Invi, co-founded by Lior Gonnen and Iddo Tal, won the Startup of Month at the Jan 19 Pitch & Demo day by Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs & Startups. Whale Path, another startup founded by an Russia immigrates was the runner.
SVEntrepreneurs’s goal is help winner to receive investment in three to six month time frame. His company and personal profile are included bellow. If you are a investor, check this shining earlier stage startup out.
The Startup of Month Jan: Grand Winner invi Inc. and the Runner Whale Path.
About: invi Inc.
invi is the next generation of texting. No more tiny thumbnails and dull links. Share pictures, YouTube videos and so much more within your text conversations, as beautiful and interactive content. invi will take any kind of link and convert it into a visual preview.
Founder’s Profile: Iddo Tal
“I’m an entrepreneur. I make things happen. I find an idea I like, talk with the target audience, learn the market and design a product they need. Build a team, develop strategic partnerships and raise funds. Get into the garage with a few talented developers and bring it to life.”
Co- founder: Lior Gonnen
Entrepreneur, Co-founder at invi. He’s passionate about designing and building mass-market products. He’s also a full-stack software engineer with vast experience in software architecture and development combined with product vision and design skills.
“Programming has been my passion and hobby long before it became a profession. I see it as a form of art, visualizing and creating something out of nothing, with endless attention to the smallest of details. Inside out.”
The judges also selected one runner: Whale Path
Runner: Whale Path
Whale Path is a crowdsourced research platform where professionals such as financial analysts, lawyers and management consultants can outsource their research projects to a selected group of students from top universities and save up to 50% on quality research.
Founder’s Profile: Artem Gassan, CEO at Whale Path
Artem Gassan is a lifestyle entrepreneur, source of ideas and founder at viestly.com and Vesta Digital. He’s served as mentor and adviser to numerous startups in software technology space.