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Investments
3 Investments in 3 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
Unknown
Website:
http://www.zeel.com
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Person Details

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Samer is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners, which he joined in January 2010. Samer is currently founder & CEO of Zeel.com. Relaunched in December 2012, Zeel gives consumers the power to book same-day, in-home massage appointments via app or website in under a minute.

Prior to that, Samer Hamadeh was co-founder and CEO of Vault.com, the most trusted name in career information, which was sold in October 2007 to Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a New York-based media-and-communications private-equity firm.

Before co-founding Vault, Samer was an associate at the Los Angeles management consulting firm LEK Consulting, where he focused on corporate and business strategy. Prior to that, Samer co-founded and managed a customized-textbook printing company, worked at the Chevron Corporation, and co-authored The Internship Bible and America’s Top Internships (Random House/Princeton Review).

Samer sits on the board of the non-profit PeaceWorks Foundation and is a board observer, angel investor, and/or advisor in two dozen early-stage companies, including GrubHub, SalesCrunch, Insidr.com, Splurgy, and PublicStuff. Samer is also a mentor at several accelerators, including Blueprint Health, NYCSeedStart, and First Growth Venture Network, as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Georgetown McDonough School’s Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

A David Rockefeller Fellow, Samer holds a BS in chemistry and an MS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

Jobs (4)

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Founder & CEO

Nov 1, 2010 - Current   (almost 6 years)

EIR

2010 - Current   (over 6 years)
Past
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Unknown
Management
Dec 1, 1996
May 1, 2009
Co-Founder & CEO

Investments (3)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2015$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2011$550k / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$50M / Series E (Lead)

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