Deyan Vitanov

Entrepreneur | Advisor | Speaker

I am a serial entrepreneur currently serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of Chobolabs, a mobile eSports company. Previously, I co-founded Philanthropedia (acquired in 2011) and CPP-Home (acquired in 2003).

My passion for building things started at the age of nine when my dad first bought me a computer. Fascinated by the endless possibilities, I focused on programming, reverse engineering, and participating in coding competitions, even having the good fortune to win a few.

That is why I felt right at home when I moved to Silicon Valley, the epicenter of technological entrepreneurship. I completed my MBA at Stanford, where I co-chaired the Entrepreneurship Conference and taught the "Leadership Labs" class.

I have continued my community involvement serving as an advisor at Stanford Ignite, StartX, and Innovation Endeavors among others. It has been my privilege to help 100+ entrepreneurs, who have raised $300M+ in funding and employ thousands of people.

I regularly speak about entrepreneurship, technology, and leadership at conferences, communities, and schools, including Stanford and Berkeley. My spare time is spent reading, meditating, working out, watching StarCraft II eSport tournaments, and petting any dog in sight.

P.S. I am in the process of updating my guide to creating successful startups, The Startup Lore. In the mean time, you can find the previous version here.