PACT Tracks Outstanding Results for Philly Capital in New Venture Report

Breaking down all key trends in Philly MSA from 2019, powered by PitchBook Data

February 18, 2020 (Philadelphia, PA) — PACT announces the release of its 2019 Philadelphia Venture Report with data produced by PitchBook. Philadelphia’s “grit” sets the region apart and this report showcases how Philadelphians are increasingly using their inner grit and industry passion to fuel innovation. It identifies key trends and advancements in Philadelphia’s 2019 capital activity. The report was sponsored by 11 organizations: Bridge Bank, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, BioAdvance, CEO Council for Growth, EY, Janney Montgomery Scott, Life Sciences PA, Penn Medicine, Toppan Merrill, University City Science Center, and Wilson Sonsini.

According to PitchBook’s data:

At $2.5 billion invested across 225 venture financings, Philly’s venture ecosystem closed out a record 2019 for both dollars invested and the number of deals closed. Philadelphia is firmly in the top ten venture capital markets in the U.S. ranking 7th in dollars invested in 2019. Moreover, the region’s pharma & biotech sector commanded more than $1 billion in overall deal value, also setting a record.

The 2019 Philadelphia Venture Report uncovers the underlying drivers of the robust Philly ecosystem, exploring datasets ranging from VC activity by sector to the sustained rise in the participation of outside investors.

Additional highlights include:

  • goPuff’s massive $750M investment from SoftBank
  • Analysis of the drivers behind Philly’s angel & seed VC deal activity
  • Highlight of the growing capital flowing to Philadelphia startups from other top markets
  • Examination of the annual growth in corporate venture investment over the past decade

“The Philadelphia entrepreneurial community is no longer the ‘best kept secret.’ From cutting edge cell and gene therapy to enterprise software and even digital convenience delivery, Philadelphia’s entrepreneurs are setting the pace for innovation, fundraising and deals,” shared PACT President and CEO Dean Miller. “We thank Pitchbook and our sponsors for their partnership and look forward to working with the region to continue to elevate Philadelphia together!”

The full report is now available. Click here:

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Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)

PACT’s vision is to be the go-to resource for fast growing companies, and a driver of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philadelphia region. PACT provides its members with valuable content and connections to capital, talent, and customers that will accelerate their growth and success, and to collaborate with other organizations to drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

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