ED  Ben Franklin Technology Partners


     Office Locations:

1010 North Seventh Street, Suite 307
Harrisburg, PA 17102
Phone: 717-948-4317



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial



    An independent, not-for-profit economic development organization, Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) has worked (since its inception in 1983) to diversify and strengthen Pennsylvania's economy by focusing on entrepreneurial development and technological innovation. The organization provides both early-stage and established companies with funding, business and technical expertise and access to a network of innovative, expert resources. The organization aims to promote technology innovation in such diverse areas as alternative and clean energy, information technology, powder metals, plastics, nanotechnology, life sciences, optoelectronics, micro-electronics, robotics, advanced manufacturing, environmental technology and many more. BFTP operates four regional centers to deliver its services: Innovation Works for the Southwest, BFTP Central and Northern, BFTP of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and BFTP Northeastern (see profiles).

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Ryan Glenn Director of Statewide Initiatives


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

      Aeris Water Technologies
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      Clutch Holdings
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      Linear Acoustic
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      Othera Pharmaceuticals
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      Real Food Works
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      Relmada Therapeutics
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      Sidecar E-Commerce
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      Videon Central
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      Vistar Media
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