Wharton Stories: Venture Capital/Private Equity

Four student teams wow’d the judges at the 2020 Y-Prize competition and took home prize money to invest in their ideas about how to repair and harvest energy from metal.

Bright Idea: An Eco-Friendly, Affordable Lighting Solution Wins the 2020 Y-Prize

“Sustainable investment may be the safest bet we have because one thing we know is that climate change is happening. You can have different philosophies about where or why, but it is in fact happening.”

Why Sustainable Investing is a Safe Bet

Preeti Rathi, WG’14, used the knowledge, tools and network at Wharton to transition from product roles to venture capital.

How This Wharton EMBA Alum Pivoted from Tech to VC

Ashmeet Sidana, WG’03, founder of Engineering Capital, credits Wharton with the opportunity to apply his knowledge and experience to venture capital.

How Wharton’s EMBA Program Helped this Technologist Transition to VC

Julian Gomez Faustino, WG’20, came to Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives for its undiluted MBA and global focus.

Why This Chief Risk Officer Says Wharton Is Worth the Commute from Mexico City

Teams from Yale, Wharton, and Oxford presented winning pitches that secured $100,000 in impact investments for three high-impact start-ups.

Pitching for Impact: Results from the 8th Annual MIINT Competition

The MIINT gives hundreds of business school students across the globe a hands-on education in impact investing.

How the MIINT Program Trains Students to Think Like Impact Investors

“By providing students transformative opportunities to learn and develop, we can shape more of Wharton’s most creative and entrepreneurial students into future leaders of the industry.” — Josh Harris, W’86

With Alternative Investment Careers Rising, Wharton Doubles Down

Only 1% of venture capital funds go to women of color each year. As a WISE Fellow, Chanelle Lansley, WG’19, is working to change that statistic for the better.

How This MBA Explored Blockchain to Drive Funds to Entrepreneurial Women of Color

“If you can’t distill and communicate the value props of your company succinctly, then you’re not going to be able to sell the product; if you can’t say it, you can’t sell it.”

Q&A with Investor Jillian Manus: How Student Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Failure and Find their Superpower