1st WAAN Pitching Event for 2018

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30pm— 9:30pm
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Hogan Lovells
Atlantic House
50 Holborn Viaduct
London EC1A 2FG
United Kingdom
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Join Wharton & Penn Alumni with an interest in angel investing.

An impressive line-up of tech-enabled startups will be pitching at this event.

  • Date: Tuesday, 17th April 2018
  • Time: 
    18:30 - 19:00 Registration
    19:00 - 20:00 Pitching & Guest Presentation
    20:00 - 21: 30 Network drinks
  • Venue: Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG
  • Brought to you by: WAAN Team
  • Tickets: £15.00 Members, £25.00 Non-Members


Beekin (with Wharton professor as company advisor)

Sector: Real Estate Analytics

Beekin uses machine learning to predict asset value and rent for real estate. It offers these via SaaS tools to investors and banks. Currently in beta testing with clients with more than $100BB AUM, Beekin is focused on disrupting the $217 trillion real estate asset class through industrial AI. 

Nightly.travel (brought to you by Wharton grads)

Sector: Travel Optimisation

Nightly.travel is the world’s first hotel switching platform that allows travellers to split their stay across two hotels in one city destination. By switching once during their stay, travellers can save as much as 70% vs staying in a single hotel, while also exploring more of the cities they visit. With access to 59,000 hotels in over 180 countries, we believe hotel switching will one day be as commonplace in lodging as flight connections are in air travel.

Resurgo Genetics (with Wharton grads as lead investors)

Sector: Digital Health

Resurgo is developing a new field of medicine based on a novel view of life’s molecular processes. We are using artificial intelligence, applied to vast amounts of genome data, to design new drugs to treat a wide range of diseases. In the future this technology will be applicable in many areas beyond medicine.

Seldon (with Wharton grads as lead investors)

Sector: Machine Learning Infrastructure

Seldon enables organisations to deploy machine learning predictive models faster and solve their most important challenges at scale – e.g. high-frequency trading, fraud detection and credit risk. Our enterprise-grade platform works seamlessly with the tools that data science teams already use to help them move from small-scale R&D to large-scale production with new capabilities around infrastructure, collaboration and compliance. Our rapidly growing open-source community includes thousands of AI practitioners across over 90 countries; and contributors, customers and partners include some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies in financial services and technology sectors.

Guest Speaker - Nick Pendleton
Nick Pendleton, our guest speaker will talk to us about the challenges involved in being an angel on the board of a small company.   Nick himself is a small business owner, as well as acting as a Board Director, investor in and advisor to high performing companies.   In particular, Forge Associates, the consulting firm he founded, offers practical support to develop, test & deliver strategies and drive innovation.   Nick has previously acted as Director of Strategy & Innovation at Royal Mail Group, and has also previously worked for BT, EY, Cap Gemini, Santander & Aviva.   He is currently Chairman of Entec Light and Sound, one of the UKs oldest and well respected sound & light companies, as well as Investment Director (and investor in) RotaGeek, which is revolutionising employee scheduling by helping businesses move away from paper and Excel schedules to intelligent dynamic online schedules.


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Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable to a nominated Wharton Club Member of your choice, so long as your nomination reaches [email protected] by 5pm two days before the event.

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Hogan Lovells

Atlantic House, 50 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG, United Kingdom,
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