At Vator Splash SF, Apartment List took home the gold.
Check out Apartment List's presentation at Splash SF Sept 2012
Apartment List is re-inventing the rental marketplace on a foundation of trust and transparency between renters and landlords. Here's a video of John Kobs and Chris Herndon presenting at Vator Splash SF.
Apartment List competed against more than 100 companies at Vator Splash SF this September through three rounds. The first round was a popular voting round. The second and third rounds were judges' rounds.
Among the judges were Noah Doyle (Javelin Venture Partners), Neal Hansch (Rustic Canyon Partners), Wes Selke (Hub Ventures), Rich Scudellari (DLA Piper), Jackson Gates (Pandora), Thomas Korte (AngelPad), Andy Ross (Grant Thornton), Josh Stein (DFJ), Patrick Chung (NEA) and Doug Renert (Tandem Capital).
Do you want to present on stage in front of 350 high-tech influencers and try your shot at being Splash NY December? Splash is free to enter. And, it's great marketing and exposure, along with some fun prizes, like sit-down meetings with VCs, an Apple iPad, free legal and accounting consultations, and more.
Even though success is not defined by how much money a company has raised, past Vator winners, such as Thumbtack, Getable, Grovo, Astrid, Udemy, and Geeklist have gone on to raise millions of dollars collectively from venerable VCs, soon after presenting.
Here's some other testimonials:
"The process of inviting everyone one we knew to vote for us, even before the event, was a fantastic way to build support for our company. Then presenting at Vator Splash was a blast. The short presentation style ensured the audience was engaged and the follow-up questions from the judges were on-point and constructive. At Vator Splash, I made great connections with a number of investors and had a number of follow-up meetings. We were able to raise our last round entirely from investors who discovered us from the publicity we generated from Vator Splash," said Jon Paris, CEO and founder of Astrid.
"Working with Vator, and Bambi, is a pleasure. She's really passionate about uniting great ideas with the right people. We actually tied for first in last years Vator Splash SF and as a direct result raised $150,000 from an investor who saw us pitch. TEEC Angels approached us right at the event and invested soon thereafter. Reuben Katz, CEO and founder of Geeklist.
"Vator has acted as a launchpad for my startup in terms of awareness and exposure. As a winner of a Vator competition, my startup enjoyed early traction and buzz. Vator has kept my business relevant in the minds of investors, entrepreneurs and potential employees. I've made many invaluable connections to the investor and entrepreneur community." Tim Hyer, founder and CEO, Getable.
"DogVacay.com won Vator Splash LA in June 2012. The competition allowed us an opportunity to meet and pitch against some of the great Los Angeles startups and further foster our entrepreneurial community. There was such a positive energy with so many great minds providing insightful feedback throughout the night. Two paws up, Vator!" Aaron Hirschhorn, founder & Top Dog, Dog Vacay
"Events like Vator Splash are critical for startups to generate awareness. We were a top 10 finalist for Splash LA. It provided us with an amazing opportunity to network and gain exposure to a whole community of investors and VCs. Soon after, we raised $3M as a result of the momentum/exposure from the event and the platform in general," Peter Vogel, founder and CEO, Plink.
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Apartment List is the fastest-growing online rental marketplace, and we’re on a mission to help everyone find a home they love while making the search process simple. By asking our renters the important questions, we offer personalized results that meet your apartment wishlist. With over four million units on the site, we’ve reached over 150 million renters in over 40 cities.
Since inception, Apartment List has raised $110 million in funding from investors including Allen & Company LLC, Canaan Partners, Industry Ventures, Matrix Partners, Passport Capital, Quantum Partners LP, a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management LLC, Tenaya Capital, and WTI.
Founded in 2011 by CEO John Kobs and COO Chris Erickson, Apartment List calls San Francisco home.
Learn more at www.apartmentlist.com.
Joined Vator onChris is the Co-Founder of Apartment List. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs, Chicago PE firm GTCR and the 40 Acres Group (which he co-founded). Chris is a Texas undergrad and Stanford MBA.