ben Franklin is the 2nd Most Active Investor in Greater Philadelphia

2013-Performance-Profile-Final-WebBen Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) reported its investment activity ranked in as the 2nd most active investor in Greater Philadelphia in 2013 and 5th most active investor in the nation during Q4 2013 as measured by PwC MoneyTree™. For the full PwC MoneyTree™ report, please click here. In 2013, Ben Franklin invested $8.1M in 43 companies.  The Information Technology sector comprised 44% of these deals, while Life Sciences and Physical Sciences/Energy captured 30% and 26%, respectively.  Company investments included AboutOne, Community Energy, EyeIC, FLOWatch, iMomentous, ... — Read More

 
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