Vator, Inc.

Vator, Inc.
Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://vator.tv
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Company description

Vator (short for innovator) is an awesome professional network for entrepreneurs and investors that sits at the intersection of media and finance. Our entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of startups, investors, strategics and service providers.

Vator’s platform offers an extensive set of services to the entrepreneurial community.  Here is a quick summary of our suite of offerings:

VatorNews: Research, analysis and coverage, spanning news, thought leadership and lessons learned

VatorX: SaaS platform leveraged by startup communities and competitions to rank and filter participating startups

Vator Events: Well recognized large and small events across numerous geographies and sectors

Vator Investment Club: Our investor group for accredited investor members of the Vator community

Vator Teams: Our confidential acquihire platform for startup teams

Background

Vator was originally founded by Bambi Francisco and seed funded by its original lead investor Peter Thiel as a social network for startups and investors, combining media coverage with rich profiles and filtering. Over the more than decade since its founding Vator has expanded to offer a full range of services to the entrepreneurial community. Today Vator is a well-recognized and trusted member of the startup community.

Business Model

Vator has a range of business models due to its diversified set of offerings.

  


Awards and Mentions
Business model

lead generation, sponsorships, licensing

Investors
Peter Thiel
Managing Partner, Founders Fund
Anurag Nigam
He is the President & Board Director of Sand Hill Angels, a group of 60 Silicon Valley angels investing in innovative technology companies.  He has been an active angel investor for the last 8 years putting his money into 40+ companies in...
Andy Kurtzig
CEO of JustAnswer; Investor in Vator Investment Club (VIC)
Mike Ackrell
ABN Amro, Head of Technology Investment Banking, 2000-2001 WR Hambrecht, Head of Investment Banking, 1999-2000 Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Technology Investment Banking, 1988-1999
Drew Curtis
Founder/CEO/Sole Owner Fark, Inc
Bambi Francisco Roizen
Founder Vator, Managing Partner - Vator Investment Club; Former Columnist/correspondent Dow Jones MarketWatch; Business anchor CBS affiliate KPIX
David Dean
David Dean - Unconfirmed