Participate in the action. Join us in propelling our region’s technology community to new heights.

The impact of our companies is profound.

  • 35+ years seeding companies
  • 2,000+ companies launched
  • $200M+ invested
  • $2B+ in investment leveraged
  • $5.1B+ in economic impact for southeastern PA
  • $3.90:$1 return on state investment

Our capital fuels company growth.

At Ben Franklin, we give companies a solid start by contributing early-stage capital.

  • $50,000 – $500,000 core investments
  • Through multiple rounds of investment, up to $1 million within each company
  • Our capital requires at least a 1:1 match.

Achieve lasting growth with our counsel and connections.

We have an extensive network of partners and resources to help new and established ventures. In addition to financial capital, we also bring our intellectual capital to our partnerships by working with you to achieve solid business performance.

  • Best-in-class due diligence
  • Hands-on business development
  • Management assistance
  • Business development
  • Mentoring
  • Consulting
  • Fundraising
  • Networking support

Where we excel

Information Technology 

Our focus is on software-based solutions that human problems and build real businesses.


Our region is home to some of the world’s greatest innovation in life sciences. From their earliest levels, we believe in the companies that build them.

Physical Sciences

Beyond IT or life sciences, we support a broader definition of human innovation through manufacturing. Robotics, clean energy, consumer and industrial goods, food, and more all thrive here.