Primary Role
CEO @ HotelTonight
5 Investments in 5 Companies

Person Details


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, a travel deals search engine, and, 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.

Advisory Roles (3)


Education (2)


Investments (5)

  • Hipcamp
    Discover and book epic campsites
    Sep 30, 2014 - Invested in $2M Seed Round with 4 others
  • Apartment List
    ApartmentList is an apartment search site that consolidates listings searchable on an intuitive map-based interface.
    Feb 5, 2014 - Invested in $6M Venture Round with 10 others
  • Vamo
    Vamo is an event discovery platform providing users with information that help them plan vacations.
    Jul 18, 2013 - Invested in $1.6M Convertible Note with 24 others
  • Liftopia
    Liftopia operates an online and mobile marketplace and provides a technology platform for the ski and mountain activity industry.
    Oct 19, 2011 - Invested in $1.3M Venture Round with 5 others
  • Ostrovok is a Moscow-based travel e-commerce company enabling Russian consumers to find and book hotels globally.
    May 1, 2011 - Invested in $13.6M Series A with 14 others