We're passionate about turning your potential into reality - now!

We've invested in a few companies and started and grown others.  We've had tremendous successes and some failures.  We haven't seen every movie, but know most of the plots.  We want to help passionate entrepreneurs realize their dreams, and we go to great lengths to make it happen -- far beyond Vast's invested capital.


Doug Chertok

Founder & Managing Partner

After 15 years of starting and operating real estate & hospitality companies and venture funds, Doug founded Vast Ventures in 2004. Through Vast, he has started and invested in over 70 companies.  He loves challenging established industries with new ideas. 

Screen Shot 2016-11-13 at 5.37.44 AM.png

Aniq Rahman


Aniq left Cornell University to grow and sell his first company, and never looked back. Before joining Vast in 2014, he was the CEO at Instinctiv (acquired by SoundCloud), and is also currently President of Moat (SaaS marketing analytics company).

Advisors & LPs

We are proud and humbled to collaborate with some of the world's most visionary and successful entrepreneurs and leaders.  Below are a few of our exceptional advisors and limited partners.

With the introductions, influence and mentorship of Vast Ventures our company’s path was greatly accelerated. There’s a clear difference between Vast and other investors - they think like entrepreneurs rather than just a source of capital. Vast brought meaningful connections to the company and ultimately helped influence their strategic relationships at Daily Mail in a successful exit. Vast will be my first call when I pursue my next venture.”
— Miguel Burger-Calderon, President, Elite Daily, Inc.