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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 […]


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 […]


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]