Angel & Venture Capitalists
A major obstacle facing early-stage clients is obtaining additional capital beyond the Ben Franklin investment. This investment provides crucial support to early-stage technology companies but is usually not enough to bring the companies to profitability.
Ben Franklin partners with several angel investor networks throughout the region, including:
- Angel Venture Fair
- Delaware Crossing
- Great Valley Pennsylvania Angel Network
- Lancaster Angel Network
- Lehigh Valley Angel Investors
- LORE Associates
- MAG Fund
- Pennsylvania Angel Network
- Pocono Mountains Angel Network
- Robinhood Ventures
- Susquehanna Investment Network
Ben Franklin staff and a network of consultants work closely with the regional venture capital community and private investors to link clients to targeted investors and guide the company through negotiations. Ben Franklin’s due diligence is respected among venture capitalists and earns clients additional attention in a pool of prospects.
Ben Franklin is a limited partner in venture funds managed by a number of angel and venture capital firms, including:
Ben Franklin has working relationships with all of the major venture firms in Pennsylvania and many others throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Further, Ben Franklin co-sponsors several regional venture fairs, links clients with the organizers, and helps clients prepare applications and presentations.
The Innovation Partnership (IPart) is a consortium of economic development and business assistance organizations located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The program is managed by Ben Franklin Technology Partners. IPart helps early-stage technology companies in Pennsylvania secure federal funding opportunities through proposal writing, travel and training and commercialization assistance, including funding and professional advice.
- Department of Community and Economic Development for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Alliance of Higher Education for Research and Technology