Sam Shank Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 28

  • Portfolio
  • 9

  • Exits
  • 17


Sam Shank General Information


Mr. Sam Shank Co-Founded and served as Chief Executive Officer at HotelTonight. He serves as Board Member at Operto. He previously co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer at and SideStep acquired and Sam stayed on as Vice President of business development until its fortunate acquisition by Kayak. Sam also worked in comparison shopping at Excite, CNET and NexTag. He has an MBA degree in Entrepreneurship & Finance from Northwestern University (Kellogg) in 2004.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Sam Shank Investments (28)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Foraged 15-Jun-2022 Seed Round 000 Food Products Generating Revenue 000 00000
Zizoo 01-Oct-2020 00000 00000 0000 Leisure Facilities Generating Revenue 000 00000
Thimble (Commercial/Professional Insurance) 08-Aug-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Commercial/Professional Insurance Generating Revenue 000 00000
Zizoo 08-Jul-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Leisure Facilities Generating Revenue 000 00000
Pearachute 20-Jan-2016 0000 00000 00.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) Out of Business 000 00000
Ample 01-Nov-2015 0000 00000 000 Beverages Generating Revenue 000 00000
Gametime 13-May-2015 00000 00000 000.00 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000 00000
Assist (California) 24-Apr-2015 0000 00000 000 Communication Software Generating Revenue 000 00000
Hipcamp 30-Sep-2014 Seed Round 00.00 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue 000 00000
Tapstack 27-Aug-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Application Software Out of Business 000 00000

Sam Shank Exits (17)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Zizoo 07-Mar-2024 Merger/Acquisition
Thimble (Commercial/Professional Insurance) 03-Apr-2023 000000000000000000
Getaround 09-Dec-2022 0000000 000000 00000
Pearachute 28-Oct-2022 000 00 00000000
Edison (Communication Software) 23-Sep-2021 000000000000000000
DealBase 01-Feb-2021 000000000 00000000
Catalate 25-Nov-2020 000000000000000000
Tapstack 15-Nov-2019 000 00 00000000
Periscope Data 14-May-2019 Merger/Acquisition 00000
Assist (California) 19-Mar-2019 Merger/Acquisition

Sam Shank Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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Sam Shank Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Sam Shank Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Sam Shank Co-Investors (16)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Axel Springer Digital Ventures 1 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Bessemer Venture Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Revo Capital 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Russmedia 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
aws Gründerfonds 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Sam Shank FAQs

  • Who is Sam Shank?

    Sam Shank is an angel Investor who has made 28 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Sam Shank?

    Sam Shank is an angel investor.

  • What does Sam Shank do?

    As an angel investor, Sam Shank invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Sam Shank hold?

    Sam Shank holds a board seat in Operto.

  • What has Sam Shank invested in?

    Sam Shank has made numerous investments in companies like Foraged, Zizoo, and Thimble (Commercial/Professional Insurance) within the Food Products, Leisure Facilities, and Commercial/Professional Insurance industries.

  • What has Sam Shank invested in recently?

    Sam Shank's latest investment was on 15-Jun-2022 in Foraged, a company within the Food Products industry.

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