We primarily focus on investments in the information technology industry, where our experience and our networks allow us to add the most value to companies. We define this broadly to include hardware, software, ecommerce and technology-enabled services companies that sell to either businesses or consumers. We will consider investments in other areas, however, if the company has a sufficiently strong connection to Penn and a strong syndicate of co-investors with deep domain expertise.
Red+Blue Ventures is managed by Penn alumni and focuses on Penn companies. These companies typically have key founders or managers who are students, faculty members, or alumni of the university. Sometimes, the companies are based on intellectual property that originated at Penn. However, Red & Blue is wholly independent of and not affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.