Wharton Alumni Angels

Wharton Alumni Angels

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Headquarters Location

United States, San Francisco


Wharton Alumni Angels is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2016. The fund is located in United States, North America. The primary office of this VC is located in San Francisco.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are E-Commerce, Software. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 11 more areas of investment. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. Ant Financial, RoadBotics, Node are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 2-3. The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Besides Wharton Alumni Angels, start-ups are typically funded by Acceleprise, Urban Us, Right Side Capital Management and 11 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Urban Us, URBAN-X, Stout Street Capital and also 6 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Urban Us, Radical Ventures, Innovation Works, as well as 1 other investor.

The fund was established by Balaji Sivasubramanian, Ben Orthlieb, David Mes, John Braze. Besides the listed founders, we have found 4 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. The fund's activity peaked in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. When Wharton Alumni Angels invests, the average start-up valuation is 5-10 millions dollars.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

75.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

11.5% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

6.8 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.35 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Hectocorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $100B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Acceleprise, Urban Us, Right Side Capital Management

Funds Investing Together

Urban Us, URBAN-X, Stout Street Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Urban Us, Radical Ventures, Innovation Works

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