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Sports Sponsorship Company LeagueSide Has Been Acquired By TeamSnap

The deal widens both companies’ footprints to 40,000 sports organizations and 11 million families. Sportstech company LeagueSide, which planted its Philly roots when cofounders Evan Brandoff and Zubin Teherani met at training camp for Venture for America, is expanding its reach via an acquisition by sports software company TeamSnap. The 2015-founded, Center City-headquartered company matches youth sports leagues across the country with brands that […]

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Collx, HeyKiddo and ConConnect all scored big investments at PACT’s 2022 Lion’s Den pitch competition

As the lights go down in the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown’s ballroom and a panel of top Philly investors grace the stage, a booming voice makes an announcement: It’s time for the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT) annual Lion’s Den. The dramatics are part of the signature style of the event, meant to be a live-action, localized “Shark Tank” […]

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Mental Healthtech Company NeuroFlow Raised A $25M Growth Round

Plans for the round include investing in R&D for its tech platform and hiring across all teams. The news follows the company’s recent move to a new Center City office. Following a $20 million Series B round last year, NeuroFlow just closed a $25 million round of financing to continue its growth, the mental healthtech company announced Thursday. The […]

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HR Tech Startup Employee Cycle Closes $2.5 million Seed Round

The startup is planning a partial launch of its Employee Data Platform in November, will a full launch in January 2023. Three-year-old human resources tool Employee Cycle has just closed its seed round with a focus on the development and launch of its Employee Data Platform, the company said Tuesday. The $2.5 million round was led by Impellent […]

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Social Impact Has Value. Are You Capturing It?

The first step for your business is “to understand what impact you are having and be able to articulate it.” Start with ImpactPHL’s new Investable Impact Toolkit. What is the purpose of business? Many will suggest that the purpose is to create value. Traditionally that means creating a product or service that customers will pay […]

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These 12 Startups Made It Into LIFT Labs’ 2022 Cohort, Including Philly-Area LLUNA

This year’s accelerator is focused on connected living, inclusive experiences and smart enterprises, and will operate on a hybrid model from the Comcast Technology Center. A cohort of 12 companies — one of which is based in Greater Philadelphia — has been picked for the fifth edition of Comcast NBCUniversal’s LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars. This cycle […]

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Hair Scarves And Sea Life Savers Won Big At Pennovation Accelerator’s 2022 Pitch Day

Ten founders shared their startups at the accelerator’s fifth annual pitch event. Here’s how it went down. Peach Brown, founder of Sledge Scarves, drove home the strength of her non-slip hair scarves by lifting a bowling ball with one in front of pitch judges. The feat of strength came during Pennovation Accelerator’s fifth annual pitch day on Wednesday. […]

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Science Center’s New Startup Development Program Is Aimed At First-Gen STEM Students

The STEM Founders Fellowship will give 10 postgraduate degree candidates $50,000 and a full year of support to turn their research or idea into a business. As Philadelphia expands its reputation and capacity for the life sciences industry, it’s also folding in efforts toward accessibility. A unique program coming to the University City Science Center in the form […]

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‘Is It The Right Time To Do This?’

Omar Mencin, Ben Franklin Technology Partners’ managing director of tech, has some suggestions on whether now is the best moment to build a company — and how the investor can help. As a founder or entrepreneur, when you concentrate hard on the headlines, you’re bound to get a headache. Even amidst the seemingly strange news […]

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Collectables App CollX Made its First Acquisition: Denver-Based Card Inventory Software

In the early stages of a company acquisition, it can be a little awkward to talk to your competition. You’re both trying to serve the same space, for instance, but maybe one is further along. That was the experience of Ted Mann, the cofounder of Haddonfield, New Jersey-based CollX. The visual search function app scrapes […]

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