Vator Investment Club

January 10, 2020

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Business Plan

Location (s):

  • Worldwide


The Vator Investment Club seeks startups that are changing the world through innovative technologies and clever business models. We are industry agnostic, but look for startups that already have an MVP (minimum viable product) with traction or an identified initial customer base. The VIC can make investments of $125K to as much as $750K.


How it works (at a high level)

  • Deal flow: Vator attracts 200-500 startups a month for investment review.

  • Filtering: Vator has an established, multi-round review and selection process by VCs, angels, industry experts.

  • Investing: Invest for as little as $2500 in promising tech startups; No join-in fees; Opt-out at anytime.

  • Growing: Our startups become part of the Vator family and our contributing ecosystem

Vator Startups

Nearly 200 startups curated and selected by Vator over 6 years

Nearly $1 billion raised in follow-on capital

Follow-on investments from Google Capital, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark, Andreessen Horowitz, First Round

Investment Methodology

  • Crowd-vetted knowledge: VCs, Angels, Entrepreneurs, Industry professionals

  • Industry agnostic Education, Healthcare, Media, Retail, FinTech

  • Market considerations: Data-driven; marketplaces (on-demand/sharing economy); mobile; capital efficient

Investment Stage

Generally targeting “late-seed” and “early-A” rounds – typically investing $250K-$500K into rounds of $1M to $10M

Typically looking for companies post-concept, but pre-commercialization.

Next Steps!

Request and submit participation packet by joining Vator.

Already a Vator member? Login to receive a participation packet. (We will be notified)

To join via email contact

We look forward to working with you!

Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Judging criteria

  • Team

Does this team have the skills and relevant backgrounds to execute?

  • Novelty or product/service

Is this an original approach to solving a problem? Is the offering elegant?

  • Commercial Viability

Is there a realistic target customer base and solid initial traction? Is there a solid and well, thought-out go-to-market strategy?


Deadline: January 10, 2020

Cost/funding for participants:

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