This article showcases our top picks for the best Pennsylvania based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Pennsylvania Venture Capital Companies
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (NYSE: SFE) has a distinguished track record of fostering innovation and building market leaders.
For more than 60 years, Safeguard has been providing growth capital and operational support to entrepreneurs across an evolving spectrum of industries. Today, Safeguard is focused specifically on healthcare and technology.
Safeguard is a proven partner for entrepreneurs looking to accelerate growth and build long-term value in their businesses. Investors in NYSE:SFE have a unique opportunity to tap into the high potential of Safeguard’s early- and growth-stage partners companies..
Susquehanna International Group (SIG)
Since its inception in 1987, the Susquehanna International Group of Companies (SIG)* has grown from a trading firm on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange to one of the largest privately held financial institutions in the world. With more than 1,500 employees worldwide, SIG sits at the helm of the latest trends and developments in trading and market making, institutional sales, research, private equity, venture capital, and investment banking.
SIG has offices across North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. SIG distinguishes itself through its global market presence, capital commitment, and its grasp of trading dynamics.
It excels at decision theory and implementing sophisticated pricing probability models. Their distinction lies in their approach to problem solving – a process guided by the tenets of decision theory and probability.
Every choice they make, whether it is developing a new business line, executing a particularly challenging transaction, or bringing new members of the SIG team on board, is done with an eye keen to how that decision affects their overall growth strategy. They believe that their most successful endeavors depend on how well their choices fit together.
Their sound decision-making acumen in uncertain environments gives us a substantial intellectual and analytical edge in the global marketplace.. .
Archetype Solutions Group
Archetype Solutions Group empowers growth in companies through innovation and builds strong ventures using best-in-class resourcing. We do this through our symbiotic consulting and venture model.
Our consulting team enables achievement of growth goals in mid-market companies by infusing innovation into their infrastructures. Our venture arm funds opportunities we uncover during consulting arrangements..
Since 1980, JM Search has been placing exceptional C-Level executives in small and mid-cap companies, as well as at Fortune 1000 companies in manufacturing, technology, financial services, and life sciences. We have more than 100 private equity and venture capital clients that actively manage over $600 billion in assets.
JM Search’s superior performance and retention records have placed us among the top 30 retained executive search firms nationwide. We deliver exceptional results in record time.
Core Focus: Secure executives and other key leaders with a track record of building companies in a highly competitive, mature and consolidating marketplace Clients: Private equity, venture capital and private middle-market businesses Core Practices : Consumer, Financial, Industrial, Life Sciences, Media, Packaging and Plastics, Technology Expertise: Pre-acquisition and competitive due diligence, organizational build-outs and candidate pipelining Positions: Board, C-Level and VP-Level. .
The world’s first blockchain platform for tokenized investment in litigation and legal claims. LawCoin offers investors access to high-quality litigation finance investments through its online platform at dejure.io.
By fractionalizing and issuing tokenized investment interests, LawCoin also gives investors the opportunity to sell their investments to secondary market purchasers, enhancing liquidity for the growing litigation finance market, and providing investors with access to uncorrelated assets historically unavailable to the general investing public. LawCoin was founded by litigators who have been on both sides of the “v.” and who have seen firsthand the explosive growth of third-party litigation funding.
The LawCoin team is dedicated to utilizing state-of-the-art technology to unlock liquidity and transform the market for litigation finance.. .
DocDep’s cloud-based products Sonar and SmartCap have been designed specifically for the Private Equity/Venture Capital industry. Sonar enables GPs to oversee their portfolio on a fund by fund basis.
Seamlessly communicate with LPs (Capital Calls, Return of Capital, K-1s, Portfolio Updates, etc.) while ensuring timely submission of documents by portfolio companies (interim financial reports, BOD presentations, etc.). SmartCap allows Venture Capital/Private Equity firms to manage the cap tables for all of their portfolio companies.
DocDep also provides unique solutions for investment-backed companies. Allow Radar to improve document management for portfolio companies while ensuring they remain due diligence ready.
Radar’s cloud based solution allows companies to easily store and access business information as well as share relevant documents with outside advisers. SmartCap enables investment-backed businesses to easily manage their cap table through multiple rounds of fundraising and conduct what-if analysis to analyze the impact of potential funding or exit scenarios..
Best Money Decisions
Best Money Decisions LLC was founded by Bruce Scott DeHaven, Sr. in 1995.
As a Certified Entrepreneur Advisor, Bruce’s firm has been recognized internationally as a creative boutique firm that can deliver business planning, capital funding, strategic planning, business development, asset management, risk management, financial planning. investor relations, public relations, marketing strategy and business systems services.
The mission is to help entrepreneurs make the world a better place! I have a $4M property in Costa Rica that needs a $2.8M loan for 2 years @ 7% to prep for an Australian Developer to provide a community for Austalians to live in The Nuevas de Coronado Area. Lenders with indications of interest are invited as of 4/22/2014 to [email protected]..
SEI provides asset management, investment processing, and investment operation solutions. They help wealth managers, institutional investors, and private investors create and manage wealth by providing comprehensive and innovative solutions.
It was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Oaks, Pennsylvania. They also operate in Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and South Africa..
Fox Chase Bank
Fox Chase Bancorp, Inc. is a holding company for Fox Chase Bank (the Bank).
The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services to consumers and businesses in its market areas. The Bank attracts deposits from the general public and uses those funds to originate one- to four-family real estate, multi-family and commercial real estate, construction, commercial and consumer loans, which the Bank generally holds for investment.
The Bank also maintains an investment portfolio. The Company maintains two offices in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, one office in each of Philadelphia, Chester and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and three offices in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Bank established Davisville Associates, LLC and 104 S. Oakland Ave., LLC as wholly owned subsidiaries..
Berwind Financial Group
Berwind Financial Group is an equity investor and investment banking firm serving middle market companies, and their owners and managers. As specialists in the businesses they pursue—equity investing, M&A advice, financing services, and financial strategy advice—they offer the expertise their clients and investment partners need in today’s complex and fast-moving financial markets.
As a mid-size firm with a clear focus, they offer the personal attention, entrepreneurial spirit, and agility in the marketplace that middle-market businesses expect. The pages of this web site will introduce you to Berwind Financial Group.
They are organized into three business groups. Private Capital is their equity investment business, through which they invest directly in middle market businesses.
Their Investment Banking business is diverse. They have broad generalist capabilities in mergers and acquisitions and private placements of debt and equity.
They also have specialist capabilities in industries, such as financial institutions or building products companies, and in financing specialties, such as management buyouts or advice to companies in a turnaround mode. Their Investment Management business offers value-oriented investment products to individual and institutional investors..
Mdm Equity Partners
Mdm Equity Partners is an investment company that provides entrepreneurs with capital and business support to help them grow their companies. It invests in animal health, healthcare, business services, and real estate.
Community Veterinary Partners was the company’s first startup, a family of independent veterinary hospitals that it co-owns and co-operates with its vet business partners. It was followed by Calico Real Estate and Calico Financial, startups that provide financial services to the animal health industry.
Mdm Equity Partners is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. .
TigerShares provides an effective way to access these trends through targeted exposure to leading internet companies in China and the U.S. The company is an asset management arm of Tiger Brokers.
It was founded in 2018 and is located at Pennsylvania.. .
Health Start Partners
Health Start Partners (“HSP”) is a progressive management consulting and interim executive firm. They work with organizations ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune Global 100 companies.
Health Start also help investors and private equity firms to protect and accelerate returns in early and mid-stage companies.. .
Capography is a start-up finance resource for founders and aspiring entreprenuers. We maintain a blog on this topic and offer a web-based cap table built with the founder, not the VC, in mind.
Capography is based in Philadelphia, PA and was founded by @timraybould who is the CFO @ticketleap.. .
Nagel & Associates LLC
Nagel & Associates, LLC is a U.S. based specialist law firm.
Founded in 1990 by managing partner Joel Nagel, the firm works exclusively in international commercial transactions, international asset protection and foreign commercial structures as well as immigration & emigration matters. With extensive international experience in different regions of the world, Nagel & Associates, LLC works with corporations and individuals to provide business strategy and leverage in diverse markets.
Work undertaken by the firm includes setting up structures and selecting the correct jurisdiction in which to operate in order to ensure long term asset protection and tax planning. Part of Nagel & Associates’ mandate is to identify and establish financial structures and institutions on a global platform, to help clients expand from the United States into global markets.
Successes for the firm include working with a major U.S. bus line to expand operations and launch the first motorbus distribution facilities in Central America and Africa.
Recently, Nagel & Associates have been at the forefront of the structure of an international hotel resort and lifestyle community development in Nicaragua for a U.S. based investment group, and a second branded hotel development project in Ambergris Caye, Belize.
The legal team at Nagel & Associates serve on the board of directors of several corporations and provide advice and strategy planning services, as well as commercial transaction advice. Notably, Nagel & Associates was a pioneer of international structures for foreign financial institutions on the Caribbean island of Belize.
Innovation Philadelphia offers a range of business consulting and market research services. The company provides market segmentation, upcoming corporate events, and industry and competitor analysis services.
Additionally, it publishes industry and market information. Innovation Philadelphia was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..
Aberdeen Chile Fund
Investment Objective: The Fund seeks total return, consisting of capital appreciation and income, by investing primarily in Chilean securities. For more detailed information on the specific risks associated with this fund, please view the Important Risk Considerations tab.
Investment Policies: It is the policy of the Fund to invest its assets in Chilean equity and debt securities. For these purposes, “Chilean securities” means securities traded principally on stock exchanges in Chile..
Media Capital Advisors
Media Capital Advisors, Inc. was formed in early 2003 to continue serving companies in Media and Communications as its principals have done for more than a combined 25 years.
They specialize in all forms of investment banking from raising capital to finance growing businesses to providing the expertise of selling mature businesses.. .
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