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Investments

40

Portfolio Exits

3

About Wharton Venture Initiation Program

Wharton VIP is an educational program managed by Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs which assists University of Pennsylvania students as they guide their business concept from idea to implementation.Under the program's guidance, students develop their ventures through the real-world experience of executing the initial stages of their ventures. While in VIP students become part of an entrepreneurial community that provides office space and administrative tools as well as a support system of fellow VIP members and professional advising.The program also offers grants and awards to assist student entrepreneurs including the following: The Snider Seed Award provides up to $2,500 in seed capital per venture to assist University of Pennsylvania students who are VIP Phase II members in the execution of the initial stages of their business plans. Students are automatically eligible for Snider Seed Awards upon acceptance into Phase II of the program. Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs takes no equity in the student companies. The awards are given as grant assistance.The Wharton Venture Award (WVA) is given to select entrepreneurial Wharton students to support them financially over the summer in lieu of a full-time internship, so that they can concentrate on developing their ventures. Students are not required to be members of VIP to apply. However, members of VIP are strongly encouraged to consider applying.

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Wharton Venture Initiation Program Investments

40 Investments

Wharton Venture Initiation Program has made 40 investments. Their latest investment was in Petplan as part of their Seed on March 3, 2017.

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Wharton Venture Initiation Program Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/10/2017

Seed

Petplan

Yes

1

1/6/2016

Biz Plan Competition

Pratilipi

$0.03M

Yes

2

1/6/2016

Biz Plan Competition

Trebene

$0.02M

Yes

1

1/6/2016

Biz Plan Competition

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$99M

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10

9/10/2009

Series D - II

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$99M

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0

Date

3/10/2017

1/6/2016

1/6/2016

1/6/2016

9/10/2009

Round

Seed

Biz Plan Competition

Biz Plan Competition

Biz Plan Competition

Series D - II

Company

Petplan

Pratilipi

Trebene

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Amount

$0.03M

$0.02M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

1

10

0

Wharton Venture Initiation Program Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

Wharton Venture Initiation Program has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Petplan on October 02, 2019.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/2/2019

Acq - Fin

$99M

1

7/3/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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0

1/7/2011

Asset Sale

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$99M

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Date

10/2/2019

7/3/2013

1/7/2011

Exit

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Asset Sale

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

0

0

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