At Philadev, we’re all about startups. We found, operate, advise, fund, and sell them and we’ve been doing it for twenty years. Maybe that’s why we understand the needs of startups and founding teams so well. Our founder is a serial entrepreneur with founding, funding, technology development, business development, management, and exit experience earned in eight media and technology startups ... so we’ve probably been where you are now and know how to get you to where you want to go.
We provide early-stage companies with support for transactions. We undertake corporate asset and IP sales, capital raises, debt issuance, and major 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.
When we said we undeerstood founders, we meant it. Here are our latest startups. We are always happy to speak with other entrepreneurs about startup opportunities.
Our portfolio consists of self-created companies such as MAGetc and Musemaka, startups such as Higher Hospitatlity and growth companies with customers and revenues such as Sports Business Intelligence and Your Old Money. We have had one exit since 2010: 123LinkIt.com, which was acquired by Netline.
chris b. myers
As Managing Director of Philadev, I work exclusively with emerging growth companies as any/all of an advisor, investor, or operating officer. My background is as a founder and/or C-level operator of high-growth companies including my most recent launch, digital publisher, MAGetc.
I serve on a number of boards and advisory committees for startups and am a director of the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory, a non-profit that helps underserved youth build life skills. I am an entrepreneur in residence at the Baiada Center, teach a course on entrepreneurship at LeBow, and advise entrepreneurship students at Drexel, Penn, and Temple.Linked.in
We provide early-stage technology companies with transactional support for corporate asset or IP sales, capital raises, debt issuance, and major strategic initiatives.
We are growth company experts with experience earned in dozens of engagements and special situations both as C-level officers of high-growth companies responsible for securing funding through private investors, venture and other institutional funds; and, as investment bankers negotiating on behalf of our clients to secure favorable funding terms and to structure a financial instrument that is fair to the founding team.
This experience —earned on both sides of the table of venture capital and private equity— gives us a unique perspective that allows us to better understand the opportunities in front of you.
If you are an early-stage technology company with revenues of $2—$10 million, we may be able to help you with your financing or other needs. We are one of the few quality firms able to work at this level and we created a flat fee engagement model that is particularly suited to the needs of early-stage companies.
Talk to us today and see how our experience can help you achieve your business goals.
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.
HOW? We work on what matters: Product, Traction, Team, Vision, and Social Proof to help entrepreneurs to fundamentally improve the DNA of their startup.
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.
WHY US? Because we walk the walk. We have founding, funding, product development, business development, management, and exit experience earned in eight media and technology startups; so we truly understand startups. We're also fair and keep founders in the driver's seat by earning into our equity stake over time.
We do it this way because we believe in having an opt-in relationship with the founding team. Love us... keep us. Think we’re not delivering... fire us.
Talk to us and see our commitment to startup culture for yourself.
We walk the walk, talk the talk, and eat our own dog food. We have been involved in the founding, funding, operation, technology development, business development, management, and exit of many, many startups: so we believe that we have come to truly understand startups in a way that most simply can’t.
All of which is to say that we eat, sleep, and drink startups — so naturally we’re going to start some too. Below are the two we’ve started most recently. MAGetc is a digital publisher of content to tablet devices and Musemaka is a global startup idea competition. Both were founded and funded by our Mangaging Director, Chris B. Myers.
We’re always interested in talking to other entrepreneurs about founding opportunities.