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Websitehoteltonight.com
Twitter@samshank

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Kellogg School of Management, MBA 2004
Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing
University of Virginia, BA 1995
English

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Sam Shank

Sam Shank is a serial entrepreneur focused on comparison shopping, mobile, online travel and ecommerce.

Sam is currently CEO of HotelTonight, a mobile app for last minute hotel bookings. Sam previously founded DealBase.com, a travel deals search engine, and TravelPost.com, the second largest hotel review site, which was acquired by SideStep and subsequently by Kayak. Earlier in his career, Sam held product and business development positions at NexTag, Excite and CNET. Sam is an advisor to Liftopia, and an active angel investor.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Apartment List 2/2014Venture Round$6M11
Vamo 7/2013Convertible Note$1.6M24
Liftopia 10/2011Venture Round$1.3M5
Ostrovok 5/2011Series A$13.6M15

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  1. Apartment List Raises Another $6 Million To Improve Your Apartment Hunt (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Facebook Veteran Ari Steinberg’s New Startup Vamo Taps Big Data To Book You Cheap And Easy Travel (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Ski Lift Ticket Retailer Liftopia Raises $1.3 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Ostrovok Raises $13.6M in Series A Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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