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Samer Hamadeh

Samer Hamadeh
Special Advisor to Koller Search Partners

Samer Hamadeh is founder & CEO of Zeel. An experienced entrepreneur, Samer has created, led and advised successful tech startups for nearly 20 years. Samer serves as a special advisor to Koller Search Partners and works closely with the Koller team on select searches within the technology space.

Since December 2012, category creator Zeel has delivered Massage On Demand® -- top-quality massage from licensed, vetted massage therapists -- to homes, hotels, workplaces and events in as little as an hour, or up to a month in advance. Booking, scheduling, and payment for a Zeel Massage is simple with the Zeel app for iPhone and Android or on zeel.com. 

Samer is also an entrepreneur-in-residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners, which he joined in January 2010. Samer first became interested in home delivery services in 2008 as an investor and board member of Dotmenu, the campus food delivery service, which he helped sell to GrubHub in August 2011. 

Prior to Dotmenu, 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.  

Samer sits on the board of the non-profit PeaceWorks Foundation and is a board observer, angel investor, and/or advisor in in nearly a dozen early-stage companies, including PrivCo, SaberEsPoder, and WeBuyGold.tv. Samer is also a mentor at several accelerators, including German Accelerator, Laziridis Institute, and Blueprint Health, as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO)'s NY Metro chapter. A David Rockefeller Fellow, Samer holds a BS in chemistry and an MS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.

 

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