Vator Splash LA (May)

Vator Splash LA (May)

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Vator Splash LA (May)
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TekTrak
Location: 6009 Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, United States United States
Founded in: 2010
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 1-5
Funding history:
- Date: 03/2011, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Scott and Cyan Banister, Chris Yeh, Barney Pell, Venture51, Jonathan Saban, Tripod Capital, Sergey Grishin
- Date: 10/2010, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Scott and Cyan Banister, Chris Yeh, Barney Pell, Kima Ventures, Jonathan Saban, Dovi Frances, Sergey Grishin
Short URL: vator.co/tektrak
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Testimonials

Arik & Luka (TekTrak) have built something that MobileMe and other "phone tracking devices" don't provide, location history and/or last known location (in case the reliable battery runs out, or reception is weak, or network overload issues). This is something small businesses need as well as households. Too much data on devices today. Protect it!

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TekTrak

TekTrak gets your phone back!
Startup/business
Culver City, California, United States United States
http://www.tektrak.com

TekTrak is a mobile security company, helping users find their lost mobile devices and secure any private or sensitive information stored on the device. In addition, we provide a peace of mind for families, allowing them to know the whereabouts of their loved ones.

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Company description

TekTrak is the team behind innovative mobile security software that protects your phone and the valuable data stored within. By harnessing the powerful Assisted GPS hardware integrated in smartphones, TekTrak is insuring no one ever loses their phone and privacy again. What started out as frustrating experience of losing a phone with pictures and data, has now become a mobile tracking and security business. Our security application allows users to remotely locate their phone, lock it, send a message, set off an audible alarm, and remotely wipe the data from the device. 

TekTrak is currently available on iOS and on Samsung Android-based devices, and will be available for other major platrofms within the next year.


Team
  • Luka Sklizovic
    Luka Sklizovic | Team member
    Graduate from Emory University (BA) and started my first company, Imobilia, LLC. Opened first restaurant at 22, organic foods grocery at 24. UCLA Anderson graduate 2010 (MBA). Raised funds to start mobile security company TekTrak.
  • Arik Waldman
    Arik Waldman | Team member
    Arik was NCO in the Israeli Defense Forces and a Team Manager at the largest consulting firm in Israel, BDO Consulting. Arik had accompanied start-up companies from seed stage into successful IPOs. Arik has a B.A. and MBA from UCLA.
Business model

TekTrak charges users a yearly fee for the full version of smartphone security, and we also provide a free version with a limited number of uses. Each use is considered one log-in session, during which the users can use all features. To get more uses, users can either upgrade to our Pro app ($4.99/year) or share the app with their friends. For every friend that downloads the application, the user gets one more free use.

Competitive advantage

TekTrak is highly focused on user experience and automation of our system. TekTrak uses a unique combination of push and pull technologies that allows user to instantly interact with the app, as well as have the app automatically check-in with the server. Our focus is on what the smartphone and tablet users need right now, and with our unique features we are able to offer the lowest pricepoint available for a comprehensive mobile security application.

Investors
Scott Banister
Scott built his career by identifying new markets and shaping innovative products for them. In 1995, he identified search engines as a significant advertising medium and invented the first products to automate marketing across multiple search engi...