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Top 16 Startups in Pennsylvania in 2023

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There’s no doubt that the startup scene in Pennsylvania is unique.

The city has created dozens of successful startups, over the years.

Some of them are already worth billions of dollars.

So whether you’re looking to start your own business, or just interested in learning about fast-growing startups from Pennsylvania, here’s an extensive list of 16 startups founded there.


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1) Gopuff

Gopuff

Gopuff is a digital delivery service based on a smartphone app that distributes over-the-counter medicine, baby food, and booze.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Rafael Ilishayev, Yakir Gola
  • Industries: Delivery Service, E-Commerce, Food Delivery, Mobile Apps
  • Number of employees: 10001+
  • Funding: $2,449,710,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 13 (SoftBank Vision Fund, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Accel, Valor Equity Partners, Eldridge)

You can find their website here.

2) Argo AI

Argo AI

Argo AI is a business that develops self-driving technology platforms.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Bryan Salesky, Peter Rander
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Robotics, Transportation
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $3,600,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (Ford Motor, Volkswagen Group)

You can find their website here.

3) Archer

Archer

Archer is a company that provides investment managers with a cloud-based technology platform.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2000
  • Founders: Robert Lage
  • Industries: Cloud Computing, Information Technology, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $12,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (NewSpring, LLR Partners)

You can find their website here.

4) Phenom People

Phenom People

Phenom is an AI-powered recruitment tool that assists businesses in attracting new talent.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Brad Goldoor, Hari Bayireddy, Mahe Bayireddi
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Human Resources, Recruiting, Software
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding: $61,419,000
  • Funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 11 (B Capital Group, Dragoneer Investment Group, GoldenArc Capital, AXA Venture Partners, AllianceBernstein)

You can find their website here.

5) Duolingo

Duolingo

Duolingo is a language-learning education portal with 98 courses available in approximately 40 languages.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2011
  • Founders: Luis von Ahn, Severin Hacker
  • Industries: E-Learning, Education, Language Learning, Mobile Apps
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding: $183,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 9
  • Number of investors: 12 (General Atlantic, New Enterprise Associates, Union Square Ventures, Ashton Kutcher, Drive Capital)

You can find their website here.

6) DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo

DuckDuckGo is an Internet privacy firm for anyone who is tired of being tracked online without their knowledge.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Gabriel Weinberg
  • Industries: Internet, Privacy, Search Engine, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $113,000,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 17 (Union Square Ventures, Cyan Banister, OMERS Ventures, Thrive Capital, Impact America Fund)

You can find their website here.

7) JazzHR

JazzHR

JazzHR is a simple, powerful, and cost-effective recruiting software designed specifically for small businesses. For the people, a SaaS ATS.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2009
  • Founders: Don Charlton
  • Industries: B2B, Human Resources, Recruiting, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $24,575,000
  • Funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 11 (Salesforce Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, ff Venture Capital, AlphaLab, Innovation Works)

You can find their website here.

8) Fishtown Analytics

Fishtown Analytics

Fishtown Analytics is an open-source analytics engineering tool developer.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Connor McArthur, Drew Banin, Tristan Handy
  • Industries: Analytics, Big Data, Information Technology, Open Source, Software
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $42,400,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3 (Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Amplify Partners)

You can find their website here.

9) Deduce

Deduce

To detect and deter bad actors and account takeover, Deduce uses real-time analytics profiling and scoring.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2019
  • Founders: Ari Jacoby
  • Industries: Big Data, Cyber Security, Fraud Detection, Identity Management, Predictive Analytics
  • Number of employees: 44470
  • Funding: $17,300,000
  • Funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 9 (True Ventures, Foundry Group, Ridge Ventures, Innovating Capital, Nnamdi Okike)

You can find their website here.

10) Guru

Guru

Guru is a knowledge management system that keeps customer-facing staff informed, consistent, and secure.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Mitchell Stewart, Rick Nucci
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Internet, IT Infrastructure, SaaS, Software
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding: $70,700,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 7 (Salesforce Ventures, Emergence, Accel, FirstMark, Thrive Capital)

You can find their website here.

11) Locomation

Locomation

Locomation creates safe and dependable self-driving transport solutions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Alonzo Kelly, Cetin Mericli, Michael George, Tekin Mericli, Venkat Rajagopalan
  • Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Transportation, Travel
  • Number of employees: 44470
  • Funding: $11,480,847
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 16 (Fusion Fund, MicroVentures, Plug and Play Tech Center, Western Technology Investment, Blackhorn Ventures)

You can find their website here.

12) Metafy

Metafy

Metafy is a platform that allows online players from all over the world to monetise their skills through one-on-one coaching and classes.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2020
  • Founders: Josh Fabian
  • Industries: E-Learning, Gaming, Online Games
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $8,749,992
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 9 (Entrée Capital, Forerunner Ventures, DCM Ventures, Seven Seven Six, Tekton Ventures)

You can find their website here.

13) NeuroFlow

NeuroFlow

NeuroFlow is a HIPAA-compliant digital health platform that improves the delivery, tracking, and assessment of behavioral healthcare.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Adam Pardes, Christopher Molaro
  • Industries: Fitness, Health Care, Wellness
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding: $31,030,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 14 (Alumni Ventures Group, Dreamit Ventures, What If Ventures, Builders VC, Magellan Health Services)

You can find their website here.

14) Good Catch

Good Catch

Good Catch is a company that focuses in developing plant-based seafood substitutes.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Chad Sarno, Eric Schnell, Marci Zaroff
  • Industries: Cooking, Food and Beverage, Seafood
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $77,050,000
  • Funding rounds: 6
  • Number of investors: 23 (Thrive Market, Big Idea Ventures, FreshDirect, M13, Louis Dreyfus Company)

You can find their website here.

15) Westinghouse Electric Company

Westinghouse Electric Company

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC is a global provider of nuclear power plant components and services.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 1884
  • Founders: George Westinghouse
  • Industries: Construction, Electrical Distribution, Electronics, Energy, Innovation Management, Manufacturing, Oil and Gas
  • Number of employees: 5001-10000
  • Funding: $160,500,000
  • Funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2 (US Department of Energy, Toshiba Corporation)

You can find their website here.

16) Proscia

Proscia

Proscia is a pathology software business that specializes in digital and computational pathology.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Coleman Stavish, David West, Kristina Li, Nathan Buchbinder
  • Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Medical, Software
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding: $33,973,000
  • Funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 9 (Fusion Fund, Scale Venture Partners, Flybridge, Hitachi Ventures, Robin Hood Ventures)

You can find their website here.

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