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13 Philadelphia-Area Startups to Keep Your Eye on in 2022

January 10, 2022

Soaring investor confidence in 2021 led to accelerated funding activity for enterprising technologies, entrepreneurs and businesses in Greater Philadelphia. Startups throughout the region raised record amounts of capital last year while posting tremendous growth, even as the Covid-19 pandemic continued to impact the global workforce and supply chain. Recognizing some of the most promising startups, […]

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Deals That Transformed Philly’s Tech Scene in 2021

December 28, 2021

The relentless rise in U.S. tech stock prices since the last recession, and the private-company valuations that follow those stock trends, this year fueled a rush of deals by Big Tech and private-equity giants, reshaping the landscape of Philly’s technology employers alongside everyone else. Just last week, Oracle, the Silicon Valley business-software giant, which has […]

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GoCoach Raises $3.5 Million Seed Round Led by Panoramic Ventures to Help Organizations Coach and Upskill Workforces

December 14, 2021

GoCoach, an upskilling, workplace learning, and coaching platform, has secured an oversubscribed venture round led by Panoramic Ventures. Other investors participating in the round include Early Light Ventures, Zane Capital, WGU Labs, RevUp Capital, Gaingels, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, and Global Super Angels Fund. The caliber and variety of investors participating in this round demonstrates […]

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Philadelphia Adtech Startup Sidecar, Backed by $33.5M in Funding, Acquired by New York Competitor

December 14, 2021

Philadelphia advertising technology startup Sidecar has been acquired by New York-based competitor Quartile. The deal closed last week, and the terms were not disclosed. Sidecar will take Quartile’s name, and the company will retain its office at One South Broad in Philadelphia. The acquisition will fold Sidecar’s 180 employees into Quartile, bringing the total headcount […]

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In a Deal That ‘Bodes Well’ for Local Investors, Center City’s Sidecar Has Been Acquired by Quartile

December 14, 2021

Performance marketing company Sidecar, a mainstay in the Philly tech scene since its launch nearly a decade ago, has been acquired by New York-based Quartile, the company announced Monday. Five-year-old ad optimization platform Quartile specializes in ecommerce marketplace sellers, and Sidecar CEO Andre Golsorkhi said that the deal — for which details were not disclosed […]

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How Can Entrepreneurs Tackle Health Inequities with Tech Solutions?

December 1, 2021

Tennis icon Serena Williams was vocal about her difficulties as a Black woman who experienced a scary childbirth. Track and field star Allyson Felix also spoke out about the life-threatening complications she faced during her pregnancy. While these mothers — both wealthy celebrities — had access to financial resources and support to assist them during […]

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WizeHive Combines Forces with Bright Funds to Create Comprehensive Corporate Giving Solution

November 18, 2021

WizeHive, a leading provider of Grants Management software, today announced a merger with Bright Funds, a leading provider of workplace giving and volunteerism solutions. By bringing together two best-of-breed software providers that power corporate philanthropic missions, WizeHive and Bright Funds will deliver a single SaaS solution that meets the full range of corporate giving needs […]

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Machine Data and Analytics Company Circonus Raised a $10M Series B, with Plans to Add Philly-Area Execs

November 18, 2021

When Bob Moul took helm of full-stack monitoring and analytics company Circonus in 2019 as its CEO, he was entering the top position at a tech company for the fifth time. He did so because he saw potential in a huge market that had lots of complexity, and the company’s “incredible tech and an amazing […]

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Employee Cycle Eyes $2.5M Seed Round After Completing Comcast Accelerator Program

November 15, 2021

Philadelphia human resources tech startup Employee Cycle is raising a $2.5 million seed round after wrapping up its time at the 2021 Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator powered by Techstars. Employee Cycle is a human resources startup that takes HR data, analyzes it and presents it on a dashboard. It was one of 11 startups […]

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ROAR for Good Just Got its Tech Patented. Here’s What That Means for the Safety Device Company

September 29, 2021

ROAR for Good, maker of a personal safety devices for hospitality and other workers, had a challenging year as it navigated the pandemic’s impact. CEO and cofounder Yasmine Mustafa had pivoted the company from B2B to hospitality right as COVID-19 made it one of the hardest-hit industries of 2020. But she kept her eyes on […]

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