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Philly Startups Need More Early-Stage Investments to Compete

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


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

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

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

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


Comcast-Backed Accolade Buys Health-Care Data Firm

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Accolade, a start-up in the Philly suburbs that helps manage health care for big employers, has acquired a California firm […]


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

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


NextUp: The Bioprinting Company Bringing 3D-Printed Cells to Life

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Who: Philadelphia-based bioprinting company Allevi wants to help scientists create everything from cells and bones to limbs and major organs […]


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

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


NextUp: The Local Company Using Data Analytics to Save Premature Babies

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Who: Astarte Medical wants to improve care for preterm babies. The Yardley-based company was founded six years ago by Tracy Warren and Tammi Jantzen, two […]


Q&A: Ben Franklin Tech Partners Is Doubling Down on Philly Life Sciences

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) is a force for investment in the region’s early-stage tech companies. The organization has invested […]


Jefferson Health Partnered with Startup NeuroFlow for this Mental Health Platform

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


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

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


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

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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

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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 […]


Acquisition Expands ABBYY’s Digital IQ Capabilities by Combining Content and Process IQ

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ABBYY, a global leader in Content IQ technologies and solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Philadelphia, […]


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

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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

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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

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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

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