Vast Ventures

Doug Chertok

Managing Partner

Doug Chertok is the Managing Partner and Founder of Vast Ventures. Vast Ventures is a venture fund investing in disruptive companies with global impact. Investments include: ASAPP, Bark & Co, ClassPass, Clover, Diamond Foundry, Ginkgo Bioworks, Moat (acq'd by Oracle), Ripple, SweetGreen, Tala, ZocDoc.

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Notable Investments

Bark, ClassPass, Moat, SweetGreen, Tala, ZocDoc

Questions & Answers

Origin Story: In a couple sentences, how would you describe your path to becoming an investor?

Each member of our team has started companies.  We want to share our experiences and help founders expand their visions and grow their companies.

Investment Approach: What are the key factors you consider when evaluating a founding team?

Unique vision, knowledge of market & competition, passion and energy.

What's your style and approach when it comes to working with founders post-investment? What are the characteristics of founders you've worked well with?

We're available 24/7 and offer help frequently.  We love founders who ask for help.

If I'm coming to pitch to you, what's the one piece of advice you'd give me?

Big vision.  Strong model.  Know your market & competition.

As an angel investor, how many deals do you aim to do each year?


How would you describe your own personal mission and values, and how do they impact the way you invest?

See our manifesto at

What do you like best about investing in NYC, and what’s your outlook on the future of NYC tech?

It's one of the best markets in the world, and will be for decades to come!