JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women Invests and Provides Grants of $650K to 12 Philadelphia Women Led Regional Businesses

PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2022 — The JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women (JVS Fund) and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) today announced that within five months of launching their partnership, they have made three grants to women-owned businesses, and nine investments in technology-based ventures led by women in the Philadelphia region.

“The talent and potential for women founded businesses in our region is exceptional, and I am thrilled with the level of interest in this fund,” said Judith M. von Seldeneck, founder of Diversified Search Group. “Ben Franklin’s commitment to partnering with us is proof of what unique opportunities Philadelphia yields for women founders and we hope these grants and investments will promote more successful women business leaders and entrepreneurs in our community in the years to come.”

Grants and investments from the $2 million JVS Fund have been made to companies from a wide range of industries ranging from digital healthcare innovation, aviation and landscape architecture. The first round of recipient companies include: CareAlign, GoWell Benefits, AmorSui, Eliksa Therapeutics, Envara Health, Friends LifeCare Consultants, PolyCore Therapeutics, Lluna, and Nexteon Technologies, Addison Bay, Naturaz, and Roofscapes dba Studio Sustena.

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