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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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Houwzer’s Next Move

December 17, 2020

As a first grader in Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey, Mike Maher launched his earliest small business: selling Blow Pops and construction paper. “Back in the day, colored paper was in high demand and kids always like candy, so I thought it was a great way to subsidize my own love of art and candy,” […]

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Phenom Made its Second Acquisition This Year: Amsterdam-Based Endouble

December 14, 2020

About three months after Ambler-based HR tech company Phenom (née Phenom People) announced it had made its first acquisition, the company announced Monday that it had closed a second deal this year. Phenom has acquired Endouble, a tech platform that uses data to optimize recruiting strategies and career sites. The Amsterdam-based company has been working […]

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Backed by Local Resources and Corporate Lessons, Emeka Oguh’s PeopleJoy is on a Mission to Boost Financial Wellness

December 11, 2020

When PeopleJoy founder and CEO Emeka Oguh’s parents emigrated to the United States from Nigeria, they made it clear that education would be his way to success. Oguh was an astute pupil and earned an undergraduate scholarship to Rutgers University. After graduation, he worked on Wall Street in financial services at Merrill Lynch. It was […]

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Forbes 30 Under 30

December 3, 2020

Forbes 30 Under 30 with our portfolio company Orai A Pakistani native who grew up in East Africa, Danish Dhamani (pictured center) was terrified of speaking in classroom presentations and job interviews when he moved to the U.S. He founded speech-coaching app Orai (for “oral AI”) with Drexel University classmates Aasim Sani (COO, pictured left) […]

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7 Philadelphia-Area Companies Make Deloitte’s List of 500 Fastest-Growing Tech Firms

November 23, 2020

Seven companies from the Philadelphia region landed on Deloitte’s 2020 Technology Fast 500 list, with an Ambler firm leading the way locally. The Deloitte list ranks the top 500 North American tech and life sciences companies based on revenue growth averaged across 2016 to 2019. Specific revenue figures are not listed. Phenom People, which has […]

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RealLIST Engineers 2020: Meet 21 Influential Technologists Building a Better Philadelphia

November 18, 2020

This year has presented plenty of problems for us both as people and as professionals. We’ve watched a global pandemic change so much about how we navigate our personal and work lives, and a social and racial justice movement bring to light the many flaws in our existing systems. It’s upended how and where we […]

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Meet the Tiny Philadelphia Startup Behind Joe Biden’s Victory Drone Show

November 16, 2020

As the world’s eyes were transfixed on Wilmington last weekend for President-elect Joe Biden’s victory celebration, viewers watched as the post-speech fireworks show was upstaged by a high-tech drone light show. Red, white and blue lights moved across the night sky in sync, taking the shape of a map of the United States, the Biden […]

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