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Rutgers Ventures - March 2018

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Quick introduction to Rutgers Ventures. Community platform to bring together Rutgers Alumni to support RU Entrepreneurs.

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Rutgers Ventures - March 2018

  1. 1. RUTGERS VENTURES 21 Mar, 2018 � 2018 Whiteboard Venture Partners
  2. 2. RU Alumni starting more companies, raising capital 0 50 100 150 2001-05 2006-10 2011-15 2016-YTD* Number of companies founded by Rutgers University Alumni � 2018 Whiteboard Venture Partners % of companies that attracted external funding 54% 55% 38%55% Source: Crunchbase, internal analysis Founding period
  3. 3. Companies targeting large market needs across industries 2001-2005 2006-2010 2011-2015 2016-YTD* � 2018 Whiteboard Venture Partners Illustrative examples
  4. 4. While exits continue, funding has been declining � 2018 Whiteboard Venture Partners % of investor exits 43% 35% 0%7% Source: Crunchbase, internal analysis Founding period 0 20 40 60 80 2001-05 2006-10 2011-15 2016-YTD* External funding raised by companies founded by Rutgers University Alumni (in USD Millions) Median Average Founding period
  5. 5. Rutgers Ventures Community Platform that will leverage 500,000+ Rutgers University Alumni to enable a sustainable Rutgers Entrepreneur Ecosystem � 2018 Whiteboard Venture Partners Founders Investors Industry Leaders Functional Experts Join the community at: rutgers.ventures
  6. 6. � 2018 Whiteboard Venture Partners Crawl Walk Run Weekly newsletter updates from RU Alum founder companies incl. but not limited to - Funding status - Talent needs - Customer targets In addition to newsletter, an online database accessible to all members, listing their interests incl. - Industry background - Functional expertise - Availability to help Annual event to bring the community together, will feature - Keynote presentations - Networking sessions - Industry panels - Demo day <500 members 500-5,000 members > 5,000 membersMilestone Committed to growing the Rutgers Ventures Community
  7. 7. THANK YOU Find more information at: www.whiteboard.vc/rutgers abhijit@whiteboard.vc � 2018 Whiteboard Venture Partners

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