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Venture Capital

The proliferation, enthusiasm and strength of the mostly first-generation startups throughout Greater Philadelphia make the region ripe for venture capitalists. With roughly $400 million and 100 financings annually. What's more, established funds (Quaker BioVentures) and networks (Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies) are being joined by newer funds like Mentor Tech Ventures out of the University of Pennsylvania, and even Comcast has its own venture and seed-stage funds. With a particular focus on cloud computing, software as a service, biotech and energy startups, the region is well-positioned to be among the East Coast's leaders in VC and startup growth.

Venture Capital Features

Aaron Goldstein, William Duckworth, Becca Goldstein and Collin Hill of Fever Smart

Exploring the lifestages of an entrepreneur via four Philly companies

Like all organisms, founders start small and evolve. But instead of birth, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, they mature from intellectual capital to incubation, bootstrapping to venture capital, startup to established company.

The University City Science Center

Giving international companies a soft place to land in Philadelphia

Thanks to an exciting University City Science Center program, businesses seeking a foothold in the U.S. are choosing Philadelphia. These firms are pioneering groundbreaking technologies, transforming sectors such as oncology and wind power.

'A Million Stories,' an exhibition of photographs

PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: A parade in Chinatown, photography in West Philly, A.M. advice for entrepreneurs

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Hatch House fills a gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Statewide Spotlight: Hatch House serves as a safe haven for fledgling companies

Many startups wither when they go from the resource-rich environment of academia into the real world. This Bethlehem live/work incubator hopes to bridge that gap and foster the next generation of Pennsylvania entrepreneurs.

The Bio International Conference comes to Philly

The 2015 BIO International Convention comes to Philadelphia

The region's reputation as a global hub for academic, scientific and entrepreneurial prowess in the life sciences is on the rise, and now thousands of industry leaders will descend on the city June 15-18.
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Venture Capital

Randy Rayess of VenturePact

Randy Rayess of VenturePact

City: University City

This UPenn student and his partner are investing product development expertise, not dollars, into startups and figuring on a better return.

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