Startups

TIME Names Yellowdig A Rising Star

TIME World’s Top EdTech Rising Stars of 2024 April 23, 2024 — Yellowdig is honored as one of the World’s Top EdTech Companies (Rising Stars) by TIME in partnership with Statista, a testament to its commitment to advancing educational technologies globally. This esteemed recognition stems from a rigorous evaluation process that scrutinized over 7,000 companies […]

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The Philly Company That Makes Autonomous Farm Robots Just Raised $24M

Burro hopes to have 800 plant- and produce-hauling vehicles in operation by the end of the year. Philly’s small-but-growing robotics presence is attracting national attention, as evidenced by a big cash infusion for a company named after a hard-working beast of burden. Autonomous robotics company Burro, formerly known as Augean Robotics, announced it raised $24 million […]

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Philly Mapmaker Used By National Policymakers And Nonprofits Raises $3M To Expand Product And Staff

PolicyMap, which started as a spinoff of Reinvestment Fund, just got its first outside investors. A Philly mapping software company has plans to grow its team and share data in 2024, spurred along by new funding from local investors. PolicyMap closed a $3 million Series A round in December led by local financier and policy research […]

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Philadelphia Startup Burro Raises $24M With Plans To Expand Its Fleet Of Robots And Triple Revenue

Burro raised another $24 million from investors as it looks to grow revenue, hire additional employees and expand its fleet of agricultural robots. The Philadelphia startup’s Series B round was co-led by New York-based Catalyst Investors and Palo Alto-based Translink Capital and joined by existing investors S2G Ventures, Toyota Ventures, F-Prime Capital and the Cibus […]

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PACE Aerospace And Nexteon Technologies To Provide FPO-SR Real-Time Optimization For JetBlue Fleets

FPO-SR combines PACE’s established Flight Profile Optimizer (FPO) with Nexteon’s innovative SmartRoutes to provide 4D real-time flight optimization and situational awareness enhancement. FPO-SR enables JetBlue pilots to optimize their route, altitude, and speed to save fuel and cost, and provide environmental benefits. PACE Aerospace and Information Technology GmbH (PACE), a subsidiary of TXT e-Solutions Spa […]

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Advent Therapeutics Awarded $3 Million NIH Grant For Novel Neonatal Lung Therapy

Advent Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering an optimized retinol palmitate (vitamin A) drug product as a breakthrough non-invasive inhaled neonatal lung therapy, has been awarded a $3 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase IIB grant. This grant allows the Company to position its novel aerosolized vitamin A formulation […]

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New PennWest portal helps families stay connected

Online platform delivers 24/7 access to important news, deadlines and resources. Pennsylvania Western University has partnered with CampusESP to launch the Parent and Family Portal, a web-based resource designed to enhance the PennWest family experience and promote student success. Introduced on June 1, the portal is a free service for all PennWest parents, guardians and […]

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