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Meet The Startup Behind The Robot ‘Dogs’ Set To Patrol The Southern Border

February 22, 2022

Jiren Parikh, CEO of Ghost Robotics, dropped out of college to become a back-country skier and ski mountaineer, then wound up selling enterprise software. Today, he runs a Philadelphia-based company making four-legged robot “dogs” for the military and government agencies around the world (allies only), including Singapore, Australia and the U.K., as well as the […]

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FemBeat: Lia Launches Its FDA-Approved, Flushable And Biodegradable Pregnancy Test On The Market

March 15, 2021

We’ve seen quite a lot of innovation in the feminine and intimate care space. From CBD-infused, organic tampons to vegan condoms, sustainability is at the core of women’s health startups. One product category that hasn’t seen much disruption, however, is the pregnancy test. According to diagnostics startup Lia, these plastic-made products create about two million […]

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Forbes 30 Under 30

December 3, 2020

Forbes 30 Under 30 with our portfolio company Orai A Pakistani native who grew up in East Africa, Danish Dhamani (pictured center) was terrified of speaking in classroom presentations and job interviews when he moved to the U.S. He founded speech-coaching app Orai (for “oral AI”) with Drexel University classmates Aasim Sani (COO, pictured left) […]

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Healthcare Is Experiencing A Boom In Female Entrepreneurs And Leaders

November 10, 2020

In October, the Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded to two women, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing called CRISPR. This is the first time two women have won this prestigious prize and is a timely signal of the growing role women play in health-related fields. […]

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Meet The Married Couple Who Just Raised $10 Million To Improve Cancer Treatments For Dogs

October 30, 2020

Four years ago, veterinary oncologist Dr. Mona Rosenberg had a patient with metastatic thyroid cancer. For two years, the dog was treated the way dogs traditionally are—with chemotherapy. But with large thyroid cancers, chemotherapy isn’t always very effective. Even though this course was going well, the cancer spread to one of the dog’s lymph nodes […]

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How A Female Finance Pro Became A Pioneer In Healthcare Innovation

April 15, 2020

With the COVID-19 crisis disrupting the entire world, the need for rapid innovation in healthcare has never been clearer. But beyond this terrible virus, there remain many afflictions that impact the weakest and most disadvantaged population the most, due to a lack of funding for accessible and affordable treatments. Tammi Jantzen is a lifelong finance […]

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Program Targets One Missing Link For Founders From Diverse Backgrounds: Friends And Family Money

October 22, 2018

Many startups fund their earliest days with money from friends and family, as well as angels. But what if your friends and family are not wealthy—and, in fact, are more on the struggling side of the equation? This, in fact, is one critically important missing link in access to capital faced by many founders from […]

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Could Better Sleep Be The Secret To Your Company’s Success?

June 4, 2018

Among your list of key business or career objectives for 2018, have you included a commitment to more quality sleep? If you haven’t, you might want to reconsider. Research from the Rand Corporation has shown that inadequate sleep leads to an estimated 1.23 million days of missed work, and an economic hit of up to $411B per year in the […]

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Tangent Energy Solutions Joins Venture Agreement with Cummins

October 26, 2016

Tangent Energy Solutions, a start-up company based in Kennett Square, PA that specializes in distributed energy management, said today that it would form a joint venture agreement with industrial equipment maker Cummins. The newly formed joint venture, Tangent Generation Resources, LLC, will market to a new line of natural gas generators called edgeGEN. The natural […]

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Shark Tank: Why Did The Sharks Trash A Smart Solution To The U.S. Obesity Crisis?

April 22, 2016

Remember that food journal you kept during the nutrition unit in health class? You had to jot down everything you ate and how much. Then you looked up the calories in a database and added them up. It was a tedious chore to merely confirm your unabated denial that you eat too much, especially when […]

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