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January Portfolio News
January 31, 2019

2019 JANUARY SimpliSafe to air its first Super Bowl Commercial Kano signs licensing deal with Disney to develop branded kid-centric computer kit products Madison Reed locks in $50 million in Series D Netflix of Blockchain: MTonomy brings streaming video to Ethereum npm achieves record results in 2018, doubles down on enterprise strategy in 2019 Capella […]

5 Princeton Entrepreneurs You Should Know About
January 30, 2019

From astronauts to presidents, more than one iconic personality received part of their education at Princeton University. This includes many influential figures in business, including late index fund pioneer John Bogle, and former eBay and Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman. The entrepreneurial spirit is burning brightly among the next generation of Tigers as well. Check out […]

A Davenport Yale Grad Uses Hip Hop to Empower Underprivileged Youth
January 29, 2019

Kevin Beckford is a Davenport College Yale grad and a Blue Ivy community member with a higher purpose, one driven by the inequality of opportunity for underprivileged youth. Chronic poverty and the school-to-prison path is all too common and a barrier preventing many from fully reaching their potential. That’s why Kevin and his team built […]

How Raaja Nemani’s World Travels Inspired His Entrepreneurial Journey
January 22, 2019

In 2004, Raaja Nemani graduated from Northwestern with a BA in Economics (cum laude), and, after a few years of working in the banking sector, he set off on a solo backpacking trip. He saw 30+ countries on six continents, and the experience reoriented his sense of how things are ordered — or not. “The […]

4 Companies With Brown Connections You Might Not Have Known About
January 15, 2019

Brown University is only one of two Ivy League schools without a business school. While some might take that as an indication that the community lacks business chops, we’re happy to report that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well among Brunonians. At Waterman Ventures, we’re working to build a portfolio of Brown-connected companies, and […]

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