PhillyDeals: Two entrepreneurs see market for new networking system

September 18, 2012 | Philadelphia Inquirer by Joseph N. Distefano

“Jim Young, raised in Apple Computer’s hometown of Cupertino, Calif., developed the notoriously successful face-and-body comparison-voting site back in pre-Facebook days, while he was warming up for his doctoral dissertation at Berkeley.

“Cheyenne Ehrlich, raised in a meditation center, developed, a PayPal predecessor, while he was an undergraduate at Vassar, and went on to help build firms in Silicon Valley and East Asia, from his home on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

“These pioneers are now partners – in Philadelphia, where they’ve started their new company, Perceptual Networks…”


A bubbling of tech firms in Philadelphia’s Old City

July 02, 2012 | Philadelphia Inquirer by Jane M. Von Bergen and Inquirer Staff Writer

“What a great day it was at Dmg Ctrl Ltd., a tech company in Old City. Cofounder Jason Allum pulled the tap on a new mini-kegerator, a little dorm-size fridge perfectly designed to hold one keg of beer that had been installed that afternoon…”