Sam Teller | Managing Director, Co-Founder

Sam is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Launchpad LA, where he runs all investments and operations for the accelerator and fund.

At Charlie, he led new media strategy for top entertainment, corporate, and political clients, including Samuel L. Jackson, Tumblr, Rachel Zoe, and Dick Clark Productions, while launching new media brands (FabFitFun) and making angel investments (, Zoe Media Group, LearnBoost). Before Charlie, Sam was a member of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and inaugural new media team, managing Facebook and AdWords marketing and producing innovative digital campaigns on Hulu, Pandora, and in Xbox Live video games. Earlier, Sam worked/interned at Google (AdWords), Credit Suisse (investment banking), The Huffington Post, The Colbert Report, and for 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