5 Years of ImpactPHL: 15 Regional Impact Investing Growth Signals to Accelerate

October 8, 2021

What future do you imagine for the Greater Philadelphia region? When we ask this question, responses touch on everything from climate resiliency to racial justice, eliminating poverty to greater health equity. While the answers are varied, they boil down to a common core: People want well-being for themselves, family, neighbors, communities, our region, and our […]

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Philly’s BIPOC Entrepreneurs Get New Promises to Fund Businesses and Correct a Historic Deficit

October 6, 2021

Kimberly Wilson, a Black woman who struggled to get white doctors to take her symptoms seriously after a 2017 fibroids diagnosis, founded digital start-up HUED a year later to enable Black and Latino patients to find culturally sensitive medical care. Wilson is a model for what many in the region hope to encourage: a Black […]

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ROAR for Good Just Got its Tech Patented. Here’s What That Means for the Safety Device Company

September 29, 2021

ROAR for Good, maker of a personal safety devices for hospitality and other workers, had a challenging year as it navigated the pandemic’s impact. CEO and cofounder Yasmine Mustafa had pivoted the company from B2B to hospitality right as COVID-19 made it one of the hardest-hit industries of 2020. But she kept her eyes on […]

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Burro, formerly Augean Robotics, Raises a Nearly $11M Series A to Scale its Autonomous Robots

September 28, 2021

NextFab-based Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, has raised a $10.9 million Series A round of financing a little more than two years after its seed round, the company announced Tuesday. The four-year-old company makes an autonomous, collaborative robot called Burro, which assists in farming labor. And as field labor workforces have shrunk in recent […]

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Money Moves: Bucks County-Based Astarte Medical Raises $7.6M

September 24, 2021

Bucks County-based Astarte Medical, maker of NICUtrition, a suite of digital tools and diagnostics that supports feeding protocols, practice and decision-making in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for premature babies, has raised $7.6 million. The company was first on our 2020 RealLIST Startups list and has previously raised $8.5 million. This $7.6 million is considered […]

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