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Check out Whitetruffle's presentation at Splash SF Oct 2013
Splash SF Oct 2013 finalist Whitetruffle is one of the fastest growing disruptive tech recruiting platforms on the web. With over 2,000 employers and more than 30,000 software developer and creative professional candidates in the network, it uses a proprietary technology to match qualified candidates to job openings. We help employers cut down their time to source talent and directly introduce them to qualified candidates who are willing to speak with them. Since the Beta launch in late 2011, several hundred companies like Eventbrite, Pebble, Asana, TaskRabbit, and more have hired using Whitetruffle. Here's a video of Alex Deve presenting at Vator Splash SF.
Among the judges were Rob Coneybeer, (Shasta Ventures), Tony Conrad (True Ventures), Jenny Fielding, (BBC Worldwide), Howard Hartenbaum (August Capital), Charles Hudson (SoftTech VC), Jed Katz, (Javelin Venture Partners), Lars Leckie, (Hummer Winblad), Charles Moldow, (Foundation Capital), Rick Moss, (Hub Ventures), Ted G. Wang (Fenwick).
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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Whitetruffle is one of the fastest growing disruptive tech recruiting platforms on the web. With over 2,000 employers and more than 30,000 software developer and creative professional candidates in the network, it uses a proprietary technology to match qualified candidates to job openings. We help employers cut down their time to source talent and directly introduce them to qualified candidates who are willing to speak with them. Since the Beta launch in late 2011, several hundred companies like Eventbrite, Pebble, Asana, TaskRabbit, and more have hired using Whitetruffle.
Whitetruffle’s name stems from white truffle hunting, drawing similarities between candidate sourcing and the hunt for that gourmand “jewel”, the white truffle, buried deep within forests in Europe.
Established in 2011, Whitetruffle is privately held and headquartered in San Francisco, California. For more information and to register, visit www.whitetruffle.com.
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