Sam Yagan

Chief Executive Officer at ShopRunner, Inc.

Sam Yagan

Sam Yagan

Chief Executive Officer at ShopRunner, Inc.

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Metamachine, Inc.
ShopRunner, Inc.
Match.com LLC

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1982

Number of Boards

23

Birthday

1977

Age

43

Number of Awards

7

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Co-Founder & Managing Director at Corazon Group LLC

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Investor at SPOTHERO, INC.

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Chief Executive Officer at Sandbox Holdings LLC

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Advisor at LiveWatch Security LLC

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Associate at Lipton

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Co-Founder at OkCupid

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Co-Founder at Digital Golf Technologies, Inc.

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General Partner at Apex Venture Partners

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General Partner at Apex Venture Partners

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

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Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner at Impact Engine

Impact Engine invests in companies located in the US. The firm targets technology startup that improves education, health, economic empowerment and resource efficiency. The firm provides financing for early stage capital requirements.

Education
MBA, Valedictorian, Siebel Scholar, Arjay Miller Scholar & Henry Ford Scholar

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

BA in Applied Mathematics & Economics with Honors

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Memberships
Member
Current

FireStarter is an early stage investment fund focused on helping technology companies grow. We are a group of Chicago technology entrepreneurs who have come together to support the next generation of innovators. We all have direct experience founding, operating and investing in technology based businesses that leverage the developments of the past forty years. We owe a debt to the innovators who came before us and it is a debt we intend to repay by helping to fund promising new ideas and the entrepreneurs who have the passion and the drive to see their ideas become reality.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
2016 - Current

ShopRunner, Inc. owns and operates a shopping network of merchants joined together to deliver shopping services for consumers. Its product categories include apparel, baby, beauty, sporting goods, pets, toys, luggage, and automotive. The company was founded by Michael Golden in September 2009 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Co-Founder & Board Member
2009 - Current

Excelerate Labs provides investment services. It offers startup capital, mentorship, and consultancy services. The company was founded by Troy Henikoff, Sam Yagan and Nick Rosa and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Co-Founder
Current

Hyde Park Venture Partners Management invests in early-stage technology companies in the Mid-Continent, with particular focus on those located in Chicago and Indianapolis. The firm seeks to invest in technology-enabled business and consumer services and healthcare information technology companies that are their first or second round of institutional capital. Investments typically range from $100,000 to $2.5 million.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Brilliant Worldwide, Inc. provides online software that connects students to discuss and solve mathematics and physics problems. The company was founded by Sam Solomon, Silas Hundt and Suyeon Khim in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Director
Current

Tinder, Inc. develops online dating applications. It provides a software that can be connected to social media and can be downloaded to mobile phones. The company was founded by Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, Jonathan Badeen, Christopher Gulczynski, Joe Munoz and Whitney Wolfe in 2012 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

Member, Strategic Operating Committee
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Great Oaks Venture Capital focuses on seed-stage investments in start-up companies across US and International portfolio companies. Majority of there investments are basedin New York, NY and San Francisco, CA. Typically they invest between $50,000 and $500,000 in Seed or Series A financings. They partner with talented, focused founders fixing societal, business and consumer problems by leveraging technology.The Great Oaks team collectively has decades of experience investing in over 200 companies from the earliest stage. We have an extensive network throughout the United States comprised of leading tech founders, peer venture investors and specific industry specialists. We leverage our network and experiences in early stage investing in order to help each and every portfolio company achieve its full potential.Our goal is to help founders grow their businesses rapidly and attract growth financing. We work most closely with founders ahead of their Series A financings when they are attempting to find product market fit and develop relationships with investors.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2013

TO FURTHER EDUCATION THROUGH SUPPORT OF PROGRAMS OF THE ILLINOIS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY.

$10K - $25K
2013

TO FURTHER EDUCATION THROUGH SUPPORT OF PROGRAMS OF THE ILLINOIS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY.

$100K - $250K
2012

TO FURTHER EDUCATION THROUGH SUPPORT OF PROGRAMS OF THE ILLINOIS MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE ACADEMY.

Political Donations
$250
2008

Former President of United States

$250
2007

Former President of United States

$500
2004

Former Solicitor at United States Department of Interior

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Kairos AR, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Firestarter Fund LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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ThinkCERCA.com, Inc. personalizes literacy platform for english language arts, science, and social studies. It offers solutions such as literacy across subjects, close reading and academic writing, and differentiation. The company was founded by Eileen Murphy Buckley, Abby Ross and Ten Hung Chu in 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Shiftgig, Inc. operates an online professional network for the service industry. It enables people to distinguish themselves with profiles that include past work history and education but also reflect personalities, photos, evidence of social influence and recommendations from colleagues and former managers. The firm's platform also helps in event management. The company was founded by Edward Lou, Jeff Pieta and Sean P. Casey in 2011 and is headquartered in Countryside, IL.

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Rocket Travel, Inc. provides online hotel booking services for travelers. The firm also provides reward points to its customers who regularly travel. The company was founded by Jay Hoffmann, Bjorn Larsen and Kris Helenek in 2012 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Awards & Honors
2016
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
2014
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
2013
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
Events
Speaker
311 West 34th Street-Manhattan, NY
2013 TechCrunch Disrupt (New York City)

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

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Aspen Meadows Resort-Aspen, CO
2013 Fortune Brainstorm TECH

Fortune Brainstorm TECH is a marketplace of ideas that assembles the smartest people we know — the world’s top technology and media thinkers, operators, entrepreneurs, innovators, and influencers. These leaders inspire a conversation that informs Fortune’s editorial coverage throughout the year.

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