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Aston Pierce Joins Ben Franklin As Investment Director For GO PA Fund

January 18, 2024

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin jason.bannon@sep.benfranklin.org  Pierce to manage development of GO PA Fund and GO Philly Fund portfolios PHILADELPHIA—January 18, 2024—Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announces that Aston Pierce has joined the organization as Investment Director, Global Opportunity Pennsylvania Fund II (GO PA Fund) and Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund I […]

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Ben Franklin Technology Partners Completes First Close Of Its Expected $100M Venture Fund For Pennsylvania Innovation

November 9, 2023

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin jason.bannon@sep.benfranklin.org    $28M first close tops total raise of GO Philly Fund; new fund will invest primarily in Pennsylvania-based high growth technology companies already part of the Ben Franklin Network portfolio.  PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (Nov. 9) –Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (“Ben Franklin”) has completed a first close of […]

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Greater Philadelphia Region Precision Medicine Tech Hub Earns US EDA Designation

October 23, 2023

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin jason.bannon@sep.benfranklin.org  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) has informed Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania that the Greater Philadelphia Region Precision Medicine Tech Hub has been designated as a Tech Hub.   This is a coordinated effort of more than 50 organizations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and […]

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FY 2023: Ben Franklin Approved $6.4 Million in 31 Companies

September 13, 2023

  Companies Approved for Investment in FY23  To view details about each company, visit our directory page. Tech: Accencio Asylon Incorporated CollX Docuverus DreamVu Epilogue Systems GoWell, Inc. GrowFlux Luxtech Philanthropi Policy Map Red Vector SkillCycle WealthMore Yellowdig Zenapse Healthcare: AnaOno Astarte Medical Partners Bainbridge Health Cagent Vascular ChromaTan Hanimune Invisalert Keriton Navrogen OxyDial RightAir […]

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Orim Graves Elected As Board Chair For Ben Franklin

September 5, 2023

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin jason.bannon@sep.benfranklin.org  Graves leads board of founders, investors, and innovators to support the growth of the Philadelphia region PHILADELPHIA—September 5th, 2023— At its June 2023 meeting, the Board of Directors of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) elected Orim Graves, CFA, Managing Partner of the David Hill Group, […]

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Startup Genome, Ben Franklin Technology Partners Of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Drexel University, And University City Science Center Launch 2023 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

June 15, 2023

  Contact: Anna Brashear, Growth Marketing Manager, Startup Genome annab@startupgenome.com – Philadelphia is celebrated in the world’s premier report on startup and economic enrichment – ranking as a Top 30 Global Ecosystem in Funding, Performance, and Talent & Experience  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — June 15, 2023 — The 2023 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by […]

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Shapiro Administration Announces $3.5 Million In New Funding For Pennsylvania Start-Up Tech Companies

May 1, 2023

Contact: Penny Ickes, DCED, dcedpress@pa.gov Harrisburg, PA– April 27, 2023–Today, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Acting Secretary Rick Siger announced that a total of $3.5 million has been awarded through the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA)to a pair of Pennsylvania venture capital firms that will make investments in early-stage technology companies. Governor […]

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Kathie Jordan Joins Ben Franklin To Lead Healthcare Investment Group

April 26, 2023

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin jason.bannon@sep.benfranklin.org  Jordan to lead established team to continue growth of the Philadelphia region’s emerging healthcare ventures  PHILADELPHIA—April 26, 2023—Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (Ben Franklin) announces that Kathie Jordan, Ph.D. has joined the organization as Managing Director of its Healthcare Investment Group. Jordan brings a blend of portfolio […]

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Ben Franklin Commits $1M to Support Plain Sight Capital

June 15, 2022

Contact: Jason Bannon, Ben Franklin jason.bannon@sep.benfranklin.org Commitment allows fund to begin investments in ventures led by underrepresented founders PHILADELPHIA – (June 16, 2022) Plain Sight Capital, the investment fund developed from the 1Philadelphia framework for creating an equitable tech space in Philadelphia, has secured a $1,000,000 commitment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania […]

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Startup Genome, Ben Franklin Technology Partners, University City Science Center, and Drexel University Publish 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report

June 15, 2022

Philadelphia is highlighted in the world’s paramount report on enriching startup and economic growth – ranking as the #27 Global Startup Ecosystem Overall SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — June 14, 2022 — The 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER) by Startup Genome was launched today at London Tech Week. The GSER is the world’s most comprehensive, […]

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