Roberto Torres - Technical.ly Philly

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres

Roberto Torres became Technical.ly Lead Philly Reporter in May 2016. Prior, he was a freelance contributor to Technical.ly and Al Dia News. The native Venezuelan moved to Philadelphia in 2015 after reporting on research at his alma mater, the University of Zulia. Whenever he's not fencing deadlines, he can be found standing in line at Overbrook Pizza in West Philly, running Netflix/Hulu marathons with his wife or reading news from Venezuela.

-30-
Meet the 6 orgs that snagged grants from StartUp PHL’s Call for Ideas fund business

Feb. 17, 2017 12:54 pm

Meet the 6 orgs that snagged grants from StartUp PHL’s Call for Ideas fund

From open data classes to business support for immigrant-owned businesses, here's an early look at some of the projects StartUp PHL will back.
COSY just raised $2.35 million business

Feb. 17, 2017 11:12 am

COSY just raised $2.35 million

And proved Pennovation's concept. Intel and Chicago-based GreatPoint ventures led the round, with participation from Ben Franklin and Safeguard Scientifics.
Ridesharing companies just pumped exactly $357,593 into the School District’s coffers business

Feb. 17, 2017 8:30 am

Ridesharing companies just pumped exactly $357,593 into the School District’s coffers

The figure represents a slice of the companies' revenue in accordance to the temporary budget deal that allowed them to keep functioning in Philly.
Why this immigrant reporter didn’t stay home for #DayWithoutImmigrants access

Feb. 16, 2017 12:58 pm

Why this immigrant reporter didn’t stay home for #DayWithoutImmigrants

A nation-wide effort called for immigrants to stay home today. Here's why I chose not to.
Immigrant-founded Keriton raised $1 million to help keep premature babies on breast milk business

Feb. 16, 2017 12:17 pm

Immigrant-founded Keriton raised $1 million to help keep premature babies on breast milk

The funding round, led by BioAdvance, will allow Vidur Bhatnagar's breast milk management startup to deploy five pilots in 2017.
RevZilla hosted New York Code + Design Academy grads for a geeky dev talk dev

Feb. 16, 2017 7:30 am

RevZilla hosted New York Code + Design Academy grads for a geeky dev talk

Devs from the biking gear ecommerce company met with the newly-minted software developers to talk APIs and CRMs.
Student venture ThirdEye acquired by TheBlindGuide for undisclosed amount business

Feb. 15, 2017 12:55 pm

Student venture ThirdEye acquired by TheBlindGuide for undisclosed amount

No financial details from the transaction were disclosed. Founder Rajat Bhageria: “We perhaps weren’t the right team to scale [the company].”
Why DuckDuckGo donated $300,000 to these 16 internet privacy projects business

Feb. 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Why DuckDuckGo donated $300,000 to these 16 internet privacy projects

Fueled by a boost in searches, the Paoli, Pa.-based search engine is backing organizations such as the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Tor Project.
Tomorrow: Safeguard and COSY have a chat on venture capital and innovation business

Feb. 15, 2017 10:33 am

Tomorrow: Safeguard and COSY have a chat on venture capital and innovation

Find out what's catching the attention of two Philly VC firms in 2017.
Amicus beef: Penn joins Ivy League complaint against Trump’s executive order civic

Feb. 15, 2017 7:32 am

Amicus beef: Penn joins Ivy League complaint against Trump’s executive order

The University of Pennsylvania joined an amicus brief signed by 17 top universities against Trump’s executive order, stating that the measure “creates significant hardship” for international students, faculty and scholars.

Sign-up for regular updates from Technical.ly