What we back.

Technological innovation, diverse application.

Ben Franklin invests in early-stage and established companies, building strength in the region’s innovation ecosystem across our IT, Health, and Physical Sciences sectors.

Ben provides the capital necessary for innovative companies to develop and launch their products or services. Our investment comes with the expertise and care to help entrepreneurs build strong, market-right plans from great ideas. Our approach to due diligence helps validate our companies’ potential for success, attracting follow-on investment and preserving the long term health of each venture.

As early stage investors, there are many different levels of help we can offer; but as a non-profit, our goal is very simple. We want your company to succeed and bring revenue and jobs to the five counties of the greater Philadelphia area (Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties). Come from here or anywhere; but be here for the long run. We’ll introduce you to our partners.

Learn more about our major sectors below and get more information on our application process.

How to Apply

Information Technology

From our very beginning, Ben Franklin has provided capital, counsel, and connections to promising and established Information Technology companies. Software, telecommunications, cloud computing, ad tech; this list is likely outdated by the time you read it. We’d rather focus on doing more.

View our IT Directory


Our Health portfolio includes some of the region’s top biopharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics, biomaterials, and digital health companies; but in the pursuit of health, it knows no limits. We share our partners’ pride in finding new, breaking discoveries.

View our Health Directory

Physical Sciences

As home to the advancement of industries beyond Health and IT, our Physical Sciences portfolio supports the idea that human innovation isn’t just about computing, doctors, or medicine. Clean energy, innovative manufacturing, consumer and industrial goods, food, and more are here. There are many more problems to solve on these frontiers. That’s why we are here to help.

View our Physical Sciences Directory