Who We Are

 

ABOUT

Startup Centric.

 

At Philadev, we’re all about startups. We found, fund, operate, and advise them and we’ve been doing it for twenty years, which is why we understand the needs of growth companies and founders so well.

We provide early-stage companies with support for transactions. We undertake corporate asset and IP sales, capital raises, debt issuance, and strategic initiatives.

 

We have structured transactions both as C-level officers of high-growth companies responsible for securing funding through private investors, venture and other institutional funds; and as advocates negotiating on behalf of our clients to secure favorable funding terms and to structure a financial instrument that allows the founding team to execute their vision.

 

This experience —earned on both sides of the table — gives us a unique perspective that allows us to better understand the opportunities in front of you.

We help startups to fundamentally improve their DNA. We work on what matters —Product, Traction, Team, Vision, and Social Proof— to position founding teams to win.

 

Work with us and we will help you move your startup to an inflection point sufficient to (any / all of) bring on major customers, secure a Series-A funding, or enable the sale of the company.

 

We also help with getting the story right (pitch and presentation) and bringing on customers, partners, and investors — but our most closely held belief is to get a bunch of really smart people excited about building and launching a minimum viable product into the market to test the waters and learn. Teams that do this well win.

We eat, sleep, and drink startups. That is to say that we have been involved in the founding, funding, operation, technology development, business development, management, and exit of many, many startups: We believe that we have come to truly understand startups in a way that most simply don't ... so naturally we’re going to start some too. Below are the two we're working on now.

 

MAGetc is a digital publisher of content to mobile devices which was founded and funded by our Mangaging Director, Chris B. Myers.

 

KLIP.center creates technologies that bring voice controlled augmented reality environments to life. Chris B. Myers is a founder and the CEO.

OUR MANAGING DIRECTOR

A serial founder and

C-level operator of high-growth companies.

Chris is is a  serial founder of high growth companies and serves as Managing Director of Philadelphia Development Group LTD.

Chris B. Myers

As Managing Director of Philadev, Chris works exclusively with emerging growth companies as any/all of an advisor, investor, or operating officer. His background is as a founder and/or C-level operator of high-growth companies including:

 

• Founder of MAGetc, a digital publisher for mobile

• Founder of Philadev Ventures, a startup advisor

• COO of Sivoo Inc., the Internet-video pioneer

• Co-founder & CEO of searchbuilder.com, a dotcom SEO / SEM provider

• Founder of H.I. Creative, the Southwest’s largest publication services agency

• Founder of Duskenhaig, a turn-based play-by-mail game

 

His current project is KLIP.center, which creates technologies that bring voice controlled augmented reality environments to life. He is a founder and the CEO.

 

Chris serves on a number of boards and advisory committees for startups and is the chairman of the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, a non-profit that helps underserved youth build resiliency and life skills. He has served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Baiada Institute, teaches occasional courses on entrepreneurship at LeBow School of Business, and advises entrepreneurship students at Drexel, Penn, and Temple.

CONTACT US.

Get in Touch

We are always happy to speak  about startup opportunities.

 

For Meetings

We office @ Indy Hall

22 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

 

For Mail

P.O. Box 9910

8227 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

 

Phone

+1 267 507 4503

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As Managing Director of Philadev, Chris works exclusively with emerging growth companies as any/all of an advisor, investor, or operating officer. His background is as a founder and/or C-level operator of high-growth companies including: founder of MAGetc, founder of Philadev Ventures, COO of Sivoo Inc., co-founder & CEO of searchbuilder.com, founder of H.I. Creative, and founder of Duskenhaig, a turn-based play-by-mail game.

 

His current project is KLIP.center, which creates technologies that bring voice controlled augmented reality environments to life. He is a founder and the CEO.

 

Chris serves on a number of boards and advisory committees for startups and is the chairman of the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, a non-profit that helps underserved youth build resiliency and life skills. He has served as an entrepreneur in residence at the Baiada Institute, teaches occasional courses on entrepreneurship at LeBow School of Business, and advises entrepreneurship students at Drexel, Penn, and Temple.

We provide early-stage companies with support for transactions. We undertake corporate asset and IP sales, capital raises, debt issuance, and strategic initiatives.

We help startups to fundamentally improve their DNA. We work on what matters —Product, Traction, Team, Vision, and Social Proof— to position founding teams to win.

We eat, sleep, and drink startups. That is to say that we have been involved in the founding, funding, operation, technology development, business development, management, and exit of many, many startups: We believe that we have come to truly understand startups in a way that most simply don't ... so naturally we’re going to start some too. Below are the two we're working on now.

 

MAGetc is a digital publisher of content to mobile devices which was founded and funded by our Mangaging Director, Chris B. Myers.

 

KLIP.center creates technologies that bring voice controlled augmented reality environments to life. Chris B. Myers is a founder and the CEO.