At our Post Seed 2016 event last Dec.1, Eric Newcomer, Startup Reporter at Bloomberg led a panel session of Co-founders and Partners including Michael Ma, General Partner at Liquid 2 Ventures; Dave Peterson, Co-Founder & Partner at Play Bigger Advisors; Christine Herron, Director at Intel Capital; Chris Paik, Partner at Thrive Capital; and Aeref Hilaly, Partner at Sequoia Capital. 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 Adam Goldenberg (Founder & CEO, TechStyle Fashion), Richard Jun (Managing Partner, Bam Ventures), Brian Garett (Co-founder and Managing Director, CrossCut Ventures), Laurent Grill (Luma Launch), Mitch Thrower (Founder & CEO, Events.com) and many more. Join us! REGISTER HERE.