Deyan Vitanov

Entrepreneur | Advisor | Speaker | Author

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 300+ entrepreneurs, who have raised $400M+ in funding and employ thousands of people.

I regularly speak about entrepreneurship, technology, and leadership at conferences, communities, and schools, including Stanford and Berkeley. Recently, I also published Startup Lore, a guidebook to Silicon Valley-style entrepreneurship.

My spare time is spent reading, meditating, working out, watching StarCraft II eSport tournaments, and petting any dog in sight.