For Entrepreneurs

Success in the tech world requires more than just a groundbreaking idea. At Ben Franklin Northeast, we focus on giving you the customized support you need to thrive. Whether starting a new venture or expanding your current business, we are dedicated to assisting you through every phase of the entrepreneurial journey. Our support includes financial assistance, direct business mentorship, access to a large network of experts, and more–all designed to boost your venture’s success by delivering the exact help you need, when you need it.
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Supporting Your Journey to Success

Taking a start-up from an idea to market success involves several key elements: a strong management team, a product or service that meets a genuine need, innovative marketing, and reliable legal and financial guidance, along with initial funding. This is where Ben Franklin steps in, offering the full range of support that early-stage companies require.

We have proven experience and an outstanding track record, having launched more than 540 new tech companies (and counting!).

Seed Funding:
Empowering Your Growth

Ben Franklin’s investments in early-stage firms range from $35,000 to $500,000 per round, with an average of $180,000 per company in our current portfolio. Our approach involves taking calculated risks in emerging companies, facilitating the journey towards further financial rounds and providing an essential early endorsement.

While we frequently invest at terms set by other lead investors, our initial investments are often structured as a loan with warrants. Terms include:

  • An eight-year term, with interest payment obligations beginning after the first year.

  • Quarterly interest-only payments with a balloon payment for the principal and any unpaid interest at term end.

  • Detachable warrants with the pricing of the warrants based on a predetermined valuation.

  • The pricing of the warrants is based on a predetermined valuation. Being included in the Ben Franklin portfolio is highly regarded across a wide network of follow-on investors, including angel investors, venture capitalists, and institutional investors.

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