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Will SoFi expand into biz lending with its Zenbanx acquisition?

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From Axios' Pro Rata (Dan Primack), on SoFi's recent deal to buy Claymont, DE-based Zenbanx, from a conversation with SoFi CEO Mike Cagney:

""Will SoFi expand into biz lending? "That's a very active dialog we have here, particularly with the Zenbanx acquisition that's synergistic to the business side. I think we'll decide that soon... One thing we are going to do first is launch a practice loan for doctors and dentists where they can borrow money to start their own businesses.""

The 2017 PACT Enterprise Awards finalists have been named

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The 2017 PACT Enterprise Awards finalists have been named. The PACT Enterprise Awards will be held on May 18 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

While some of these firms are well established and known in the Philly Tech community, others are like spotting the best prospects in minor league baseball baseball heading towards the majors. PACT's committee has a good record in picking high achievers.

Last year's winning technology startup, energy data firm NavPort, was acquired in December by Canada's RS Energy Group, with backing from Warburg Pincus.

Philly Tech News profiled QuantaVerse (Technology Startup nominee) in December. The Wayne-based Fintech venture won the "Peoples' Choice" award at PACT's IMPACT 2016 Capital Conference in the fall, and has also been nominated for benzinga's Global Fintech awards.

Regulatory DataCorp, King of Prussia (Technology Emerging), was acquired last summer by Vista Equity from Bain Capital Ventures. It is in a field roughly similar to QuantaVerse, though at a more mature stage, as it provides software and data which helps financial institutions and others identify regulatory risk.

GSI Health, Philadelphia (Healthcare Innovator), is in the emerging field of Population Health Management systems.

AlphaPoint, Berwyn (Technology Startup), develops blockchain-powered enterprise solutions.

Below are all the 2017 Enterprise Awards Finalists:

Investment Deal
Safeguard Scientifics/NewSpring
Tabula Rasa
Sponsors: Broadpath and Grant Thornton

Technology Company
EPAM Systems
Evolve IP
Sponsor: Comcast Business

Technology CEO
Billtrust, Flint Lane
IMS Technology Services, Jill Renninger
Quench, Tony Ibarguen
Sponsor: Cozen O'Connor

Technology Emerging
Regulatory DataCorp (RDC)
Workplace Dynamics
Sponsors: Fox Rothschild and EisnerAmper

Technology Startup
Alpha Point
Roar for Good
Sponsors: Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Pepper Hamilton

Healthcare Innovator
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
GSI Health
Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Sponsor: Independence Blue Cross

Healthcare CEO
Excellis Health Solutions, Greg Cathcart
Phlexglobal, Rick Riegel
The One Health Company, Christina Lopes
Sponsors: EY and Morgan Lewis Bockius

Healthcare Emerging
VenatoRx Pharmaceuticals
Sponsor: RSM

Healthcare Startup
PolyCore Therapeutics
Sponsor: University City Science Center

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