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Apr. 19, 2017 7:40 am

How to get on First Round Capital’s radar

A warm intro goes a long way, said partner operations manager Chris Brown at the University City Science Center's Coffee and Capital.

Nov. 23, 2016 9:17 am

Chat with NewSpring Capital’s Justin Nadile

Ask your questions, sneak in a pitch.

Sep. 25, 2013 12:00 pm

Philly investors ‘grow with their companies’: Saul Richter

At Emerald Stage2 Ventures, in which Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners and the University City Science Center are investors, Saul Richter focuses primarily on B2B, healthcare IT startups that have just passed the seed stage.

Mar. 21, 2013 11:30 am

Students are our ‘natural resource’ and we’re letting them get away: investor Wayne Kimmel

Wayne Kimmel, managing partner at Conshohocken investment firm Artists & Instigators, spoke about the city's fight to keep students in Philly at the University City Science Center's Coffee & Capital investor chat.

Jan. 25, 2013 9:30 am

In 2012, Philly region raised $400M in VC, the lowest since ’96: PACT President Dean Miller comments

This summer, a MoneyTree report said that 2012 was on pace to be the weakest year since 1996 in Philly-area venture capital funding.┬áThe report was right: the Philly region raised $400 million last year, the lowest in more than a decade, a recent MoneyTree report found [press release here, but not the full report]. Earlier […]

Nov. 28, 2012 10:30 am

Finding the right investor is like finding your frog prince: MidAtlantic Diamond Ventures cofounder Bernie Rudnick

Bernie Rudnick, cofounder of MidAtlantic Diamond Ventures, likes to speak in aphorisms. Take, for example, his wisdom on angel investors: “We tend to bet on the jockey,” he said, “not the horse.” Or: “We don’t go to casinos, but we bet on companies.” But our favorite line from Rudnick’s Q&A session at yesterday’s Coffee & […]

Sep. 25, 2012 10:30 am

Richard Vague: ‘Bootstrap for as long as you can’ and more advice from the Gabriel Investments managing partner

Richard Vague has a few words of advice for entrepreneurs looking to raise capital, and he has the experience to back it up. The managing partner of Center City’s early stage fund Gabriel Investments said he remembers when a company of his had $20 million in unpaid bills with nothing in the bank. “No one […]

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