Sam is a passionate musician who founded streaming music service Grooveshark as a freshman in college in 2006. For 10 years, he pioneered the streaming space introducing several innovations that are today the standard in music streaming. At its height, the company grew to 35M users, 140 employees and over $60M in cumulative revenue having reached profitability despite battling major lawsuits and growing throughout the 2008 economic crash. After 9 years working on Grooveshark, he and the team settled the lawsuits and closed the company in early 2015 to focus on radio startup Chromatic FM which allows the consumer to create their own radio stations.
Sam has a decade of experience in hiring and team building, raising angel, venture, & debt capital, financial modeling, international business development, music licensing, legal management, product development project management, & social marketing. He has been invited to speak at various tech and music events over the years such as keynoting the Forbes Under 30 Summit and spends time on the side mentoring entrepreneurs and giving lectures on entrepreneurship in the Denver area.