MENTORS.

The missing link in your job search.

Veterati is a free mentorship platform for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses to access unlimited mentors. Our mentors are successful professionals volunteering to serve those who have served our country.
OUR MISSION: Transform job search from a painful experience into an inspiring journey through the power of mentorship.

One conversation can change your future

ACCESS MENTORS

One hour can make a difference

BECOME A MENTOR

WHY HAVING MENTORS MATTERS

Mentors share advice from personal experience to guide you to your best-fit career

Mentors introduce you to the 80% of job opportunities that exist only in personal networks

Mentors help you become a sharper, more polished applicant

MENTORS DELIVER POWERFUL EXPERTISE TO SUPPORT YOUR TRANSITION:

Personalized advice

Questions & coaching to discover new possibilities

Insider job search tips

Introductions

HERE IS WHAT OUR MENTEES ARE SAYING

WHY BE A MENTOR

The #1 Challenge For Service Members Coming Home: Finding a Job

1.5 million transitioning Veterans and 5.5 million military spouses are unemployed or under-employed

We’re bringing together a nation-wide community of mentors to solve this together, and we need YOU!

OUR TECHNOLOGY MAKES BEING A MENTOR EFFORTLESS:

Finish sign-up in 60 seconds

Indicate the mentorship topics most suited for you

Pre-schedule specific convenient times for mentorship calls

Relax as mentees book you for phone calls

HERE IS WHAT OUR MENTORS ARE SAYING

“VETERATI IS THE UBER OF MENTORSHIP.”

Evan Guzman, Global Head of Military Programs & Recruiting, Verizon.

THE PROBLEM WE SOLVE

are

UNEMPLOYED

or

UNDER-EMPLOYED

THEY ARE LOST IN CAREER TRANSITION

Meanwhile, 80% of job opportunities are accessible only through personal networks.

THE VETERATI SOLUTION

Veterati is an innovative mentorship platform that makes being a mentor and finding mentors effortless. Connecting job-seekers to mentors at scale is phase 1 of Veterati’s greater mission: to transform job search from a painful experience into an inspiring journey.

A SHORT HISTORY OF VETERATI

JAN 2015
A SIMPLE MESSAGE SPARKS DISCOVERY OF A MASSIVE PROBLEM

Former Marine Daniel Rau (Kabul, Afghanistan) messages entrepreneur Diana Tsai (Shanghai, China) via Linkedin. They talk about the career challenges faced by service members coming home. They launch a 2-week project to work together via Skype calls to mentor 6 of their friends and former Marines into meaningful careers. In the process, they learn that transitioning is not just a challenge for their friends, but also for 1.5 million veterans coming home after 9/11. Daniel & Diana realize they need backup to solve such a massive challenge.

MAR 2015
INTENSIVE RESEARCH UNEARTHS A POTENTIAL SOLUTION

With a team of friends and trusted advisors, they begin exploring the core problems of the transition process, seeking causal reasons for why many Veterans face challenges in finding jobs after leaving the military. They speak with thought leaders in recruiting, workforce development, and even match-making. They listen to Veteran Service Organizations and the stories of hundreds of transitioning Veterans. They realize the big problem is in the job market: more than 80% of job opportunities are never published, and exist within personal networks. The team begins to envision a solution: a platform that effortlessly creates mentorship conversations between Veterans and successful professionals.

MAY 2015
A POTENTIAL SOLUTION BECOMES A REALITY

While catching-up with successful tech entrepreneur and long-time friend Thy Tang, Diana & Daniel mention the platform they’ve resolved on building. Thy says, “You guys forgot: I was a Marine. I’ve always wanted an opportunity to help my brothers and sisters.” Thy joins as CTO and brings in his team of engineers, and product build begins!

JAN 2016
VETERATI OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

After launching a successful pilot program in November 2015, Veterati opens the platform to Service Members, Veterans, Military Spouses, and Mentors across the country. Since opening, mentees have been averaging 3.7 mentor calls per active user. 98% of mentors report they want to mentor again. Compared with competitors charging job applicants for career coaching and guidance, Veterati has already provided $300,000+ worth of free mentorship to Veterans and Military spouses, and that number is rapidly rising.

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OUR PARTNERS

“Blue Star Families partners with Veterati because we believe they are the easy-to-use, scalable solution we need to link real veterans and real military spouses directly to people who can mentor them to the careers they want, making veterans and their families stronger.” Kathy Roth-Douquet, Founder & CEO, Blue Star Families

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