BFTP News: Ben Franklin Approved 4.4M in 25 Early Stage Companies

Ben Franklin Technology Partners approved $4.4M in 25 early stage companies in Southeastern PA. RoundTrip was among the 10 companies in the Digital Health Sector.

Companies approved for funding:

RistCall – Philadelphia County

At RistCall, our mission is to improve patient safety & experience, which we achieve by simplifying patient-nurse communication using smart watches. RistCall seeks to improve the healthcare facilities bottom line by reducing costs and improving revenue related to value-based purchasing and reimbursements.

RistCall is led by Founder & CEO, Srinath Vaddepally, Co founder & VP of Product Ameya Bhat, Co founder & VP of Technology, Yicheng Bai and VP of Business & Innovation, Jean Marie.

Strados Labs – Philadelphia County

Strados Labs is awesome because we offer a simpler way for you to manage stress, anxiety, and conditions such as asthma with our patent-pending wearable smart sensors that automatically monitor and log wheezing, coughing, and shallow breathing patterns in real-time.

Strados Labs is led by Nick Delmonico, CEO, Dr. Yu Kan Au, Chief Engineer, and Tanziyah Muqeem, Chief of Data Science.

RideKleen – Bucks County

The whole world is shifting to a shared economy with ridesharing and carsharing. As this market segment continues to grow, one question remains, who will clean and service these fleets? With our state of the art steam/eco-friendly technology, RideKleen is at the forefront of this trend with plans of scaling the market. RideKleen is one of North America’s leaders within the mobile carwash and fleet cleaning industries. Headquartered in Philadelphia and additional operations in NYC, PITT, BOS, and CHI. We are planning on expanding to San Francisco before the end of 2017.

RideKleen is led by Founder and CEO, Pratik Patel and CFO/Corporate Strategy, Mars Shah.

ImmERge Labs– Philadelphia County

ImmERge Labs uses virtual and augmented reality to re-imagine how the world prepares for emergency situations. Using disruptive technologies to improve critical skills, we transform bystanders into rescuers through applications that integrate a physical manikin with highly realistic, multi-sensory simulations that technically, emotionally, and mentally prepare one to render life-saving interventions.

ImmERge Labs is led by Founder Marion Leary, CEO Matthew Grabowsky and CTO Det Ansinn.

NeedsList – Philadelphia County

NeedsList is a marketplace for humanitarian aid that allows individual and corporate donors to immediately meet the needs of displaced people worldwide by purchasing supplies directly from local suppliers, donating funds, and completing tasks. We’re bringing efficiency and transparency to humanitarian aid.

NeedsList is led by Tasha Freidus, Founder and CEO; Amanda Levinson, Cofounder and COO.

RoundTrip – Philadelphia County

RoundTrip provides healthcare professionals — including case managers, unit secretaries, social workers, nurses and other transport requestors — with a simple, web-based portal and mobile platform that connects patients with on-demand, non-emergency medical transportation such as medical cars, wheelchair vans, and stretcher vehicles when and where they need it.

Read more here.