About Us

Technori is building the best starter publishing and education platform in the world through curated content, expert advice, and a passionate network of tomorrow’s startup leaders.

Technori empowers, educates, and connects starters around the world through our online platform. We understand the inherent risks associated with launching a startup, creating a non-profit, or building anything truly worthwhile and we embrace the fact that the starter life is a roller-coaster of incredible highs and crushing lows.

Our mission is to improve the chances of starters becoming successful via education and empowerment, but only for those committed to make the leap and by discouraging those who are not ready. We aim to improve the quality of life for every starter that reads our content and utilizes our education platform.

Our Team


Seth Kravitz

Co-Founder & Publisher

After falling in love with the Chicago entrepreneur community, volunteering as a mentor with several entrepreneur programs and organizations, Seth sold his business InsuranceAgents.com to Bankrate (NYSE:RATE) and co-founded Technori in 2010. When he isn’t cooking up master plans for Technori to support starters all over the universe, he can be found around the community helping out as a mentor, advisor, and investor.

Val Chulamorkodt


Now residing in San Francisco, Val co-founded Technori and kept the ship together as our COO for 2.5 years. In her previous life before entrepreneurship, Val practiced law, blogged for TheFootballGirl.com, and served as technology chair for a number of legal organizations through the Chicago area.

Alan Matthew


As Chicago’s most prolific angel investor, Alan has been a key asset for Technori as we morphed from passion project into scaleable startup. Some of Alan’s other investments include: SocialCrunch, StyleSeek, Packback, CityScan, Scholastica, and many others. Previously, Alan spent 35+ years in the world of futures trading. In his personal life, he is actively involved in the Chicago Council of Global Affairs, he is a published photographer, and has traveled to 85 countries.

Josh Elyachar


Josh resides in NYC, where he manages multiple businesses and is an active angel investor. After building and selling a successful personal training business, Josh now actively manages his portfolio of startups investments, including Bow Truss Coffee Roasters, Strange Pelican Brewery, & Technori. Additionally, he is an active real estate investor and an advisor for Shaw Spring Partners.