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Center City District report: Here’s where Philly’s economic recovery stands this spring

Apr. 20, 2021 3:22 pm

Center City District report: Here’s where Philly’s economic recovery stands this spring

With vaccines in arms and warmer temps, businesses across the region are inching toward recovery.
How I Got Here: One former software saleswoman’s journey to sobriety and entrepreneurship

Apr. 19, 2021 4:46 pm

How I Got Here: One former software saleswoman’s journey to sobriety and entrepreneurship

In a departure from her corporate career, Laura Taylor launched Mingle Mocktails, an alcohol-free drinks company focused on inclusion for sober people in social events, in 2017.
This Penn-founded biotech company specializing in human ‘organs on chip’ raised $4M

Apr. 19, 2021 11:26 am

This Penn-founded biotech company specializing in human ‘organs on chip’ raised $4M

Vivodyne's goal is to lower the bar for labs and scientists to test their own research.
Supply chain integration platform Chain.io raised $5M and has plans to hire

Apr. 16, 2021 3:59 pm

Supply chain integration platform Chain.io raised $5M and has plans to hire

The logistics company's cloud-based platform helps computers "talk to each other" efficiently.
Conshy payment company North Lane Technologies merged with a Chicago firm to form Onbe

Apr. 15, 2021 7:29 am

Conshy payment company North Lane Technologies merged with a Chicago firm to form Onbe

The Philly-area company was once known as Ecount. Onbe counts 125 local employees, and is hiring.
CEO Mahe Bayireddi: ‘There’s no doubt’ Phenom will go public following its $1.4B valuation

Apr. 14, 2021 3:28 pm

CEO Mahe Bayireddi: ‘There’s no doubt’ Phenom will go public following its $1.4B valuation

The demand for remote-first recruiting and hiring practices amid the pandemic clarified the HR tech company's model, Bayireddi said. The unicorn recently raised a $100 million Series D.
Note Amazon’s growing local footprint as it opens 4 new delivery centers in Greater Philadelphia

Apr. 13, 2021 5:36 pm

Note Amazon’s growing local footprint as it opens 4 new delivery centers in Greater Philadelphia

The centers will bring more than 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs. Here's a quick look at the ecommerce giant's regional impact.
Roundtrip is now the exclusive transportation partner of the American Cancer Society

Apr. 13, 2021 12:36 pm

Roundtrip is now the exclusive transportation partner of the American Cancer Society

The company's ride-ordering software will connect patients with non-emergency medical transportation to attend treatment appointments. CEO Mark Switaj said it serves as a reminder of Roundtrip's potential.
This Kensington brewery was the first in America to accept Bitcoin as payment. Then it stopped

Apr. 12, 2021 9:31 am

This Kensington brewery was the first in America to accept Bitcoin as payment. Then it stopped

Philadelphia Brewing Company made history as the first U.S. brewery to accept the cryptocurrency as a form of payment in 2014. Here's what it learned.
Why medtech startup Stel Life pivoted to at-home connected devices amid the pandemic

Apr. 8, 2021 1:40 pm

Why medtech startup Stel Life pivoted to at-home connected devices amid the pandemic

The Stel Vitals Hub integrates with current vital-monitoring devices like scales, blood pressure cuffs or wearables, and sends patient data to their doctor's preferred electronic health record.

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