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Philly Has a Trash Crisis. Ya Fav Trashman and MilkCrate Have an App That Will Pay You to Clean Your Block

July 23, 2021

Amid another summer of citywide trash pickup delays, two tech-driven cleanup evangelists think they’ve found a solution to hyperlocalize street cleaning by getting Philadelphians compensated for keeping their blocks litter free. Sanitation worker and community advocate Terrill Haigler, aka Ya Fav Trashman, believes that empowering people to make positive change where they live is key […]

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Audigent Secures $19.1 Million Series B Financing Round Led by EPAM Systems/The Go Philly Fund

July 23, 2021

Audigent, the “2.0” data management platform (DMP) and leading edge “data agency” that has pioneered data-driven private marketplace deals through its cookieless HALOM Identity product suite has announced that it has completed a $19.1 million Series B round of financing. The funding will allow Audigent to continue its expansion as the premier first party data […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Uses Additional Funds to Focus on ‘Surviving and Thriving’ firms during pandemic

July 20, 2021

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, a state-backed nonprofit, invested $6.9 million in 46 companies last year, an increase of over $2 million from 2019. BFTP receives funding from the state, the previous year’s returns, and partner capital – which includes universities like Temple and Drexel along with health care companies like Independence Blue […]

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These Philly Startups Were Accepted into Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 Cohort

July 13, 2021

Two Philadelphia-based startups are participating in the prominent Silicon Valley accelerator Y Combinator this summer for its second summer of virtual sessions running from June through August. Therapeutics company SFA Therapeutics, Inc. and AI-based customer-facing calls startup q&ai joined the summer 2021 batch. This summer session includes 152 companies from five continents, and startups offering […]

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Investment Firms are Set to Acquire Chesterbrook-Based Boomi From Dell in a Deal Valued at $4B

July 12, 2021

Boomi is set to have new owners. The Chesterbrook-based SaaS company, which was first acquired by Dell more than a decade ago, is now the center of an impending deal to be spun out of the computing giant to global investment firms Francisco Partners and TPG Capital. The definitive agreement for the acquisition, announced in […]

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