Chestnut Street Ventures Newsletter — April 2022

Content at the intersection of entrepreneurship, venture capital, and our Penn community.

Written by

Brian Keil

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2 min

IN THIS ISSUE: Fund 6 launching soon, new Fund 5 deals, read a feature story on portfolio company Looking Glass, and more.

Chestnut Street Fund 6 is Opening Soon

We are preparing to launch Chestnut Street Fund 6 to our community soon. Right now, the fund is open exclusively to existing investors. Click below If you would like to learn more about venture capital or Chestnut Street Ventures.

Chestnut Street Portfolio Spotlight & Updates

Looking Glass Factory has developed holographic light field displays that enable enterprises and individuals to create and showcase 3D designs. Read Feature Story »

Chestnut Street’s portfolio continues to grow! We recently added two new interesting companies to Fund 5, bringing us to 15 total investments. One is a service delivery and constituent engagement platform built for governments that enables elected officials at all levels to respond to the 5.1 billion messages they receive every year in minutes, rather than months. The other is the developer of automated solutions for traditionally costly, dangerous maintenance tasks on high-rise building exteriors. View Our Portfolio »


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Semi-Annual Investor Reports

Our latest Investor Reports are now available. These are semi-annual updates covering our fund’s performance and some of the exciting steps our portfolio companies have taken over the past ~6 months. Visit our Club portal to view your reports and read other exclusive updates from Managing Partner Brian Keil and our team.

Campus and Community Update

Five University of Pennsylvania undergraduates have received 2022 Goldwater Scholarships, awarded to sophomores or juniors planning research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. Learn More »

Q&A with AV’s Executive Team

We sat down with Founder & CEO Mike Collins, CIO Anton Simunovic, and President & COO Colin Van Ostern to discuss their thoughts on the macro economic environment, venture, and AV’s development.

AV Talent Referrals

Interested in joining a cutting-edge startup or know someone who might be? Our portfolio companies are growing and always looking for high-caliber talent. Check out their open positions on our job board. If you find a match, fill out this short form, and we will try to make a personal referral. Visit Job Board »

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