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Investments

31

Portfolio Exits

13

About WGI Group

WGI Group provides early stage capital to internet entrepreneurs. The firm is a group of experienced internet entrepreneurs that has had some success building their own companies. The firms investments are managed by Michael Walrath, Noah Goodhart and Jonah Goodhart. WGI is seeking to partner with passionate entrepreneurs who are not afraid to dream up big industry-changing ideas, yet who understand all the small steps and day-to-day execution that is required to implement a strategic concept. The firm generally makes seed or early stage investments up to $500,000.

WGI Group Headquarters Location

New York, New York,

United States

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The Vendry Raises $6.5M in Seed Funding

Sep 24, 2021

The Vendry , a NYC-based marketplace and professional community for corporate event planners, closed a $6.5m seed funding round. The round was led by Peter Boyce, Founder of Stellation Capital, with participation from Founder Collective, Primary Ventures, WGI Group, Leadout Capital, Operator Partners, Brilliant Friends, Howard Lerman, Brian Distelburger, Jason Harinstein, Geoff Yang, and Ed Zimmerman. The company intends to use the funds to expand its product and engineering teams in order to invest in new platform developments. The Vendry is working to empower corporate event professionals as they navigate the return to live events. The Vendry will use the funds to scale its product, expand into new markets, and grow its team. Led by Daphne Hoppenot, CEO and Founder, The Vendry is a digital marketplace and professional community for the events industry. The online marketplace connects event planning professionals with the venues and vendors they need to produce events. The platform digitizes the traditionally manual process of requesting, collecting, and comparing proposals from venues and vendors. Plus, event professionals can connect with each other through As of September 2021, The Vendry has over 18,000 members and has helped plan thousands of live and virtual events. FinSMEs 24/09/2021

WGI Group Investments

31 Investments

WGI Group has made 31 investments. Their latest investment was in The Vendry as part of their Seed VC on September 9, 2021.

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WGI Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/23/2021

Seed VC

The Vendry

$6.5M

Yes

2

4/30/2019

Series D

OpenWeb

$25M

Yes

5

11/1/2018

Series A

EDO

$12M

Yes

5

10/15/2017

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

8/31/2016

Series B - II

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$99M

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10

Date

9/23/2021

4/30/2019

11/1/2018

10/15/2017

8/31/2016

Round

Seed VC

Series D

Series A

Seed VC

Series B - II

Company

The Vendry

OpenWeb

EDO

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Amount

$6.5M

$25M

$12M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

5

5

10

10

WGI Group Portfolio Exits

13 Portfolio Exits

WGI Group has 13 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was VIOLET GREY on January 28, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/28/2022

Acquired

$99M

8

6/29/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

15

1/27/2021

Acquired

$99M

7

4/30/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

4/24/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

1/28/2022

6/29/2021

1/27/2021

4/30/2019

4/24/2019

Exit

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

8

15

7

10

10

WGI Group Team

3 Team Members

WGI Group has 3 team members, including current Founding Partner, Noah Goodhart.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Noah Goodhart

Founding Partner

Current

Jonah Goodhart

Founding Partner

Current

Michael Walrath

Founding Partner

Current

Name

Noah Goodhart

Jonah Goodhart

Michael Walrath

Work History

Title

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Founding Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

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