Prof. Tyler Wry

Associate Professor, Wharton School; Founder, Impact First Ventures
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Professor Tyler Wry studies hybrid ventures, which are organizations that combine related, but potentially contradictory aims in their core. For example, many nanotechnology startups are organized around the joint pursuit of scientific discovery and technology commercialization, and social enterprises work to generate profits while simultaneously addressing societal issues. These organizations have the potential to generate important commercial and social innovations, but also face a number of unique challenges, particularly in the startup stage of development. Building on this, Tyler’s research focuses on how hybrids emerge, attract resources, and positively affect society. Professor Wry is also the Co-Director of Wharton Impact Investing Research Lab and the founder of Impact First Ventures.

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