Samuel Hendel Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Samuel Hendel General Information


Mr. Samuel Hendel is a Co-Founder of Dataminr. He serves as a Board Member at Wejo. He is a Co-Founder of Dataminr, the leading company for event and risk detection, which he began with two of his former Yale classmates in 2009. Dataminr's platform offers the earliest signals of major events to corporations, financial institutions, news media, and the public sector. CNBC recognized Dataminr as one of the world's "most disruptive technology companies," which raised $475 million in March 2021 at a $4.1 billion valuation. In 2021, Mr. Hendel partnered with KKR to purchase KMR Music Royalties II, a unique catalog of 62,000 music copyrights, from Kobalt Capital for $1.1 billion. Mr. Hendel will serve as a founding board member of the new joint venture, Chord Music Partners, that will continue to scale by providing flexible capital solutions for artists and creators and exploring NFT monetization opportunities. In addition, Mr. Hendel has 18 years of experience in the investment management industry and most recently served as Portfolio Manager and President of Easterly Investment Partners, the $4 billion AUM value manager. Before joining Easterly, Mr. Hendel was Co-Portfolio Manager for risk arbitrage and event-driven strategies at Satellite Asset Management from 2006 to 2009. That position followed 3 years at UBS, from 2003 to 2006, where Mr. Hendel was an Associate Director, serving in both the portfolio trading and proprietary trading groups. In his capacity, Mr. Hendel is an Associate Fellow of Davenport College at Yale University in addition to being Co-Founder of Accelerate Yale, an alumni-shared interest group focused on promoting entrepreneurship at Yale. Mr. Hendel has additional board experience, serving as the Chairman of OkayMedia, which includes OkayPlayer, a music and lifestyle website founded in 1999 by Ahmir (Questlove) Thompson of the hip hop band The Roots, and OkayAfrica, the leading digital media company focused on African culture. He has also served on the board of Virtuoso since January 2021, where he serves as a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. He also serves on the board of ImpaCT, a Connecticut-based charity focused on providing support to underprivileged youth in the local community alongside his wife. Mr. Hendel received a B.A. from Yale University.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 6 East 32nd Street
  • 6th Floor
  • New York, NY 10016
  • United States
+1 (646) 000-0000

Samuel Hendel Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Popup Bagels 25-Dec-2022 Seed Round 00.000 Food Products Generating Revenue 000000 000000
Hotelied 04-Dec-2014 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Out of Business 000000 000000

Samuel Hendel Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Hotelied 01-Dec-2016 000 00 00000000

Samuel Hendel Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Samuel Hendel Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Samuel Hendel Angel Investor 0 0 New York, NY

Samuel Hendel Co-Investors (13)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Allstar Products Group 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Darren Rovell 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Matthew LaCasse 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Michael Strahan 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Patrick Schwarzenegger 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Samuel Hendel FAQs

  • Who is Samuel Hendel?

    Samuel Hendel is an angel Investor who has made 2 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Samuel Hendel?

    Samuel Hendel is an angel investor.

  • What does Samuel Hendel do?

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

  • How many board seats does Samuel Hendel hold?

    Samuel Hendel holds a board seat in Wejo.

  • What has Samuel Hendel invested in?

    Samuel Hendel has made numerous investments in companies like Popup Bagels and Hotelied within the Food Products and Social/Platform Software industries.

  • What has Samuel Hendel invested in recently?

    Samuel Hendel's latest investment was on 25-Dec-2022 in Popup Bagels, a company within the Food Products industry.

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