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CampusESP Welcomes Customer 300: University Of Kentucky

April 19, 2023

CampusESP, the leading provider of technology solutions that help colleges and universities engage parents and families, announced today that it signed its 300th customer, the University of Kentucky.   Founded in 2016, CampusESP has built a reputation as the go-to leader in parent and family engagement solutions, leading with the message that a strong family […]

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Can An HR Tech Unicorn’s CEO Balance Growth With Impact?

April 5, 2023

At the return of the 1,500-employee Phenom’s annual user conference, cofounder Mahe Bayireddi auditioned to be the tech exec the world needs now. After the thumping pop music and colored spotlights, Mahe Bayireddi walked onstage. The elevators and escalators were branded. All 1,250 generic hotel conference chairs in the sprawling ballroom were filled. The big user […]

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‘Coworking Didn’t Let Us Become Ourselves’: CampusESP Leases Center City Office Space Amid Fast Growth

April 4, 2023

CampusESP is bucking the remote work trend in the tech and startup world, signing a new lease for Center City office space amid three consecutive years of rapid growth. The startup that acts as a resource for parents in the college decision process has taken a 5,500-square-foot space at the Graham Building at One Penn […]

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CollX Raises $5.5M To Scan And Evaluate Value Of Trading Cards

March 1, 2023

Card collectors often dispute how much their cards are worth. New Jersey-based CollX provides a free iOS and Android app to card enthusiasts that allows them to scan their trading cards and get value in return. Launched in January last year, the app has now more than 600,000 users who have scanned more than 100 million cards. CEO Ted Mann told […]

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War Costs — And Sales — Mount For PA Companies With Ukraine Ties A Year After Russia Invaded

March 1, 2023

When Russia attacked Ukraine last February, investors such as Pennsylvania’s state pension funds rushed to dump their Russian investments, horrified at the prospect of profiting from the unprovoked invasion. And firms with Russian and Ukrainian operations, like the Newtown, Bucks County-based EPAM — an information technology outsourcing firm which counted more than 20,000 staff in […]

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With A Rebrand And Software Update, Lula Convenience Wants To Serve The Full Scope Of Retail Sales

February 27, 2023

After two years of growth, Philly-born Lula has a new identity. Adit Gupta and Tom Falzani have been building the tech-enabled delivery service for convenience stores since just after the pandemic hit. The startup’s first iteration was inspired by Gupta’s parents who ran their own convenience store, but were missing out on the instant-needs delivery momentum created […]

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CollX Raises $5.5M Seed Round, Nears Top Of Charts For Sports Apps

February 23, 2023

CollX has closed on a $5.5 million seed round as the sports trading card startup nears the top of the charts among all sports apps. The round was led by Austin-based Brand Foundry Ventures, with participation from Next Coast Ventures, FJ Labs, 114 Ventures, Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Morrison Seger Venture Capital Partners. Angel […]

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Philly’s NeuroFlow Won $500K In A VA Challenge For Suicide Prevention

February 17, 2023

Bringing data, mental health resources and tech, 10 teams were given millions in funding for their solutions to combat veteran suicide. Veteran-founded mental health tech platform maker NeuroFlow is one of 10 companies to receive prize funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for Mission Daybreak, a public-health focused suicide prevention initiative. The Philly company has had […]

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Across Q1 And Q2, Ben Franklin Tech Partners Is Investing Nearly $3M Into 12 Philly-Area Startups

February 7, 2023

Plus, the state-backed investment firm is raising a $25 million fund, similar to the Go Philly Fund from 2019 in partnership with Newtown-headquartered EPAM. It’s a busy start to the year for Ben Franklin Technology Partners‘ (BFTP) Southeastern Pennsylvania branch. The state-backed firm recently announced it’s slated to make investments in seven local startup companies. The […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Invests $2M In 7 Philadelphia-Area Startups, Plans New $25M Fund

February 6, 2023

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania is investing $2 million in Philadelphia-area tech and health care startups before setting its sights on a new late-stage fund with a goal of raising at least $25 million — a welcome commitment for local startups as venture capital funding dries up. The investments were made in two […]

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