Today, Woveon is excited to launch the private beta of its online customer service platform to a small group of companies. This is the first time that third-party users will have access to the platform. Woveon is hoping to test and validate its product, collect feedback, and start onboarding companies through this private beta before launching its public beta in August.
Today, Woveon is proud to announce that the company has won the Penn Wharton Innovation Fund from the University of Pennsylvania. Endowed by Alberto Vitale, a Wharton alumnus in the Class of 1959, the fund is intended to catalyze innovation and uncover students' brainpower at the School. Applications are evaluated based on:
- Creativity and innovativeness
- Ability to scale and create change
- Development process
Woveon is excited to announce that it has joined the Nest Community of startup companies at Benjamin's Desk in Philadelphia. Benjamin's Desk is a business incubation engine whose mission is "to spur innovation, accelerate business growth, facilitate investment, and foster thriving companies that create jobs, generate revenue, impact communities, and drive growth to every corner of the world." Woveon now has access to its coworking space on 601 Walnut Street right next to Independence Hall as well as access to programs, events, mentorship, resources, and a network of top entrepreneurs and budding startups.
Woveon is delighted to announce today that the company has received pre-seed funding from Rough Draft Ventures, an offshoot of General Catalyst created by Peter Boyce. Rough Draft Ventures has backed over 90 companies and 150 student entrepreneurs and created more than 550 jobs. Startups backed by Rough Draft Ventures have raised a whopping $230 million in follow on capital. The venture capital firm has partnered with Amazon Web Services, HubSpot, Google Cloud Platform, WeWork, and Silicon Valley Bank.
Today, Woveon won the M&T Innovation Fund, which is backed by the University of Pennsylvania and the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program. The fund provides venture development, mentorship, a network of successful M&T program alumni, and seed-stage, non-equity grants for startups run by current Penn students or recent M&T program graduates.
Today, Woveon was granted admission to the PennApps Accelerator, which empowers and funds entrepreneurs at the University of Pennsylvania. Since its founding in 2013, the accelerator has supported hundreds of entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Several of the over 40 startups that have been part of PennApps Accelerator have received over $250,000 in funding from Dorm Room Fund, Techstars, and other investors.