News Type: Reports

Ben Franklin Approved 1.7M in 12 Early Stage Companies

February 4, 2019

Companies approved for funding:   Lithero – Philadelphia County Founded in 2015, Lithero is an AI software company that uses machine learning to streamline marketing regulatory compliance review in the life sciences industry. As a consultant and global team leader in the life sciences industry, Nyron Burke witnessed the overwhelming challenges of marketing regulatory compliance […]

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Ben Franklin Approved 3M in 17 Early Stage Companies

November 8, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Wearwell – Philadelphia County wearwell makes it effortless for women to find clothes that fit their style and their values. Think positively impacting workers’ rights and environmental sustainability. wearwell does this through a one-of-a-kind personalized shopping experience and is an e-commerce and market analytics startup working to revolutionize the way […]

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FY 2018: Ben Franklin Approved $10.3 Million in 60 Companies

September 4, 2018

  New Co-Investment Partnerships: StartupPHL Seed Fund II: A $5M partnership to grow early stage ventures in the city of Philadelphia.   Venture Chesco: Venture Chesco is a partnership between the Chester County Retirement Board and Ben Franklin to invest $4M in emerging and growing companies in Chester County.   ImpactPHL Ventures:  $15 million collaborative to grow […]

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Ben Franklin Approved 1.8M in 14 Early Stage Companies

July 31, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Dr. Ayala’s Magic Spice – Montgomery County Founded by a physician passionate about food and its power to provide both wellness and joy, Dr. Ayala’s innovative products deliver practical solutions to boost flavor and nutritional value, to make healthy eating easier, and to engage people in healthy habits through technology. […]

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Ben Franklin Approved 2M in 10 Early Stage Companies

May 16, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Bakround – Philadelphia County Bakround is an AI company focused on recruiting and employee retention in the healthcare industry.   Deepwave Digital, Inc. – Philadelphia County Deepwave Digital directly enables the incorporation of artificial intelligence into radio frequency and wireless systems by providing a full-stack (hardware and software) development and […]

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CY 2017: Ben Franklin Approved $12 Million in 67 Companies

March 20, 2018

         Information Technology Amino Payments Buyside Campus ESP Clear Admit Clem Cognitive Operational Systems (COSY) EureQa Grassroots Unwired Haystack ImmERge Labs Instinct Science Innovative Supply Solutions LeagueSide MyDealerOnline Near-Miss Management NeedsList Piano Software Red Queen Gaming RideKleen Corp Social Ladder Source Digital Inc Switchboard Live Tassl TimelinePI TriviaNote VeryApt Whose Your Landlord […]

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Ben Franklin Approved 2.6M in 13 Early Stage Companies

February 15, 2018

Companies approved for funding:   Nuvanna – Delaware County Nuvanna is an online startup that helps consumers live a more balanced life, beginning with a supremely comfortable mattress for a good night’s rest – a key ingredient of a healthy lifestyle. Joining the rapidly growing online retail channel for sleep products, Nuvanna’s premium offerings contain […]

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Ben Franklin Approved 4.4M in 25 Early Stage Companies

November 16, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   RistCall – Philadelphia County At RistCall, our mission is to improve patient safety & experience, which we achieve by simplifying patient-nurse communication using smart watches. RistCall seeks to improve the healthcare facilities bottom line by reducing costs and improving revenue related to value-based purchasing and reimbursements. RistCall is led by Founder […]

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FY 2017: Ben Franklin Approved $10.7 Million in 62 Companies

September 5, 2017

Companies Approved: Information Technology: AuDigent CampusESP Choosito! Clear Admit Clem Cloudnexa Cognitive Operational Systems (COSY) EureQa FlockU Haystack Informatics Houwzer Instinct Science Keriton Kynectiv LeagueSide Loan Star Technologies MilkCrate MyDealerOnline Near-Miss Management  ROAR for Good Sustrana Tassl TimelinePi TriviaNote Verge VeryApt Whose Your Landlord Xtra Chef Health: Advent Therapeutics Biomeme GSI Health Instadiagnostics LIA Diagnostics […]

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Ben Franklin Approved 1.7M in 13 Early Stage Companies

July 31, 2017

Companies approved for funding:   xtraCHEF – Philadelphia County xtraCHEF is an invoice processing and cost intelligence application that prepares the hospitality industry – a $10 billion market – for the future of procurement. Today, restaurants receive and manually process over two billion paper invoices annually – a time-consuming, error-prone, and low-value task performed by highly […]

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