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Ben Franklin Approved 1M+ in 6 Early Stage Companies

November 12, 2019

Companies featured:   Employee Cycle – Philadelphia County Employee Cycle is changing the way HR leaders use data, beginning with […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Retains Global Technology Executive Search Firm

September 28, 2019

Transforming Human Performance In The Age of The Connected Enterprise PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — John Hodge, Managing Partner of Miramar Global […]

FY 2019: Ben Franklin Approved $7.2 Million in 46 Companies

September 10, 2019

  Companies Approved:  To view details about each company, visit our directory page. Information Technology: Buyside COSY Houwzer Lithero Make […]

Ben Franklin’s Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund Makes First Investments

August 20, 2019

Local Philadelphia Tech Companies, Sidecar and Clutch, Receive Nearly $2 Million from Ben Franklin’s New Venture Fund PHILADELPHIA, Pa. —(August […]

Ben Franklin Approved 1.3M in 9 Early Stage Companies

July 25, 2019

Companies featured*:   Avisi Technologies – Philadelphia County Avisi is a pre-clinical stage medical devices company developing VisiPlate, a nanotechnology-enabled […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Joins 3.0 University Place Project with 28,000 square ft. Innovation Floor

June 25, 2019

Will join The Wistar Institute in the 240,000 square foot, Life Sciences enabled, LEED v4 Platinum Building on Market Street […]

Ben Franklin Approved 1.14M in 8 Early Stage Companies

May 2, 2019

Companies approved for funding:   Advanced Absorbent Technologies – Chester County Advanced Absorbent Technologies (AAT) created and manufactures pulpless absorbent […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners Debuts Blockchain-Enabled Onboarding and Tokenization Platform for Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund

April 11, 2019

Regional Venture Investment Fund is Now Accepting Cryptocurrency PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 11, 2019) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern […]

2018 Performance Profile

March 25, 2019


CY 2018: Ben Franklin Approved $8.1 Million in 51 Companies

March 4, 2019

Digital Health Accolade Astarte Medical Partners Bainbridge Health Neuroflow Oncora Medical Repisodic Ride RoundTrip TrekIt Physical Sciences Agileswitch Asylon Augean […]

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania Launches the Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund

February 7, 2019

EPAM is lead investor in blockchain-enabled regional venture investment fund; GO Philly Fund open to individual investors PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (February […]

Ben Franklin Approved 1.7M in 12 Early Stage Companies

February 4, 2019

Companies approved for funding:   Lithero – Philadelphia County Founded in 2015, Lithero is an AI software company that uses […]

Study: Ben Franklin Grew Pa.’s Economy by $4.1 Billion, Created 11,407 Jobs from 2012 to 2016

January 11, 2019

Challenges remain because of state funding shortfalls. PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Jan. 9, 2019) –With a focus on startups and innovation, Ben […]

Ben Franklin Approved 3M in 17 Early Stage Companies

November 8, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Wearwell – Philadelphia County wearwell makes it effortless for women to find clothes that fit […]

FY 2018: Ben Franklin Approved $10.3 Million in 60 Companies

September 4, 2018

  New Co-Investment Partnerships: StartupPHL Seed Fund II: A $5M partnership to grow early stage ventures in the city of […]

Ben Franklin Approved 1.8M in 14 Early Stage Companies

July 31, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Dr. Ayala’s Magic Spice – Montgomery County Founded by a physician passionate about food and […]

Ben Franklin Approved 2M in 10 Early Stage Companies

May 16, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Bakround – Philadelphia County Bakround is an AI company focused on recruiting and employee retention […]

Chester County launches “Venture Chesco” Fund to encourage development of start-up companies

April 18, 2018

Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of SE Pennsylvania partner in $4 million fund. WAYNE, PA (April 17, […]

PIDC Announces Selection of Ben Franklin Technology Partners (Ben Franklin) as Investment Partner in New StartupPHL Seed Fund II

The $5M Seed Fund II is next phase of StartupPHL investment fund aimed to  increase availability of early-stage capital in […]

2017 Performance Profile

March 27, 2018

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CY 2017: Ben Franklin Approved $12 Million in 67 Companies

March 20, 2018

         Information Technology Amino Payments Buyside Campus ESP Clear Admit Clem Cognitive Operational Systems (COSY) EureQa Grassroots […]

Ben Franklin Approved 2.6M in 13 Early Stage Companies

February 15, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Nuvanna – Delaware County Nuvanna is an online startup that helps consumers live a more […]

Draper Ventures Network

December 21, 2017

  A global partnership raises Philadelphia’s profile for startups December 12, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of […]

Ben Franklin Recruits Founders for Village Capital Pathways

December 8, 2017

A new program brings local capital and resources to under-represented founders November 30, 2017 (Philadelphia, PA) – Ben Franklin Technology […]

Ben Franklin First Meeting Program

November 21, 2017

          A new program helps ventures grow through unprecedented access to investors and corporate partners. PHILADELPHIA, […]