Chestnut Street Ventures

Network-powered venture capital with fellow Penn alums.

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    A community of Penn alumni investors, entrepreneurs, and friends
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    Raises and invests a new fund every year
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    Investors gain membership to the fund’s Venture Club, with exclusive engagement, learning, and networking opportunities
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    Notable investments: Burrow, Integrate, data.world, and Ghost Robotics

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31K<sup>+</sup>

31K+

community members

Fund 5

Fund 5

currently investing

450<sup>+</sup>

450+

alumni investors

85<sup>+</sup>

85+

portfolio companies


As a member of the Investment Committee, I’m reviewing incredibly innovative deals and engaging with a powerful Penn Alum network. Penn entrepreneurs are transforming the world and, the Investment Committee is helping to make that happen.
Justin Shreve
Chestnut Street Ventures Investor
Lentesplus
Chestnut Street Ventures has helped us to think big and find creative opportunities to boost our value creation. They've been a great partner to navigate through growth challenges and prepare ourselves for later, bigger rounds to enable us to execute our long term vision of becoming the leading eyecare player for Latin America.
Jaime Oriol Miranda
Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Lentesplus
MD Ally
Chestnut Street Ventures has been an incredible investment partner that not only provided the financial resources we needed to grow, but also jumped in the trenches with our team to make critical connections. Their support has been invaluable as they've joined us on our journey.
Shanel Fields
Founder and CEO, MD Ally
The team at Chestnut Street Ventures are the perfect vc partner – super smart, incredibly well-connected and lightning fast responsive...the connection to the broader universe of other Alumni Ventures funds makes the network even more powerful.
Dean Miller
Chestnut Street Ventures Investor
As an investor in Chestnut Street Ventures, I have had the opportunity to participate in some exciting early stage companies led by Penn Alums. The co-investors have included a group of elite venture capital funds that I would not have had access to as an individual investor.
Carol Curley
Chestnut Street Ventures Investor
As a member of the Investment Committee, I’m reviewing incredibly innovative deals and engaging with a powerful Penn Alum network. Penn entrepreneurs are transforming the world and, the Investment Committee is helping to make that happen.
Justin Shreve
Chestnut Street Ventures Investor
Lentesplus
Chestnut Street Ventures has helped us to think big and find creative opportunities to boost our value creation. They've been a great partner to navigate through growth challenges and prepare ourselves for later, bigger rounds to enable us to execute our long term vision of becoming the leading eyecare player for Latin America.
Jaime Oriol Miranda
Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Lentesplus

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