Everything You Need to Know About The Wharton Alumni Angels

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Thursday, October 28, 2021
6:30pm— 8:00pm
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A Fireside Chat with John Braze

John Braze is the President and Founding Member of the Wharton Alumni Angels.

Founded in 2016, Wharton Alumni Angels is an active angel investment group composed of University of Pennsylvania alumni and non-Penn alumni who have joined their angel community. Their members are entrepreneurs, senior business executives, and institutional investors with a global reach. Wharton Alumni Angels' over 450 members in 22 countries have invested in more than 50 early stage companies. Wharton Alumni Angels members seek to add value 'beyond the deal' and actively provide mentoring and assistance to young companies. They are enthusiastic about entrepreneurs and passionate teams pursuing their dreams. Through a global membership and the Wharton alumni community, the organization has a deep network and close relationships with venture capital funds, other angel networks, and innovation ecosystems worldwide to cultivate the growth of start-ups. Wharton Alumni Angels participates most often in seed and Series A investments, and occasionally later-stage rounds and does not focus on specific verticals or industries.

Whether you are curious as to the benefits and process in joining the Wharton Alumni Angels as an investor, or are a start-up interested in getting funded, this fireside chat will answer all of your questions.

Topics we will cover –
  • How and why to join the Wharton Alumni Angels, either as a novice first time “angel” exploring the topic, or a seasoned investor, looking for deals
  • How Wharton Alumni Angels invest in companies and what relationships and network the organization has with other investors
  • The process by which a start-up applies and is considered for funding
  • Current and past portfolio investments
  • The current climate for start-ups and angel and funding opportunities
++ Audience questions will be encouraged in this Fireside Chat virtual meeting.
When: Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm ET
Where: Upon receiving your registration we will email you the Zoom details.
Ticket Pricing:
$5 for Supporting Member*
$10 for Basic Member**
$10 for All Other Guests

*A SUPPORTING (Dues-Paying) WCNJ MEMBER: Any Wharton or University of Penn alum who is a dues-paying member of the Wharton Club of NJ in one of the following categories:
  • New Graduate (1st Year after Graduation) or Current Student
  • Young Alum (between 1 and 5 years after Graduation)
  • Standard 1-Year Member
  • Dual WCNJ-Penn Metro Club of NJ Member
  • Dual WCNJ-Wharton Health Care Management Alumni Association Member

**A BASIC WCNJ MEMBER: Any Wharton or University of Penn alum living or working in New Jersey who is a non-dues-paying member.
To learn more about membership and to become a supporting member please visit: https://www.whartonnjclub.com/become_a_member

By registering for this event, I give permission for WCNJ to use any photographs or videos of me taken at the event on its website, social media or in promotional materials without compensation. I understand that WCNJ or its members own the copyrights to all photographs and video taken at the event.


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