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Vator is now taking applications to be one of the top 10 promising startups to present onstage and compete for a chance to win prizes, such as one-hour sit-down meetings with Morgenthaler Ventures, Alsop Louie Partners, Floodgate and Javelin Venture Partners, as well as the fame and glory that comes from winning. Join the competition here. Past winners and finalists have raised millions of dollars from notable VCs, angels.
Vator Splash is an event that brings together high-caliber speakers who give TED-like speeches about how to build and scale great successful companies, how their industries are changing and the opportunities those changes are creating. Splash gathers leading entrepreneurs, innovators and financiers across technology to inspire and energize the audience about entrepreneurship and innovation.
Speaking at Splash this year are Phil Libin, CEO of Evernote, which has raised $250 million in funding and has recently been valued at $1-plus billion, as well as Renaud Laplanche, founder and CEO of Lending Club, which has raised some $100 million and is also valued at well north of $500 million.
Splash also allows the audience to mingle with top venture capitalists and angels who are funding the next Google and Facebook. These influencers will give you insights into how they think when it comes to investments and they’ll also talk about their changing investment strategies in light of the emergence of angels, micro-VCs and incubators.
On our VC/investor speakers, judges, entertainment list are Bill Lee (prolific angel, and serial entrepreneur), Ajay Agarwal (Bain Capital Ventures), Stewart Alsop (Alsop Louie Partners), Jed Katz (Javelin Venture Partners), Ann Miura-Ko (Floodgate), Rebecca Lynn (Morgenthaler Ventures), Jules Maltz (IVP), Keval Desai (InterWest Partners), Trevor Kienzle (Correlation Ventures), Ezra Roizen (Ackrell), Bambi Francisco (Vator), Josh Breinlinger (Sigma West) and David Hornik (August Capital), who will once again host “Late Night with David Hornik.” The afterparty features Coverflow, with band members Tim Chang (Mayfield), Raj Kapoor (Mayfield), Ethan Beard (ex-Facebook), Prashant Fuloria (Mayfield), and Philip Kaplan (ADHD Labs).
We hope to see you at Splash SF this February. Register now and get 15% off with the discount code “VB15.”