Author: nicolematthesen

This Philadelphia Startup Tells You What Your Old Baseball Cards are Worth — With Just a Photo

January 19, 2022

Break out those old binders and bins from your mom’s attic — a Philadelphia startup built a new app for collectors to find out what their trading cards are worth. CollX, pronounced “collects,” uses image-based technology to identify trading cards and determine how much they’re worth in real time, while also letting users digitize their […]

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One of the Philadelphia Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies is Acquired

January 19, 2022

Fast-growing Philadelphia-based digital behavioral health company Tridiuum has been acquired for an undisclosed sum. Overland Park, Kansas-based New Directions Behavioral Health bought the tech-oriented company to dramatically reduce the time between when patients are screened and when they receive care. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. New Directions and Tridiuum partnered on a program […]

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ExpressCells and Funakoshi Establishes Japanese Distribution Agreement

December 22, 2021

ExpressCells, Inc., a genetic engineering company that creates genetically edited cell lines for research and production, and Funakoshi Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese distributor of scientific products, announced today that the companies have entered into a strategic partnership where Funakoshi will distribute ExpressCells’ products in Japan. The agreement brings together two companies advancing innovation by […]

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Revolutionizing the Manufacture of Medicine and More

December 2, 2021

Making new drugs, vaccines and gene therapy can take up to a decade or longer, and cost hundreds of millions of dollars or more. The process is complex and it requires many steps to go from conception to market. And a new platform from ChromaTan, a startup with roots in Happy Valley, is poised to […]

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PACT and Ben Franklin’s All-Star Mentor Connect Line-Up: Could You Be Next?

October 26, 2021

It’s October in Philadelphia. The actual baseball fields here are getting ready for off-season maintenance, but when it comes to entrepreneurial mentorship, we’re already a city of champions. Innovation has no offseason here, so while the Mentor Connect lineup of mentors and leaders is deep, tryouts are always open – and recruiting never stops. If […]

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Philadelphia Foundation Announces Inaugural Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia Honorees

July 1, 2021

Philadelphia Foundation, in partnership with Points of Light and its local chamber partners, is pleased to announce The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia 2021 honorees. These 50 community-minded regional companies were determined by an independently administered and scored survey to be aligned with national standards for good corporate citizenship. The Civic 50 Greater Philadelphia is the […]

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Toast Acquires xtraCHEF to Empower Restaurants with Insights into Menu Profitability and Accounts Payable Automation

June 11, 2021

Acquisition follows successful partnership launched in June 2020 Toast, the end-to-end cloud platform purpose-built for the restaurant community, today announced it acquired XtraCHEF, a suite of back office tools for restaurants, including accounts payable automation and inventory management. Designed from the ground-up for restaurants of all sizes, xtraCHEF arms operators to take control of rising […]

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Roundtrip Partners with Clover Health to Provide Medicare Advantage Members with Non-Emergency Transportation Services

May 10, 2021

Roundtrip, the leading digital healthcare transportation marketplace, announces it is working with Clover Health (Nasdaq: CLOV), an innovative technology company improving health outcomes for America’s seniors, to offer non-emergency medical transportation to Clover’s Medicare Advantage members. The goal of the collaboration is to combat one of the most significant barriers to care for seniors in […]

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A Veterinarian and a Tech Guru Walk into a (Coffee) Bar…

March 24, 2021

In 2015, an unexpected meeting between two Terps – who graduated 18 years apart – led to the creation of Instinct, a software designed specifically for veterinary hospitals. Here’s how it happened. After graduating from veterinary school in 2008, Dr. Caleb Frankel ’04 hoped to someday open a chain of specialty animal hospitals. But while […]

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The Fan Data Goldmine

February 24, 2021

New tech that allows artists to interact with superfans — and turn their data into dollars — promises to open long-term revenue streams Jessie Reyez loves to text, especially with fans. Using a phone number assigned through the celebrity text-messaging startup Community and shared on her social media accounts, the singer-songwriter makes time nearly every […]

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