Sam Teller is Managing Director and Founding Partner of Launchpad LA, the leading startup accelerator in Southern California. Sam Co-founded Charlie in 2010, where he led new media strategy for top entertainment, corporate, and political clients, launched new media brands, and made angel investments. Before Charlie, Sam was a member of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and inaugural new media team. Earlier, Sam worked at Google, Credit Suisse, The Huffington Post, The Colbert Report, and for Senators John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.
Sam was born and raised in Los Angeles and received a BA from Harvard College, where he was business manager of the Harvard Lampoon.
|Jul 31, 2014||SiliconBeat - Investments in L.A. tech more than triple since 2009|
|Jun 13, 2014||Re/code - Somewhere a Place for Us: The Star-Crossed Private Club of LA Tech|
|Feb 19, 2014||TechCrunch - Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup|
|Nov 19, 2013||SoCal - Tech - Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers|
|Jun 10, 2013||Mashable - 16 Common Mistakes Young Startups Make|
|May 23, 2013||Tech Zulu - Crowdfunder Hosts 1st Crowdsourced Startup Contest|
|Jan 12, 2013||Venture Beat - General Assembly aims to match education to market demands|
|Oct 9, 2012||TechCrunch - Divshot Launches In Public Beta, Helping Developers Quickly Turn Mockups Into Usable Code|