Philly Enterprise Tech Highlights 2/18-19

  • Josh Kopelman has the VC pole position in hot California stsrtup Notion, and founder Ivan Zhao isn't looking for other investors right now.

  • Apple looked no place other than Microsoft to find an exec to lead its smart home business, playing catch up with Amazon and Google.

  • Malvern-based clinical trial tech startup YPrime announced a "significant investment" from Flexpoint Ford.

  • At Penn, a gene therapy pioneer finds a renewed calling as the field advances.

  • Wilmington-based student loan giant Navient rejects $3.2 billion takeover bid from Canyon Capital, Platinum Equity.