Splash NY Dec 2012 People's Choice Award - Thumbs Up

Kristin Karaoglu · January 9, 2013 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/2cc9

Check out Thumbs Up's pitch at the Splash NY Dec 2012 Competition

Splash NY Dec 2012 People's Choice Award winner Thumb's Up is the magic button for TV. Through a plug-and-play API, TV shows integrate Thumbs Up into any second-screen app to let the audience vote, rate and share great moments of a show with one touch in real-time - enabling new, interactive TV experiences that increase viewer engagement, live viewership and ad revenue. Watch CEO and founder, Cass Sapir, present.

Do you want to present on stage in front of 400 high-tech influencers and try your shot at being Splash SF February? Splash is free to enter. And, it's great marketing and exposure, along with some fun prizes, like sit-down meetings with VCs. Apply here. If you just want to attend, register here.

Even though success is not defined by how much money a company has raised, past Vator winners, such as ThumbtackGetableGrovo, Astrid, Udemy, and Geeklist have gone on to raise millions of dollars collectively from venerable VCs, soon after presenting.

Here's some other testimonials: 

"Having the opportunity to demonstrate Apartment List at Vator Splash and talk about our vision to an audience of top-tier VC investors and entrepreneurs was an exciting honor. Bambi and team put on an great night of Silicon Valley networking.  We made meaningful connections at Splash as well as on Vator that are proving fruitful for our business, and winning the start up competition was icing on the cake. Thanks Bambi and team for creating a great investor and entrepreneur community and packing the house with a fantastic audience at your events," John Kobs, CEO and co-founder of Apartment List.

"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.

"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.  

"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.

Join the Splash competition here.
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Thumbs Up is the magic button for TV. You watch a show. You love a moment of that show. And you can instantly share that moment with friends.

Through a plug-and-play API, TV shows integrate Thumbs Up into any second-screen app to establish a real-time connection with their audience.

Thumbs Up lets the audience vote, rate and share great moments of a show with one touch in real-time - enabling new, interactive TV experiences that increase viewer engagement, live viewership and ad revenue.

Beta results here. Beta app here. Beta analytics dashboard here.

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Making television fun and fascinating through fluid, real-time interaction with friends. Founder of Thumbs Up. #SocialTV Researcher. Producer for NOVA.