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Archive: Philadelphia

Trends

Outside of the Valley, Alternative Markets Attract Investors

Nearly 60 percent of all U.S. venture capital activity is concentrated in the Bay Area, Boston metro, and New York City’s orbit.[1] For some entrepreneurs, this is seen as an obstacle. Groundbreaking ideas can be marginalized if they are not located in one of these “preferred” regions. But investors are beginning to take a harder look at alternative markets, those…

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Healthcare

A Partnership Ripe for the Region

By now, most people are aware of Safeguard’s rich history of fostering innovation and supporting entrepreneurs along their path to disruption. Our tried and true methodology has been built by funding technology-enabled businesses at the Series A or Series B stage, while baking-in value-added support through operational guidance and relevant expertise. Our sightline is fixed on several key verticals including healthcare,…

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Digital Media

Time Capsule: Celebrating 30 Years of TV Shopping

In the 1980s, before mobile commerce and e-commerce existed, the most innovative and convenient way to reach consumers was by leveraging the most important medium at that time—television. In addition to providing a convenient, educational and entertaining shopping mode for consumers, cable marketing provided a cost effective way for small and large suppliers to quickly gain visibility and market test…

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Corporate

Safeguard Scientifics joins ic@3401 as its first Sustaining Member

A number of developments in University City’s startup ecosystem are aligning—all to the benefit of Philadelphia’s burgeoning community of entrepreneurs. Drexel University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania are teaming up to create a $10 million early stage seed fund that will support spin-off companies from the University. Concurrent with the launch of the new fund, Ben Franklin…

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Corporate

Safeguard Scientifics Signs on as a Founding Contributor to AWE Ventures – Powered by Ben Franklin

We’re thrilled to announce that Safeguard has signed on as a Founding Contributor to AWE Ventures, a joint program between Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) and the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) that is working to expand the potential of women in the entrepreneurial and investing communities. Last night, I attended AWE Ventures’ Founders Celebration, hosted by Benjamin’s…

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