Entrepreneur in Residence
Samer is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Lightspeed Venture Partners, which he joined in January 2010. Samer is currently founder & CEO of Zeel.com, the Massage On Demand® company, delivering massage to homes, hotels, spas, and workplaces via app or website in as little as an hour.
Prior to that, Samer Hamadeh was an early investor and board member of Campusfood.com, which was sold to Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB), and a 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 member, board observer, angel investor, and/or advisor in over a dozen early-stage companies, including GetMaid (sold to Homejoy/Google), URWelcome, Directly, PrivCo, and PublicStuff (sold to Accela). Samer is also a mentor at several accelerators, including German Accelerator and Blueprint Health as well as a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
A David Rockefeller Fellow, Samer holds a BS in chemistry and an MS in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
Samer and his team’s posts about health, wellness, and booking Massage On Demand can be found at the Zeel blog.