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Ambler’s Phenom Raises a $100M Series D After Acquiring 3 Companies in 6 Months

April 8, 2021

Ambler-based HR tech company Phenom just announced a $100 million Series D round of financing shortly after it acquired its third company in six months. The round was lead by B Capital Group with participation from Dragoneer Investment Group, OMERS Growth Equity and GoldenArc Capital. Phenom raised a $30 million Series C at the beginning […]

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How Piano’s CEO is Thinking About Growing the B2B Software Company’s Workforce During the Pandemic and Beyond

March 30, 2021

After a year when Piano’s leadership says it shattered sales projections, the B2B software company has hopes of growing even more. But hiring new talent and continuing to grow during a pandemic presents its own challenges. Piano helps media companies and brands design unique content experiences to drive subscriptions and advertising revenue, as well as […]

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Viewpoint: Refugee Women Like Me Will Help Lead America Out of the Recession

March 24, 2021

September 20, 1990 was a day which changed the trajectory of my life. I was 8 years old, huddled on the floor with my parents and five siblings in a bomb shelter in Kuwait. The ground was shaking from the nearby explosions. People around me were crying or praying. I’d never seen my parents look […]

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A Veterinarian and a Tech Guru Walk into a (Coffee) Bar…

March 24, 2021

In 2015, an unexpected meeting between two Terps – who graduated 18 years apart – led to the creation of Instinct, a software designed specifically for veterinary hospitals. Here’s how it happened. After graduating from veterinary school in 2008, Dr. Caleb Frankel ’04 hoped to someday open a chain of specialty animal hospitals. But while […]

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ROAR for Good Closed a Round of Funding as it Eyes Expansion Throughout the US

March 18, 2021

2020 was a crushing year for the hospitality industry. But ROAR for Good founder Yasmine Mustafa is keeping her eyes on encouraging recovery numbers as the company places its personal safety device technology in more hotels across the United States. The company just closed a round of growth capital and is planning to add to […]

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HR Tech Company Phenom Just Made its Third Acquisition in 6 Months: Munich’s Talentcube

February 24, 2021

Ambler-based HR tech company Phenom (née Phenom People) has had quite a busy few months: As of Wednesday, the company has scooped up three HR and recruiting companies since September. After announcing its first and second acquisitions in 2020 (of companies My Ally and Endouble, respectively) Phenom said Wednesday that it has also acquired Talentcube, […]

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ROAR for Good is Launching Its Wearable Safety Tech in 3 Local Hotels

February 11, 2021

Last spring, ROAR for Good founder Yasmine Mustafa told about her plans for pivoting the company’s personal safety device technology to the hospitality industry. The company had switched its focus from B2C to B2B in 2019, and it was hospitality that ultimately checked the boxes — financially and from a social impact stance — […]

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Meet Bruce Marable: The Serial Entrepreneur Who Wants to Transform Your HR Department

January 28, 2021

Bruce Marable’s first venture was a dud — and he’ll be the first to admit it. Called UniversityBay, it was a crossover between Craigslist and what now is Facebook Marketplace that operated on college campuses. Students could swap items on a transparent and transactional basis, and while the startup got little traffic, it showed Marable […]

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These are the Top Fintech (Financial Technology) Companies in Pennsylvania (2021)

January 19, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Pennsylvania based Fintech (Financial Technology) companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Fintech (Financial Technology) industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to […]

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7 Philadelphia-Area Tech Firms to Watch in 2021

January 6, 2021

What pandemic? As Covid-19 threw the region’s business world into uncharted territory in 2020, many of the fastest-growing, venture-backed tech companies continued to grow their teams, bring on new customers and raise fresh funding. Since large rounds often precede even bigger moves, and future fundraising, we’re highlighting seven companies whose fundraising activity stood out last […]

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