About this Program
WAAN is a network of angel investors. We are focused on tech-enabled companies with significant growth potential in large addressable markets.
Our Investment Focus
The Wharton Alumni Angel Network (WAAN), is a network of angel investors, connects entrepreneurs and early stage investors.
WAAN welcomes submissions sponsored by other angel groups; WAAN aims to support the sponsoring network, which would continue to lead the investment process.
Typical Company Characteristics
We require all applicants to demonstrate a focus on ethical and sustainable standards.
We generally look for startups that are tech-enabled; scalable with a large addressable market; and with an MVP (and favour projects that are already generating revenues).
WAAN requires a Penn or Wharton connection; however, this is broadly defined to include founders, board members, investors, advocates or having been mentored by our sister group WHAM (Wharton Alumni Mentoring).
WAAN is open to all European Wharton alumni angels as well as selected other networks) and follows a regular investment process and qualification. If you are applying to participate in a pitch event, click the Apply for Funding button, and make sure you fill in as much information as detailed in the questions (including a financial plan); the more detail the more likely you are to get through our screening process.