RALEIGH – The Wolfpack Investor Network (WIN), NC State University’s alumni-driven, early-stage investor group, is partnering with Harbright Ventures to enhance WIN member engagement, provide pre- and post-deal investment leadership and increase support for the broader NC State entrepreneurial community. This collaboration will strengthen opportunities and professional support for WIN members, NC State students and WIN portfolio companies.
“With WIN investments surpassing $20 million across 34 portfolio companies, alongside a leadership transition, this was a prime opportunity to restructure and take WIN to the next level by bringing in new expertise and support,” said Wade Fulghum, assistant vice chancellor for research commercialization and the chair of WIN’s steering committee.
NC State is already a leader in innovation research commercialization. This year, the nonprofit Heartland Forward ranked NC State second among all U.S. public universities in research technology transfer and commercialization. NC State also ranked second among universities — public and private — without medical schools and seventh among all U.S. universities. Working with Harbright Ventures will increase the university’s ability to serve researchers and investors alike.