There’s a common path that every Ben Franklin company follows toward investment.
It’s a tested approach that helps build your business, supports the confidence of potential investors, and introduces your vision to the many potential partners, capital sources, mentors, clients, and allies within our Circle of BENefits.
We're ready to start the conversation if your company:
Is a technology-focused business located in or with significant business presence in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Montgomery counties
Can prove substantial technological differentiation with strong growth potential, sound corporate governance, and financial management
Can match Ben Franklin’s investment with capital from other sources—with funding from other investors, VCs, grants, friends and family, or other sources
Typical Investment Process
We focus on four sector-specific disciplines: Health, Digital Health, IT, and Physical Sciences.
Every business shapes its own unique path. However, key milestones will include the following sequence of touchpoints. As a Ben Franklin portfolio company, your path to investment will include opportunities to:
Build relationships with sector-focused members of our investment group.
Present to industry-specific subject matter experts in one to two rounds as part of your interactions with our executive review committee.
Gain knowledge of your business from our best-in-class due diligence process, with support from a third-party portfolio manager.
Be reviewed and approved by our full investment group, executive team, and board of directors.