Sameer is a Venture Partner with Speedinvest's Marketplace & Consumer team. He is the creator of Breadcrumb.vc and Applied Network Effects – globally renowned resources to learn about network effects. He's also part of the Atomico Angel Program and exclusively invests in startups with network effects. His portfolio includes Howbout, Smitten, Lapse and Farmlend.
Previously, he spent 5 years at App Annie (now called data.ai), a Sequoia-funded, late-stage startup during its hypergrowth phase. There, he led a global, cross-functional team, working across product, marketing, and sales. During this stint, he advised numerous App Annie customers including Spotify, Shpock and Trainline.
Originally from Hyderabad in India, Sameer is an engineer and MBA by education. He started his career in investment banking, but his interest in technology took him in a different direction. This interest led him to write a widely read blog about mobile and technology businesses, which eventually brought him to London and to the startup world. During this time, he became deeply interested in understanding the patterns of successful startups – leading to his love for network effects.