Jose Vargas

Co-founder & President

Jose is a serial internet entrepreneur who has been building and growing companies for over 14 years.

Previously, he was the founder and CEO of, Inc., a successful online marketing and lead generation company. The company was profitable since its inception with revenue growing over 100% year over year. was acquired by a publicly traded, Japanese Internet company in 2004. In 2007 he co-founded, Inc., an online health information portal which later acquired BrokersWeb, a pay-per-click marketplace for insurance products and financial services. BrokersWeb was named the fastest growing company in the Insurance category by Inc. magazine two years in a row.

In 2011 BrokersWeb was acquired by Los Angeles based Vantage Media. In 2012 Vargas co-founded BlueKite, a FinTech startup developing cross-border payments technology. Later, in 2014, the company was acquired by San Francisco based Xoom Corporation NASDAQ [XOOM]. He is currently co-founder and board member of AutoWeb, and PeopleFund, a venture capital and private equity holding company.

The company has investments in e-commerce, online media, mobile apps, solar and nano-technologies.