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Title: Director of Special Projects & Editor
Samantha Stein is currently the Director of Special Projects and Startup Battlefield Editor for TechCrunch. She looks at emerging tech globally and selects the companies most likely to produce tomorrow's exits. She is also a WEF Global Shaper and Media Leader. Previously, she lead business development efforts at Keepsafe, a software company that makes digital privacy as easy as closing a door. As a member of the founding team of Vint, Samantha's critical work, synthesizing user research into product features, informed its evolution from a marketplace to an enterprise software product that increases retention in the fitness industry. Prior to Vint, Samantha also founded an early-stage e-commerce startup.
Samantha also served as a consultant to over 50 of USAIDs Tech and Innovation portfolio investments across MedTech, AgriTech, EdTech, and CleanTech. Her work helped innovators scale their businesses and secure additional funding from both government and private sources, including from venture capital firms and angels. A large part of her work consisted of leveraging intellectual property assets to secure additional funding for entrepreneurs.