xtraCHEF Raises $7.5 Million Series A to Help Restaurants Become More Data Driven


xtraCHEF, a cloud-based restaurant management platform that combines best-in-class AP automation with back-of-house business and operational intelligence, today announced the […]

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


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

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

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

JP Morgan Buys Health-Care Payments Firm InstaMed in the Bank’s Biggest Acquisition Since the Financial Crisis


J.P. Morgan Chase is buying medical payments technology firm InstaMed to push more deeply into the $3.5 trillion market for […]

These 11 companies and leaders won 2019 PACT Enterprise Awards


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

Four Reasons Why: Pennsylvania Should Invest in Tech Innovation


For more than 35 years, Ben Franklin Technology Partners has served as the gold standard of tech-based economic development. However, […]

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


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

This Precision Medicine Company Just Raised $5M to Help Save Preemies


Astarte Medical, a Yardley, Pa.-based software company in the precision medicine space, announced Tuesday it raised a $5 million Series […]

Roundtrip’s Medical Transport Coordination Platform Reports $5.1M Series A


Roundtrip, a software platform for organizing medical transport, has raised $5.1 million in Series A financing. The round was led […]

Inside ROAR for Good’s Pivot to B2B


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

President and CEO RoseAnn B. Rosenthal honored by Pennsylvania Society as Distinguished Citizen of the Commonwealth


April 12, 2019 RoseAnn B. Rosenthal, President and CEO of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, was honored today […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Debuts Blockchain-Enabled Onboarding and Tokenization Platform for Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund


Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin), a leading seed stage capital provider, announced the availability of its blockchain-enabled […]

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

LeagueSide Expands Nationally; Achieves 400+% Growth In Last 12 Months


LeagueSide, the nation’s leading youth sports marketing company enabling regional and national brands to sponsor youth sports leagues, has announced […]

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

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

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