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Money Moves: These 8 Philly-Area Companies Raised More Than $118M Total This Spring

July 6, 2020

A handful of Philly-area companies across industries like biosciences and and information sciences have announced some fundraising in the past two months ranging from a few hundred thousands dollars up to $45 million. In late May, Palvella Therapeutics, a Wayne-based biopharmaceutical company focused on genetic diseases, announced that it had raised $45 million in Series […]

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Wistar Institute Will use 3D-Printed Lung Models Made by Allevi for Coronavirus Research

June 30, 2020

Pennovation-based life sciences technology company Allevi is partnering with University City-based biomedical research center The Wistar Institute to use 3D printing to learn about COVID-19. COVID-19 is an acute respiratory illness and has taken more than 500,000 lives worldwide. Allevi’s patented 3D bioprinting platform will create 3D models of lungs for Wistar scientists to use […]

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Accolade, a Philly-Seattle health IT Company, Announces Terms for IPO

June 26, 2020

Connected healthcare company Accolade, with headquarters in Plymouth Meeting and Seattle, set terms this week for its IPO, GeekWire first reported. Founded in 2007, Accolade could be the first company in both regions to go public in 2020. The process started back in February, when it announced it had filed its S-1 form. Accolade helps […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ RoseAnn Rosenthal is Stepping Down After 25 Years

June 19, 2020

RoseAnn Rosenthal, the current president and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, announced Thursday that she will begin transitioning out of her role after 25 years with the organization. Scott Nissenbaum, BFTP’s chief investment officer, will assume the title of president and chief operating officer beginning July 1. He will take the […]

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That Was Fast: Philly Startup Leaders Now Has up to $550K Committed to Fund Underrepresented Founders

June 17, 2020

As protests against systemic racism took over every state in the country, and in cities across the world in the last few weeks, talks of how race and diversity is handled within the tech community highlighted the fact that there’s often fewer funding opportunities for entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s not a new issue to […]

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Meet the Who’s Who of Local Tech Community Builders: Philly’s 100 RealLIST Connectors

May 28, 2020

What does Philly’s tech community look like and who helps build it? It’s something we pay attention to all year, but we’ve been taking a closer look during Community Building Month, especially as the definition of community has and will change due to the coronavirus pandemic and shift to remote work and virtual events. For […]

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Power Moves: An Entrepreneur Who’s Using Her Company-Building Skills to Become an Investor

May 21, 2020

Lawyer/educator/entrepreneur Emily Foote has found her next job title: investor. Foote went through an exit with her startup Practice, the Center City-based edtech startup, in 2017. While fundraising for the company’s Series A in 2016, she told she got familiar with a handful of folks in the investing world, including those over at Osage […]

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How ROAR for Good’s CEO is Thinking about Pivoting its Safety Device During the Pandemic

May 4, 2020

Since ROAR for Good’s founding in 2014, the wearable safety device company has been through a few changes. CEO Yasmine Mustafa first founded the company with the Athena, a personal safety device for women who wanted a way to alert emergency contacts when they feel unsafe. At the end of 2019, the company discontinued the […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Companies Affected by COVID-19 are Getting $4M From the State

April 27, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) had made $4 million in new funding available to help tech-based companies in Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ (BFTP) portfolio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will be distributed equally between the state’s four BFTP entities, which operate […]

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Mental Health Resources Must be ‘Available and Accessible to All at Scale’

April 20, 2020

With the isolation of social distancing and the fear of the unknown due to coronavirus, mental health matters now more than ever. As stay-at-home guidelines stretch indefinitely, many at home are experiencing increased levels of anxiety and depression fueled by a 24-hour news cycle, misinformation on social media platforms, and the worry that they, too, […]

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