Archive for the ‘EIRs in the News’ Category

Forbes: Dogs, Cats And A Moneymaking Machine: Meet Petplan

April 3, 2014

Forbes tells the tale (pun intended!) of PetPlan, the wildly successful pet insurance company founded by Chris and Natasha Ashton, both WG’03. MORE

Entrepreneur: Warby Parker Founder Looking to Take on Big-Name Grooming Companies With Niche Offerings

February 19, 2014
Warby Parker co-founder Jeff Raider (WG’10) looks to have another hit on his hands with Harry’s (“Great Shave. Fair Price.”)–Entrepreneur Magazine’s Startup of the Month!

Check out this charming interview with Jeff, and admire the photo of him and his co-founder Andy Katz-Mayfield in awesome faux-facial hair.  MORE

Technically Philly: Don’t optimize your business to raise capital: Apu Gupta

February 19, 2014
“It scares me that people find this fashionable,” he said. “This is a slog,” says Apu Gupta WG’05, founder of Curalate, opening up to Technically Philly for an interview in their Conversations in Tech series.

Another insight: “If you’re moving your business to be close to investors rather than customers, you’re doing it wrong.” For more of this terrific article, plus videos, read here:  MORE

The Street: #DigitalSkeptic: Spotify Being Eaten Alive at Online Music Buffet

December 12, 2013
“So far, the bigger Spotify has grown, the more money it loses. And if you do the math, there is no end in sight for the losses.”

That’s the assessment of Sam Hamadeh (L’97/WG’97), founder of financial data analysis company PrivCo, which took a hard look at Spotify and the business of streaming music. MORE

Technically Philly: “More graduates mean more Curalates”: Campus Philly Annual Meeting

December 12, 2013
“More graduates mean more Curalates.”

Curalate, founded by Apu Gupta WG’05, has become the poster child for startups that stay. Apu came for Wharton, but he chose to stay in Philly to build his company, and because of him and others like him, the Philly entrepreneurial scene gets richer every day. MORE

Business Week: What Do Instagram Advertisers Actually Get for Their Money?

December 12, 2013
What Do Instagram advertisers actually get for their money? Apu Gupta WG’05, founder of Curalate, has some answers: MORE

Wall Street Journal: Apu Gupta: Why Not Philly?

September 13, 2013

When people ask why Apu Gupta WG’05 decided to base his company Curalate in Philly, he has four answers. Read this Wall Street Journal blog post to find out what they are: MORE

Philadelphia Inquirer: For pharma CEO, a smaller pond, bigger waves

August 16, 2013

Maxine Gowen WG’02 is doing big work with the small company she founded, Trevena, developing new drugs to keep you healthy. MORE

Philadelphia Magazine: Josh Kopelman Best Start-Up Instigator

August 16, 2013

The Philadelphia Magazine’s infamous Best-Of lists are out, and Josh Kopelman W’93 got tapped as 2013’s Best Start-Up Instigator.


Also covered in Technically Philly here Talking Small Biz: For start-up, pictures are worth more than a thousand words

January 16, 2013

Curalate founder Apu Gupta WG’05 shares some of his goals for the company and their “secret sauce”. MORE

AllThingsD: Pinterest Analytics Service Curalate Raises $3M

January 15, 2013

Curalate, founded by Apu Gupta WG’05 “which applies image recognition to track pictures posted on Pinterest on behalf of brands, has now raised $3 million in Series A funding led by NEA with First Round Capital and MentorTech Ventures.” MORE

Technically Philly: Spark Philadelphia: why you should sign up to mentor with this dropout prevention program that’s expanding to Philly

January 2, 2013

Dropout prevention program Spark, founded by Chris Balme C’03/W’03, is expanding to Philly & is looking for mentor. MORE

Under30CEO names Penn alum to list of Influential Young Entrepreneurs

February 22, 2012

Congrats to Ben Lerer C’03, co-founder of Thrillist, for being named to Under30CEO’s 30 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs of 2011! (2/22/2012) MORE

Daily Pennsylvanian: “Entrepreneur-In-Residence program offers one-on-one mentoring for students”

January 23, 2012

Today’s issue of The Daily Pennsylvanian features WEP’s Entrepreneur in Residence program and includes quotes from alum Nat Turner W’08, Venture Initiation Program member Samir Malik WG’13 and Wharton senior Tyrone Thomas W’12. (1/23/2012) MORE

Wharton Magazine highlights Joseph Wharton Award winners

October 20, 2011

The winners of the Joseph Wharton Awards, presented by the Wharton Alumni Club of New York, include Wharton Venture Award winner Nat Turner W’08. MORE

Business Insider features Wharton Venture Award winner Nat Turner W’08

September 6, 2011

Co-founder of Invite Media and Wharton Venture Award winner Nat Turner (W’08) is #2 on Business Insider’s list of “Up-And-Coming Entrepreneurs You Need To Meet”. MORE

Smart Business interviews Wharton alum Robert Corrato (WG’00)

September 1, 2011

Wharton grad Robert Corrato (WG’00) shares his insights about creating a culture that balances innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit with operational needs at Executive Health Resources. MORE