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Feb 13, 2015

Marc Lore’s Jet raises $140M

Alumni in the News

Business Insider: A startup that you can’t even use yet just raised $140 million to take on Amazon

Business Insider: A founder who raised $220 million before his startup launched explains why he needed all that money

CNBC: He sold his firm to Amazon—now he’s gunning for it

 

Marc Lore is a Wharton alumnus. He will speak at the 9th Annual Wharton Entrepreneurship Alumni Dinner on March 19, 2015.

Feb 9, 2015

Fast Company: Most Innovative Company 2015: Warby Parker

Alumni in the News, innovation, VIP alumni in the News

#WhartonGrad-founded Warby Parker just got named #1 Most Innovative Company 2015 by Fast Company! “For building the first great made-on-the-internet brand.” Read more here.

Jan 28, 2015

Seventeen: Real Girls Doing Amazing Things!

VIP Companies in the News, WE Students in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Wharton undergrad Katlyn Grasso, founder of GenHERation, is in Seventeen Magazine! One of their featured Real Girls Doing Amazing Things. We couldn’t agree more, Seventeen–Katlyn is amazing. Read more here.

Jan 21, 2015

Zagat: 2014’s Hottest Philly Restaurant Openings & Food Trends

Alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News, Women entrepreneurs

“Brimming with soul” — that’s how Zagat describes the sandwiches at Matt and Marie’s, founded by Matt Sapolsky #W08/#WG14 and Nicole Capp #WG14. Read more here.

Jan 16, 2015

Forbes 30-under-30

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Forbes: Several Wharton alumni made the Forbes 30-under-30 list, including Nat Turner (W’08), David Fajgenbaum (MD’13, MSC Public’13, WG’14), Arun Mathew (ENG’07/W’07), Noah Ready-Campbell (ENG’10/W’10), Deepa Gandhi (WG’13) and Stephanie Weiner (W’14).

Jan 15, 2015

Marketplace: Shazam CEO: Introducing visual ‘Shazaming’

Alumni in the News, WE Board Members

Shazam CEO and WE Board member Rich Riley #W96 explains “Shazaming” and more to Marketplace. Listen here.

Jan 12, 2015

Marc Lore’s Jet.com gets great press

Alumni in the News

Jan 12, 2015

Sharktank: Doorman Wants All the Sharks

Alumni in the News

Now that’s poise under pressure! Watch Zander Adell #WG12, founder of Doorman, negotiate with the Sharks — everybody wants a bite. Watch highlights here.

Dec 18, 2014

Esquire: The Age of Exuberance

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News

“We had the ability to do something that brought joy and happiness.” Neil Blumenthal on why he and three other #WhartonGrad(s) founded Warby Parker. Read more here.

Dec 12, 2014

New York Times: The Cult of the Bulletproof Coffee Diet

Alumni in the News

David Asprey  #WG04 is why you’re drinking buttered coffee for breakfast. Read more here.

Dec 11, 2014

New York Times: Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News

The Opinionator weighs in with Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014, and includes Springboard Collaborative, founded by Alejandro Gac-Artigas#GED11, Wharton VIP alumnus. Read more here.

Dec 10, 2014

Forbes: Student Debt As An Asset Class: A $1 Trillion Opportunity?

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Wharton alumni and CommonBond founders David Klein and Mike Taormina: great photo of them in Forbes, and great article about how CommonBond (among others) is making an opportunity out of student debt. Read more here.

Dec 3, 2014

New York Times: Investors Bet Big on Harry’s, the Warby Parker of Shaving

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News

Another $75 million for Harry’s (co-founded by Jeff Raider #WG10), bringing the total raised to over $200 million. Wow! Read more here.

Dec 2, 2014

CNBC: Start-up gives secondhand a fresh start

Alumni in the News

That’s Eurie Kim ‪#‎WG09‬ on the @CNBC ‪#‎PowerPitch‬ panel! Watch her evaluate how viable this online consignment store is: http://whr.tn/1v59YMc

Dec 1, 2014

USA Today: 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year: Warby Parker: A visionary approach to selling eyewear

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News

Who’s that headlining USA Today’s Entrepreneur of the Year series? Warby Parker, founded by 4 #WhartonGrad(s)! So proud of these amazing entrepreneurs. Read more here.

Nov 25, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Should Crowdfunding Sites Do More to Vet Projects?

WE Faculty in the News, WE Research in the News

Wharton Prof Ethan Mollick is the go-to guy for comment on crowdfunding fraud, thanks to his study last year. See what he told the Wall Street Journal.

Nov 17, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Warby Parker Adds Storefronts to Its Sales Strategy

Alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News

Warby Parker (founded by 4 Wharton MBA students), has expanded from their original online model to brick-and-mortar. How’s that working out for them?

“The stores sell an average of $3,000 a square foot annually, higher than most retailers not named Apple Inc.” Okay, then. Read more here.

Nov 3, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Are Entrepreneurs Different Than the Rest of Us?

WE Faculty in the News

Wharton prof Laura Huang answers this eternal question. Read more here.

Oct 27, 2014

NBC Nightly News: Startup Turns Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences Into Good Deeds

Alumni in the News

What celebrity would you pay $10 for a chance to meet? Omaze, founded by Matt Pohlson WG’11, raises money for charity by offering people the chance to win an experience with their favorite celebrity. And they’re raising big bucks.

Watch the segment here.

Oct 13, 2014

Wall Street Journal: VerbalizeIt Raises Seed Round for Translation Services for Businesses

Alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News

An $830,000 seed round for VerbalizeIt, founded by Ryan Frankel WG’12. Read more here.

Oct 3, 2014

Forbes: New Crop Of Startups Shows ‘Media’ No Longer A Bad Word For Investors

Alumni in the News

Forbes takes a look at some new media startups, including Stringr–founded by Lindsay Stewart, Brian McNeill, and Renato Martins, all #WG14–which aims to deliver footage of anything, anywhere, in 60 minutes.

Oct 2, 2014

Forbes: For Commercial Crew, NASA Goes Back To The Future

WE Faculty in the News

Prof Laura Huang weighs in on NASA’s recent budgeting decisions. Read more here.

Oct 1, 2014

Chicago Business: Redesigning the ice cream scoop

innovation, WE Faculty in the News

How Prof Karl Ulrich & entrepreneur (and former student) Alan Cook #W95 redesigned the ice cream scoop. Read more here.

Oct 1, 2014

Philadelphia Business Journal: More women-run startups than ever in new DreamIt Philly class

Alumni in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Philadelphia Business Journal interviews the founder and CEO of PopInShop, Allison Berliner #WG13, one of four women founders (out of a class of twelve) in the latest DreamIt Philly. Read more here.

Sep 29, 2014

Tech Cocktail: Patrick Fitzgerald: Entrepreneur Profile

WE Faculty in the News

Profile of an Entrepreneur: Patrick Fitzgerald, Wharton Lecturer, VIP Advisor, and Managing Director at DreamIt Ventures Philly. Read the profile here.

Sep 29, 2014

Philly.com: Tech Deals: $ for RightCare; RJMetrics; Clounexa pact; Picwell launch

Alumni in the News, WBPC finalists/winners

Not only did RJMetrics, founded by Jake Stein #WG06, raise $16.5 million, but RightCare Solutions, founded by Eric Heil #WG12, Matt Tanzer #WG12 & Mrinal Bhasker #WG12, raised $4 million. Congrats to all! Read more here.

Sep 29, 2014

TechCrunch: Business Analytics Company RJMetrics Raises $16.5M Round Led By August Capital

Alumni in the News

“Business Analytics Company RJMetrics Raises $16.5M Round Led By August Capital”

We couldn’t have said it better, TechCrunch, except to add that RJMetrics was founded by Jake Stein W’06. Read more here.

Sep 26, 2014

Technically Philly: Wireless thermometer Fever Smart nears $40K crowdfunding goal

Undergrads

Fever Smart, founded by four Penn students–Aaron Goldstein, William Duckworth, Becca Goldstein, & Colin Hill–hit 75% of their $40K crowdfunding goal in under 24 hours. They’re currently at more than 130% of goal, with 27 days left. Read more here.

Sep 26, 2014

Tech Cocktail: Who is Philadelphia’s Hottest Showcasing Startup?

Alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News

Vote for VIP company BioBots as Philly’s Hottest Startup! Founded by Daniel Cabrera #ENG14 & Ricard Solorzano #ENG13. Vote here.

Sep 25, 2014

Philadelphia Business Journal: Wharton duo makes bachelorette party planning easy

Alumni in the News, VIP, Women entrepreneurs

This duo makes bachelorette party planning easy: Tisha Vaidya & Lauren Raouf both #WG15, founders of My Best Friend’s Wedding. Read more here.

Sep 25, 2014

Education Week: What’s in a STartup Name? How to Choose One That Fits Your Company

Alumni in the News, VIP alumni in the News

Betty Hsu WG’14 muses on how to choose the right name for your startup… and how she ended up with ProfessorWord as the name of hers. Read her blog post here.

Sep 25, 2014

Wall Street Journal: Baseball Suit Calls Out Minor-League Pay

WE Faculty in the News

Yes, that’s our own Bob Chalfin #W78/#WG78, Wharton Lecturer, giving the Wall Street Journal the lowdown on the finances of Minor League Baseball. Read more here.

Sep 25, 2014

Philly.com: New online space marries Etsy and Mr. Porter

Alumni in the News, VIP, VIP Companies in the News

Want some American-made men’s clothing and accessories? Goods of Record, founded by Sathish Naadimuthu #C08/#WG15, has got them for you. Check out his interview with Philly.com here.

Sep 12, 2014

Technically Philly: RJMetrics now has an official maternity leave policy

Alumni in the News

RJMetrics, co-founded by Jake Stein W’06, has now got an official maternity leave policy — in fact, a whole employee guidebook. Read more here.

Sep 9, 2014

Technically Philly: Meet the 12 companies in DreamIt Ventures’ 2014 Philly class

Alumni in the News

Meet the 12 companies in DreamIt Ventures’ 2014 Philly class – Including PopInShop, founded by Allison Berliner WG’13 and Roopak Majmudar G’13/WG’13. Read more here.

Sep 9, 2014

Education Week: My Unlikely Road to Entrepreneurship

Alumni in the News, VIP Companies in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Betty Hsu WG’14, founder of ProfessorWord, is writing a blog for Education Week! Here’s her first post.

Sep 9, 2014

Technically Philly: Bespoke tailor Prince & Baron looks to ecommerce

Alumni in the News, Women entrepreneurs

They just opened a showroom in Center City this summer, but custom menswear startup Prince & Baron (founded by Stephanie Mou WG’14) is setting its sights on ecommerce. Read more here.

Sep 9, 2014

Supercompressor.com: These Guys Handpick Tomorrow’s Biggest Handmade Brands

Alumni in the News

Great press for newly launched and Wharton MBA founded Goods of Record! Supercompressor.com says the founders have “great taste” and encourages you to “pay attention” – we agree! Read more here.

Sep 9, 2014

Technically Philly: Menswear startup Goods of Record pairs handmade with high-gloss

Alumni in the News

“Customers are caring more and more about where their products come from, how they’re made, and the people behind them,” said co-founder Trey Sisson WG’15 (w/ co-founder Sathish Naadimuthu C’08/WG’15). Read more here.

Sep 5, 2014

Huffington Post: Outdoor Company Cotopaxi Puts Its Money Where Its Heart Is

Uncategorized

We [heart] Davis Smith #WG11/#G11 and his new “outdoor gear company with a mission”, Cotopaxi. So it’s nice to see that Huff Post does, too. Plus shout-outs to #WhartonGrad-founded companies Warby Parker and Harry’s!

Read more here.

Sep 3, 2014

Hindu Business Line: Lending a hand to the urban poor

Alumni in the News, India, social entrepreneurship

After a career in banking, Samit Ghosh #WG74 became an entrepreneur with a mission to help the Indian urban poor: he founded Ujjivan Finaical Services, a microfinance institution, in 2005. It now has 350 branches in 23 states, serving 1.3 million customers. Read more.

Sep 2, 2014

Fast Company: What It’s Like To Drink Bulletproof Coffee Every Morning For Two Weeks

Alumni in the News

A Fast Company writer spent two weeks breakfasting on Bulletproof Coffee (founded by David Asprey #WG04) every day for two weeks. Here’s how he felt.

Aug 29, 2014

Economic Times: From banker to baker, Neha Arya Sethi is a sweet cookie!

Alumni in the News, India, Women entrepreneurs

The identity of the Sweetish House mafia (SHM), Mumbai’s renegade cookie baker, is revealed: Neha Arya Sethi #W07, who went from banker to baker. Read more here.

Aug 29, 2014

Financial Express: Snapdeal snaps $1-billion sales, to sell homes now

Alumni in the News, India

Huge congratulations to Kunal Bahl #W06/#ENG06 and his company Snapdeal, which has just surpassed $1 billion in gross merchandise sales! Read more here.

Aug 28, 2014

Forbes: 6 Secrets of Great Resumes, Backed By Psychology

Alumni in the News

Jon Youshaei, Huntsman Program 2013 grad, has a column in Forbes! Today, he wants to help you get your dream job by giving 6 tips for a great resume. Read more here.

Aug 25, 2014

Business Insider: Four UPenn Students Built A Smart Thermometer To Help Parents Monitor Their Kids’ Fevers Anytime, Anywhere

Healthcare, Undergrads

Now you can measure your kid’s fever from anywhere. Is there anything a smartphone can’t do, once 4 Penn students put their minds to it? Read more here.

Aug 22, 2014

Entrepreneur Magazine: Help Select Our ‘College Entrepreneur of 2014′

Healthcare, Undergrads

Aaron Goldstein W’16, founder of LifePatch, is one of five finalists for Entrepreneur Magazine’s “College Entrepreneur of 2014″. Read more, and cast your vote, here.

Aug 22, 2014

Philadelphia Business Journal: Student-run retail analytics startup nabs $20,000 from Dorm Room Fund

Undergrads, VIP Companies in the News

$20,000 for student startup Prayas Analytics from Dorm Room Fund! Read more here.

Aug 22, 2014

Business Insider: People Who Work In Tech Say These Are The 10 Best Business Schools In The World

Technology, Wharton entrepreneurship

Business Insider asked 10,00 readers to help them select the World’s Best Business Schools, and then they filtered those polled for those who work in tech. The result is a slightly different list, and we’re proud to see that Wharton rings in at #4! Read more here.

Aug 19, 2014

HuffPost Live: Meet The College Student Making A Difference For The Next GenHERation

Undergrads, VIP Companies in the News, WE Students in the News, Women entrepreneurs

Wharton undergrad Katlyn Grasso, founder of GenHERation, gave HuffPost Live her story. See it here.