ED  Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania


     Office Locations:

Building 100 Innovation Center
4801 S. Broad St, Suite 200, The Navy Yard
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Phone: 215-972-6700
Fax: 215-972-5588



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Medical Device
  • Software & Internet



    Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) was established in 1982 to stimulate economic growth through innovation, entrepreneurship and the development and adoption of new technologies. BFTP/SEP is part of a statewide network supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and has provided more than $165 million to grow more than 1,750 regional enterprises. The firm's investments are made from three different funds that address specific stages of development. The Innovation Fund provides up to $100K for prototype refinement and/or very early commercialization efforts. The Emerging Fund invests up to $750K over multiple funding rounds for product or process development, and/or commercialization efforts. The Technology Commercialization Fund provides up to to $50K for select university and research institution spin-out companies. BFTP/SEP is the commercialization partner for the Greater Philadelphia Innovation Cluster (GPIC) national energy hub, and the founding partner of the Energy Commercialization Institute (ECI). BFTP/SEP is the founding partner of The Nanotechnology Institute (NTI), Emerald Stage2 Venture Fund (see profile), and numerous other programs and initiatives.

    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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    Adara McMillan Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Treasurer
    Alan R. Kraus Director of Investments
    Anthony P. Green PhD Vice President Technology Commercialization
    Jennifer Hartt Director of Investments
    Mark de Grandpre PhD Director of Investments


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    Portfolio companies include:

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      Advanced Mobile
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      Aklero Risk Analytics
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      Aprecia Pharmaceuticals
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      Automated Currency Instruments
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      Bioconnect Systems
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      Brad\'s Raw Chips

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      CeeLite Technologies
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      Ceptaris Therapeutics
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      Digital Life Technologies
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      Eclipse Services
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      Fastlane Software
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      First Flavor
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      GridPlex Networks
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      Knowledge Flow
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      UgMO Technologies
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