Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) provides seed and early-stage capital to companies in the information technology, life sciences and physical sciences sectors. Their Innovation Fund provides up to $100,000 to technology companies for prototype refinement and/or very early commercialization efforts. BFTP's Emerging Fund invests up to $750,000 in technology companies over multiple financing rounds for product or process development and/or commercialization efforts. Their Technology Commercialization Fund invests up to $350,000 in select university and research institution spin-out companies. Companies must be commercial, for-profit businesses located in the Pennsylvania counties of Buck, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia.BFTP provides early-stage financing to promising life sciences ventures in the biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, biomaterials and healthcare information technology industries. They look for companies with strong management and strong IP and patent protection that are involved in a novel and unique science. Investments range from $100,000 to $500,000 as part of larger funding rounds of $200,000 to $3 million involving other sources such as SBIR, angel, early-stage venture capital and other state funding sources.BFTP also invests in promising physical sciences companies involved in developing advanced materials, sensors, robotics, environmental and consumer goods. They look for companies with strong management and strong IP and patent protection that offer a disruptive and unique technology.