1000 Lessons from 41 Early-Stage Investments

Sam Teller, Managing Director of Launchpad LA will talk about startups that Launchpad LA likes to invest in. We’ll have Q&A so get your questions ready!


Sam Teller is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Launchpad LA, the leading startup accelerator in Southern California. He joined Launchpad LA from Charlie, a Los Angeles-based media company and investment fund he co-founded in 2010. Before Charlie, Sam was a member of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and inaugural new media team. Earlier, Sam's experience includes time at Google (AdWords), Credit Suisse (investment banking), The Huffington Post, The Colbert Report, and with 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 and wrote some of the earliest news stories about Facebook.com.

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  • Scott W.

    Did anyone take notes or record the talk? I was stuck on the East Coast. Thanks in advance!

    February 25, 2014

  • Robert L.

    Informative and useful presentation. But I thought Sam was going to bring his checkbook.

    February 21, 2014

  • Peter P.

    Great meetup, great People.

    February 21, 2014

  • Dan B.

    Tremendous event. Great speaker. Excellent group of people.

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • Jordan P.

    Sam was a great speaker, with a lot of valuable advice and information.

    February 21, 2014

  • Markus L.

    Was interesting but did not start on time - which is a problem for people having going to work afterwards.

    February 21, 2014

  • Dan S.

    Well attended, and Sam Teller gave an entertaining and informative talk

    February 21, 2014

  • Val w.

    Hello, I am looking forward to attending my first Innovate Pasadena meet up after just moving here from Seattle. See you tomorrow.

    February 20, 2014

  • Jared H.

    SoCal Linux Expo (SCaLE) 12x starts the same morning on the other side of greater LA. Sorry I'll be missing this!

    February 15, 2014

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