Ben Franklin Tech Partners Just Pumped More Than $1M into These Local Companies

November 21, 2019

Navy Yard-based, state-backed investor group Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania announced last week that over the last few months, it […]

These 4 Philly Companies were Named to Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 List

November 8, 2019

In its 25th year, professional services network Deloitte released its annual Technology Fast 500, this time including four Philly-area companies […]

ROAR for Good is Discontinuing its Flagship Product, Athena, at the End of the Year

November 7, 2019

After years of developing and fundraising for the Athena, a wearable personal safety device, ROAR for Good CEO Yasmine Mustafa and other members of […]

Oncora Medical Gets a New Partnership and $3M to Develop its Oncology Software

October 16, 2019

It’s continued to be a big year for this 2017 RealLIST company: Center City health IT startup Oncora Medical announced it had raised $3 million […]

Philadelphia: Here are your nominees for the 2019 Awards

October 9, 2019

Every day, we at talk to technologists, entrepreneurs and leaders building in Philadelphia. They span different categories of company and […]

These Startups Won Big Money at PACT’s Live, ‘Shark Tank’-Like Pitch Event

October 2, 2019

At Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies’ (PACT) annual capital conference last week, three startup founders pitched their ventures to […]

NeuroFlow is Teaming up with a Genetic Testing Biz to Advance its Mental Health Platform

August 21, 2019

Mental health platform NeuroFlow has been making moves this year. When we checked in with the 2019 realLIST company last […]

Philly Startups Need More Early-Stage Investments to Compete

August 19, 2019

If Philadelphia ever wants to compete with the likes of Silicon Valley and New York City, it needs to fund […]

Sports Sponsorship Startup LeagueSide Has a New Office and Plans for Growth

July 25, 2019

LeagueSide, a sports sponsorship startup and 2018 realLIST honoree, has been making moves recently — both physically and money-wise. The startup is still in […]

Jefferson Health Partnered with Startup NeuroFlow for this Mental Health Platform

July 10, 2019

Jefferson Health announced Tuesday morning that it has developed a new digital platform focused on mental health along with NeuroFlow, a healthcare […]

Old City Medtech Startup Strados Labs Set to Hire After Raising $1.8M

May 23, 2019

Strados Labs — makers of a non-invasive respiratory smart system — has closed in on nearly $2 million in early-stage […]

These 11 companies and leaders won 2019 PACT Enterprise Awards

May 16, 2019

Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies, better known as PACT, honored tech and healthcare pros and companies at its 2019 […]

Leggy Bots, Flying Bots, Building Bots: Here’s What Penn’s Robotics Hub is up to

May 10, 2019

Celebration is critical and today we’re celebrating robots, Dean Miller said to the crowd gathered in Pennovation Center, the University […]

Inside ROAR for Good’s Pivot to B2B

April 26, 2019

In a way, Philly’s ROAR for Good — once the makers of a safety wearable device for the consumer market called Athena — was […]

With backing from Capital One, This Startup is Working on an Edtech Platform for Refugees

April 9, 2019

A $150,000 check from Capital One will let Philly-based Choosito continue to develop and deploy its edtech platform for refugee children as it makes […]

South Philly Agtech Startup Augean Robotics Raises $1.5M

April 4, 2019

NextFab-based Augean Robotics, makers of a full-stack robotics platform for the farming industry, just raised a $1.5 million seed round […]

Roundtrip and Oncora Medical are Joining an Accelerator Inside the ‘Largest Medical Complex in the World’

February 20, 2019

At over 2.1 square miles, the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston boasts of being the largest medical district on the planet. […]

Yasmine Mustafa: ‘No one should be afraid while trying to earn a wage’

February 11, 2019

While #MeToo and #TimesUp shaped much of public discourse over the past year, another — perhaps lesser-known — hashtag looks […]

This East Falls Startup, Makers of an Automated Drone Hub, Raised $1M

January 28, 2019

With drones poised to play a starring role in automating industries like agriculture and construction, the infrastructure that accompanies the […]

How CEO Mike Maher got a Seven-Figure ‘Yes’ from Investor Ira Lubert — on the Fourth Try

January 9, 2019

It took some persistence, but real estate startup Houwzer, a tech-enabled real estate brokerage, just closed a $4.5 million “seed […]

Tridiuum Raised $9.5M Series B to Scale its Behavioral Health Platform

January 7, 2019

Tridiuum, a venture-backed maker of a software platform that tracks behavioral health indicators, just raised a $9.5 million Series B […]

Lia Diagnostics Adds New Investor and $2.6 Million in Venture Capital

November 13, 2018

Center City’s Lia Diagnostics, makers of a flushable pregnancy test, just took on $2.6 million in venture capital as it continues […]

NeuroFlow Will Pilot its Mental Health Platform at Philly’s VA Hospital

November 1, 2018

Over the next six months, a dozen clinicians at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center will have access […]

How I Crossed the Academic Chasm and Entered the Startup Life

September 26, 2018

I grew up in Singapore, a tropical island in the Far East. At age 20, I packed up my bags […]

NeuroFlow Just Raised $1.2 Million To Scale Up

September 11, 2018

Backed by a $1.2 million round of funding, Center City-based NeuroFlow will look to meet the “tremendous” market traction its mental health […]

Monetate Names New CEO, Lucinda Duncalfe to Remain on Board of Directors

August 7, 2018

Lucinda Duncalfe, likely the leading figure of female tech CEOs in the region, has stepped down from her leadership position at […]

Game Devs: Learn How to Make $$$ on Red Queen Gaming’s Marketplace

August 2, 2018

Red Queen Gaming, makers of a platform for digital tools that help gamers and videogame developers, want more devs to […]

Back These 3 Tech Nonprofits at the PHL Innovation Picnic

June 15, 2018

Last year’s PHL Innovation Picnic raised $10,000 for nonprofits in its inaugural run, so the bar is set high for the event’s second […]

Tozuda is Raising $30,000 for a Production Run of its Helmet Sensors

June 11, 2018

A $30,000 Kickstarter campaign will let NextFab-based Tozuda fund the production run of its helmet sensor, a cylinder-shaped add-on that […]

Biggest Philly-area raise in a while: Phenom People raises $22M for global expansion

May 24, 2018

Ambler, Pa.-based Phenom People, makers of a human-resources-tech platform to help companies attract talent, is looking to expand its operations […]

With $400K From Ben Franklin, Kapsul Gets to Work on ‘smart’ Air Conditioner

May 21, 2018

Kapsul Air, the Center City company behind Philly’s biggest biggest Indiegogo campaign — a whopping $2.3 million in 2016 for […]

NextFab is Launching a $100K Follow-on Fund for its Accelerator Startups

May 18, 2018

Add access to follow-on cash to the list of perks at NextFab’s RAPID accelerator program. The South Philly makerspace — which also […]

What 7 Companies Got Out of the Philly Startup Leaders Accelerator

May 2, 2018

A comedy club really is a great stand-in for a pitch room: under the bright, hot spotlight, seven startups pitched […]

Pennovation Center Gets Two New Biotech Startups

April 18, 2018

Grays Ferry’s Pennovation Center is getting a couple of new tenants. Biorealize, makers of a desktop bioprototyping platform, and ZSX […]

Ben Franklin Will Oversee StartUp PHL’s Second Seed Fund, with $3.5M to Start

March 24, 2018

After 18 months searching for the right partner, the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation has tapped Ben Franklin Technology Partners to […]

NeuroFlow Wins $5,000 at Mental-Health Tech Conference

February 27, 2018

Don’t get Chris Molaro wrong, there’s nothing wrong with winning $5,000. For the founder of NeuroFlow, makers of a biometric-tracking platform for mental health […]

Amino Payments Raises $4.5M Seed Round to Ramp up Hiring

February 22, 2018

The elusive stealth-mode startup we first knew as Curren-C, is all grown up. Now bearing the banner of Amino Payments, the Center […]

LIA Diagnostics, Perpay and LeagueSide are up for PACT Enterprise Awards

February 14, 2018

The list of nominees is out for the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies’ 25th annual Enterprise Awards. We spy startups like LIA Diagnostics — […]

Can These Philly Startups Help Bridge the VC Diversity Gap?

February 5, 2018

In a hypothetical room filled with 100 venture-backed entrepreneurs, only four are women. That’s not only the real-life experience of […]

The Union League’s Angel Fund Pumped $1 Million into 5 Startups

January 25, 2018

Angel investing group Broad Street Angels, based out of the tony Union League of Philadelphia, came out of stealth mode […]

These are Philly’s top 20 startups: realLIST 2018

January 24, 2018

The RealList 2018 features our very own LeagueSide, Keriton, and NeuroFlow. Truth be told, when we hit “Publish” on the first […]

What it’s Like Joining a Company and Traveling to 10 States in Two Months

January 22, 2018

Practice Enterprise Account Executive Kyle Larrow knows the conference circuit well. In his first two months with the edtech company, […]

5 Philly Startups Spotted at CES 2018

January 11, 2018

It’s at least a little ironic that Wednesday, at what is arguably the biggest and flashiest technology show in the […]

Digitability to Help Students with Cognitive Disabilities at 18 Philly Schools

January 5, 2018

Preparing kids with cognitive disabilities for an increasingly tech-driven reality is the aim of Digitability, the startup formerly known as […]

Philadelphia Ranks 7th in Tech Job Growth Projections for 2018

January 2, 2018

According to a report from IT staffing firm Robert Half Technology, Philly came in at No. 7 in a ranking […]

What was Philly’s realLIST Class of 2017 up to all Year?

Seems like just yesterday we sat down to compile a list of Philly’s most legit startups in 2017. The convo yielded a […]

Practice got Acquired by Instructure. Here are the Details

November 29, 2017

If you had scoured the room at PSL’s recent Diversity Dinner in search of Practice cofounder Emily Foote, you may have found her off to the […]

How a Quick Text to a Lawyer Helped this Startup Nab $800K

November 6, 2017

Here are two quick lessons for your next pitch competition: Don’t pitch first. Tell your lawyer to keep their phone […]

This Temple Scholar Launched a Tech Aid for Autism Therapy

October 30, 2017

For the past decade, Temple University professor John Nosek has been working to find a way technology can help people with autism. This year, […]

Mayor Kenney on Philly’s Amazon HQ2 bid: We’re going to win this

October 20, 2017

Before a jam-packed auditorium at the Barnes Foundation, Mayor Jim Kenney — after a 42-day sprint to put together a […]

NeuroFlow Nabs $1.25 Million to Grow its Mental Health Platform

October 19, 2017

Here’s some news from that digital health fund put forth by Ben Franklin Technology Partners, Safeguard Scientifics and IBX’s parent […]

Whose Your Landlord raises $250K, Sets up Shop at Saxbys HQ

October 15, 2017

Whose Your Landlord, the millennial-focused apartment listing and renter’s information site, closed a $250,000 seed round led by Maryland-based CorLyst […]

Oncora Medical Raised $1.3 Million to Hire More Tech Staff

September 18, 2017

Center City health IT company Oncora Medical just announced it raised some follow-on capital to the tune of $1.3 million […]

Whoa: Ticketleap Sold to NYC Holding Company, CEO Raybould to Lead Spinout Startup

Long-time Philly tech scene staple Ticketleap has been sold to Patron Technology, a brand-new holding company based out of NYC, in an acquisition/spinout […]

Here’s a List of 45 Women Investors in Philly

August 28, 2017

Earlier this year, as the annual Angel Venture Fair was wrapping up, MilkCrate CEO Morgan Berman dropped some truth to […]

ROAR for Good’s Athena Devices are Coming to a Real Estate Agent Near You

When the Google manifesto grabbed headlines last week, several women in Philly tech went in on the doc and Google’s accountability. Yasmine Mustafa, cofounder of ROAR […]

Meet the Philly technologists up for 2017 Philly Geek Awards

July 21, 2017

At last year’s Philly Geek Awards, the evening was a whirlwind of Philly’s most passionate people. From technologists to impact […]

KickUp Raised $730,000 to Launch a New Suite of Edtech Products

July 18, 2017

It’s not too often edtech companies get funding outside of a pitch competition, so when Center City startup KickUp raised some money for the […]

At the PHL Innovation Picnic, we got a sneak peek at Philly’s fintech bullpen

July 7, 2017

As if school was letting out, the eight startups in Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Village Capital’s fintech accelerator broke […]

There’s a ‘PHL Innovation Picnic’ happening at The Navy Yard this summer

June 1, 2017

It’s almost summertime, so you know what that means: time to check out what outdoors-y tech events are on the calendar. […]

Broad Street Angels dropped six-figures on IoT startup Fischer Block

May 31, 2017

Fischer Block, founded by electrical engineer Greg Wolfe, secured $300,000 in seed cash at PACT’s IMPACT 2016 conference and its […]

Osage Ventures Just Closed its Fourth Fund at $90 million

May 24, 2017

Bala Cynwyd-based venture firm Osage Ventures announced Tuesday it had closed the lid on its OVP IV fund (aka fund […]

Here’s Who Took Home Enterprise Awards

May 23, 2017

What if everyone took the time to share one Philly success story? During the Enterprise Awards, that was the main prompt […]

Sidecar Just Raised an $11 Million Series C

May 12, 2017

In a new round of equity and debt financing, Center City ecommerce marketing company Sidecar just raised an $11 million Series […]

PeopleLinx Just Got Acquired. Here’s a Look Back at its Final Stages

May 4, 2017

How about some breaking news to spice up Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast? Center City social selling company […]

Oncora Medical got the Stamp of Approval from a Major Cancer Center

April 12, 2017

Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center, a medical institution on a push to eliminate cancer, just announced a Philly-based partner has […]

Keriton wins big at #SXSW: ‘I want to dedicate this award to Philadelphia’

March 23, 2017

As we’ve noted, Philly headed to South by Southwest with a significant presence this year, including Mayor Jim Kenney himself. And one […]

Keriton Raised $1M to Make Sure Babies Keep Breastfeeding

February 25, 2017

Keriton, a member of the 2016 Dreamit Health Cohort, has raised $1 million to produce its Pumped Breast Milk Management […]

Ben Franklin Portfolio Companies Are Headed to SXSW 2017

February 11, 2017

It’s all coming together for Philly’s second-annual presence at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017. Led by the effort called Amplify Philly, […]

Attention Startups: Project Liberty is Back! Apply Now.

January 27, 2017

Project Liberty is back! The incubator that once housed companies like VUID, ROAR and SocialLadder is now accepting applicants. The deadline to apply is […]

Clutch Raised $5.25 million and Acquired Chicago Company, Persio

January 17, 2017

Ambler-based marketing company Clutch has announced its acquisition of Chicago-based company Persio for an undisclosed amount. It also announced a $5.25 million round of […]

Upcoming Event: Chime in on the Future of Health IT Growth in Philly

January 12, 2017

Last December, Philly’s potential for health IT growth got a boost. Alongside Safeguard Scientifics and Independence Blue Cross, we announced a $6 million […]

Biomeme Says its New Office is a Longterm Commitment to Philly

December 6, 2016

Biomeme cofounder Max Perelman is pumped about the two meeting rooms at the company’s new Center City office. “Our old meeting room […]

BBC’s ‘100 Women 2016’ List Features ROAR for Good’s Yasmine Mustafa

November 23, 2016

As ROAR for Good keeps working on its flagship Athena product (slated to ship early 2017, last time we checked), […]

MilkCrate for Communities comes to Philadelphia University

A week from Thanksgiving, MilkCrate CEO Morgan Berman published an article titled “A bevy of thank yous and news” in […]

It’s More Than a Rebrand: Why Autism Expressed is Now Called Digitability

November 15, 2016

Autism Expressed, the digital education platform Michele McKeone built to help students with autism develop digital skills, quietly rebranded as […]

ZSX Medical wins $100K at angel group Keiretsu Forum’s annual expo

October 28, 2016

ZSX Medical, a medical device company based out of a life sciences coworking space on Drexel’s campus, won the top […]

12 Philly fintech players worth keeping an eye on

October 20, 2016

Guess what? We’re in there, as are a few of our companies and partners. From Rob Torres @ Technically: Philly, […]

These 6 startups are graduating from the Science Center’s Digital Health Accelerator

October 13, 2016

When the University City Science Center put out a call for the second iteration of its Digital Health Accelerator (DHA) […]

This CloudMine-Jefferson collabo will give you faith in Philly’s health IT aspirations

April 11, 2016

The venture-backed company recently announced that it would double down on healthcare customers. They’re doing it with the help of […]

Ted Mann is now president of Slyce, the public company that acquired SnipSnap

April 5, 2016

Mann runs Slyce’s 14-person consumer shop in Center City. The rest of the team is in Toronto, but he says […]

See photos of OneTwoSee’s office

March 29, 2016

The sports media company is right across the street from its new owner: Comcast. If the team at OneTwoSee ever […]

A new startup investment program is coming to Philadelphia

March 25, 2016

Ben Franklin Technology Partners is working with D.C.-based Village Capital to drum up attention for Philly’s tech community. Interestingly, the […]

Companies on N3rd Street can now apply for state tax credits

March 23, 2016

The Keystone Innovation Zone tax credit program is back, and bigger than ever. Mayor Kenney will make the announcement at […]

How My MilkCrate scored a sweet deal for ads on 50 Philly taxis

March 11, 2016

The advice: find partners that believe in your mission. My MilkCrate (née MilkCrate) raised $255,000 from Investors’ Circle, Ben Franklin Technology […]

Here’s the branding that Philly is taking to SXSW

The message: You should fall in love with Philadelphia. It is high time to drop that tired old Rocky, cheesesteak, […]

Comcast acquires hometown partner OneTwoSee

Backed by local investors and founded by two alumni, OneTwoSee could be the perfect Philly tech story. Will others […]

How a video game company from Drexel is helping kids with cerebral palsy

Cofounded by a pair of professors, Enable Games uses video games for physical therapy. For Drexel physical therapist Margaret O’Neil, […]

How Philadelphia’s tech scene helped Oncora Medical raise $1.2 million

March 10, 2016

No early-stage capital in Philly? This digital health company will make you rethink that. Oncora Medical just closed a seed […]

Phenom People raises additional $1.6M from Boston investors

February 2, 2016

That brings the recruitment startup’s total Series A to $7.6 million. Phenom People, the Horsham-based recruitment startup, just raised an […]

This startup’s $1.5 million raise is a good sign for the region’s health IT aspirations

January 12, 2016 (née Lifevest Health) raised a round from a slate of local investors, something we’ve seen more and more from […]

CloudMine raises additional $2.25 million

January 8, 2016

It adds on to CloudMine’s $7 million Series A led by Safeguard Scientifics. CloudMine just tacked on another $2.25 million […]

Can this new health IT effort help brand Philly as a tech hub?

December 16, 2015

A radio wake-up call from Safeguard Scientifics CEO Steve Zarrilli got us thinking about the importance of marketing. We were […]

Former Pet360 CEO Brock Weatherup is the new president of Philly Startup Leaders

December 11, 2015

The angel investor will take over for Guru CEO Rick Nucci. Say hello to the next Philly Startup Leaders president: […]