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Poptent has raised $6.8 million in venture capital funding after converting from a California LLC to a corporation based in Delaware, Citybizlist reports. The crew’s been busy since we interviewed them in March.
GIVE A GLANCE
The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that $83,750 in federal grants are going to
Community Capital Works, a Philadelphia program run by the Philadelphia Development Partnership, which will be used to provide business training and technical assistance to low-income entrepreneurs.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners features TicketLeap‘s Keith Fitzgerald, who was instrumental to the company’s social media-focused redesign. The piece, on the investor’s new website, discusses the team’s agile teamwork process.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
TheStartupist features Philly’s own Blake Jennelle. He’s torn on the export of Philly companies like SCVNGR, Invite Media and Notehall.
IndyHall‘s Alex Hillman writes on his personal blog about the value of bootstrapping a startup company. Hillman finds a parallel to the business world from the coworking universe he’s so close with.
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