Health Care Startup TrekIT Gets New CEO, Funding

October 2, 2019

Tech startup TrekIT Health is moving forward in efforts to get its Penn-grown, patient-focused workflow software into other health systems, […]

Philadelphia Cancer-Fighting Biotech Startup Raises $3.2M

September 17, 2019

Navrogen Inc., a Philadelphia biotechnology company that has set up shop on the campus of St. Joseph’s University, closed a […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Wins Grant That Will Help Create 100 Jobs

August 28, 2019

State-backed seed fund Ben Franklin Technology Partners hopes to spur the creation of more than 100 jobs in the region’s […]

GO Philly Fund Reveals First Investments

August 20, 2019

Marketing technology firms Sidecar Interactive and Clutch are the first companies to land an investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ […]

Pa. Lags Behind Peers in Funding its ‘Innovation Economy,’ Brookings Report Says

August 16, 2019

Pennsylvania has the infrastructure and resources to fuel a vibrant innovation economy, but the state’s lack of investment is holding […]

Penn Spinoff Takes on Glaucoma with Nanotechnology-Enabled Implant

August 9, 2019

Avisi Technologies, a medical device startup spun out of the University of Pennsylvania, is working on a new way to […]

Montco Pet Medicine Company Licenses Immunotherapy Technology From UNC

August 7, 2019

MBF Therapeutics, a Montgomery County animal health company that wants to bring immunotherapy to veterinary medicine, signed an exclusive option […]

Center City Tech Firm Sidecar Raises $7.5M in Latest Round

August 1, 2019

Marketing tech firm Sidecar Interactive raised a new $7.5 million funding round, the Center City-based company confirmed this week, as […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners join $100M 3.0 University Place project

June 25, 2019

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is joining in the ambitious, $100 million 3.0 University Place development in University City. Ben Franklin’s […]

What J.P. Morgan’s $500M Acquisition of InstaMed Means for Philadelphia

May 21, 2019

There’s nothing like a big, half-billion-dollar-plus exit to boost a startup ecosystem. In the last 15 months, the Philadelphia region […]

Exclusive: Plans for New Bacteria-Fighting Oral Hygiene Products Will Use This Ft. Washington Company’s Technology

April 4, 2019

A Montgomery County medical device company signed an exclusive licensing agreement Monday that will bring its patented bacteria-fighting technology to […]

Ben Franklin Tech Partners’ Portfolio Companies Raised $345M in 2018

March 28, 2019

After ramping up investments in recent years, prolific seed fund and economic development nonprofit Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern […]

VC Investing in Philadelphia Hit Record Highs, and Lows, in 2018

March 27, 2019

A new report from PACT and PitchBook shows Philadelphia saw a record year of investments in 2018, when $1.4 billion […]

Why Chef Jose Andres & TGI Friday’s are Using this Philly Restaurant Tech Firm

March 21, 2019

Renowned chefs José Andrés and Michael Solomonov, Philadelphia coffee company La Colombe and national chain TGI Fridays are just a […]

Ben Franklin Goes to Harrisburg: Prolific Seed Fund Fighting for ‘Critical’ Funding

March 20, 2019

As a diplomat during the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin spent two years in France trying to convince the French government […]

Immuno-oncology Startup Finds a Home at College

February 20, 2019

When Nicholas Nicolaides decided to part ways with the company he co-founded two decades ago and launch another startup, one of his […]

Startup Kapsul’s Smart AC Unit Lands Offers From Big Retailers Amid Raising $5M

October 26, 2018

With October’s chill setting in, it’s hard to believe the sweltering, muggy heat of July isn’t that far away. But […]

Oncora Medical Teams Up With Oncologists at N.Y.’s Largest Health System

Oncora Medical, a Philadelphia medical technology company, has entered into a collaboration with radiation oncologists at New York’s largest health […]

Angels To The Rescue? What Phila. Startups Can Learn From Pilot Program

September 27, 2018

Five months after a pilot program aimed at preparing companies led by female entrepreneurs and founders of color for investment […]

Clean Energy Jobs are Truly ‘Made in Pennsylvania’

September 26, 2018

When Pennsylvanians think of clean energy jobs, the images that come to mind might include a team of solar installers […]

Meet the Health Care Innovators 2018

September 17, 2018

This 2018 Philadelphia Business Journal Health Care Innovators/Extraordinary Doctors awards program was dominated by the University of Pennsylvania Health System. […]

‘Critical’ Point for Philadelphia’s Global Identity

September 10, 2018

Two rounds of interviews and 18 applications from national and international firms later, Philadelphia officials picked a consultant that will […]

Startup SocialLadder’s new deal with Ticketmaster Division is a ‘Big Win’

September 9, 2018

Philadelphia tech startup SocialLadder is moving up another rung, announcing Monday the company, which connects live event promoters with more […]

HR Tech Company Phenom People Raises $22M Series B, Plans to Hire 150

June 11, 2018

HR tech company Phenom People raised $22 million in a Series B funding round, the Ambler-based company announced Thursday, bringing its […]

Spun Out of Wistar, Isoma Diagnostics Aims to Improve Brain Cancer Treatment

May 11, 2018

A few years ago Steve Davis lost a close friend to glioblastoma. Today, he is leading a company developing a new approach […]

How the VC Pathways Program is Boosting Equality in Philadelphia’s Startup Scene

May 2, 2018

The problem: people of color and women are drastically underrepresented in Greater Philadelphia’s tech and startup ecosystem. One potential solution […]

Wistar, Ben Franklin Technology Partners teaming up to help develop startups

April 30, 2018

The Wistar Institute and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania signed a Memorandum of Understanding Friday to work together […]

Philadelphia Beats Boston, San Francisco in Attracting Skilled Workers, Analysis Finds

April 18, 2018

Philadelphia beat out powerhouses like Boston and San Francisco in a new JLLSnapshot analysis of cities drawing the most highly skilled […]

How Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invested $2.6M Last Quarter

February 20, 2018

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania invested $2.6 million in 13 regional startups last quarter, according to numbers the organization […]

Ben Franklin’s Venture Capital Network Just Got Bigger

December 21, 2017

Ben Franklin Technology Partners entered into yet another new partnership this week, as the combo economic development organization and early-stage […]

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: Ben Franklin’s New Initiative to Pair up Startup, VCs and Corporate Partners

November 30, 2017

Almost every startup on the road to success can point to one meeting that paved the way. Whether it’s with […]

Biobots Adopts New Name, Launches New Software

November 8, 2017

BioBots has a new name and a new software out in the market, continuing to propel the company on its […]

The Complete 2017 Philadelphia Business Journal POWER 100

November 7, 2017

The Philadelphia Business Journal editorial team, who has about 200 years of combined experience covering business, spent many hours debating […]

A Fix for Fido? Locally Developed Canine Melanoma Vaccine Advances

A suburban Philadelphia animal health company has entered into an exclusive license agreement with the Wistar Institute to further advance […]

How this Philadelphia Startup Plans to Help Companies Win the Ongoing Talent War

November 6, 2017

As employers continue to battle for top talent in a tight employment market, Philadelphia-based startup PeopleJoy is expanding a product, […]

Houwzer Secures $2M in Seed Money

May 18, 2017

Houwzer, a technology company that is looking to disrupt the traditional residential real estate brokerage business, has secured $2 million […]

Ben Franklin’s Fintech Accelerator is First of its Kind in the Region. These 8 Startups Made the Cut

April 19, 2017

The Ben Franklin Fin Tech Accelerator announced Wednesday the eight startups that will make up its first cohort, the first […]

VitalTrax First Company to Receive Seed Capital from Digital Health Funding Initiative

March 24, 2017

The $6 million seed fund for digital health startups launched by Safeguard Scientifics, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Hits Biggest Year Yet for Investments Amid Regional Growth

March 21, 2017

Lightning struck for Ben Franklin this year. The nonprofit seed fund and economic development organization Ben Franklin Technology Partners of […]

Legacy of Pioneering Venture Capitalist Lives

March 19, 2017

One year ago this month, the sudden passing of Brenda Gavin — a pioneer in the venture capital industry — […]

Guiding Technologies Launches GAINS to Revamp Autism Therapy with Bancroft

February 17, 2017

Guiding Technologies officially launched its GAINS software system at an ABA conference in California this past weekend. Presently, both executives and educators […]

Local startup MilkCrate Nabs Several New Clients, Including Comcast

January 20, 2017

MilkCrate, a Philadelphia-based startup nearly four years in the making, has announced several major new clients, including Comcast. Founder Morgan Berman announced […]

Local Startup Viridity Energy Announces Acquisition by Ormat Technologies

January 9, 2017

Ormat Technologies has acquired Viridity Energy, a Philadelphia-based energy tech startup and Ben Franklin portfolio company. The Nevada-based geothermal and renewable energy […]

MBF Therapeutics Teams Up With Wistar

December 1, 2016

A Montgomery County company seeking to develop ways to treat cancer in dogs and cats has secured a new partner […]

See Which Companies Made the Final Cut to Pitch Investors at IMPACT 2016

November 17, 2016

The major mid-atlantic capital investment conference IMPACT will kick off in just four weeks in Philadelphia, bringing together more than […]

Why PACT’s new rebranding isn’t really about PACT

October 20, 2016

After six years of working to better position the region’s high-tech ecosystem for success PACT, the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital […]

Bucks County tech firm raises $10M in Series B round

April 11, 2016

LoanLogics, a Trevose provider of mortgage compliance software, hasn’t slowed down in a market defined by consumer protection. The recently […]

Delco food delivery company providing meals for national study

March 30, 2016

A Delaware County healthy meal delivery service company is getting a big boost through its participation in a new national […]

Local tech firm CloudMine gets big break with Jefferson deal

March 23, 2016

Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, unable to find the cloud-based platform it needed on the national market, decided to […]

Brenda Gavin, Founder of Phila.-based VC firm dies at 67

Brenda Gavin, one of the first female venture capitalists who helped guide dozens of local biotechnology firms in their early […]

AWE Ventures funds two more women-run companies

March 15, 2016

The Alliance for Women Entrepreneurs has just invested in two new companies founded by women — Meg 21 Skincare and […]

Oncora Medical could soon change how doctors treat cancer patients

March 14, 2016

Oncora Medical is showing all the signs of a startup about to rattle the marketplace to its core, says the […]

Phenom People raises additional $2.7 million in Series A

March 7, 2016

Phenom People is quietly building some big time support in Philadelphia. A recent $2.7 million tack-on to its Series A […]

4 Plexus companies raise $8 million in tough-to-tackle med-tech market

February 22, 2016

Plexus, the med-tech co-working space next to 30th Street Station, is fuller than it was a few months ago when […]

McKesson teams up with Montco health analytics firm

February 12, 2016

Health care services and information technology giant McKesson Corp. is teaming up with a Montgomery County company to help health […]

Philadelphia startups begin 2016 by raising $21M

January 21, 2016

Many Philadelphia tech companies have raised some considerable capital to kick off 2016, according to several filings with the Securities […]

Twitter changes force local tech company to adapt

January 12, 2016

With Twitter’s announcement last week it will soon raise its character limit per tweet from 140 to 10,000, at least […]

Biotech elbows its way in

December 21, 2015

When Max Perleman and his fellow co-founders at Biomeme were ready to go out and raise money for their Philadelphia-based […]