Ben Franklin provides entrepreneurs in Greater Philadelphia with the Capital, Knowledge and Networks to compete in the global marketplace.
From 2001-2012, we have committed more than $65 million to over 475 early stage companies. Those companies have created or retained over 3500 high-technology jobs, and raised more than $1.2 billion in follow-on capital.
Entrepreneurs drive national innovation, and Ben Franklin is here to help move them from concept to market!
We have funded and supported many of southeastern Pennsylvania’s most visible early-stage technology companies, including: AnySource Media (acquired by DivX), BioNanomatrix, Clear Align, ClickEquations, Coates Analytics (acquired by PNC), Molecular Detection, MODA (acquired by Lonza Group), Neat Company, NuPathe, and PayQuik (acquired by Citigroup).
Money and Smarts at the Right Moment
Ben Franklin’s Investment Group (IG) provides critical risk capital, validating the entrepreneur’s vision and attracting other investment sources. Investments are coupled with business development and management consulting to help companies succeed in the global marketplace. Read More
Getting Ideas to Market… Faster
Ben Franklin’s Technology Commercialization Group (TCG) works with companies to accelerate the commercialization of products and services by connecting them with regional university and research partners. The TCG also identifies market needs and partners to create new pathways to commercialization for entrepreneurs and researchers. Read More
Mobilizing the Region Around the Next Big Idea
Thrity years ago, Ben Franklin seeded companies and partnerships in southeastern Pennsylvania’s emerging biotechnology industry. It became the region’s fastest growing technology sector. Today we are at it again with Alternative Energy and Clean Technologies. Read More