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Black Women Startup Founders Are Raising More Venture Dollars, Study Finds

In 2016, a groundbreaking analysis from the demographic study ProjectDiane revealed a bleak statistic about black women founders: a measly 0.2 percent of all VC […]

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Move Over, Silicon Valley: Philly Among the Top Cities for Biggest VC Investment Returns

We get it: The Bay Area is still the promise land for startups looking for finding, and venture capitalists looking for massive payouts. But while […]

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Venture Capitalists Made Fewer Bets on Philly in 2017

If you talk to almost any entrepreneur in Philadelphia about what the region’s innovation ecosystem lacks, chances are the word “capital” will be among their […]

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Wharton Prof Says VCs Keep Women-Led Startups From Raising More Money

It’s 2017 and the gender gap in venture capital funding is only widening by the minute. Last year, venture capitalists invested $58.2 billion in male-led […]

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For Ryan Howard, It’s VC Spring Training

Former Phillies slugger Ryan Howard really sees a future for himself among entrepreneurs. Last month, we learned that the former National League MVP and World […]

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Comcast Ranked 4th Top Corporate Startup Investor in the World

Comcast, one of Philadelphia’s largest companies, has an impressive, growing record of looking after smaller ones. Since 2011, reports Philly.com, Comcast’s ventures unit has invested a combined valuation […]

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Josh Kopelman on Being a VC: Luck Plays a Big Role

Monday night, Philadelphia’s entrepreneurship community got treated to a refreshingly honest discussion as part of Philly Tech Week 2017 about the emotional and hopeful journey […]

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Philly’s Biggest Venture Capital Deals of 2015

Whether they’re startups or well-established in their fields, companies of many shapes, sizes and categories were on the hunt for venture capital funding in 2015 — […]

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Confidence Is Key to Raising Startup Cash, Say Philly Entrepreneurs

Speaking at Founder Factory (a daylong conference of local entrepreneurs presented by Philly Startup Leaders) yesterday, three Philly entrepreneurs shared their successes — and failures — in […]

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Must See: Entrepreneur Sends F-Bomb Response Letter After Investor Rejection

One of the golden rules of business is not to burn bridges, but an entrepreneur pretty much scorched any connection with Josh Kopelman of FirstRound […]

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First Round Capital Makes Largest Investment Ever

First Round Capital has made its largest venture capital investment yet — a $4 million investment in Clover Health. First Round Partner Josh Kopelman wrote in […]

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A Breakdown of Where Philly’s $12 Million in Investment Cash is Going

Led by Honeygrow and ChargeItSpot, Philadelphia has gotten some serious venture capital funding in the second quarter of 2015. In fact, restaurant chain Honeygrow raised the most cash in […]