At Post Seed 2016, founder-CEOs discussed the reasons behind their decisions to raising post seed
At our Post Seed 2016 event last Dec.1, Eric Wiesen, General Partner at Bullpen Capital led a panel session of Founders and CEOs including Tony Vartanian, Founder and CEO of Jump Ramp Games; Stuart Landesberg, Founder and CEO of Grove Collaborative, Justin Potter, Founder and CEO of Cleanify; Dan Greenberg, Founder and CEO of Sharethrough; and Aarthi Ramamurthy, Founder of Lumoid. Post Seed is hosted by Vator, Bullpen Capital and Haystack.
Vator (short for innovator) is an awesome business network dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurs and investors. Vator consists of Vator.co, the online network with 150,000-plus members; VatorX - a platform to help filter for great startups; Vator Investment Club - made up of Vator investor members who invest in Vator-curated startups; Vator Media, which includes VatorNews, a provider of analysis, commentary, and news about innovation and venture capital, and Vator Events, which organizers the Splash startup series and Post Seed conference.
Bullpen Capital is a second round investor that invests in companies previously seeded by the Super Angel funds. Bullpen's founders include Paul Martino, founder and former CEO of Aggregate Knowledge, Duncan Davidson, founder of Covad and former venture partner at VantagePoint, and Richard Melmon, co-founder of Electronic Arts.
Haystack is a seed-stage fund.
If you want to invest in startups selected by Vator, join the Vator Investment Club. Join by December 31 and be eligible to receive a complimentary ticket to Splash Health, Wellness & Wearables on March 23, and a round-trip flight on Surf Air.
Editor's Note: SplashX LA is around the corner on January 19 at TechStyle Fashion HQ in Los Angeles. Speakers include Richard Jun (Managing Partner, Bam Ventures), Brian Garett (Co-founder and Managing Director, CrossCut Ventures), Laurent Grill (Luma Launch), Kevin Zhang (Upfront Ventures), Colleen Poynton (Core Innovation Capital), Mitch Thrower (Founder & CEO, Events.com), Carmen Palafox (Make in LA) and many more. Join us! REGISTER HERE.